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3 Legal Issues that May Arise from Parental Relocation

Could you need a prenuptial agreement?

Parental relocation happens when a parent moves away following a divorce. A parent may move away for many reasons, including a new job or family commitment. This common issue can further complicate the divorce process or make it necessary to revisit certain agreements such as child custody, child support or spousal support. Child Custody A parent can move without immediately losing custody. In California, a change in custody is allowed only if the relocation would… Read More

Five Ways Social Media Could Affect Your Child Custody Case

Girl Typing Phone Message On Social Network At Night

We have written prior blogs on how social media could affect your criminal or divorce case. However, more can be said about how an errant social media post could affect certain aspects of your divorce. You could hurt the outcome of child custody proceedings if you are not careful. Common social media mistakes that may affect child custody include: Making threatening posts. Threats of physical violence or harassment could cause you legal trouble and may… Read More

Is Divorce the Right Choice?

Deciding whether to file for divorce can be one of the most difficult decisions you have ever faced. However, it is a choice that millions of people in the US will ultimately make. The American Psychological Association (APA) estimates that 40 to 50 percent of marriages in the US end in divorce. While each case is going to be different, there are still common reasons why people end their marriages. Examples include but are not… Read More

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

Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa Finalize Divorce

Rapper Wiz Khalifa and former exotic dancer Amber Rose finalized their divorce earlier this month. The couple was married for 14 months and has a three-year-old child, Sebastian. The divorce was intense, and in the early stages of the custody battle over Sebastian both parents claimed that the other was unfit for care. The custody battle reportedly ended in a truce after Rose listened to her husband’s new hit song “See You Again,” which is… Read More

Frozen embryos ordered destroyed in California divorce case

San Francisco Superior Court Judge Anne-Christine Massullo, in the first ruling of its kind in California, has ruled that the frozen embryos that 46-year-old Dr. Mimi Lee wants to use to have a baby must be destroyed in compliance with the original agreement and the objections made by her ex-husband, Stephen Findley. According to the Los Angeles Times, in her ruling, Massullo writes: “It is a disturbing consequence of modern biological technology that the fate… Read More

Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas to divorce after 18 years

Fifty-six-year-old Golden Globe winner for Working Girl, Melanie Griffith, filed a petition on June 6 in a Los Angeles court to divorce her husband of 18 years, 53-year-old Spanish actor, producer, singer, and dancer Jose Antonio Dominguez Banderas, The Associated Press reported. Griffith and Banderas tied the knot in 1996 and have a 17-year-old daughter together. The divorce petition cited irreconcilable differences. In her court filing, Griffith, who has “Antonio” tattooed on her right shoulder, indicated that she… Read More

Singer Frankie Valli triumphs in CA Supreme Court divorce feud

The California Supreme Court unanimously reversed an appeals court decision on May 15, deciding that 80-year-old Four Seasons singer Frankie Valli’s ex-wife Randy would not be eligible for the full amount of a life insurance policy taken out by Valli, San Jose Mercury News reported. In the ruling penned by Justice Joyce Kennard, it was expressly stated that the singer never gave up his interest in the life insurance policy invested in with money shared between the then-married couple…. Read More

How marriage can affect your taxes

A recent marriage or divorce can affect the process of filing taxes. Remember the following tips when filing your taxes this season. To determine whether you should indicate “single” or “married” when recording your status in your tax return, determine what your civil status was on December 31, the last day of the tax year. If you are currently undergoing divorce proceedings, your status is still considered married. Couples who choose to file tax returns… Read More

Divorced Jewish woman unable to remarry

Though Lonna Kin has been divorced under California state law for 7 years, she remains married to her first husband under Jewish law. Kin’s husband has recently remarried because of a loophole in Jewish marriage doctrine. The same loophole is not available to Lonna. Lonna will only able to remarry if her husband grants her a “get.” A get is a document that proclaims the marriage dissolved. The attorneys at the [firm-name], handle family law… Read More

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