OC Lawyer Other Columns

July 2020 Dear Counsel - Billing Hours and Preparing for a Review

A seasoned attorney provides sage advise for associates.

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January 2020 Family Law Corner - Riddle Me This: A Review of In re Marriage of Riddle and When to Argue For/Against Multi-Year Averaged Income for Child & Spousal Support

Certain facts will determine the best method to calculate income for purposes of support.

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December 2019 Dear Counsel - Advice for Writing and Problem-Solving

Neil Pedersen provides some sage advice from this year’s New Attorney Academy.

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November 2019 Family Law Corner - Dividing Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Plans

What to expect when dividing certain types of assets in family court.

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October 2019 Deans Corner - What a Ride It Has Been: The Law School That Refused to Quit

When its recent buyer and parent went under, Western State found a way to sail into a bright future.

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October 2019 Peek at Pro Bono - Domestic Violence Restraining Orders

The significance of handling a pro bono case early in one’s career.

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September 2019 Family Law Corner - The Use of Motions in Family Law

A summary of motions to consider when litigating family law cases. Read More..

September 2019 Dear Counsel - Social Media Ethics and Networking Tips

How to be professional online and at networking events. Read More..

May 2019 – Planning Your Practice

An OCBA board member responds to a newer lawyer’s questions about choosing a practice area and involvement with the OCBA.

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September 2018 Family Law Corner - New Tax Bill’s Effect on Divorcing Homeowners

A real estate perspective on the new tax bill and divorce.

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January 2018 Family Law Corner - Child Support From Active Service Members

Important practice tips for seeking payments from military payors. Read More..

May 2017 - Assessing E-Discovery Needs in Family Law Cases: Strategies for the Practitioner

Be mindful of digital evidence and avoid sanctions.

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August 2016 - The Character of Transmutations

Language must be sufficiently specific to acknowledge a change in the character of the property.

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June 2016 - How Relevant Is the Marital Standard of Living in a Post-Judgment Spousal Support Modification Request?

Many factors determine amount and duration of spousal support. Read More..

April 2015 - A Relationship “of Long Duration”

Now that same-sex marriage is legal, can time before legalization be tacked on for purposes of calculating support at a dissolution? Read More..

January 2015 - Discovered

A new family law code section takes effect this month, inspired by the Boblitt decision. Read More..

December 2014 - Who’s in the Driver’s Seat? Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act

Commissioner Schulte explains part of the family code. Read More..

September 2014 - Premarital Agreements and Estate Planning: Twin Strategies for Protecting Children and Businesses From the Risks of Divorce

A trust is one way to protect children’s assets from claims by their ex-spouses Read More..

April 2014 - Pereira/Van Camp: Applying “Old School Law” to Today’s Economic Paradigm

Valuing a business during a marital dissolution can be tricky. Read More..

March 2014 - A Fresh Look at Income Imputation

A refresher course for every family law practitioner. Read More..