Child Custody and Visitation: What You Need to Know
The parties in a divorce, paternity proceeding, or legal separation action have a laundry list of issues to deal with. Primary among them is where their children are going to live. This issue touches on deep emotional matters that are important to the parents and the children. Because of the importance of this issue, it […]More
What Is a Minute Order?
A minute order is a fancy legal term for describing a court’s answer to a party’s motion. Sometimes minute orders are even issued while you’re in the courtroom. Often prepared by the judge’s clerk, they’re usually extremely brief, simply approving or denying a motion made by either party. Minute orders do not have to be […]More
Selling Your Wedding Ring After a Divorce in Los Angeles
The end of a marriage can bring many emotions. Once the marital settlement agreement is finalized, it can be emotionally cathartic and financially beneficial to sell your wedding ring. However, you may not have the first idea of where to begin or how to ensure you’re getting a fair price. Here’s what you should know […]More
Can I Get Divorced If I Can’t Find My Spouse?
Many times people feel stuck in a marriage. Some are not sure if they can move forward with a divorce when they have lost all contact with their spouse. Sometimes, they can’t find the spouse; sometimes, the spouse moves and won’t give their new address. Other times, they may simply be dodging the other spouse […]More
What Is a Date of Separation?
The date of separation in California family law is different from being legally separated. The date of separation occurs when spouses end their economic union. Therefore, it can significantly impact matters related to property division, spousal support, and child support. How Do You Determine the Date of Separation in California? The issue of when a […]More