Family Law

Family Law News Issue 3, 2020, Volume 42, No. 3

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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

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

What’s Mine Is Mine, What’s Ours Is Ours, and What’s Yours Is Ours: The Extension of Watts Charges To Separate Property…………………………………………………………………………….6
By Chandra Moss, CFLS
Watts charges may be levied against a party for living in his or her separate property where the community has partial interest due to the Moore/Mardsen rule, according to the opinion in In re Marriage of Mohler.

Protecting Your Client’s Right to Recover Attorney Fees/Costs……………………………………..9
By Robert R. Walmsley
Look to the rules of court when assessing and preparing the issue of attorney fees and costs, in addition to the commonly used Family Code and Code of Civil Procedure sections.

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