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Archive for May 2010

Unmarried Mothers Should Consult With an Orange County Family Law Attorney

Unmarried mothers face a number of legal issues that must be dealt with to secure the health and happiness of their child. A family law attorney can help unmarried mothers navigate these difficult legal issues and secure adequate child support. Unfortunately, many unmarried women find themselves alone after they become pregnant and the father of…

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Who Foots the Bill in a California Divorce?

Dealing with divorce is complicated enough, but having to deal with dividing debts makes it considerably more difficult. How a couple’s debt is divided depends on a number of different factors. In California, the community is liable for all debts that were incurred during the marriage, regardless of which partner actually incurred the debt and…

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A Closer Look at Orange County Domestic Violence and Restraining Orders

If you have been a victim of domestic violence, you have a right to look to the Court for protection. There are several different types of restraining orders that can provide domestic violence victims with this kind of protection. Being a victim of domestic violence can be a stressful and traumatic ordeal. However, there are…

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What To Know About Community Property and Domestic Partnerships in California

Registered domestic partners have the same rights as married couples when it comes to community property. Unless couples establish an agreement prior to their registration, community property rules will apply in the event of dissolution or death. In California, a domestic partnership gives parties a legal status that is similar to marriage. As such, those…

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Prenuptial Agreements Allow for Division of Future Earnings

Prenuptial agreements can be designed to protect more than just premarital assets. They can outline how couples want to divide their future earnings in the event of a divorce. While many people assume that prenuptial agreements are only useful when one partner brings a significant amount of wealth to the marriage, this assumption is incorrect.…

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What To Understand About Same-Sex Couples and Adoptions in California

Same sex couples face unique legal challenges when they decide to become a family with children. While California allows same-sex couples to adopt, the process can be long and difficult. The adoption process is often difficult even for heterosexual couples, and same-sex couples face even greater challenges when it comes to adoption. In California, GLBT…

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