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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...