The California divorce Brown Formula, also known as the “time rule”, refers to the 1976 case of Marriage of Brown. The perception is that this case established a rule whereby community property such as some types of retirement benefits can be apportioned based on the amount of time it was earned during the marriage versus pre-marriage and post-separation.
Forgive us ahead of time if we get a little technical in this post. It’s sometimes difficult to talk about such concepts without sounding like a lawyer…especially because we are lawyers…but I think you know what we mean. Hey, we don’t expect you to read an article and suddenly understand these concepts.
We are providing you with general information about the Brown Formula but real questions and actual advice can only come when you speak to and hire an experienced family law attorney. Do not rely on this article for your specific situation.
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