2019

Blog Posts in 2019

  • 22-Apr-2019

    How Are Personal Injury Damages Divided at Divorce?

    Characterizing Personal Injury Damages Under Section 780 of the Family Code, “money and other property received or to be received by a married person in satisfaction of a judgment for damages for personal injuries, or pursuant to an agreement ...
  • 17-Apr-2019

    California's Unique Rules for Attorney's Fees in Divorce Cases

    When a couple gets a divorce in California, disagreement over critical issues can cause a simple court proceeding to drag out for years. This can cause the parties to incur significant attorney’s fees over time. Given the potential costs of ...
  • 19-Mar-2019

    What Actions Constitute Petty Theft?

    “Theft” is generally regarded as the intentional and unlawful taking of a separate party’s property. Per California Penal Code Section 484(a) and California Penal Code Section 488 PC, a person can be charged with petty theft if ...
  • 8-Mar-2019

    Assembly Bill 2274: California's New "Pet Custody" Law

    According to a survey conducted by the American Pet Products Association, approximately 85 million families in the United States own some type of pet. California residents, in particular, take great pride in spoiling their animal companions. In fact, ...
  • 18-Feb-2019

    Can Prenups & Postnups Lead to Stronger Marriages?

    In the last 50 years, there has been a significant shift in how Americans conceptualize the institution of marriage. Not only are people getting married later, they’re also drafting and signing documents that prepare their individual estates ...
  • 14-Feb-2019

    What Actions Constitute Resisting Arrest?

    Being arrested by armed officers is one of the most terrifying events a person can experience. Many people, guilty and innocent, often struggle to control their natural flight or fight responses. Unfortunately, in this situation, both fighting and ...
  • 22-Jan-2019

    What Constitutes "Forgery" in California?

    “Forgery” pertains to the unauthorized signing, creating, or altering of a document or object. For example, a person can commit forgery by knowingly altering a will, using a fake driver’s license, or signing a false check. The ...
  • 9-Jan-2019

    The TCJA & Your Divorce

    As of December 31, 2018, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) has changed which tax benefits and exemptions are available to divorced couples. For example, some of these provisions include noteworthy changes to alimony and dependent exemption deductions. ...