Unscrupulous providers
Posted on 04-15-2015 by Dr. David B. Adams

The very nature of an injury, and the ensuing course of care, often does not inspire the patient’s confidence. Aside from those injuries that are transparently severe, many injuries are, from the onset, minimized. Setting aside those employers who ask the worker not to report the injury, or those... Read More

How can you tell if your spouse is spying on your computer, and what can you do to protect yourself?
Posted on 04-08-2015 by Matthew S. Blado

With the advent of laptop computers and the smartphone, you can take your digital life everywhere with ease and convenience. So much can be done on the go with these devises, but there is a downside to the convenience. It seems like every couple weeks you hear a news report about another Hollywood starlet... Read More

Keeping Inherited Money Separate
Posted on 03-26-2015 by Matthew S. Blado

Most parents want to ensure their children have every advantage and opportunity they can afford to provide to ensure they are successful and happy. Many parents also want to leave a financial legacy for their children after they pass away in the form of trusts or inheritances. These gifts of money or... Read More

Can I be Forced to Testify as a Witness?
Posted on 03-25-2015 by Rosanne M. Beach

Here at the Law Offices of Nancy J. Bickford, we do our best to settle family law disputes in an amicable fashion. If the circumstances permit, we work with the parties (and opposing counsel) to help the parties reach a settlement agreement that they are both content with. Consequently, we also help... Read More

Your Cheating Hart
Posted on 03-24-2015 by Matthew S. Blado

Actor and comedian, Kevin Hart , whose new movie Get Hard co-starring Will Farrell set to release on March 27th, is on top of the world. It also appears that the feud between Kevin's first Wife and mother of his two children, Torrei Hart, and his fiancé, Eniko Parrish is over. Life for Kevin... Read More

Not writing a legal blog? 3 reasons why you better start #writinglegally
Posted on 03-11-2015 by Chad Troyan

Blogs, a useful tool for those gifted in writing, but a daunting tool for those who lack the ability to maintain a routine. So how does blogging fit into the legal realm today? Blogging seems to be a growing trend for lawyers today, but for those who don’t blog, here are 3 reasons why every... Read More

Divorce Versus Annulment Matters When Filing Taxes
Posted on 03-10-2015 by Rosanne M. Beach

It's that time of year again...tax time! It's a time of gathering all of your financial documents and keeping your fingers crossed that you will get a big refund in the mail rather than having to pay Uncle Sam more money out of your pocket. Whether you got divorced or had your marriage annulled... Read More

So Your Ex Quit Their Job...Now What Do You Do?
Posted on 03-10-2015 by Matthew S. Blado

With the national economy making positive strides, and the unemployment rate down more than 4% from the same period in 2010, worry about involuntary termination of employment is less of a concern for parties' involved in a divorce cases in California . But what happens if the other party voluntarily... Read More

Tips for Divorced Taxpayers
Posted on 03-05-2015 by Rosanne M. Beach

By now, it's likely that you've heard the H&R Block commercials or you are at least aware of their well-advertised "Get Your Billion Back America" campaign. H&R Block, like many other tax service companies, is clearly committed to pushing for consumers to use their services... Read More

Reconciling after Divorce is Finalized
Posted on 03-03-2015 by Rosanne M. Beach

Those who haven't been too jaded by divorce may choose to re-marry again . Perhaps they now know what they are looking for (or certain characteristics they are trying to avoid) in a partner or they are simply in a difference stage of life and ready for another go at marriage. But after all of the... Read More

Reconciling after Filing for Divorce but Before Divorce is Finalized
Posted on 03-02-2015 by Rosanne M. Beach

Deciding to file for divorce or legal separation is a huge decision for any married individual. By the time that person actually gets enough courage to sit down with a divorce attorney and sign the Petition for Dissolution of Marriage or Petition for Legal Separation , his or her mind is typically made... Read More

Gwyneth Paltrow is Proof that Divorce Doesn't Have to be Ugly
Posted on 02-26-2015 by Rosanne M. Beach

Gwyneth Paltrow's split from Coldplay's lead vocalist, Chris Martin, has been anything but ugly. Most celebrity divorces are buzzed about because of the crazy scandals that supposedly caused the divorce and the long-drawn out fights over money and custody that typically ensue. However, Paltrow... Read More

