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Regis Philbin’s Family Law “Rule”.

Jul 28, 2020
Regis Philbin Imputation of Income Rule

Regis Philbin passed away recently. Did you know that the “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” host has a special place in California Family Law? How famous do you have to be to get a Family Court “Rule of Law” named after you? In the late 80’s and early 90’s, Regis’ Live ruled the morning …

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My Marriage isn’t Valid. What happens to our property?

Jul 20, 2020
Classic Mr. and Mrs. Smith

In 1941, Alfred Hitchcock made “Mr. & Mrs. Smith“, a screwball comedy that airs from time to time on TCM or AMC with the beautiful Carole Lombard and Robert Montgomery (who later played TV Dad on the “Father Knows Best” series and real life Dad to Elizabeth Montgomery from the original Bewitched). The premise concerns …

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How does California define Community Property?

Jul 20, 2020
community property in divorce

How Does California Define Community Property?

Set for Family Law Trial? How to Avoid it.

Jul 15, 2020
family law trial

What are the alternatives to conducting a Divorce or Custody Trial? For financial issues concerning property, support, or attorney fees, a trial is completely avoided by the development and negotiation of a thoughtful, knowing, and intelligent settlement following a complete disclosure of all relevant financial information required to fulfill your fiduciary duties. The negotiated terms …

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What is a Family Law Trial?

Jul 15, 2020
family law trial

A trial is a full hearing concerning disputed issues involving witnesses and other admissible evidence. At the end of the trial, the judge will make a ruling. Hughes Law Group attorneys regularly handle divorce and custody trials in Sacramento, Placer and Yolo Counties. Family law trials should be rare. They are only necessary when the …

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Is what I tell a divorce lawyer confidential?

Jul 15, 2020
confidential divorce

This is a common question we get at Hughes Law Group. Tell your divorce attorney your true concerns and be candid with your goals and your reasons. It is essential that you can reveal the facts of your case without the concern that this information will ever be disclosed. Lawyers have a duty of confidentiality …

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What issues can be resolved in a California divorce?

Jul 15, 2020
divorce issues

The Family Court is a Court of limited jurisdiction. It does not involve all disputes between married persons. In general, the Family Court is limited to resolving issues of child custody, community property, child support, spousal support (alimony), attorney fees necessary for representation, and enforcement of orders and domestic violence prevention (restraining) orders. The Family …

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I am in a Covenant Marriage. Can I get a California Divorce?

Jul 15, 2020
California Divorce Covenant Marriage

Three states (Arkansas, Arizona, and Louisiana) have a special marriage distinction which restricts reasons for divorce (such as the parties must live apart for at least a year, one party has to have a post-marital felony conviction, the court must make a finding of child or sexual abuse, etc.) and the court in these states …

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How does a California Court determine the “Date of Separation” in a divorce case?

Jul 15, 2020
Divorce Date of Separation

Date of Separation The “date of separation” is very important for community property purposes, because property acquired after the date of separation is not subject to the legal presumption that it is community property. Similarly, debts incurred by a married person after the date of separation are not necessarily community obligations. The date of separation …

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Hughes Law Group – Producers of Sacramento French Film Festival 2020

Jun 19, 2020

“THE REGION’S PREMIER FILM EVENT”Carla Meyer – Sacramento Bee Art bring us joy and builds needed understanding between cultures. It strengthens us socially and educationally; benefits that persist even in our difficult socially distancing and unpredictable economic times. Hughes Law Group is proud to announce our 12th year of continued sponsorship as Producers of the …

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