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Newspapers seeking a court order to run legal advertising must show the court that they are a newspaper published for the dissemination of local or telegraphic news and intelligence of a general character. However, exactly what this means has been the subject of several cases. This requirement comes from either of the two statutes in California to become a newspaper of general circulation. Under Government Code § 6008(a)(1), adjudication as a newspaper of general…
Tips and Tricks to Avoid Pissing off a Family Court Judge If you want to avoid making a bad impression on the family court judge in your case, or if you have already made a bad impression and want to improve relations with the court moving forward, keep reading! Family court judges have a stressful job. They are often overburdened with an outrageous caseload, and an insufficient court staff. These judges have to make decisions…
Common Child Custody Arrangements [Visitation Schedules] There are a few go-to joint child custody schedules that tend to suit a large number of families for those of us who spend our days immersed in the world of California family law. Every family is different, and every custody arrangement should be tailored to fit the needs of each family, especially the children; but the are only so many ways days/weeks/months can be divided between parents. Whether…
Form Complaint for Partition by Sale in California If you co-own real estate in California, you know the headaches that can accompany the ownership of property by tenants-in-common or joint tenancy. Disputes often arise when owners disagree on the best use of the property. Perhaps f the owners wants to sell, but the other one doesn’t want to? These disputes between co-owners of property can be resolved through a partition action in California. Under California
How Long Does it Take to Get Divorced in California? If you file a Petition for Dissolution (Divorce) today, how long until you are officially divorced? If you conduct a Google search on “How long does a divorce take in California?” nearly every search result will assure you that you can be divorced within 6 months! Technically, that is true. That isn’t the whole story, however. The truth is that your divorce takes as long…
California Partition Actions for Beginners Real estate is and continues to be one of the most lucrative investments that people can make. The demand for real property, like a family home, parcel of land or townhouse, also makes it one of the most expensive assets that people ever purchase. Often times, individuals look to share the cost of purchasing a real estate property with other parties such as investors, family members or friends, each being…
Everything You Need to Know To Successfully Share Joint Custody of Your Child You and your ex didn’t work out as a couple. You may dislike or even hate every single thing about him or her, except the child you share. No matter how your relationship with your ex ended, hating the other person who brought your child into this world and shares his or her DNA is not an option. Kids are observant and…
Buying Bankruptcy Homes, Assets, Houses, Real Estate & Property from a Bankruptcy Court Many buyers of real estate know how to purchase a property using a Realtor or at a foreclosure auction, but there is considerable mystery about how to buy homes and other real estate out of bankruptcy. Indeed, a close review of bankruptcy sales shows a discount of 10 to 50% off of prices paid in the open market if there are no…
Successful Step Parenting – What You Need to Know to be a Successful Step Parent in a Blended Family I always wonder about that evil step-mother from Cinderella. Maybe she wasn’t always evil, but the stress of marrying into a family unit with all of the expectations and pressures of motherhood along with the death of her new spouse and resentment of her step-daughter turned her evil… Or perhaps she was just evil because Cinderella…
New California Homestead Exemption Amount (2020) Currently under consideration by Governor Newsom is a bill that would protect numerous homeowners by increasing the California homestead to an amount that would keep most homes from creditors. It’s no surprise that this issue is coming up given the financial issues surrounding eviction moratoriums, COVID-19, and elections in the news. With this backdrop and the support of bankruptcy attorneys, the California legislature passed AB 1885 (and the…