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What To Do If You Suffered a Dog Bite Injury in California

What To Do If You Suffered a Dog Bite Injury in California Many people are surprised to discover that California has one of the highest rates of dog bit injuries and deaths related to dog attacks in the entire country. For example, in 2019, approximately 48 dog attacks led to the death of an individual,…
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How Pet Custody Works During Divorce in California

How Pet Custody Works During Divorce in California For many people, their pet is a member of the family on par with a child. This is why it is fairly common for spouses to engage in heated disagreements when attempting to negotiate “pet custody.” In California, the landscape for these discussions was changed dramatically in…
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Legal Effects of Substance Abuse on Child Custody in California

Legal Effects of Substance Abuse on Child Custody in California When parents decide to get divorced, the process can be stressful and emotionally charged, especially when it comes to the issue of child custody. This sensitive matter becomes even more complicated when you, or your spouse, has a substance abuse issue. If you are struggling…
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Impact of Mental Illness on Child Custody in California

Impact of Mental Illness on Child Custody in California A divorce case involving a parent with a mental illness or psychological condition is inherently complex and will prove challenging. Why? Because the terms “mental illness” and “psychological condition” are quite broad and may include a parent who is depressed, a parent with anxiety, and/or a…
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Benefits of Hiring a Russian-Speaking Lawyer

Benefits of Hiring a Russian-Speaking Lawyer When it comes to sensitive legal matters where the stakes are high, such as filing for divorce, securing child custody, drafting an estate plan, etc. language can be a significant barrier to achieving success in your case. If you are unable to understand the law, statutory provisions, filing deadlines,…
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Four Types of Restraining Orders in California

Four Types of Restraining Orders in California If you have been threatened by another individual or been subjected to physical violence, you may be able to obtain a restraining order that legally prohibits the individual from coming in contact with you or even being within a certain distance of your residence. If you are looking…
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UNDERSTANDING THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN POWER OF ATTORNEY AND CONSERVATORSHIP

Understanding the Difference Between Power of Attorney and Conservatorship Pop star Britney Spears is doing more than making large sums of money singing and dancing in Las Vegas.  She is shedding light on a legal mechanism that can have a significant impact on an individual’s life – conservatorship. If you are familiar with the concept of…
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HOW CHILD SUPPORT AND SPOUSAL SUPPORT ARE CALCULATED IN CALIFORNIA

How Child Support and Spousal Support are Calculated in California When a married couple decides to part ways and file for divorce in California, a critically important issue that must be addressed before the divorce is finalized is financial support. In most divorce cases, the issue of financial support revolves around two different forms of…
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HOW COERCIVE CONTROL IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN CALIFORNIA

How Coercive Control is Domestic Violence in California The Governor of California enacted a significant piece of legislation into law that unequivocally establishes “coercive control” as a form of domestic abuse in the Golden State. The legislation is actually an amendment to the California Domestic Violence Prevention Act. What Exactly is Coercive Control? Experts describe…
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PROCRASTINATING ON YOUR ESTATE PLAN ONLY LEADS TO HEART ACHE

Procrastinating on Your Estate Plan Only Leads to Heart Ache Here is a true story highlighting the risks associated with failing to plan your estate. A happily married couple with two teenage children worked diligently and saved their earnings to the point that they had an estate worth roughly $4 million. They resided in San…
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