Stephanie I. Blum and Timothy D. Reuben’s article Discarding the Reasonableness Standard in DVROs Muddies the Process is published in the Los Angeles Daily Journal on October 2, 2023.
When couples split up, a question often pondered by both husbands and wives is how can I continue to afford my lifestyle. That is especially true in families where one spouse has given up a career to take care of … more
When couples split up, both spouses ponder: How can I continue to afford my lifestyle? That is especially true in families where one spouse has given up a career to take care of the children and run the household. In … more
Stephanie I. Blum’s article Divorce: What Happens When One Parent Wants To Move Away? is published in the July 2022 edition of Living Brentwood.
Stephanie I. Blum’s article How to Divorce in the Best Interests of the Children: Part 2 is published in the March 2022 edition of Living Brentwood.
Timothy D. Reuben and Stephanie I. Blum’s article Private Judge in Jolie/Pitt Case: No More Flawed Than Usual is published in the Los Angeles Daily Journal on August 2, 2021.
On Tuesday, April 20, 2021, Stephanie I. Blum co-presented a continuing legal education program entitled “The Intersection Between Family Law and Estate Planning.” The program explored and guided participants through the rules, complexities, challenges and opportunities arising from the overlap … more
Timothy D. Reuben and Stephanie I. Blum’s article Valuing the Professional Goodwill of an Attorney in Divorce is published in the Los Angeles Daily Journal on October 4, 2019.
It is well-established under California family law that stock options granted as part of a parent’s employment compensation constitute “income” under Family Code Section 4058(a) and must be used to calculate support. Until In re Marriage of Macilwaine, 26 Cal. … more
Recent Developments in Family Law: Evidence Code Section 622 Can’t Be Used to Circumvent the Requirements of Family Code Section 1615in Family Law by Stephanie Blum
In In re Marriage of Clarke & Akel (2018) 2018 Cal.App. LEXIS 57, the First Appellate District, Division Five, confronted a potential conflict between Family Code Section 1615 and Evidence Code Section 622. Family Code Section 1615(c)(2) states that a … more
Recent Developments in Family Law: A Spouse’s Disclosure Obligations as a Fiduciary Depend on Their Agreementin Family Law by Stephanie Blum
The California Court of Appeal recently published a case regarding a spouse’s fiduciary duty in the marriage partnership. In In re Marriage of Kamgar (2017) 18 Cal.App.5th 136, the Fourth Appellate District, Division Three affirmed the trial court’s award to … more
Recent Developments in Family Law: Bad Faith Transfer of Business Interests Will Not Allow for Termination of Spousal Supportin Family Law by Stephanie Blum
In In re Marriage of Berman (2017) 15 Cal.App.5th 914, the Second Appellate District, Division Eight found that the trial court did not abuse its discretion in holding that support obligations cannot be terminated after a bad faith business transfer. … more