Love Your Husband - But Don’t Lend Him Money

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Roger Bernhardt

Golden Gate University - School of Law

Date Written: January 1, 2003


This article discusses a California case where the husband’s note to his wife was held invalid for undue influence, and questions what unfair advantage means, its consequences, and how it can be rebutted.

Keywords: Unfair advantage, undue influence, interspousal transaction, family code 2640, statutory reimbursement, Family Code 721, presumption of undue influence, Marriage of Lange

JEL Classification: K11

Suggested Citation

Bernhardt, Roger, Love Your Husband - But Don’t Lend Him Money (January 1, 2003). Available at SSRN: or

Roger Bernhardt (Contact Author)

Golden Gate University - School of Law ( email )

536 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
United States

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