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Wechsler v. Superior Court (Wechsler), D064919

The trial court properly denied husband's motion to disqualify San Diego County Superior Court Commissioner Ratekin from presiding over the dissolution action between him and his former wife, where: 1) the commissioner's conduct of agreeing to officiate at former wife's counsel's wedding while post-judgment support matters were pending before the commissioner was not a disqualifying event; and 2) when a judge has no personal or social relationship with the attorney and the judge's only role at the wedding is that of an officiant, disclosure is required, but disqualification is not mandated absent additional facts.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 03/04/2014
  • Published 03/04/2014




  • California Court of Appeal