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  • Child Custody

    The latest posts for Child Custody are listed below.
    • When Can Child Support or Spousal Support Be Modified?

      As families grow and change over time, certain legal obligations must sometimes be modified to reflect those changes. When a couple goes through a divorce or separation, the fallout can sometimes result in court-ordered child support or spousal support. These payments are meant to make daily life expenses bearable for everyone in the family and can be very helpful and necessary in certain ...
    • Will a domestic violence finding affect my claim for sole or joint custody of our Children?

      Will a domestic violence finding affect my claim for sole or joint custody of our Children? An action under the DVPA (Domestic Violence Protection Act) seeking a restraining order often is necessary to protect parties from abuse or domestic violence perpetrated by the other spouse or significant other. At times, it is effective in preventing harm to one of the parties. At the same time, this ...
    • How Courts determine Child Custody in California

      How Courts determine Child Custody in California One of the most emotional aspect of a marital dissolution case is dealing with Child custody issues. Sadly enough, this is an area where most parents play games with each other trying their best to deprive the other parents of their right to maintain relationship with their child. Child custody comes in two parts, 1) physical custody and 2) legal ...

    civil litigation

    The latest posts for civil litigation are listed below.
    • Getting out of a Joint Tennancy Situation that has gone Sour

      Getting out of a Joint Tennancy Situation that has gone Sour As persons living in the Los Angeles area, we are all aware of the high cost of living and high price tags attached to homes for sale. Often, an individual’s income does not provide sufficient funds to cover living expenses, let alone the purchase of a home. Consequently, persons who desire to avoid the money pit that is rent, but cannot ...
    • Outbreak of E. Coli Infections from Spinach: Recovery Under Products Liability

      OUTBREAK OF E. COLI INFECTIONS FROM SPINACH: RECOVERY UNDER PRODUCTS LIABILITY In recent weeks, the E. coli outbreak linked to spinach has made national headlines. Since the outbreak of E. coli infections suspected to have been caused by contaminated spinach, 173 people have become sick and 1 person has died. Reflecting the severity of the outbreak, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...
    • Recovering for Injuries Caused by an Uninsured Motorist

      RECOVERING FOR INJURIES CAUSED BY AN UNINSURED MOTORIST Everyday in Los Angeles, many persons become involved in automobile accidents with motorists who have no liability insurance. The person is without fault in causing the accident, and is faced with seeking recovery for injuries against a person who is uninsured. A person in such a scenario has several options. He can seek to recover against ...

    Divorce

    The latest posts for Divorce are listed below.
    • When exactly am I considered Separated from my Spouse in a Divorce case?

      The date of separation is one of the most important facts to determine in a divorce case because it defines when the community interest ends and when separate property interest commences in a marriage. All property acquired by a married person while domiciled in the State of California is community property. Family Code Section 760. That means any property acquired by either spouse regardless of ...
    • How Long Will the Divorce Process Take?

      In California, the divorce process will take a minimum of 6 months, though it may vary depending on a few other deciding factors. Just as each marriage is different, each divorce may work differently depending on how the couple decides to handle their split and how they lived together as a married pair. If a couple shares children together or owns a high number of assets, for example, the divorce ...
    • I filed my own divorce but I am having problems finishing it

      Many people try to file and open their own divorce case without an attorney in an effort to save on legal fees. Often, the self-represented divorce litigant would seek the assistance of the court facilitator’s office in preparing the papers to open their own divorce case. However once the divorce case is opened, many self-represented petitioners are not able to finish their divorce case to ...

    Domestic Violence & Custody

    The latest posts for Domestic Violence & Custody are listed below.
    • Disclosure Of Text Messages, E-Mails, And Facebook Info Of A Spouse Or Significant Other May Constitute Domestic Violence

      Domestic violence is abuse perpetrated against a spouse, former spouse, cohabitant, former cohabitant, a girlfriend, a boyfriend, the mother or father of your child, your child. Family Code Section 6211. Abuse is not limited to the actual infliction of physical injury or assault. Family Code, § 6203(b). A court may issue an order enjoining specific acts of “abuse” (§ 6218, subd. (a)), which are ...
    • Domestic violence victims can terminate tenancy

      VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CAN TERMINATE A LEASE ON WRITTEN NOTICE TO THE LANDLORD A tenant may terminate his or her tenancy on written notice to the landlord that the tenant, or a household member, is a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, human trafficking or elder or dependent adult abuse . Civil Code § 1946.7 Code of Civil Procedure Section 1946.7 provides (a) A tenant may ...
    • Will a domestic violence finding affect my claim for sole or joint custody of our Children?

