Important Steps to Consider When Getting a Divorce

Seek Protection

If you have reason to believe that your husband or wife might become violent against you or your children, can have the ability to abduct the children, or can even take funds from any accounts or conceal properties, there are steps you can take in an effort to protect yourself.

A few of these protective steps may include obtaining a court order in an effort to prevent domestic abuse, alerting your child’s school that the child can only be released to you, or even securing a passport restriction to avoid your child from being taken outside of the country. You […]

Where to file a Conservatorship in Riverside County

As our parents age or as special needs children reach the age of majority filing for conservatorship is often necessary to continue to provide for their needs and wellbeing. The California Courts, specifically the probate division are tasked with handling conservatorship proceedings. While there are 58 Counties in California and each County may have a handful of Probate Divisions, the process, timeline and costs are typically uniform since the County Superior Courts are under the same California Judicial System. Simply put, a conservatorship case filed in Los Angeles County would likely run the same course as it would if filed […]

The Difference Between a Legal Separation and a Divorce in California

Making the decision between filing for a legal separation or for filing for a divorce can be challenging. Here is a quick reference to some of the major differences and similarities.

Understanding the Distinctions Between Filing For a Legal Separation and Filing For a Divorce

When filing for either a legal separation or a divorce, it is important to know that both have very similar processes, timelines and costs, but the end result in a divorce is the termination of a marriage. There is a date of separation between the parties in both procedures, which affects how property and finances will be […]

Where to File My Living Trust in California

With the “Baby Boomers” aging and more awareness with regards to estate planning, Living Trusts are as popular as ever as a tool for California residents to state their wishes as well as attempt to avoid the California probate process. While Living Trusts are common, understanding many of the details, documents and how it all functions can still be elusive to those getting ready to have Living Trusts prepared as part of their estate planning.

One big question that people getting ready to prepare living trust documents could be “Where Do I File My Trust”.  This is a relevant question as […]

Revocable Living Trusts: The Common Advantages

If you are considering including a revocable living trust as a portion of your established estate plan, it is important that you recognize the common advantages of including a trust. While doing research you may come across a wealth of information and it may seem a bit overwhelming so here are some typical advantages to revocable living trusts in California

The Benefits of Having a Revocable Living Trust Prepared

To Avoid Probate: This is perhaps the greatest potential benefit of when it comes to utilizing a revocable living trust. With a revocable living trust, you can usually avoid putting your property […]