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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for California on
Q: Are my pension benefits community property or just the cash contributions made to my account (+ interest of course)

After I got married several contributions were made to my CalPERS account through payroll deductions which would have been community property income. Shortly thereafter I left government employment and moved out of California.

I left the funds in CalPERS. I did not work in a California... Read more »

Angeles Susi Carrion
Angeles Susi Carrion answered on Dec 4, 2019

Pension benefits, Calpers, 401k's etc. are typically divided based on the time rule. That is, the time beginning with date of marriage and ending on date of separation. Contributions made during the marriage plus growth are determined by the plan, once provided with the date of marriage/date... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Health Care Law for California on
Q: Can a judge order health insurance to continue after divorce (on same plan)?

If spouse had consistently provided health insurance to me during the marriage, could a judge order it to continue after divorce (or is it common for a judge to do so)? Ins policy language states that divorce would remove me, but I've heard that it might be possible. Otherwise I assume I... Read more »

Angeles Susi Carrion
Angeles Susi Carrion answered on Aug 1, 2019

The health insurance coverage under your spouse's plan would terminate once divorce is final. That coverage is governed by the insurance company. Typically, the insurance company will provide you with COBRA information once they are notified of final dissolution which allows you to choose to... Read more »

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