Roderic Duncan


Roderic Duncan was appointed to the California Municipal Court in 1975, and was elected to the California Superior Court bench in 1987. Over the years, he was a prolific Nolo author, friend, and Board member, never hesitating to lend us his expertise and enthusiasm.

Roderic was also a lecturer and faculty member at two dozen educational programs for judges. In 1990, he was chosen the Judicial Officer of the Year by the California State Bar, Family Law Section. After retiring from the bench in 1995, he worked doing private judging and mediation. Rod Duncan passed away in 2015.

Articles By Roderic Duncan

If You Have to Go To Divorce Court
If you and your spouse can't settle your divorce out of court, this judge has a few tips on how to handle yourself.
Divorce Court isn't Always Fair
A divorce court judge explains why spouses may not think decisions made in court are "fair".
Hiring a Divorce Lawyer
Some tips from the judge on hiring an attorney to handle some or all of your divorce case.
Divorce Court: Motions & Trials
There are two types of legal actions that may bring your case into court: motions and trials.