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 ...
  • 16-Nov-2016

    How Custody Can Affect Stepparent Adoption

    Adoption is often regarded as a complex family law process due to the numerous legal steps involved. Stepparent adoption, on the other hand, is sometimes considered the simplest form of adoption because one parent is already the biological parent of ...
  • 9-Nov-2016

    How the New California Marijuana Laws Affect You

    In a contentious election, one result seemed fairly unanimous: Prop 64. California has legalized recreational marijuana, as many sources predicted. Before abandoning all caution, however, marijuana users should take some time to familiarize ...
  • 27-Oct-2016

    "My Ex Won't Let Me See My Kid": How to Enforce Visitation Rights

    Anything that comes through the court and is approved by a judge should be taken seriously and as law. This is true for all types of courtrooms, including family law court. If your ex-spouse is rejecting or ignoring the visitation agreement the court ...
  • 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 ...
  • 13-Oct-2016

    What are My Rights as a Grandparent If My Child Divorces?

    It is no exaggeration to say that a divorce will affect every member of a family. What many people do not anticipate, however, is how it will impact the lives of grandparents and their relationship with their grandchildren. As the marriage comes to ...
  • 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” ...
  • 20-Sep-2016

    How Child Custody is Decided in California

    Divorce can pit two spouses against each other as they vie for certain rights and pieces of communal property. Out of all the aspects of a divorce that can spark a fight and turn it into a contest, there are none that strike as close to home as child ...
  • 16-Sep-2016

    Difference Between Restraining Orders & Emergency Protective Orders

    It is crucial for a person who has been harmed by domestic violence or has reason to believe they could be harmed by it eventually, to seek help and get some space between them and the offender. In California, there are two common solutions: ...
  • 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 ...