Dividing Art in Your San Diego Divorce
Posted on 02-25-2015 by Rosanne M. Beach

Divorcing couples must divide their house, cars, money, furniture, businesses, retirement accounts and everything else they own. Division of property is just one unpleasant but inevitable part of the divorce process. In most cases, the parties own few antiques or family heirlooms, if any at all, and... Read More

How Divorced Parents Should Properly Utilize "Our Family Wizard"
Posted on 02-23-2015 by Rosanne M. Beach

As previously blogged in my blog titled "Make Post-Divorce Co-parenting Easier with Apps," the Our Family Wizard software and database is a tool that many parents utilize and rave about. The program is particularly well-known in the family law community because attorneys and family professionals... Read More

Life Insurance and Support in Divorce
Posted on 01-27-2015 by Jaime Teuchert-Cage

At the beginning of each divorce case, the parties always have questions regarding how the divorce will impact their daily lives, especially their finances . One of the biggest issues, and often most disputed, is support. The parties cannot plan for their separate futures until they know whether a support... Read More

Changing Your Mind from Legal Separation to Divorce
Posted on 01-27-2015 by Rosanne M. Beach

The term "Legal Separation" and "Dissolution" are distinctly different in that a legal separation does not result in dissolving the marriage itself, while a dissolution of marriage does indeed dissolve the marriage and will return the parties to their single status. There are several... Read More

Option to Hire a Privately Compensated Temporary Judge
Posted on 12-16-2014 by Rosanne M. Beach

If you are going through a divorce then you are likely aware of how impacted the courts are, due to a limited budget, and how long a divorce can be drawn out as a result of court hearings being scheduled months out. Impacted courts are especially a concern for litigants going through a divorce who are... Read More

Divorce Considerations When You Have a Child with a Special Needs Disability
Posted on 10-15-2014 by Rosanne M. Beach

Not all divorces are alike. Particularly, divorces involving spouses who have a special needs child will have specific considerations that should be addressed during the divorce process. Some key issues that need to be considered during a divorce proceeding in regard to a special needs child include... Read More

The Neely's File for Divorce
Posted on 10-15-2014 by Jaime Teuchert-Cage

Stars of the hit Food Network show Down Home with the Neelys , Gina and Pat Neely are getting divorced after twenty (20) years of marriage. Gina and Pat were high school sweethearts and have built a family brand consisting of products and restaurants across the United States. The Neely's show Down... Read More

Kris Jenner Files for Divorce
Posted on 10-03-2014 by Jaime Teuchert-Cage

After more than twenty (20) years of marriage, matriarch of the Kardashian clan filed for divorce from Olympic gold medalist, Bruce Jenner. The couple announced their split in October 2013, but continued to work to figure out their relationship on the reality show Keeping up with the Kardashians. The... Read More

The Role of 730 Evaluations in Family Court
Posted on 08-13-2014 by Rosanne M. Beach

At the heart of any divorce proceeding involving minor children should be the consideration of what is in the child's best interest. In high conflict cases, where the divorcing parents cannot come to a mutual agreement regarding the custody arrangement for their child or children, the court will... Read More

Further thoughts on judicial fallibility and transparency Volokh Conspiracy
Posted on 06-05-2014 by Hans Thielman

Professor Baude makes clear in this follow up blog that he's in favor of judges who are transparent about correcting their mistakes, but is concerned that our culture might cause courts to be more defensive about admitting such mistakes in the first place. http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh... Read More

The Awesome Things Blogging Can Do for Your Law Firm [INFOGRAPHIC]
Posted on 06-04-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

For many attorneys, blogging is like eating vegetables....we know they are really good for us, but we just can’t seem to get all worked up about them. But if eating vegetables was the best possible way to get your law firm coffers to overflow status, I bet you’d be digging into a plate... Read More

Prominent legal bloggers explore the cloud & legal blogging [video]
Posted on 05-01-2014 by Travis Burchart

(Please visit the site to view this video) At the 2014 LegalTech trade show the LexisNexis Firm Manager team had a chance to sponsor the blogger’s breakfast and a short panel discussion about the adoption of the law cloud, legal blogging, as well as many other interesting points around these... Read More

The Wage-and-Hour Implications of the NLRB's Northwestern Football Player Ruling
Posted on 03-27-2014 by Ted Zwayer

"By now you’ve likely heard that yesterday a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board ruled that Northwestern University’s scholarship athletes are “employees” of the university covered by, and entitled to organize under, the National Labor Relations Act].... Read More