Date of separation would seem like a very simple concept to most. In true lawyerly fashion, it has been subject of many case law. Current case law states, in a nutshell, that in order to be  considered “separated” the parties have to be living separate and a part. This creates a problem once a party […]Continue reading

The most important part of having a positive child custody outcome  is being successful mediation.  Often parties make the mistake thinking that  the judge will have a greater role than the mediator in their custody case. Most counties in California will have recommending mediators. What this means is that the mediator makes a recommendation for  the judge after meeting […]Continue reading

The divorce process can be long and very emotional, especially if children are involved.  There are steps you can take before starting the process to make it easier financially, and emotionally. Before starting the process it is important to discuss your particular circumstances with an experienced family law attorney.  This consultation would ideally happen months […]Continue reading

There are very strict rules as to what type of notice must be given in the event that the landlord wants to regain possession of their property. There is 3, 30, 60, and even a 90 day notice that may be required depending on the facts. Certain circumstances allow for the landlord to give a […]Continue reading