Moving can be an enormous undertaking. From securing new housing to figuring out the best way to transport household goods, the entire process can be incredibly stressful. Add in child custody matters to the mix, and most people would probably rather stay put. However, moving is sometimes a necessary part of life, so parents should…

Custody proceedings are typically nervous affairs for the parents involved. After all, they are fighting for the relationship they have with their children. Of course, custody hearings are also stressful for the children involved, as the living circumstances they will have in the future are determined at such hearings. That anxiety can be even more…

1. Watch for new minimum wage rules While the federal minimum wage rate is unchanged for 2019 ($7.25 per hour), state and local rates apply if they are higher than the federal rate. About 20 states have increased rates effective January 1, 2019. 2. Get new employment posters Employers are required to display posters reporting…

Nobody ever said going through divorce is easy. Aside from the normal emotions of a broken relationship and family, there’s the paperwork, the attorneys, the courts and, of course, the money. As if dividing up assets wasn’t difficult enough, new tax changes taking effect in January 2019 could add a significant amount of stress to…

This is the time of year that Californians, especially California businesses, learn of the slew of new laws that will go into effect in the coming year.  This year is not any different and the new laws are reflective of the social discussions around sexual harassment over the course of the last couple of years….

Carol, drink eggnog, and discuss your preferred burial location. For many of you, the holidays may be one of the few times each year when the whole family is able to get together. It’s a good chance to catch up, make memories, and discuss some family house keeping. One of those agenda items might just…

Holiday visitation schedules are usually determined during a separation or divorce. However, each year certain details need to be worked out again. What can you do to make sure you keep your cool? Prioritize: Before you negotiate with your ex, make a list for yourself. Are there events that you absolutely must attend with your…

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…

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