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Month: January 2019

There are complications to bankruptcy during or after divorce

On behalf of Hartley, Maxwell & Castellano - Attorneys at Law on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. Bankruptcy, by its very nature, is difficult for many people to navigate. It requires complex legal and financial paperwork, as well as excellent organizational...

January 30, 2019

Federal government changes definition of domestic violence

  On behalf of Hartley, Maxwell & Castellano - Attorneys at Law posted in Domestic Violence on Friday, January 25, 2019. The Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women quietly made changes to its definition of domestic violence last...

January 25, 2019

Filing for divorce using mediation

On behalf of Hartley, Maxwell & Castellano - Attorneys at Law posted in divorce on Wednesday, January 23, 2019. Mediation is notable for being an alternative form of dispute resolution. It is a form of collaborative law that usually avoids...

January 23, 2019

Know when to file for a modification of child support

  By Hartley, Maxwell & Castellano - Attorneys at Law posted in child support on Thursday, January 17, 2019. The "right" amount of child support can change over the years. A job loss, a promotion, medical expenses and more children...

January 17, 2019

Non-working spouses can seek spousal support in California

  On behalf of Hartley, Maxwell & Castellano - Attorneys at Law on Monday, January 14, 2019. Money and financial obligations to your spouse are often major points of contention in a divorce. You and your spouse likely don't agree...

January 14, 2019

World’s richest man announces divorce

On behalf of Hartley, Maxwell & Castellano - Attorneys at Law posted in divorce and financial issues on Monday, January 14, 2019. Some in the media practically shouted the headline that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos was getting divorced. That in...

January 14, 2019

Sometimes Legal Separation is the Best Option

On behalf of Hartley, Maxwell & Castellano - Attorneys at Law posted in divorce on Friday, January 11, 2019. Separation may be the best option for some couples. It can be a major step towards divorce, it can be an...

January 11, 2019

You’re Paying for Our Advice So…Please…Follow It

By Carla Hartley of Hartley, Maxwell & Castellano - Attorneys at Law posted in Attorney Client Relations on Friday, January 4, 2019. By John Castellano, Partner, Hartley, Maxwell, Castellano Novelist Agatha Christie said, "Good advice is always certain to be...

January 4, 2019

Looking Back as the New Year Arrives

By Carla Hartley of Hartley, Maxwell & Castellano - Attorneys at Law on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. I've given this a lot of thought. And I truly believe that two battlegrounds exist between right and wrong in our modern world....

January 2, 2019

A homemaker or stay-at-home parent can receive assets in divorce

On behalf of Hartley, Lamas Et Al - Attorneys at Law on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. When you marry someone, you join your financial situation with theirs. While you can't control every financial decision your spouse makes, you still share...

January 2, 2019