Words Matter; Wife Loses Family Law Appeal

What does a “bonus” mean? The answer to that question ended up costing a woman nearly $500,000.00 in spousal support. This issue arises from the case of Marriage of Minkin (2017) 11 Cal.App.5th 939, a case decided by Division Three of the California Court of Appeal’s Fourth Appellate District. In 2004, Wife (“Patricia”) and Husband…

No Vocational Exam Allowed

In a published decision, the California Court of Appeal has reversed a trial judge for ordering a vocational exam when there was no motion or RFO for support pending. Apparently, the court found that there was a lack of “good cause” pursuant to the code provision that allows for vocational exams. The case is IRMO…