Dear Clients and Friends, If you or a loved one are getting, or near, a divorce you need to have these 5 basic understandings about spousal support. Q: Is Alimony the same as Spousal support? Yes. In California it is referred to as spousal support and its purpose is the … [Read more...] about 5 Things Divorcing Persons Need to Know About Spousal Support in California
Dear Clients and Friends, On April 10, 2020, Los Angeles Superior Court presiding Judge Kevin C. Brazile announced immediate temporary relief for all traffic and non-traffic infraction defendants for 90 days. Note: immediate temporary relief includes a 90-day grace period … [Read more...] about L.A. Superior Court, Covid-19 and your traffic infractions
Dear Clients and Friends, The essence of Community Property law concepts in California - and in other community property jurisdictions such as Alaska, Nevada, Idaho, Oregon, Washington Arizona, Lousiana and Texas - is the recognition that both spouses make valuable … [Read more...] about Property division in a California Dissolution of Marriage action
Dear Clients and Friends, It is likely that you have heard of “gray divorce” in recent years, referring to when couples over 50 get divorced, often after decades of marriage. Along with gray divorce comes “gray marriage,” when elderly persons get married in their 50s, 60s, 70s … [Read more...] about Do you need a prenup for a later-in-life marriage?
Dear Clients and Friends, An “easement” is a legal right of someone who doesn’t own a piece of property to use the property for a particular reason. Many properties have easements on them, so it’s important to know about them if you’re considering buying real estate. An … [Read more...] about Easements
Dear Clients and Friends, By some accounts, 70% of adult Americans do not have any formal estate planning documentation - such as a Will or a Revocable Living Trust. If you have at least gone to the trouble of doing this, consider yourself ahead of the curve and pat … [Read more...] about Take the time to update your estate planning document