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Options to End a California Marriage 

There are three options to end a California marriage: divorce, legal separation, and annulment. Divorce is the most common options used by couples to end their marriage but there is a residency requirement. If a couple doesn't meet the residency requirement for divorce, but want to start the process, they can file a legal separation. Afterwards, once they meet the residency requirement, they can amend the legal separation to a divorce. In an annulment, the court declares the marriage illegal or invalid. A couple must have a legally valid basis for an annulment.

By |2018-10-07T16:21:05+00:00October 7th, 2018|Family Law|0 Comments

Factors that Determine Spousal Support in California

In a divorce or legal separation proceeding, a judge may order one spouse to pay the other alimony or spousal support as part of the separation judgment. With this in mind, what are the factors that determine spousal support? First and foremost, spousal support is based on the extent of each spouse’s earning capacity and how much is required to maintain the standard of living the pair enjoyed as a couple.

By |2018-10-07T13:51:02+00:00October 7th, 2018|Family Law|0 Comments

Difference Between a Will and Trust

A lot of people don't understand the difference between a will and trust. A will is a legal document which directs who will receive your property upon your death. In comparison, a living trust is a legal document which can also give instructions on how to distribute your property upon your death. With this in mind, however, a key difference between a will and trust is that a trust can also be used to distribute property before someone passes.

By |2018-10-07T12:36:26+00:00October 7th, 2018|Estate Planning|0 Comments

Co-Parenting Children After Divorce When You Don’t Agree

Co-parenting children after a divorce requires a lot of patience and hard work. From juggling busy schedules, to working together to raise children in two households, parents often feel overwhelmed with the tasks of co-parenting. There are many benefits to having a co-parenting plan, and studies show that co-parenting works best when both parents cooperate and manage their emotions. It also helps to have a defined schedule and co-parenting agreement.

By |2018-09-03T20:05:20+00:00September 3rd, 2018|Family Law|0 Comments

How to Get an Adult Conservatorship in California

If you need to get an adult conservatorship in California, be aware that getting an adult conservatorship is a lengthy process. Although it is possible to ask for expedited temporary orders, in some situations, permanent orders can take between 6 to 12 months in California. The conservatee, the person who needs care, must be evaluated by a physician to determine their incapacity. The process primarily consists of filing legal documents with the court and making a few court appearances.

By |2018-09-03T14:25:23+00:00September 3rd, 2018|Conservatorship|0 Comments

How to Deal With Creditors and Debts in California Probate

California has specific laws and rules about the process required to deal with creditors and debts in California probate. It is the estate’s executor or appointed representative's responsibility to notify all creditors of the probate proceedings. This notification allows creditors to make and file formal claims against the probate estate. It is important to note that creditors and interested parties usually have a limited amount of time to file a claim.

By |2018-09-03T10:14:52+00:00September 3rd, 2018|Probate|0 Comments

How to File Divorce in Los Angeles County

Despite common belief, you do not need to hire an attorney to file for divorce in Los Angeles County. Most people can complete the divorce process without hiring an expensive lawyer. Surprisingly, sometimes you can even finish a contested divorce case without hiring a lawyer! The bigger question is, what is the best way to file divorce in Los Angeles County? These are essential questions, and we will try to discuss them in this article.

By |2018-09-03T18:05:18+00:00September 2nd, 2018|Family Law|0 Comments
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