Family Law in California: Key Principles and Legal Framework

Family Law in California: Key Principles and Legal Framework

Family law centers around relationships, rights, and responsibilities in California. Marriages, child custody, divorce, and domestic violence are just a few of the categories in this field of law.  If you want to know more about family law in California, there are the key principles and legal frameworks in the state. Let’s look at some…

What You Should Know About California Child Custody 

What You Should Know About California Child Custody 

When it comes to divorce, one of the most stressful and emotionally draining aspects centers around child custody. In the Golden State, the courts focus on the best interests of the child. From sole to joint custody, the state has several types of arrangements. California law recognizes a few factors in these decisions. If you…

The Ins and Outs of Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements in California

The Ins and Outs of Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements in California

The Ins and Outs of Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements in California Marriage is a big commitment, but it can come with its challenges. With the help of a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, couples can protect their assets and define their expectations in the event of a divorce. In California, these agreements are legal and binding….

Everything You Need to Know About Common Law Marriage in California

Everything You Need to Know About Common Law Marriage in California

Everything You Need to Know About Common Law Marriage in California When most people picture a marriage, they picture a wedding ceremony with rings and vows. Less common, perhaps, is a courthouse wedding or elopement. However, most people assume getting married involves a marriage license and an officiant, and usually, and in most places, it…

What You Need to Know About Stepparent Adoption in California

What You Need to Know About Stepparent Adoption in California

What You Need to Know About Stepparent Adoption in California Stepparents often play an integral role in their stepchild’s life. As relationships progress and as families grow and change, you and your spouse (or unmarried domestic partner) may decide you want to formally “blend” your family by adopting your stepchild. This has many benefits to…

What You Need to Know About Stepparent Adoption in California

What You Need to Know About Stepparent Adoption in California

What You Need to Know About Stepparent Adoption in California Stepparents often play an integral role in their stepchild’s life. As relationships progress and as families grow and change, you and your spouse (or unmarried domestic partner) may decide you want to formally “blend” your family by adopting your stepchild. This has many benefits to…

Commingled Funds In A California Divorce
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Commingled Funds In A California Divorce

Commingled Funds In A California Divorce When one or both spouses already own property or assets before the marriage, it is important for both spouses to understand California’s community and separate property laws. That way you can help your attorney distinguish between your separate assets and commingled funds that have become part of the community…