Is My Spouse Entitled to My Inheritance When We Get Divorced?
California is a community property state. In most cases, your spouse receives one-half of all community property in a divorce case. While this law may appear to simplify property division in California divorce cases, property division is a highly disputed matter. The subject of litigation often centers on questions related to which property is community […]More
What Can I Do to Avoid California’s Community Property Rules?
It’s not uncommon for spouses to have significantly different incomes. While you’re married, the disparity in income probably isn’t an issue. You both share everything and where the money comes from isn’t really a consideration. Things might be different if you decide to get a divorce. You might want to keep your hard-earned money or […]More
Are My Assets In Danger If My Spouse Causes a Car Accident?
In the middle of a contested divorce, you learn that your spouse has been involved in a car accident. Your spouse is fine, but the driver in the other vehicle suffered severe injuries and may not be able to work ever again. Now your spouse is being sued. The other driver wants to be compensated for medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering.More
Pet Custody Looks a Bit More Like Child Custody Thanks to New CA Law
Pets are like family. When you get divorced in Los Angeles, your pets will certainly be affected. However, unlike children, pets don’t really have any rights. This is because pets are classified as property under California state law. As a result, your pet doesn’t have any more rights than your television or bedroom set. When […]More