California Municipal Law Blog

A Brief Detour Into Family Law – “Date Of Separation”

by on July 27, 2016

posted in Legislative Updates,

Governor Brown signed SB 1255 on July 25, 2016 which becomes effective on January 1, 2017. The law overturns a controversial decision by the California Supreme Court in 2015 which re-set the date of separation in family law. Traditionally, when a marriage dissolved, the parties moved out of the shared residence and into their own places. Over time, this began to change, particularly with the advent of the recession. People realized that if they could co-exist in the home, they could live more cheaply and more easily co-parent their children, even while considering the marriage to be dissolved. ... Continue Reading

tags: California Supreme Court, Family Law, Governor Brown, Marriage of Davis, New Legislation, Separation,