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Avoiding Problems When Using Electronic Signatures

Although the benefits of signing documents electronically heavily outweigh the potential disadvantages involved in this process, individuals choosing to use an electronic signature service should be aware of the following pitfalls that may...

 
 

How To Find a Pro Bono Attorney

There’s so much legal advice on the Internet that it’s easy to forget how many people struggle to be able to afford it. And when people below the poverty line face genuine, difficult...

 
 

What To Do When Your Driver’s License Has Been…

“License and registration please.” These words can be unnerving enough during a routine traffic stop. But consider how these words feel when you’re driving with a suspended license. They probably sound like impending...

 
 

Buying or Selling French Property? How to Choose th…

Buying a property in France requires the specialist legal assistance of highly-trained, qualified lawyers suitably experienced in such matters. It is not just permitted to have your own legal advisor, it is highly...

 

Divorce Myths: Top 30 Misunderstood California Famil…

In reviewing readers’ posts on Lawguru.com, I frequently come across questions and comments that reveal misconceptions about California family law legal principles. In an effort to set the record straight on how the state’s...

Raising a Post-Relationship Child: 5 Steps That Will…

Parenting relationships for divorced or separated couples can sometimes turn into never-ending battles between mom and dad. In my law practice I’ve encountered many parents who make it clear to me that they...

Domestic Violence: Early Defensive Measures are a Mu…

THE GROWING PROBLEM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE A  disturbing trend that unfolded in parts of the Bay Area in the past year was a surge in domestic killings. As reported by Mark Gomez and...

California Courts Redefining Who Counts as a Parent:…

As the definition of family in America expands and shifts, California courts are trying to keep pace by redefining individuals whom the law regards as parents. Judges in recent California cases have moved...

Parenting During the Holidays: Three Steps to Create…

The end of the year holiday visitation schedule can either result In a peaceful, memorable time for parents and their children, or it can  become a painful  exercise in frustration. I have encountered...

New CA Restraining Order Law – Will this Law P…

Long Term Restraining Orders Granted as Part of a Criminal Domestic Violence Conviction The good news is that  domestic-violence victims throughout California will be able to obtain long-term protective orders the instant their...

Child Abuse and Child Custody

Courts take serious their responsibility to protect children. A parent who neglects or abuses a child is almost always seen as unfit to have custody and may even be limited or restricted in...

Don’t Let It Get To This Point: Avoid Increasi…

It is getting to the point that almost every week a tragic attack concerning a child custody or divorce dispute appears in the news. A spouse disputing property and finances falls victim to...

Budget Buzzkill: Your Vanishing Access to the Family…

Unless you were on a remote island for the last two years, you’ve suffered daily inundations of bad news about the state of the economy. California’ s overall unemployment remains over 10% and...

The End of a Marriage: A Beginning for Good Parentin…

In all the years I’ve served my family law clients, rarely have I heard a client voice pleasure over the end of a marriage. Even clients getting out of abusive relationships confided to...