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Estate Planning And Divorce

Estate Plans and Divorce Did you know that filing a divorce does not automatically sever or change your estate plans? A final judgment does, but not the filing of the […]

“What is the difference between Mediation and Arbitration?”

“What is the difference between Mediation and Arbitration?” Mediation is a process where two sides (or more in complicated cases) meet together with a neutral third party, called the Mediator, […]

“Automatic Restraining Orders in Divorce Cases”

“Automatic Restraining Orders in Divorce Cases” Immediately upon the filing of a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage, automatic property restraining orders immediately come into play. If you have filed for […]

“If I Choose To Leave The Home With My Children, Am I Risking Losing Custody?”

“If I Choose To Leave The Home With My Children, Am I Risking Losing Custody?”   As a parent who is the primary caretaker of a minor child or children, […]

“Can A California Judge Consider The Wishes Of A Minor When Determining Custody?”

“Can A California Judge Consider The Wishes Of A Minor When Determining Custody?” In California, a judge’s ability and need to consider the wishes of a child is governed by […]

“Can My Ex And I Agree On Child Support Outside Of Court?”

“Can My Ex And I Agree On Child Support Outside Of Court?” If you have no current order either from a judge or from child support, you can agree to […]

“What Should I Expect In Family Law Mediation?”

“What Should I Expect In Family Law Mediation?” The State of California requires that in all cases involving custody and visitation of minors (and even later modifications) the parents must […]

“What Does The Court Consider When Awarding Custody In California?”

The overriding principle which the court will use, by California law (Family Code Section 3040), is the “best interest” test, which give a judge broad discretion to consider evidence and […]

“Why You Should Talk To Your Family About Your End Of Life Decisions and Estate Plan”

“Why You Should Talk To Your Family About Your End Of Life Decisions and Estate Plan” No one is comfortable talking about dying. It is uncomfortable for the person thinking […]

“I Loaned A Friend Some Money. Can He File Bankruptcy On It?”

“I Loaned A Friend Some Money. Can He File Bankruptcy On It?” The short answer is “probably.” Bankruptcy is a Federal right, and can be filed by anyone who qualifies. […]

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