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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