In order to stop a divorce once it has been filed, the petitioner would have to file a Request for Dismissal before the spouse (also called the respondent) has responded and prior to a judgment being entered. If the spouse has responded, then he/she would need to be served with the dismissal form … Read more about How to Stop a Divorce after Filing in California
California just signed into law a new bill (Assembly Bill 2274) which will address the treatment of pets both during and after a divorce or legal separation. Beginning January 1, 2019 there will be an enhancement to the legal designation of pet animals. Whereas before this date, pets were considered … Read more about New California Law regarding the Division of Pets in a Divorce
When a woman is pregnant, and the parties are not married, the father may file a ‘paternity action’ in the court. This would establish himself as the father legally. This may be done before the child is born with the goal of making the initial phase of filing a little faster. However, once the child … Read more about How to File for Custody of an Unborn Child
Many people think that the spouse has to sign a document in order to get divorced. However, a signature from the spouse is not necessary. In a divorce, the petitioner (the one who files for divorce) files and then arranges for service. The court requires a ‘proof of service’ which is simply a … Read more about How to Get a Divorce When Spouse Won’t Sign
The process for changing an adult name in California takes about 2 to 3 months. It involves filing a petition, a publication in a legal newspaper and an appearance in court. It’s very important to note that the courts do not approve a name change for those with a criminal record or unpaid traffic … Read more about How to Legally Change your Name in California
Some people wish to file for divorce when their spouse is incarcerated. First make sure that the divorce petition is correct. An incorrect petition will likely get rejected by the court. When this happens, the petition will need to be amended and re-served.When the petition is filed correctly, it is … Read more about How to Serve Divorce Papers to Someone in Jail
A Living Trust in California is an estate planning document that allows for the easy transfer of assets to beneficiaries, usually within weeks, upon the death of the owner of such assets. In California, a Trust avoids the high cost as well as the lengthy time associated with a probate. At Legal … Read more about What Is A Living Trust In California?
Both husband and wife are subject to the same divorce laws. This means that the law is not sexist in any way. Today it is as common for the wife to pay spousal support as it is for husband to pay it. An experienced divorce attorney will assess a divorce based on a number of facts such as the … Read more about What Are My Rights as A Husband In A Divorce?