      Will a domestic violence finding affect my claim for sole or joint custody of our Children? An action under the DVPA (Domestic Violence Protection Act) seeking a restraining order often is necessary to protect parties from abuse or domestic violence perpetrated by the other spouse or significant other. At times, it is effective in preventing harm to one of the parties. At the same time, this ...

    estates and trust

    The latest posts for estates and trust are listed below.
    • How Important is it to have a living trust?

      How Important is it to have a living trust? Thinking about one's demise is not something people want to spend time thinking about. However reality is that we all have to face this one day. It is just a matter of whether you depart this world prepared or unprepared. If you pass away with at least $150,000 in gross assets and you do not have a living trust (even if you have a will), your ...
    • Automatic revocation of wills and trust upon entry of divorce or nullity judgment.

      Automatic revocation of wills and trust upon entry of divorce or nullity judgment. You just finalized your divorce. You are free and single again. Ever wonder what happens to the will or revocable trust you executed during your marriage with your ex spouse naming your ex spouse or her family as beneficiary in case you pass away? Well, those documents are revoked by operation of law. A judgment of ...

    Family Law

    The latest posts for Family Law are listed below.
    • When Can Child Support or Spousal Support Be Modified?

      As families grow and change over time, certain legal obligations must sometimes be modified to reflect those changes. When a couple goes through a divorce or separation, the fallout can sometimes result in court-ordered child support or spousal support. These payments are meant to make daily life expenses bearable for everyone in the family and can be very helpful and necessary in certain ...
    • Do you need to be living in separate residences to be considered "Separated" from your Spouse under the California family law?

      Family Code 760 provides that all property acquired by the spouse during the marriage is community property. That means each spouse has a half interest on any assets that are acquired during the marriage, with certain exceptions, since it is generally characterized as community property. On the same token, Family Code 771(a) provides that earnings and accumulations of a spouse while living ...
    • How Courts determine Child Custody in California

      How Courts determine Child Custody in California One of the most emotional aspect of a marital dissolution case is dealing with Child custody issues. Sadly enough, this is an area where most parents play games with each other trying their best to deprive the other parents of their right to maintain relationship with their child. Child custody comes in two parts, 1) physical custody and 2) legal ...

    immigration

    The latest posts for immigration are listed below.
    • Provisional Waiver of Unlawful Presence Bar expanded to cover more Immigrants

      The USCIS announced the final rule expanding the existing provisional waiver to allow certain family members of US Citizens and lawful permanent residents to apply for the provisional waiver of unlawful presence. 8 CFR Parts 103 and 212. The final rule goes on effect on August 29, 2016. Prior to this expanded rule, only immediate relatives of US Citizens were eligible to request provisional waiver ...
    • Four ways filing for divorce benefit your immigration case

      Couples get divorced for various reasons. California is a no fault state. The reasons why a couple is getting divorced are often irrelevant to the issues of the family law case. Divorce is often a difficult and negative experience for most families. However, getting divorce may have some unintended benefits in the immigration law arena. Four situations in which filing for divorce can be beneficial ...
    • Can a conditional greencard holder file an immigrant petition?

      Beneficiary spouse of marriage based immigrant petition’s where the marriage was less than 2 years old at the time of the immigrant visa or status was approved are issued a 2 year conditional green card. In order for these immigrants to obtain their permanent green card, the immigrant has to either file a joint petition to remove the conditional permanent residence before the end of the 2 years or ...

    Premarital agreement

    The latest posts for Premarital agreement are listed below.
    • Do I need a Premarital Agreement before getting married?

      In the absence of a premarital agreement, the general community property presumption under California family code section 760 controls which provides " ….all property, real or personal, wherever situated, acquired by a married person during the marriage while domiciled in this state is community property." Family Code §760. This becomes a problem if you are the spouse that has the substantially ...
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