Blog Posts in April, 2019

  • 29-Apr-2019

    Gavel for Hire: The Underground World of Private Judges

    California’s underfunded and overwhelmed public courts have been a major issue for the state’s ability to administer justice, particularly for family law matters. According to the Judicial Council of California’s 2018 Court ...
  • 25-Apr-2019

    Splitting the Puppy No More: California's New Pet Custody Law

    According to the ancient tale about the Judgment of King Solomon, the wise Israeli king was tasked with resolving a dispute between two women claiming to be the mother of an infant child. The king proposed a grim solution: to cut the baby in half ...
  • 22-Apr-2019

    How Are Personal Injury Damages Divided at Divorce?

    Under Section 780 of the Family Code, “money and other property received or to be received by a married person in satisfaction of a judgment for damages for personal injuries, or pursuant to an agreement for the settlement or compromise of a ...
  • 17-Apr-2019

    California's Unique Rules for Attorney's Fees in Divorce Cases

    When a couple gets a divorce in California, disagreement over critical issues can cause a simple court proceeding to drag out for years. This can cause the parties to incur significant attorney’s fees over time. Given the potential costs of ...