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[12/08] In Re Marriage of Fred and Moira Kamgar
Affirming the court's award of $1.9 million to a spouse whose husband risked $8 million more on options trading than the $2.5 million in community property they agreed to invest because this risky investment was a breach of his fiduciary duties.

[12/04] In Re The Marriage of Cynthia Vargas and Christopher Ross
Vacating and remanding a court order granting the father primary physical custody of minor children in the case of two active US Air Force service members where the mother sought to transfer custody back to her following her return from assignment in Korea because the court applied the wrong legal test for determining which parent should have legal custody.

[12/01] Priscila N. v. Leonardo G.
Reversing a trial court order in the case of a woman and her now ex-husband who was the subject of a domestic violence restraining order issued by the juvenile court, which the family court felt it lacked the authority to renew, because the family court has jurisdiction to renew such orders.

[11/30] In Re The Marriage of Stacy Dalgleish and Piero Selvaggio
Reversing the trial court's order as to the date when interest in an equalization payment began to accrue because the court had originally required interest from the date of the ruling rather than the date the payment was due.

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Family Law

[12/08] In Re Marriage of Fred and Moira Kamgar
Affirming the court's award of $1.9 million to a spouse whose husband risked $8 million more on options trading than the $2.5 million in community property they agreed to invest because this risky investment was a breach of his fiduciary duties.

[12/04] In Re The Marriage of Cynthia Vargas and Christopher Ross
Vacating and remanding a court order granting the father primary physical custody of minor children in the case of two active US Air Force service members where the mother sought to transfer custody back to her following her return from assignment in Korea because the court applied the wrong legal test for determining which parent should have legal custody.

[12/01] Priscila N. v. Leonardo G.
Reversing a trial court order in the case of a woman and her now ex-husband who was the subject of a domestic violence restraining order issued by the juvenile court, which the family court felt it lacked the authority to renew, because the family court has jurisdiction to renew such orders.

[11/30] In Re The Marriage of Stacy Dalgleish and Piero Selvaggio
Reversing the trial court's order as to the date when interest in an equalization payment began to accrue because the court had originally required interest from the date of the ruling rather than the date the payment was due.

Read More