Guess v. Bernhardson, et al. (2015)

The appeal in Guess v. Bernhardson, et al. (2015) arose from a civil action for declaratory relief based on a 1999 family-court judgment which included spousal support of $12,000.00 per month payable to Carol Guess by her former husband, Donald Guess, and which by its recordation imposed a judgment lien on real property subsequently purchased by Donald … [Read more…]

Jeffrey D. Stuard, et al. v. Matthew Stuard (2016)

It seems intuitive enough that parents should have ultimate control over who is be permitted to visit with their child(ren).  Right?  This isn’t always the case in California, if the judicial officer believes a pre-existing relationship between the grandparents and the grandchild(ren) exists such that promoting their bond is in child(ren)’s best interest, and on … [Read more…]

Gragg v. USA (2016)

In Gragg, et al. v. USA; IRS Commissioner (2016), a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the Northern District Court of California’s ruling that plaintiffs Charles and Delores Gragg, the latter of whom is a California DRE-licensed salesperson in Pleasanton and was engaged as a real estate professional during tax years 2006 … [Read more…]