2017

Blog Posts in 2017

  • 26-Dec-2017

    Using Mediation in Divorce to Overcome Frustrations & Obstacles

    Fighting your spouse for your best interests during a divorce is probably not high on your list of things you want to do. However, many divorcees cannot help but find themselves in the midst of frustrating arguments and heated conflicts as their ...
  • 22-Dec-2017

    Divorce & Mediation: When It's Right for You

    The decision to end your marriage will be a difficult one to make, but perhaps not as tricky as deciding how to end it. Divorcing through traditional methods and litigation is typical yet mediation can also be extremely useful in many situations. ...
  • 15-Dec-2017

    Fake Identification Cards in California: Understanding the Law

    Many people know someone who has created, possessed, and used a falsified identification card or a fake ID. Even though most of these cases are carried out by teenagers and are considered juvenile crimes, the act of using a fake ID is seen with ...
  • 12-Dec-2017

    Assault of Self-Defense? Drawing the Line in California Law

    Everyone in the country is guaranteed the right to life, liberty, and “the pursuit of happiness,” which includes protection from undue harm. Along this line of legal thinking, you have the right to try to stop violent acts against you or ...
  • 20-Nov-2017

    How Does the Juvenile Justice System Differ From the Adult Justice System?

    In the United States, children under the age of 18 may still face consequences when they commit legal offenses or crimes. As with the adult justice system, children who commit crimes may face penalties and punishments according to state laws. ...
  • 20-Nov-2017

    Do I Need an Attorney for an Annulment?

    Whenever you are dealing with a complex legal issue, like an annulment, it is advisable to hire an attorney you can trust. There are a few common misconceptions about annulments, especially in relation to the divorce process. Rather than dissolving a ...
  • 20-Nov-2017

    What Are the Risks of Online Divorce?

    Before making a big decision, it is completely normal to look at all of your options beforehand. When you consider how to handle your divorce, you may be contemplating using an online legal service. With the progression of technology, online services ...
  • 20-Nov-2017

    How to Fight False Allegations of Sexual Assault

    If you were accused of sexual assault, you must act fast to protect your future. Sexual assault allegations can have a devastating effect on your personal and professional life, even if they are completely unfounded. The problem with sex crimes is ...
  • 27-Oct-2017

    Out-of-State DUI: Important Next Steps

    Drivers from all across the country come to Los Angeles and the state of California for the beautiful beaches, excellent dining scene, and vibrant nightlife. Unfortunately, one too many drinks at a bar can lead to getting pulled over by police. As an ...
  • 18-Oct-2017

    Can I Be Charged with Marijuana DUI if I Have a Prescription?

    Although recreational marijuana is legal in California for residents over the age of 21, there are still restrictions involving the use of it while driving, even if you have a prescription. According to California law, in order to be convicted of a ...
  • 12-Oct-2017

    Do I Have to Submit to a Field Sobriety Test if I'm Pulled Over?

    In the state of California, field sobriety tests are a way for police officers to observe the balance, physical ability and attention level of a person who's been pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving. Officers typically record these field ...
  • 9-Oct-2017

    5 Common Ways to Challenge a DUI

    An arrest for DUI risks not only your driving privileges but also your freedom. If you’ve been accused of a DUI, you should know that your defense is an important part of retaining your driver’s license and avoiding community service, ...
  • 5-Oct-2017

    A Brief Overview of California Gun Laws

    In the wake of the Las Vegas shooting, calls for tighter gun control have echoed across the country. While Nevada has generally permissive gun laws (they received an “F” from gun control advocacy groups), California gun laws are among the ...
  • 27-Sep-2017

    How Does Temporary Child Custody Work?

    In California, a couple must wait at least 6 months before a divorce is finalized. During this time, child custody may be an issue. What happens if the parents of a child cannot decide on a custody arrangement amicably? Temporary child custody may be ...
  • 21-Sep-2017

    Stepparent Adoption Process in California

    Adopting your spouse’s son or daughter is a way to show your love and lifelong devotion to your stepchild. It can increase their self-esteem and sense of belonging and help strengthen the relationship. Adoption also allows a stepparent to ...