Only In Los Angeles: Failed Wedding of Kim Kardashian & Kris Humphries Gives Life to New California Law
Posted on 07-10-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

Ah… Kim Kardashian. She is the “bad penny” that just won’t go away. And, her 72-day marriage to Kris Humphries has given life to a law. According to Entertainment Tonight , even though their marriage didn’t last long, it prompted legislature to pass a new law that would... Read More

Discovery in Family Law Cases
Posted on 04-23-2015 by Rosanne M. Beach

Once initial papers are filed to get the divorce process started (the petition and response) the next step is typically to gather all pertinent information regarding each spouse's financial and personal information. Although both parties are required to prepare and serve declarations of disclosure... Read More

You May Not "Like" This Facebook Message
Posted on 04-15-2015 by Matthew S. Blado

Social media giant Facebook is used by more than a billion people worldwide (1.35 billion to be more accurate), so it will come as no surprise that Facebook has been involved in many family law cases in recent years. Whether it is evidence of infidelity, excessive spending, or to expose the other parties... 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

Can I Get Around the California Divorce Residency Requirements?
Posted on 03-13-2015 by Rosanne M. Beach

As one would reasonably expect, not everyone can file for divorce in California . In fact, California has strict residency requirements that each person filing for divorce must meet. Although there is no way of getting around these requirements, it doesn't mean that you absolutely can't get divorced... 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

DUI & Prosecutorial Misconduct
Posted on 03-06-2015 by MichaelKraut

A prosecutor who charges and litigates a case is expected to advocate zealously on behalf of the State or the People. However, prosecutors are bound by strict guidelines regarding what they can and cannot do in connection with a criminal matter. A violation of these guidelines may be considered prosecutorial... 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

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

How to Get Your License Back after a California DUI
Posted on 02-25-2015 by MichaelKraut

Upon being arrested for a DUI incident in California , the arresting officer will physically seize the driver’s California license and will provide him or her with a notice of an impending license suspension, set to take effect automatically in 30 days. If the driver wants to contest the license... 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

Your Rights as a DUI Suspect
Posted on 02-13-2015 by MichaelKraut

A recent California DUI arrest gained a significant amount of notoriety after the California Highway Patrol officer who arrested a female suspect accessed racy pictures of the suspect on her iPad and forwarded these photos to himself. The officer has subsequently pleaded to two counts of unauthorized... Read More

Health Insurance and Divorce 101
Posted on 02-05-2015 by Rosanne M. Beach

During marriage, it is pretty common for one spouse to have health insurance coverage provided through his/her employer and to cover the other spouse and the couple's children under that plan. How will a divorce affect both the spouse's and the children's coverage during the divorce proceedings... Read More

DUI Checkpoints and the "Ziploc Bag" Strategy
Posted on 01-28-2015 by MichaelKraut

Recently, a video has been making the rounds online regarding a novel way that a man in Florida has come up with to minimize the risk of arrest at DUI checkpoints in that state. Several states, including California, allow DUI checkpoints as an exception to the general Fourth Amendment requirement that... 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

Aiding & Abetting DUI
Posted on 01-19-2015 by MichaelKraut

Under the law, aiding and abetting refers to any act done to encourage, facilitate or aid another person’s crime. Typically, the aider or abettor is considered to have the same level of criminal liability as the person who actually commits the underlying crime and can face the same level of punishment... Read More