2018

Blog Posts in 2018

  • 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 ...
  • 28-Aug-2018

    Do I Need to Hire an Attorney for a Misdemeanor Charge?

    We know what you’re thinking: it is just a misdemeanor. How serious can it be? Do I even need an attorney? If these thoughts are running through your mind, it is important to remember that there is no such thing as a small crime. Any criminal ...
  • 23-Jul-2018

    When Is a Traffic Violation Considered a Felony?

    Most traffic violations, such as speeding, running a red light, or driving without a license plate, are usually classified as lesser offenses. Usually you get a ticket, pay it off and you can move on. However, when a driver commits a particularly ...
  • 11-Jul-2018

    How a Court Determines Spousal Support in California

    Spousal support, also known as alimony, can become a heated issue during a divorce. While a higher earning spouse may not like paying it, a lower earning spouse may insist on receiving it. And unless a compromise can be reached, the issue of how much ...
  • 19-Jun-2018

    Everything You Should Know About Common Law Marriage & Palimony

    In the United States, common law marriage has been in existence since the 19 th century. While it might sound archaic, it’s actually still around in one form or another in over a dozen states including Colorado, Texas and Alabama. Here’s ...
  • 8-Jun-2018

    Are Field Sobriety Tests Mandatory in California?

    Law enforcement officers have used field sobriety tests to identify drunk drivers for decades now, yet it seems that they’re designed for failure. According to a study by the Southern California Research Institute, 32% of individuals in a ...
  • 29-May-2018

    Can Online Dating Affect Your Divorce?

    Nearly everyone in the U.S. has access to the internet and uses it to video chat with friends, vent about work on social, stream movies illegally, or even find a date through any number of apps like Tinder, Bumble, and OkCupid. The options are ...
  • 15-May-2018

    How Long Does a DUI Affect Your Car Insurance Rates in California?

    In California, it is illegal to driver with a blood alcohol percentage (BAC) of.08% or above, while minors can be arrested for a BAC of.01%. If you’re arrested and convicted, you face a bevy of consequences, which can include jail time, court ...
  • 25-Apr-2018

    How is Child Support Calculated in California?

    Every child is entitled to financial support from both of his or her parents. As such, in the event of a divorce or if two parents are not raising a child together, child support is mandated by law. To ensure that every child has the financial ...
  • 18-Apr-2018

    How to Talk to Your Children About Your Divorce

    In a divorce, one of the most difficult conversations you’ll ever have is telling your kids about it. For children, the breakup of the family unit can be devastating. Through their perspective, it appears to be the end of their world. That is ...
  • 29-Mar-2018

    What Should You Do If You Receive a Subpoena?

    Did you open your mailbox today and get surprised by a subpoena with your name on it? You need to respond to it, or else you could get into big legal trouble. Yet responding to it in the wrong way can also feasibly stick you in a tough legal spot. ...
  • 22-Mar-2018

    What You Should Do & Not Do During a Legal Separation

    Divorce is not for every unhappily married couple. The finality of divorce and the official termination of their marriage in the eyes of the state and the law can be simply too much of a major change or decision. If you are feeling like you are in ...
  • 28-Feb-2018

    What is Implied Consent?

    According to California’s “implied consent” law, all state licensed drivers who are lawfully arrested for a DUI are required to submit to chemical testing to determine BAC or the number of drugs in the individual’s system. In ...
  • 22-Feb-2018

    New Tax Law Eliminates Alimony Deduction

    Determining a reasonable alimony amount can be quite a challenge for divorcing spouses and lawyers alike. But due to the new tax law, however, it will be even tougher due to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. One provision scraps a 75-year-old tax deduction ...
  • 26-Jan-2018

    Expungements in California: Clear Your Record for a Better Tomorrow

    No one wants to walk around with a criminal history behind them, sticking out like an unwelcome shadow. Yet, for most people who have been convicted of a crime, this is an everyday reality. If they knew about expungements, though, the story might be ...