My ex wants to move to another state with my child, what do I do?
If you’re ex wife or ex husband wants to move to another state with your child, that can be very devastating to the parent left behind. The first thing you may want to consider doing is to file move away orders. In the event, that these orders are filed your ex will not be able to move to another state without court approval. If you do have a custody agreement, your ex will be required to get your approval prior to moving. However, if your ex is remarrying a court may all
Can a trust protect my children from creditors?
Yes! If you create a comprehensive trust, it will include asset protection measures. These measures can be used to protect your children, or any other beneficiaries, from creditors who are trying to take their respective inheritances! Having a proper trust will offer you and your family a multitude of protective measures! Please call us for a free consultation!
Why does my health insurance company want money from my lawsuit for my car accident?
If you are involved in a car accident, many times medical care is required to bring you back to good health. If you are not at fault, then you also have the right to sue for any injuries you have sustained and for property damages. Damages to your person are called personal injuries. So, attorneys in this line of work are called personal injury attorneys. If you sue the person that hit you and you get a large award, then the medical insurance company has a right to claim
A Personal Story- The Importance of a Trust
Today, I am going to share a story with you. This one involves the consequences of not preparing for the unexpected. At the age of 21, I lost my father suddenly. It was horrible. One minute he was right there with me…we were driving in my car that I was so proud of since I had it bought myself. I was becoming a man. I wanted to show my dad that he has raised a capable man. As we were talking, I noticed that he had started to cough intensely. Now, he had always coughed
Is my success a disadvantage when getting a divorced?
Unfortunately, the short answer is yes. There are four parameters that are discussed when getting a divorce: division of assets, child support, child custody, and spousal support. Also, in 2013, case law came down that would entitle the spouse that makes less money to attorney’s fees if requested. If you are the more successful spouse, it makes more sense to try and work things out amicably if possible. For strategies on how you can work things out, please call our office
Living trust, estate plan, will, durable powers of attorney….what is the difference?
The law uses certain terms interchangeably. Unfortunately, these terms are confusing to the layperson. An estate plan is the correct term and refers to all of the following documents: trust, will, durable powers of attorney for finance and health care, and HIPAA. These five documents constitute a proper estate plan. Along with these documents come schedules, which are used to indicate where assets are located, and how you wish to disseminate assets. Of all of these docum
What is a default divorce?
A default divorce is one where the respondent party simply does not respond. If you are in agreement with each other, this type of divorce is a great option because it only requires one party to pay attorney fees, and court fees. The other party simply does nothing. After 6 months and one day, you can be divorced. The minimum wait period requirement for divorce is 6 months in California. Default divorces are great options for couples that are communicative and want the p
I got charged with a crime, how does this affect my immigration process?
USCIS has the sole discretion to deny, revoke, or hold the processing of green cards or naturalization paperwork if you have a criminal history. If it is determined that your crimes are crimes of moral turpitude, then this may adversely effect your ability to petition for naturalization and may cause for the revocation of your green card and result in deportation. As an example, we have gotten many phone calls from clients who have domestic violence charges put on them fro
I barely touched her, and now I got charged with domestic violence?
Under California law, if you intentionally or recklessly cause bodily injury to another or cause the reasonable apprehension of imminent serious bodily injury to another adult or minor you can be charged with domestic violence (CA Penal Code 13700-13702). No one should abuse another person. However, there are many cases where one person claims domestic violence against another falsely. Depending on the severity of the crime, it can be charged as either a misdemeanor or fel
How does the new estate exemption affect me?
The current new federal estate tax exemption amount has now moved to $11.2 Million Dollars for a single person (this includes the $10 Million plus inflation adjustment). This essentially means that if you total estate value is less than that amount, the federal government will not tax your estate upon your passing. Although there is talk of a “sunset provision” and the exemption going back down to about $5 Million, the current value is much higher than that. So, this means