Is my will sufficient here in California?
If you just moved to California, and you have a will created in a different state, you may need to redo it. The reason is that wills are not given powers in California. This means that a will does not protect against probate, federal taxes, or creditors. In California, the only way to do that is to create a living trust (also known as a comprehensive estate plan). Different states give different powers to wills. If you are new to the process and are beginning your estate
Do I need an attorney for child custody?
Do I need an attorney for child custody? Yes, you do. Child custody and child support are the most litigated issues in California family law cases. They can be very complicated and take a very long time to adjudicate in court. Many times, domestic violence charges are taken into consideration in child custody cases even if the violence was not directed to the children. This is not something you should be handling on your own if you have limited knowledge of the legal syst