When The Mamas & The Papas sang their famous California Dreamin’, they sure weren’t taking into account the roads here. The fatalities in California’s road accidents have been increasing since 2015 (going from 3,387 in 2015 to 3,623 in 2016). In 2018, nearly 36,750 people died in such incidents all over California. In California, most of […]
Are you being denied Child Visitation Rights? Here’s what you should do!
Whether it’s the court or your ex, not being able to see your child can be a painful experience. But before you decide the appropriate course of action, there’s one thing you should never do: withhold child support. Regardless of how you feel about the situation, the law does not look favorably upon a parent […]
When Do I Need a Probate Lawyer?
Probate refers to court processes through which matters pertaining to estates are settled. Depending on the nature of the assets, such cases can be lengthy, drawn-out, and fraught with complex terminologies. While it is true that certain cases can be handled without relying on legal assistance, not everyone is capable or willing to represent themselves in […]
Custody Rights of a Father during a Divorce
Traditionally, child custody rights were always thought to have belonged to the mother. However, there is a growing trend in many states that are forcing lawmakers to reconsider the mother’s right as the sole custodial parent. This is partly due to studies that have shown the importance of a father for the emotional and psychological development of […]
Stuck In a Family Rut: 6 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Probate Lawyer
All You Need to Know About Planning a Happy Retirement
Are you one of those people who often find themselves putting out fires even before they start so that their future self doesn’t have to deal with them? If that sounds like you, then you’ve probably already started working toward making your retirement as smooth as possible—and who wouldn’t want a laid-back, care-free retirement where […]
How to Avoid A Messy Divorce
If you’ve been married, you know that marriage isn’t always eternal bliss, as portrayed in fairy tales and all the hit romantic comedies in Hollywood. Marriage is a rollercoaster—sometimes it goes up and sometimes it brings you crashing down. But all that’s okay as long as you know that after a few tough days you […]
Who is Liable for the Accident Caused by an On-Call Employee in California?
Like other states, California has strict laws when dealing with road accidents. Tortfeasors must pay for any injuries or damages caused to victims (or their property) in the road accident for which they’re at fault for. Furthermore, they must also face any additional penalties that the court may decide to impose on them. In a […]
How Domestic Violence Restraining Orders Work in California
Domestic violence, or domestic abuse, is a major issue in the U.S. While it affects people of all gender identities, surveys suggest that more than 70 percent of domestic violence victims are women. The problem is more prevalent in California, where about 40 percent of women residents have been abused or threatened by their intimate partners […]
How are Pension Plans and Retirement Savings Divided in a California Divorce?
After a home property, pension plans and retirements savings are usually the most valuable assets involved in a divorce. Learn what the California family law says about dividing these marital assets. The question of dividing pension plans and retirement savings after divorce is particularly relevant in California, where many employers provide employees with numerous […]