Posts Categorized: Discovery


Posted on June 29th, 2015

RECENT SUCCESSFUL OUTCOMES FOR W&F ATTORNEYS Located in Mission Valley – Easy Parking – Private Consultation From time to time we like to share information about the successes that our attorneys have had in recent cases that they have been working on.  This synopsis is by no means an exhaustive list of every case we have handled.  For more information… READ MORE

Changes to the Family Code in 2015

Posted on January 5th, 2015

Important Changes to the California Family Code in 2015 On January 1, 2015, several changes to the California Family Code took effect.  It is important to know these changes because they may apply to your case.  Important changes to the Code include the following: Multiple Section Changes to Reflect Gender Neutrality Effective January 1, 2015, several Family Code sections have… READ MORE

Recent Changes in Post-Judgment Discovery in Divorce Cases

Posted on June 17th, 2014

Is Discovery Allowed After a Divorce Case is Completed?  Can I Conduct Discovery if a Post-Judgment Motion is Filed After a Family Law Matter has Ended?  What if I am Served with Discovery Demands After My Divorce Case Ends? These are many of the questions that we have answered over the years when people visit our office and have questions… READ MORE

Failure to Disclose Assets in Divorce Cases

Posted on September 10th, 2013

SANCTIONS FOR NON-DISCLOSURE OF SEPARATE AND COMMUNITY PROPERTY DURING DISSOLUTION In the recent case of In re Marriage of Simmons, 215 Cal.App.4th (2013), the court interpreted Family Code § 1101, subsections (g) and (h). According to the statute, one party is entitled to sanctions in the event the other party fails to disclose assets. Under subsection (g), the aggrieved party… READ MORE

Importance of Effective Counsel in Family Law Cases

Posted on September 10th, 2013

INEFFECTIVE ASSISTANCE OF COUNSEL IN FAMILY LAW PROCEEDINGS In the recent case of In re Marriage of Campi, 212 Cal.App.4th 1565 (2013), husband and wife of a twenty-year marriage decided to separate, and then disputed over the dissolution of their marriage for the following seven years. The husband requested a community property home become his separate property. The parties agreed… READ MORE

When is a Joinder in a Family Law Case Appropriate?

Posted on July 2nd, 2012

In family law cases (as well as “civil” cases generally), either party is allowed to request that the court “join” someone or some entity to the family law case. When the court “joins” a person or entity to a case it has the effect of that person/entity becoming a party to the case. In a recent unpublished opinion from District… READ MORE

Final Declaration of Disclosure in Divorce Needed for Discovery

Posted on June 29th, 2012

What is A Declaration of Disclosure? All divorce cases filed in California require the exchange of “Declarations of Disclosure.”  The Declarations of Disclosure are financial disclosures that each party to a divorce case must provide to the other side, and they consist of an Income & Expense Declaration as well as a Schedule of Assets and Debts.  Those documents are… READ MORE