2017

Blog Posts in 2017

  • 12-Oct-2017

    Do I Have to Submit to a Field Sobriety Test if I'm Pulled Over?

    In the state of California, field sobriety tests are a way for police officers to observe the balance, physical ability and attention level of a person whose been pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving. Officers typically record these field ...
  • 9-Oct-2017

    5 Common Ways to Challenge a DUI

    An arrest for a DUI risks not only your driving privileges, but also your freedom. If you’ve been accused of a DUI, you should know that your defense is an important part of retaining your driver’s license and avoiding community service, ...
  • 5-Oct-2017

    A Brief Overview of California Gun Laws

    In the wake of the Las Vegas shooting, calls for tighter gun control have echoed across the country. While Nevada has generally permissive gun laws (they received an “F” from gun control advocacy groups), California gun laws are among the ...
  • 27-Sep-2017

    How Does Temporary Child Custody Work?

    In California, a couple must wait at least 6 months before a divorce is finalized. During this time, child custody may be an issue. What happens if the parents of a child cannot decide on a custody arrangement amicably? Temporary child custody may be ...
  • 21-Sep-2017

    Stepparent Adoption Process in California

    Adopting your spouse’s son or daughter is a way to show your love and lifelong devotion to your stepchild. It can increase their self-esteem and sense of belonging and help strengthen the relationship. Adoption also allows a stepparent to ...
  • 13-Sep-2017

    How to Get a Restraining Order in California

    If you are a survivor of abuse or are being threatened with violence, a restraining order can help keep you and your loved ones safe. A restraining order prohibits an abuser, such as a former spouse, from contacting or even coming within a certain ...
  • 4-Sep-2017

    Finding Hidden Income in a Child Support Case

    Income plays a primary role in determining child support. In some cases, people with child support obligations will under-report income or hide it altogether to limit how much they pay. While cash stuffed under a mattress is easy to discover, the ...
  • 9-May-2017

    Getting A Divorce: Who Gets the House?

    If you are going through a divorce, you may need to decide how your marital properties and assets are divided between you and your spouse. If you are a homeowner, you may also have to decide how your home will be handled. This can be an incredibly ...
  • 20-Jan-2017

    Changes to San Francisco Parental Leave Law Give Parents Get More Time & Money

    When you have a child, you will naturally need to take some time off from work to recover and spend time with your new baby. Unfortunately, most states and cities in this country do not require or encourage companies to provide their employees with ...
  • 4-Jan-2017

    New California Traffic Laws Effective January 1, 2017

    When you're driving, you try your best to follow all of the laws of the road and hope that others will do the same. However, with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) constantly creating new traffic laws, it can be difficult to ...