Pension Plan Division with The Western Conference of Teamsters Pension Trust

The Teamsters union is one of the top 10 largest employee unions in the United States representing workers from various industries. Like other major employee unions, they offer and manage pension plan accounts for their members. The Western Conference of Teamsters Pension Trust, which covers 13 Western states, is the largest area-wide multiemployer pension plan in the United States. Local offices can be found here.
Pension Division Of A Western Conference Of Teamsters Pension Plan
During a divorce, property rights are often determined. Sometimes the most valuable asset is a pension plan. The pension plan is either awarded to one person or […]

By |July 23rd, 2015|Family, Pension Divisions, QDRO|0 Comments

Social Media – A Double Edged Sword in Divorce

In a recent groundbreaking ruling in Manhattan, a judge ruled that a woman could serve her husband with divorce papers over Facebook because serving him by any other means was considered an “impossibility.” This ruling could provide a basis for the regular use of FaceBook to find missing defendants. With so many spouses having trouble serving their missing partners, this ruling could mean quicker, easier, and less expensive access to divorces for people who previously had more trouble. This is a good thing as it provides a means of access. On the other hand, it’s important to remember that what’s […]

By |July 6th, 2015|Divorce|0 Comments

A Man On A Mission – Who Is Steve Clark?

Most recently, spousal support has become a local debate in Huntington Beach. A localdivorcee is on a mission to end spousal support in California. A man named Steve Clark claims the $100,000 legal battle he experienced with his ex-wife over spousal should have been spent on his daughter’s education, not legal fees. Clark is currently spearheading a campaign to end spousal support in California. In an effort to advance the cause, Clark’s organization has drafted suggested legislation that changes California’s current spousal support statute to be nonexistent, except in cases of stay at home mothers, whose situations should be judged […]

By |June 11th, 2015|Divorce, Family, Spousal Support|0 Comments

Don’t Let The Family Law Courts Harm Our Children

On May 18 The National Review published an article called “Children Need Both Parents After Divorce”. It expresses the need for State lawmakers to pass child-custody reform laws and says that only two states are effectively encouraging family judges to order equal, or almost equal, parenting time in a divorce. It goes on to assert the negative impact on the physical and emotional health and well-being of the children who don’t have both parents actively involved in their lives and the negative impact on their parent’s mental health as well.
This article just further proves the point that we’ve been making, […]

LDA Insider Secrets to Save You Money & Time

The family law clerks do not help people get through their legal process as efficiently as possible. Handling your own legal matters can cost a lot in wasted money and time. Our job is to save you both. We also save you the aggravation of finding and paying for a parking space and standing in long lines at the court. Here are some insider tips to make your legal process better that you probably don’t know:

Both parties do not have to pay a court filing fee to participate in a dissolution of marriage or a legal separation. The court filing […]

By |March 6th, 2015|Family, Misc, Probate|0 Comments