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Month: February 2019

Hidden Assets

Clues that a spouse may be hiding money

It is commonplace for one spouse to handle the family's finances, but with tax season upon us it does not hurt for the other spouse to pay attention. Understanding a family's financial plan is good for a healthy marriage and...

February 28, 2019
ventura fathers rights attorney

Measures dads can take to improve chances of custody

Judges will typically award joint custody these days, especially when they believe the arrangement is in the best interests of the children. However, many fathers feel that the court is favoring the parental rights of the mom. For example, even...

February 26, 2019
Military Divorce

Jurisdiction over military members: You may have a choice between states.

I have, over the years, represented many, many military servicemen and women. Because service members tend to relocate frequently, issues of jurisdiction over the military member often arise.Or at least the issue should arise. And that's why I am writing...

February 26, 2019
Divorce and Bankruptcy

Divorce and bankruptcy are often twin challenges

One of the most common reasons for divorce is financial issues, so oftentimes a couple filing for divorce will also need to file bankruptcy. Whether it happens before, during or after the divorce, a bankruptcy filing will likely complicate the...

February 18, 2019
Elder Abuse Attorney

Standing up for a loved one dealing with elder abuse at home

Too many people mistakenly assume that because their loved one stays with family or a spouse that they won't face elder abuse as they age. While people in nursing homes do have to deal with difficult scenarios, the same is...

February 14, 2019
Elder Abuse Attorney Ventura

Divorce and the digital footprint

Social media is now part of the fabric of how we engage and interact with others. Regardless of how one feels about its many pluses and minuses, that information is playing an ever increasing role in filing for divorce. Now...

February 11, 2019
Family Law

Dealing with Depressed Parties Requires Special Measures

Our firm, Hartley Lamas Et Al, deals almost exclusively with cases arising in the Family Code, with some cases and causes of action involving the Probate Code, where the two codes intersect. Most of the cases we see, therefore, are...

February 6, 2019
Expert Vitness in Divorce

Prenuptial agreements can make sense for students

It is common knowledge that couples usually wait longer these days before getting married. Some will even be in a long-term committed relationship but have no interest in marriage. However, love is unpredictable and others find themselves making marriage plans...

February 1, 2019