201905.23
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What to Know About Prenuptial Agreements : Part 1

Both spouses should have a separate independent attorney when entering into a prenuptial agreement in California.   A prenuptial agreement (also called a premarital agreement or prenup) is an agreement that a couple signs prior to getting married. The agreement can protect premarital assets, clearly identify separate and community property assets and how all assets would…

Hiring A Divorce Lawyer: 10 Questions to Ask
201806.15
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Hiring A Divorce Lawyer: 10 Questions to Ask

Choosing a divorce lawyer is not simply a question of taking on the first person who accepts you as a client. This is a very personal decision that can cost you thousands or even millions of dollars if you do not get it right. The summary of the divorce law sets out the basic process,…

Is There a Way to Expedite a Divorce?
201407.08
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Is There a Way to Expedite a Divorce?

People often wonder if there is a “simpler” or “quicker” way to get a divorce. In most instances, the answer is no. In California, the court requires a minimum six-month waiting period before a dissolution judgment can be entered. However, for couples who meet certain specifications, a summary dissolution may be an option for simplifying…

Does It Matter Who Cheated in a California Divorce?
201309.14
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Does It Matter Who Cheated in a California Divorce?

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had someone come into my office and ask if they can get more money, child custody, child support, spousal support, or the family home because their spouse cheated during their marriage. When you are involved in a divorce proceeding, it is common to want to assign blame…

Copyright Reclamation
201307.08
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Copyright Reclamation

Copyright Reclamation The Constitution of the United States, under Article 1, Section 8, grants Congress the power “to promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries.” The U.S. Copyright Act was thus born, with the underlying purpose…

Types of California Adoptions: Introduction
201307.02
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Types of California Adoptions: Introduction

Adoption is the legal process by which an adult obtains permanent parental rights of a minor child. There are different types of adoptions, including but not limited to, agency adoption, independent adoption, and step-parent adoption. Agency Adoption: In agency adoptions, a licensed public or private adoption agency handles the adoption of the child. The agency…