What is the Difference Between a Lawyer and an Attorney?
In the United States, the terms lawyer and attorney are used interchangeably. This is particularly true on TV or in movies, where both titles are used to describe legal professionals who are representing others in court. However, there are slight differences in these titles even though they are commonly used as synonyms. If someone wants […]More
Four Things to Keep In Mind If You’re Up Against False Accusations in Court
It can be frightening to be falsely accused in court. In civil cases like divorce and child custody, your former partner may feel desperate or vindictive. They may make a false accusation against you to get revenge or help leverage their side of the case. You know that you did not do what you are […]More
8 Surprising Marriage and Divorce Facts
Marriage and divorce are common. In the U.S., marriage can be seen as a status symbol that shows you are financially secure and have “made it.” On the opposite side of that, divorce is no longer seen as taboo. If a couple no longer wants to be together, there is less shame about deciding to […]More
Do I Have to Appear In Court For My Divorce?
California is a “no-fault” divorce state. Unless you and your spouse or partner need a judge to settle disagreements about child support, alimony, child custody, or division of property, you usually will not have to go to court in person to get a divorce in California. Here’s what you need to know. The Circumstances of […]More
Do I Have to Pay Child Support If I Share Custody 50/50?
Child custody and support issues in California’s Family Courts must always be made with the best interests of the child in mind. After a divorce, a child will live with a parent who has sole physical custody. In legalese, this dad or mom is called the “custodial” parent. Unless the other parent has a history […]More