California Government Code

Sec. § 75551


(a)

If a member’s marriage is dissolved or a member and his or her spouse are legally separated while the member is an active judge, the court shall make the following determinations:

(1)

The number of years of service that accrued during the marriage of the member and nonmember, down to the date of their separation.

(2)

The date of the parties’ separation.

(3)

If the member had been a judge for fewer than five years on the date of separation, the court shall determine the member’s and nonmember’s shares of the judge’s contributions to the fund, based on Section 2610 of the Family Code, and on the law generally applicable to property earned during marriage.

(4)

If the member had been a judge for five years or more on the date of separation, the court shall determine the member’s and nonmember’s shares of the judge’s monetary credits that have accrued pursuant to Section 75520, based on Section 2610 of the Family Code, and on the law generally applicable to property earned during marriage. The monetary credits include the credits computed pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 75520 computed to the date the court finds appropriate.

(b)

The determinations made pursuant to paragraphs (1) and (2) and pursuant to paragraph (3) or (4) of subdivision (a) shall be included in the judgment of dissolution or separation. The system shall deem any portion of the judge’s contributions or of the judge’s monetary credits that were not allocated by the judgment to the nonmember, to be allocated to the member.

(c)

Promptly after receiving a certified copy of a judgment dissolving the marriage of a member or legally separating a member and nonmember and allocating shares of the member’s contributions pursuant to paragraph (3) of subdivision (a), the fund shall pay to the nonmember the amount allocated to him or her in the judgment. The nonmember shall have no further interest in the fund.

(d)

Promptly after receiving a certified copy of a judgment dissolving the marriage of a member or legally separating a member and nonmember and allocating shares of the member’s monetary credits pursuant to paragraph (4) of subdivision (a), the fund shall pay to the nonmember the amount allocated to him or her in the judgment. The nonmember shall have no further interest in the fund.

(e)

The amount of the payment pursuant to subdivision (c) or (d) shall be subtracted from the member’s monetary credits as computed pursuant to Section 75520. Until the amount is redeposited pursuant to Section 75552, the additional credits accorded pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 75520 shall be computed on the amount so reduced.
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