Roderic Duncan

Judge

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. He 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. Since retiring from the bench in 1995, he worked doing private judging and mediation. Rod Duncan passed away in 2015.


Articles By Roderic Duncan

How a Judge Decides The Alimony Amount
Find out what a judge considers when determining the appropriate amount of alimony one spouse must pay to the other.
Who Decides on Child Custody and Visitation: You or the Judge?
Take it from the judge. You and your spouse are in a much better position to decide on custody and visitation issues than the court.
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.
Divorce Court isn't Always Fair
A divorce court judge explains why spouses may not think decisions made in court are "fair".
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.