Perez v. Torres-Hernandez

Denial of 5-year renewal of wife’s injunction against abusive ex-husband was an abuse of discretion given the ex-husband’s history of abusing the wife and children.  Trial court abused its discretion in denying ex-wife a 5-year renewal of the injunction against her ex-husband under the Domestic Violence Protection Act.  No evidence of further abuse after entry…

Conservatorship of Estate of Bower

Conservator and attorney fees are not considered “support and maintenance” for purposes of Probate Code 3089, which allows community property to be divided for the support and maintenance of an incompetent spouse if the competent spouse refuses to pay for it voluntarily.  Under Probate Code 3089, a probate court may divide community property to provide…

In re Marriage of Murchison

Ordinarily, a movant has no standing to seek disqualification of another party’s attorney unless the movant had a prior attorney-client, confidential, or fiduciary relationship with that attorney.  Husband does not have standing to seek disqualification of wife’s counsel in a marital dissolution proceeding. Husband sought disqualification on the ground that counsel had purchased the couple’s…