Family Law

Family Law News 2017, Issue 2, Volume 39, No. 2

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Message from the Chair…………………………………………………………………………………………………..3

Message from the Editor…………………………………………………………………………………………………4

MCLE Article: Voidable Marriage……………………………………………………………………………………5
By Judge Mark Juhas
Judge Juhas gives us the second installment of his series on nullity actions, exploring what makes a marriage "voidable" rather than "void," and discussing when you might argue for a nullity under Family Code §2201 or defend against an action brought under the section.

Expert Witness Testimony: What’s all the Hype over People v. Sanchez?.…………………11
By Melinda Sammis, Esq.
Is People v. Sanchez, 63 Cal.4th 665 (2016), a game changer or inapplicable in family law proceedings? Either way, the California Supreme Court has given us a bright line rule: when any expert relates case-specific out-of-court statements, and treats the content of those statements as true and accurate to support the expert’s opinion, the statements are hearsay. Melinda Sammis examines the case and its application in this article.

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