TCT issues pretrial order limiting family law attorney real property liens (FLARPL) as the full amount requested ($250,000) could impair the overall equal division of community assets and debts. Affirmed. FC 2034(c) permits TCT to reduce or limit a FLARPL after it has been recorded, and to resolve any dispute arising from the lien.  Decision notes that family law courts are courts of equity, and that any challenge of a discretionary trial court ruling is an “uphill battle.”

Marriage of Bittenson
10/22/19, CA 2/6:  B288233