Going through a divorce is arguably the most emotionally taxing event that a person can endure in his or her lifetime. When a child or children are involved, multiple additional stressors and complications arise. Among them, calculating child support can leave the parties confused and overwhelmed. However, child support, relatively speaking, has elements which are…

Wills and trusts are two common estate planning tools.  With both a will and a trust, you can ensure your family will be protected after your death by making sure they receive your hard earned assets. Each of these estate planning tools, however, have benefits and drawbacks. WILLS A will is a legal instrument that…

There can be quite a bit of animosity and contention involved when going through a divorce. In these difficult situations, it can also be all but impossible for parties to trust each other.  This can complicate matters when attempting to resolve property division. California laws state that all property acquired during a marriage generally belongs…

New laws going into effect in 2018 will profoundly impact the rights and obligations of employers and employees. Some of the new rules that will begin being enforced in 2018 or in subsequent years include the following: The New Parent Leave Act: Under this newly passed legislation, small companies that have at least 20 employees…

https://www.senafamilylaw.com/blog/2018/01/crafting-a-prenuptial-agreement-that-protects-you-long-term.shtml No one in California enters a marriage thinking that it will eventually end in divorce. However, divorce is a possibility, and it is smart to protect your interests before you get married. This is possible with a prenuptial agreement. If you are engaged, you would be wise to consider how a prenuptial agreement could…

https://www.wklawdui.com/police-determine-impairment-marijuana/ Marijuana use is now legal in California, but is still illegal to drive while under the influence of marijuana. So, how do police determine that you are “under the influence” of marijuana? Let’s explore how police determine impairment in DUI marijuana cases. No BAC Test for Marijuana In DUI cases involving alcohol, police will…

https://www.geigerlawoffice.com/blog/top-5-estate-planning-mistakes.cfm 1: Not properly Funding Your Trust or Coordinating Your Assets with Your Trust For Example: Your house gets refinanced and not retitled to your trust and later triggers a probate action (probate is bad because it’s typically 5x the cost of a trust administration and can take 12 – 24 months on average and…

https://www.wklawdui.com/say-police-ask-drinking/ When you are pulled over for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, you are probably afraid of what could potentially happen to you. The next few minutes could lead to very serious consequences. That is why you should be prepared for the question most police officers ask drivers who are pulled over…

https://www.familylawrights.net/blog/what-are-my-rights-as-a-father/ Learn How to Get Your Father’s Rights! Father’s rights come up in a variety of situations, whether you are divorcing/divorced or were never married, you have rights to your children and you need to know what they are and how to fight for them. Obviously, hiring an attorney skilled in Father’s Rights is of…

https://citadellaw.com/blog/estate-planning-in-california California Estate Planning Laws In California, an estate exceeding a market value of $150,000 is subject to probate proceedings. For estates worth less, there is a simpler process. Since California property values are typically high, most residents have estates exceeding $150,000. Having an estate plan is helpful for avoiding most probate issues. Advantages And…

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