2018

Blog Posts in 2018

  • 28-Dec-2018

    Do I Stop Paying Child Support When My Child Turns 18?

    Raising a child can be challenging and costly. When a divorce occurs, it doesn’t make parenting any easier. Although noncustodial parents don’t have primary custody of their children, they are responsible for paying child support to cover ...
  • 28-Dec-2018

    2019 Traffic Laws in California

    Now that 2019 has arrived, there are several new traffic laws in California that immediately take effect—from drunk driving cases to wearing helmets. Ignition Interlock Devices (IIDs) for Drunk Drivers From January 2019 to January 2026, repeat ...
  • 14-Dec-2018

    5 Legal Defenses for Drug Possession

    If you have been arrested for drug possession in California, this misdemeanor crime can result in a county jail sentence of up to one year, a fine of up to $1,000, and a permanent criminal record which can cause substantial damage to your personal ...
  • 14-Dec-2018

    What You Still Need to Do After Your Divorce is Finalized

    Although there are no more court hearings to attend or lawyers to meet with now that your divorce has been finalized, there are several things you need to still take care of until you can start rebuilding your life. If you recently divorced your ...
  • 28-Nov-2018

    How Social Media Can Be Used Against You in Criminal Court

    Social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram have become an essential part of our daily lives. From sharing pictures and photos of your adventures to staying updated with current events, our world has never been more connected than ...
  • 21-Nov-2018

    Is Your Spouse Hiding Assets During Divorce?

    Divorce can be a costly process, especially if it’s a hotly contested dispute. One of the most common issues people experience during divorce is dividing marital or community assets. Unfortunately, there are many cases where one spouse attempt ...
  • 14-Nov-2018

    What to Do If Your Ex-Spouse Withholds Visitation

    While some parents are able to successfully co-parent their children after divorce, others aren’t. There are many cases in which the custodial parent withholds visitation—without a valid reason—from the noncustodial parent. ...
  • 29-Oct-2018

    How Remarriage in California Affects Alimony & Child Support

    When couples divorce in California, the court will often order one party to pay the other alimony and/or child support payments to the other. If one of the parties remarries, does that affect spousal support and child support? When it comes to ...
  • 23-Oct-2018

    Knowing Your Rights at a DUI Checkpoint

    When you drive up to a DUI checkpoint, you are required to stop your vehicle, but are you fully aware of what your rights are when interacting with law enforcement? Despite the fact that DUI checkpoints are an exception to the rule that officers are ...
  • 9-Oct-2018

    Protecting Your Business in a Divorce

    If you own a business and are in the process of getting a divorce, you might be worried about its wellbeing and what will become of it after its visit to the chopping block. Even if you started the business before you and your spouse got married, ...
  • 28-Sep-2018

    What Do Federal Marijuana Laws Mean for Californians?

    Once Proposition 64 officially became state law in California, many proponents of marijuana rejoiced. Previously classified as an illegal substance, you can now find adult-use recreational dispensaries everywhere, in addition to the medicinal-only ...
  • 18-Sep-2018

    Back to School Tips for Co-Parents

    Kids are back in school and this is often a busy time for families as they try to get everything together and make sure their children have everything they need to attack the academic year. However, it can be even more hectic for parents who are ...
  • 14-Sep-2018

    How Reunification Therapy Helps with Parental Alienation

    Parental alienation syndrome (PAS) is one of the most heartbreaking effects divorce can have on a child. Typically occurring when one parent actively prevents their child from seeing their ex-spouse, PAS can cause serious rifts in the family dynamic, ...
  • 11-Sep-2018

    Why You Should Not Rely on a Public Defender

    If you are facing criminal charges, you are aware that you have the right to an attorney and that, if you cannot afford one, one will be appointed to represent you. It is part of the Miranda warning that was read to you upon your arrest and it is ...
  • 31-Aug-2018

    Important Information for Legal Guardians

    The following is an overview of frequently asked questions regarding legal guardianship in California. Question: What is a Legal Guardian? Answer: A legal guardian is an individual who are assigned to be the primary caretaker to a minor child or ...