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Marriage means many different things to a lot of different people. In the legal sphere, however, it boils down to one, very simple thing: a contract. 

When you got married, you and your spouse agreed to combine a lot ... Read More

Marriage means many different things to a lot of different people. In the legal sphere, however, it boils down to one, very simple thing: a contract.  When you got married, you and your spouse agreed to combine a lot of important interests—like property, retirement accounts, and even custody of any children you might have together. In turn, you […]

Sometimes parents are either unable—or unwilling—to care for their child. In these situations, it might be necessary for the court to appoint another adult to carry out their responsibilities.  This adult/child relationship is referred to as a “guardianship.” If the situation is an emergency, the court will assign someone to be a child’s “temporary guardian,” […]

In the legal world, marriage isn’t about romance. Quite simply, it’s a contract; an agreement made between two people who want to be seen as a single entity in the eyes of the law. This contract binds the couple’s finances and interests, and offers certain protections and benefits in return.  There are a lot of […]

In 2018, nearly 35% of California women (and over 30% of men), reported that they’d experienced some kind of intimate partner physical violence. During this time, domestic violence accounted for 20% percent of all violent crimes, and a staggering 65% of all murder-suicides between significant others.  These statistics are staggering, but they only cover a […]

Spousal support are payments that one spouse makes to the other, to help support their needs, post-divorce. Here’s how that works in California.

Child custody refers to the broad range of parental rights and responsibilities that come with being a parent. While married, biological parents share these rights equally; however, that changes if you ever get divorced. When this happens, custody will need to be divided.  This process is called a “child custody dispute,” and it will result […]