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IN RE MARRIAGE OF GARCIA, B158931

Laches was previously a defense to an action for child support arrearages, and the January 2003 amendment to Family Code section 4502 does not apply to cases that were heard before the amendment's effective date. The trial court did not abuse its discretion when it ruled that laches barred mother from recovering child support arrearages from father.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 08/12/2003
  • Published 08/12/2003

Judges

  • COFFEE, J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  •  Fields, Israel & Binning, Albert S. Israel, Long Beach, for Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Brachfield & Nakos, Susan Brachfield, Lascher & Lascher, Wendy C. Lascher and Denise Abundis Brogna, Ventura, for Respondent.
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