5 Surprising Divorce Facts

It is important to be aware that Divorce is not handled in the same way in every state. Often when searching for information online, the facts displayed are not state-specific. Here are 5 surprising Divorce facts that pertain to California: Divorce takes a minimum of 6 months and one day from the date of service–it does not take… Read More >>

Why Adopt an Adult?

There are several reasons that an older adult may wish to adopt another adult. Here are some of them: To make formal a relationship that may have started as a child. Usually an adult(s) acts as a parent to a child.  The adult may wish to adopt the child, but may not be able to… Read More >>

Divorce or Annulment?

In California, Divorce and Annulment are very different legal matters. Here are five main differences: The most often used legal ground for Divorce does not have to be proven but simply stated i.e. ‘irreconcilable differences’ which simply means that the parties do not get along. ‘Incurable insanity’ is also a legal ground but must be substantiated… Read More >>

Probate and a Reverse Mortgage

Today, many elderly people decide to place a ‘reverse mortgage‘ on their home.  The reason for this is that it presents an attractive alternative for those who have equity and wish to stay in their home. In order to qualify, a home owner must be 62 years or older and own their home outright or… Read More >>