2016

Blog Posts in 2016

  • 26-Dec-2016

    How Prop 57 & Prop 64 Changed California Criminal Law

    Although California voters have many reasons to be concerned following the results of the November 8 th general election, some of the greatest changes which have caused a stir revolve around the passing of Propositions 57 and 64. Having passed with ...
  • 12-Dec-2016

    Tips for Coping with Divorce During the Holidays

    While the holidays are traditionally a time of family get-togethers and joyful celebration, this time of year can be particularly rough for individuals who have recently divorced. In addition to magnifying feelings of loneliness, the holidays can ...
  • 19-Oct-2016

    Do Grandparents Have a Say During Divorce?

    People often think of couples as being the only parties affected during divorce; they rarely stop to consider the effects that a separation can have on grandparents and children. As family dynamics shift and living situations change, the relationship ...
  • 5-Oct-2016

    What to Do When There Is a Bench Warrant Out for Your Arrest

    When a defendant fails to appear in court or otherwise violates the rules of the court in a criminal case or other type of proceeding, such as failing to appear in court to contest a traffic ticket, the judge may issue a “bench warrant” ...
  • 26-Aug-2016

    Why Prenuptial Agreements Are Important

    If wedding bells are in your near future, you are probably both overwhelmed and excited about the changes and possibilities that will come with married life. While getting married is undoubtedly a time of celebration, it should also be a time for ...
  • 19-Aug-2016

    What is the Difference Between a Felony and a Misdemeanor?

    In the state of California, criminal offenses are divided into two categories: misdemeanors and felonies. While many people are aware that a felony is more serious than a misdemeanor, their understanding of the differences between these types of ...
  • 10-Aug-2016

    "Who Gets the Dog?" - How Property Is Divided in Divorce

    For many divorcing couples, the number one priority is keeping what they believe should be rightfully theirs once the marriage is officially over. The sentiment is understandable; giving a prized possession to someone you are trying to put at a ...
  • 3-Aug-2016

    Do I Need Grounds for Divorce in California?

    California, like all states, has a set of rules that determines who can marry who. But does it have laws that control who can divorce who? For years, people needed to have solid legal ground before filing for divorce. Since this started to feel a bit ...
  • 13-Jul-2016

    What Does CA Consider a Significant Change in Circumstances After Divorce?

    Every divorce should be finalized in a way that doesn’t put anyone through undue hardships. The whole idea of equitable property division and parental rights is that everyone is treated well and fairly. But sometimes what works during and ...
  • 8-Jul-2016

    What Happens During a Detention Hearing in CA?

    When a minor is arrested in California, the first court hearing they will have to attend is a detention hearing. This hearing is meant to determine if a child needs to continue to be held in custody until their juvenile delinquency case is resolved ...
  • 30-Jun-2016

    Legal Separation in California FAQ

    When your marriage is no longer benefiting you and instead brings you stress and worry, it may be time to bring it to an end. If an annulment is out of the question due to legal statutes and you are not entirely committed to the idea and permanence ...
  • 15-Jun-2016

    What are the Marijuana Laws in California?

    Each of the 50 United States has its own laws and regulations regarding the possession, cultivation, sale, and distribution of marijuana. In some states, legislators and voters have decided that marijuana possession is legal for persons with certain ...
  • 25-Apr-2016

    The Importance of Preliminary Financial Disclosures

    Dividing assets, debts, and liabilities between divorcing spouses is one of the most important and contentious steps in the divorce process. In order to determine who gets what property, spouses must complete and exchange preliminary financial ...
  • 7-Apr-2016

    An Overview of Interstate Custody Arrangements

    Determining child custody in a divorce can be a contentious and complicated matter in any scenario, especially if a child’s parents live in two different states. When parents involved in a custody battle do not live in the same state, this can ...
  • 7-Mar-2016

    Crimes of Passion: Murder or Manslaughter?

    When someone takes the life of another individual, it is the violent crime of homicide by definition but either murder or manslaughter by circumstance. When there appears to be malicious intent and planning leading up to the homicidal act, the ...