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What Is Contempt of Family Court in California?

Posted in California on January 25, 2021

During a divorce case in California, it is important to understand every possibility that may arise – including the possibility of you or your spouse being held in contempt of court. Family law contempt of court is a crime committed by willfully ignoring an obligation imposed by law, such as a child support obligation. Being… read more


Does the cost of a law degree need to be paid back in a divorce?

Posted in Advanced Degrees,Appeals,California,Community Property,Family Code,Property Division on October 17, 2017

“A law degree is not a ticket to prosperity.” — In re Marriage of Graham, California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District (2003) Ratzer Family Law recently won a family law appeal brought after the divorce of our client and his former wife, who were married in 2009. During their 2016 divorce trial, the wife… read more


Co-parenting in California divorces

Posted in Best Interest of the Child,California,Child Custody,Co-Parenting on October 5, 2017

With many divorcing couples, custody of their children tends to become one of the biggest issues. Both parents may seek full custody, either out of genuine desire to be with the kids or, all too often, a desire to feel like they’ve “won” in the divorce. This is a misguided approach to child custody. Ideally,… read more


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