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 beyond traditional notions of biology and adoption and have begun at times to assign parental rights to adults with no genetic or legal ties to… Read More »
Contesting a will can be a difficult decision – and it can have difficult consequences. Problems from inheritance have plagued mankind for millennia, and even in modern times, there are never any easy solutions for everyone. At some point, if a will is being contested, someone is going to end up unhappy. But it’s important to understand when… Read More »
If you’ve come to this article because of a troublesome relationship with a spouse, you know just how tough these situations can be. A marriage is a major investment – not only of money and time, but of your own emotions, your hopes for the future, and countless sacrifices. Talking about getting a divorce seems to erase all… Read More »
Trouble in the workplace can be a major issue for a lot of people. After all, you likely spend around 40 hours a week at your place of work – time that could otherwise be spent with friends and family. A hostile work environment can put a damper on your entire daily routine, and the fact that you… Read More »
We’ve all heard the stories in the news: a product has failed, and someone who was hurt or injured as a result of that failure is filing a lawsuit. It might seem like an unlikely scenario – at least, until product liability becomes a major part of your life.
Hiring an employee is not as simple as it once was. Payroll taxes, social security, long lines for job interviews – they all make the entire process seem convoluted and bloated. But if you really need to add labor to your company, it’s important that you’re able to navigate the legal minefield of new hires without ever feeling… Read More »
Having a lawyer represent you can be exciting, especially if it’s a new experience. They have a lot of legal knowledge and legal access that you don’t, which makes them seem like an expert even if they’re not an expert in particular. It’s also good to know that you have someone in your corner, who is thinking about… Read More »
Given the new globalisation effects in modern societies and the consequences of the financial crisis, EU adopted a new approach towards immigration policy. This European policy intends to establish bilateral and multilateral agreements with EU neighbours and other countries presenting immigration flows towards the EU, in order to benefit the human capital from the countries concerned.
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 many families and their parenting arrangements in my decades as a family law attorney. Needless to say, I’ve observed the best and worst examples of… Read More »
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 assailants are criminally convicted, rather than endure a multistep process that can drag on for months. This new law will take effect January 1, 2012.… Read More »