2018

Blog Posts in 2018

  • 31-Oct-2018

    When Juveniles in California are Tried in Adult Court

    Minors who commit criminal offenses in California must typically face the juvenile delinquency court system, which is designed to rehabilitate as opposed to punish minor offenders. However, if a minor commits an especially serious offense, facing the ...
  • 29-Oct-2018

    How Remarriage in California Affects Alimony & Child Support

    When couples divorce in California, the court will often order one party to pay the other alimony and/or child support payments to the other. If one of the parties remarries, does that affect spousal support and child support? When it comes to ...
  • 18-Sep-2018

    Back to School Tips for Co-Parents

    Kids are back in school and this is often a busy time for families as they try to get everything together and make sure their children have everything they need to attack the academic year. However, it can be even more hectic for parents who are ...
  • 11-Sep-2018

    Why You Should Not Rely on a Public Defender

    If you are facing criminal charges, you are aware that you have the right to an attorney and that, if you cannot afford one, one will be appointed to represent you. It is part of the Miranda warning that was read to you upon your arrest and it is ...
  • 29-Aug-2018

    Tips To Help You Avoid a Labor Day DUI

    Now that summer is winding down and Labor Day is fast approaching, we wanted to take some time to explain some tips that can help you avoid a DUI this holiday weekend. Ways to Avoid a DUI Arrest Arrange a Sober Ride: You don’t want to wait ...
  • 15-Aug-2018

    Protecting Your Business During Your Divorce

    If you own your own business and plan to divorce your spouse, there are a few things that you should first consider. Divorce can be complicated for business owners because it puts their company in a compromising position. From losing your business to ...
  • 20-Jul-2018

    How the Law Defines Burglary in California

    Burglary, also known as breaking and entering, is unlawful entry into a building or other location for the purposes of committing a felony offense such as theft. No physical breaking and entering is required; an offender may simply walk through an ...
  • 13-Jul-2018

    What Is the Community Property Law in California?

    Despite California being a community property state since its inception in 1850, the community property system is not an easy one to navigate. Although spouses are supposed to split all assets 50-50, deciphering community property vs. separate ...
  • 20-Jun-2018

    Divorce & Children with Special Needs: What You Should Know

    Very few things are more difficult than going through a divorce and having a child with special needs. When custody determinations or modifications and other family law matters involve children with disabilities, the decisions regarding the best ...
  • 5-Jun-2018

    Can You Get a Restraining Order Removed in California?

    In California, individuals who are victims of domestic violence, harassment or stalking may petition with the courts for protection from the alleged offending party. These court injunctions, known as restraining orders, can be used to prevent an ...
  • 30-May-2018

    What Are the Penalties for Shoplifting in California?

    U.S. businesses lose billions due to shoplifting, fraud, or administrative error every year, according to a report from the National Retail Federation. While penalties for shoplifting are not as serious as for other crimes, you can still face jail ...
  • 18-May-2018

    Disputing the Accuracy of Breath and Blood Tests

    The majority of DUI investigations hinge on the results of either a breath or blood test after an arrest. While slurred speech and failed sobriety tests can provide the evidence the court needs to secure a conviction, the amount of alcohol in the ...
  • 25-Apr-2018

    What Can I Do If I Overpaid My Child Support?

    The monthly amount of child support doesn’t always stay the same over throughout the years you are required to pay. Sometimes, it decreases or increases based on the needs of the child. But if your old child support payment amount was higher, ...
  • 18-Apr-2018

    What Can I Do If I Can't Afford Child Support?

    The child support system is designed to provide children with the financial support required to help them thrive and ensure they are taken care of. However, one of the most common issues that come up after a divorce judgment has been entered is that ...
  • 29-Mar-2018

    I Think There is a Felony Warrant On My Name - What Does This Mean?

    Law enforcement agents cannot possibly be present whenever someone commits a crime, or even be there shortly after the crime allegedly takes place. In many incidents, police officers only catch word that someone allegedly committed a crime well after ...