Recent Wins

Court of Appeal holds that spouse’s shares in corporation are separate property because acquired by gift

In a marital dissolution action, the husband argued that the wife’s shares in a corporation she co-owned with her father were community property because the wife, GMSR’s client, acquired them during marriage and a corporate document stated that she had provided half of the consideration

GMSR Successfully Defends Judgment For Husband In Wife’s Challenge To His Accounting For Marital Property Worth Tens Of Millions Of Dollars

After nearly three decades of marriage, husband (GMSR’s client) obtained dissolution. Wife, a former successful international banking and finance lawyer at a major law firm, claimed that during the marriage, husband, also a successful lawyer, hid marital assets worth millions of dollars. After a lengthy

GMSR prevails in validating delayed entry “Further Judgment” in marital dissolution case

Reyes v. Reyes (2015) 2015 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 8122 (Calfornia Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division One) [unpublished]. In this marital dissolution proceeding, the parties stipulated to having a temporary judge (a retired judge appointed under Cal. Const., art. VI, § 21) issue a

Court of Appeal allows exhaustion method of tracing to establish separate-property nature of investments during marriage

In re Marriage of Ziman (2015) 2015 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 7388 (California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division One ) [unpublished]. Husband, GMSR’s client, entered the marriage with $16 million in separate property investments. The couple spent the first six years of the marriage

Jan 10, 2014 Marc J. Poster Family Law
GMSR successfully defends “status only” judgment dissolving client’s marriage

In re Marriage of Jones (2014) 2014 Cal.App. Unpub LEXIS 138 (California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division Three) [unpublished]. Wife petitioned to dissolve her marriage to husband, GMSR’s client. Husband wanted to remarry, but the dissolution proceedings bogged down in disputes over financial

Court of Appeal affirms order denying motion to recover attorney’s fees from GMSR’s client under Family Code section 2030

In re Marriage of Armour/Ritter (2010) 2010 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 6108 (California Court of Appeal, Second District, Division Eight) [unpublished]. A wife in a marital dissolution proceeding incurred almost $700,000 in attorney’s fees litigating whether the confidential documents of her husband’s employer, which the spouses

Jan 23, 2007 Robin Meadow Family Law
Court of Appeal reverses dismissal of petition to establish non-paternity

Said v. Jegan, (2007) 146 Cal.App.4th 1375 (California Court of Appeal, Second District, Division 8 (Los Angeles)) [published]. Robin Meadow secured this reversal despite an earlier published case that seemed directly contrary. When GMSR’s client discovered that his former wife had placed his name on

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