Valuation of a House In Divorce

By Marcus Morales on Jun 28, 2019 in Divorce

Santa Barbara Divorce Lawyers Morales Law discuss how to value a house in a divorce proceeding.


Santa Barbara Divorce Real Estate Appraisers

By Marcus Morales on Apr 17, 2019

Directory of real estate appraisers for Santa Barbara Divorce cases.


Forensic Accountant For Divorce in Santa Barbara

By Marcus Morales on Apr 01, 2019 in Property Division

Forensic accountants are critical for owners of small businesses to determine cash flow available to pay child and spousal support and the value of any business. Below is a list of forensic accountants who handle Santa Barbara Divorce cases.


Case Law Update: Transmutations (Converting Separate Property To Community Property)

By Marcus Morales on Jan 25, 2019 in Property Division

A new case decided by the California Court of Appeals interprets the requirements for a transmutation to convert separate property to community property.


Undisclosed Divorce Assets

By Marcus Morales on Jan 24, 2019

What happens if a spouse fails to disclose an asset in a divorce case?


Reimbursement For Child Or Spousal Support From A Different Relationship

By Marcus Morales on Jan 16, 2019 in Property Division

Payment of child or spousal support from a different relationship during marriage may lead to one spouse reimbursing the other for said payments.


Can Child Support Received By One Spouse Reduce Spousal Support Payments?

By Marcus Morales on Jan 15, 2019 in Spousal Support

The amount that one spouse receives in child support from another relationship may reduce the other spouse's obligation to pay spousal support based on the lowering of need to pay basic living expenses.


What Happens To Our Dog In Divorce?

By Marcus Morales on Dec 29, 2018 in Divorce

California law regarding which spouse receives the family dog upon divorce recently changed. Courts now have the power to order sole or joint custody for dogs and other household pets based on essentially what is in the pet’s best interests.


Directory of custody evaluators in Santa Barbara

By Marcus Morales on Dec 02, 2018 in Child Custody

A directory of child custody evaluators in Santa Barbara is provided in this article.


Is free or reduced Rent included in Child and Spousal Support Orders?

By Marcus Morales on Aug 21, 2018 in Child Support

Free or reduced rent is only income for support purposes when it is a benefit of employment.


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