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Month: October 2018

Family Law

Ensuring that your child is safe with the other parent

As a parent, there is nothing more important than making sure that your child is safe at all times. You may worry about their safety at school or at the houses of friends, but feel, deep down, that they are...

October 29, 2018
Family Law

Divorce and drug testing

Alcohol and drug use have long been a source of conflict for couples getting divorced, perhaps even more so today with the well-publicized opioid epidemic raging across the country. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that a parent may...

October 24, 2018
Family Law

Visitation enforcement and interference

Determining parenting time and custody of minor-aged children are often some of the most contentious issue a couple faces when they divorce. Unfortunately, sometimes one party is unwilling or unable to honor the parenting plan agreement, which includes parenting time...

October 18, 2018
Family Law

Protecting yourself while leaving an abusive marriage

Although domestic violence affects millions of families across the United States and many here in California as well, there is still a lot of stigma attached to reporting it. Too often, people experiencing abuse at the hands of their spouse...

October 12, 2018
Grandparents Visitation Rights

California has new confidentiality laws for mediation

Governor Jerry Brown recently signed SB 954. While it does not take effect until January 1, 2019, this law requires lawyers to inform clients about confidentiality guidelines regarding mediation. Lawyers will now need to provide and get a written confirmation...

October 10, 2018
Family Law

Tax Fraud During Marriage Creates Big Problems in a Divorce

Many people who are self-employed will indulge in a culture of trying to pay Uncle Sam as little as possible, often dishonestly, by misrepresenting their business expenses so they are reporting very little income. The end result of this practice...

October 5, 2018
Family Law

New bill allows California courts to decide pet custody

The issue of pet ownership or custody has become more common in recent years. Now Governor Jerry Brown has signed Assembly Bill 2274, which allows the courts to assign joint or sole ownership of the pet. Much as a judge...

October 3, 2018