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What Are Common Social Media Mistakes During Divorce?

Social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Snapchat are used by billions of people around the world. Chances are, you use one of these websites multiple times per day. However, what you say on social media websites could be permanently etched into the internet forever. You may not be able to take back posts that you later come to regret. It is especially important to remember this fact if you are going through… Read More


Should I Refuse a Roadside Field Sobriety Test?

Roadside field sobriety tests are one of several tools that police officers may try to use if they suspect you are driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. After being pulled over and asked for your license and registration, the officer may ask you to step out of the vehicle. At this point, you are likely to be given a Terry search, which is where you are patted down for weapons. The officer may… Read More


What Are My Rights if I Am Arrested?

Most people would agree that being placed under arrest is a terrifying experience. Questions may rush through your head. Will I face prison time? Will I lose my job? Will my family disown me? The most important thing you can do if you are placed under arrest is to stay calm. Remember, you have certain rights that nobody can take away. You will be doing yourself a huge favor if you remain calm and flex… Read More


Are There Advantages to a Mediated Divorce?

Divorce can be a stressful experience for most couples. Depending on the type of relationship that existed before the split, a divorce can be destructive for the entire family. Fortunately, there is an option for divorce that relies on cooperation and that takes place outside of the courtroom. Mediation is where a disinterested third party helps former spouses come to an agreement on the terms of their divorce. For some couples, there are major advantages… Read More


Do I Need a Domestic Violence Restraining Order?

Domestic violence is notorious for leaving not only physical scars, but also psychological trauma that can last a lifetime. If you are being subjected to abuse, then it is essential to take steps to protect yourself from further harm. In California, you can receive a restraining order if you are a victim of domestic violence. Under California law, domestic violence can be physical or psychological abuse conducted by someone you have a close relationship with…. Read More


When Might It Be Necessary to Modify Child Support Payments?

Our blog last week discussed what child support in California may cover and why it is necessary to adhere to the terms of the agreement. However, there are situations that may arise after your divorce that could make it necessary to decrease these payments. You may be able to modify the child support agreement for lower payments in situations that include: An illness or injury: If you suffer an injury or illness, the medical expenses… Read More


What Could Child Support Payments Cover in California?

Child support payments are a common cause of strife between former spouses. One spouse may disagree with how much the payments are or how they are being used. The other spouse may argue the payments are not enough. If the court orders you to pay child support, then the amount you owe will depend on your circumstances. The court will typically require you or your former spouse (or both of you) to cover your child’s… Read More


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Can I Keep My Dog After a Divorce?

It is not uncommon for dog owners to consider their pets as members of the family. If this sounds familiar, then you may be concerned as to whether you can keep your dog after the divorce is finalized. California courts generally see pets as community property. As a result, pet ownership after a divorce is not always a black and white issue. Courts may look at multiple factors to determine who will retain ownership of… Read More


Can an Attorney Argue to Reduce or Dismiss My DUI Charges?

You are not automatically guilty after being arrested for a DUI. Prosecutors must first prove that you are guilty beyond a reasonable doubt before you can be charged with a crime. If you are arrested for a DUI, then it is important to contact an attorney for help. Depending on the circumstances, an attorney may be able to argue for a reduction or dismissal of charges. These instances may include: Malfunctioning breathalyzers: If you are… Read More


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