Top 6 Telltale Signs You Hired a Bad Lawyer and How to Avoid it in the Future

Hossein Berenji, Aug 19, 2020

According to the American Bar Association, attorneys have between a 4% to 17% chance of being sued for malpractice. Legal malpractice consists of negligence that is so egregious that it causes a client significant and provable harm. The attorney you hired may not be committing malpractice, but that does not mean they are good at […]

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Spouses Will No Longer Be Entitled to Deduction for Alimony Payments

Hossein Berenji, Jan 05, 2018

If you are thinking about getting divorced it may be prudent to make a decision in the very near future. A recent change to the tax law will eliminate the deduction for alimony payments for all couples who divorce on or after January 1, 2019. This will not only be a huge financial blow for […]

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Understanding California Spousal Support

Hossein Berenji, Jun 29, 2017

What is Spousal Support?  Spousal support – often referred to as alimony – is generally a court-mandated requirement for one spouse to pay another spouse a set amount of money each month. Domestic partners may also be responsible for partner support at the end of a California domestic partnership. Spousal support may only be awarded […]

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Same Sex Marriages

Hossein Berenji, Oct 02, 2016

As you may know, many people are opposed to same sex marriage. Their argument primarily rests on the traditional definition of a “marriage” as the union between one man and one woman; that is all. This narrow traditional definition, therefore, does not provide for gay and lesbian couples. However, times have changed. We now accept […]

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Emancipation in Los Angeles

Hossein Berenji, Sep 02, 2016

If you are below the age of majority (18 years of age), you are under the control and responsibility of your parents. Hence, your parents must provide you with the essentials: food, water, shelter, et cetera. In addition, your parents are able to pick where you live and where you go to school. All of […]

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