Where to File Family Law Cases in Riverside County

With divorce rates at an all-time high, it is more and more common that residents in Riverside County will be forced to utilize the services of the California Family Law Courts. This could be for simple divorces with no issues or complex family law cases with custody, visitation, child and spousal support and asset and debt division. No matter how simple or complex the case, if your residence is in Riverside County the Riverside County Family Law Courts will be where your case is filed and processed. Each county in California essentially handles family law cases in the same way, […]

Availability of Public Court Records for Riverside County

Modern Technology and the Courts Intersect

With the advance of technology, as well as the widespread use of it, it is no surprise that almost any piece of information is available online. This is no different for most court records for California and specifically the Superior Courts of Riverside County. With 58 Counties in California, most of these courts have made available court proceeding information for anyone who cares to look it up. While the amount of information available does vary from County to County, and also depending on the type of case, for the most part, access to specific information […]

Notice & Appearance of Employee Benefit Plan

Have your received a notice and appearance of employee benefit plan from CalPERS? If you have received this notice in the mail you are not alone. The notice was sent because you are probably going through or finishing a family law case where a CalPERS account is subject to be divided.

What is it? The notice and appearance of employee benefit plan, California Judicial Counsel form FL- 374 is usually sent out by the CalPERS community property unit after they have been served a Joinder, or been made aware that they are a party to a family law case.

What information is […]

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 […]