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Why You Probably DO Need a Lawyer

In California, you have the absolute right to be your own lawyer in any case. But just because you have the right to be your own lawyer does not mean you that you should. The question, “Do I need a Lawyer?” is one question that I'm most frequently asked. [...]

Legal Things to Consider Before Saying “I Do”

Many couples seem to be saying “I Do” before ascertaining whether their partner is really the one they want to spend the rest of their life with.  This is likely caused by the fact that it is so easy to reverse the action of getting married by filing for [...]

Child Custody: The Importance of Caution When Dating Someone New

Far too often, innocent children are abused and/or intentionally killed by those they or their parents know, love, and trust. Of and applying order Just skin. The wait on as is small: available.  Otherwise, statistics show that abuse is more commonly committed by someone the child/family knows than by [...]

2017-08-10T01:44:27+00:00 Categories: Child Support, Children|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Child Custody: The Importance of Caution When Dating Someone New

Court Appearance Etiquette

Appearing in court can be a very anxious experience, especially if you've never done it before.  What time should you get there? What should you wear? Where should you stand? Do you call the judge "sir" "mam" or Your honor?  and more are just some of the questions that [...]

2017-08-10T01:44:11+00:00 Categories: Court Process, Litigation|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Court Appearance Etiquette

What to Wear to Your Court Appearance

Although technically it is unlawful for a Judge,  jury, or other government official to discriminate against you because of race, sex, religion, the way you look, etc, this probably stands only as much as saying an employer can’t technically refuse to hire you because of these factors.  However, we all know that [...]

Child Custody: When Parents Live In Two Different States

When families become divided (when the parents divorce or otherwise separate), one of the most important issues that must be decided is where the children will live.  This is especially concerning when one of the parents lives in or plans to relocate to a different city or state; anytime parents live more than about [...]

Child Support: What Happens if You Don’t Pay?

What happens if you don't pay child support? When a child is born, both parents have a legal duty to support that child.  However, the exact amount of support that is required from each parent will be legally established when one parent requests an official child support order. Generally, [...]

Child Custody: How Tobacco Use Can Cost You

Did you know that every year approximately 440,000 Americans die from tobacco-related illnesses in the United States?  To put things into perspective: That= 1,200 people a day, the equivalent of three full-capacity jumbo jets crashing every single day on U.S. soil. Tobacco use remains the No. 1 cause of [...]

2017-08-10T01:26:04+00:00 Categories: Children, Custody|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Child Custody: How Tobacco Use Can Cost You

A Father’s Rights to Custody/Visitation

The statement: “She won't let me see my son/daughter.” (“she” referring to the child's mother) has frequently been used by men when talking about their children. Usually, when I hear this statement, I ask: “And what have you done to try to change that?” The usual response is silence, [...]

2017-08-10T01:27:40+00:00 Categories: Children, Custody|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on A Father’s Rights to Custody/Visitation

Child Support: Double Standard Based on Gender?

When it comes to child custody and support, it's pretty much undisputed that more often than not, for many different reasons, moms often have custody of their children and fathers have to pay support. However, I'm a firm believer that the above is not ALWAYS the case, as all [...]