California QDRO and Divorce Overview

When a divorced and or legal separation is processed in California, often times there are community property and debts that are divided. When this community asset and debt division is processed by an agreement (martial settlement agreement or stipulated judgment) the parties can decide how those are divided, and when by default the court and or trial will make orders on this division. A common assets divided in a California family law case is a pension and or retirement account. These are accounts acquired through employment during the marriage. While most people would often think that these accounts are owned […]

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 […]

Considerations When Hiring A Legal Document Preparation Service

Is the LDA Bonded & Registered?
California Business & Professions Code §6400 requires all LDAs to be bonded to prepare legal documents in the State of California and registered with the county clerk in the county(ies) of their location. This important protection assures the consumer that the LDA has a required level of education and training, and insurance. Be careful and don’t assume that everyone who claims to be an LDA is in compliance. Do you trust the preparation of your legal documents with someone who doesn’t follow the law? Our management team is bonded and registered.
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The California Code of Statutes Goes Modern – FL-100

It also clears up previous confusion about where to file these matters. Previously, many opposite sex couples were confused about where to file, thinking it should be filed in the county or state where the marriage took place. The proper venue for California residents always has been the California court if at least one of the parties has legal residency in this state.
The confusion was compounded by same sex couples who were married in a state that no longer recognized same sex marriage or moved to state that didn’t recognize same sex marriage or divorce. Now it is clearly understood […]

Our Three Kinds of Clients – Which Kind Are You?

Each and every one of our legal document clients, past, present and future can easily be classified into one of three distinct categories. Depending on which category they fall in, determines how they handle their legal issues, and why they call us for help. Knowing which type of client they are makes it easy to predict their future because each type has a very different and sure outcome. Each of our clients is either proactive, reactive or inactive.
Our proactive client is the one who plans and does something ahead to time to avoid or at least significantly minimize future problems. […]