What in the World is a Bifurcation?
If someone were to ask me to identify the single biggest myth I’ve encountered over my many years of practicing family law, it would be the belief that a divorce is finalized by the mere passage of six months. This is simply not true. Six months merely represents the earliest possible date judgment can be entered. The six months does not begin to...Read More
What Exactly is My Date of Separation?
A Petition for Dissolution must set forth two dates. One is the date of marriage, the other the date of separation. The date of marriage is rarely in question. The date of separation, however, can become a point of contention.
The Significance of the Dates
In general terms, community property is all property acquired during the marriage; that...Read More