In a divorce, a non-responsive spouse is often a good thing. This means that once a divorce is filed and the spouse is served, he/she does not file a response within the 30 day time period. As a result, the petitioner (or the attorney involved in the case) will enter a ‘default’. Once a ‘default’ is … Read more about When the Spouse does not Respond in a Divorce
When a father knows or suspects that his ex girlfriend is pregnant, he has legal rights—providing he takes certain steps. He can sign a Declaration of Paternity voluntarily stating that he is the father (this would be filed with the Department of Child Support Services) or he can file a ‘paternity … Read more about The Unborn Child and Father’s Rights
Often people wonder if they can get a divorce when their spouse does not agree. The simple answer is ‘YES’! In California if you want a divorce, you will get a divorce. California is a ‘no fault’ state (most states in the union are ‘no fault’) and as such one does not have to prove fault in order … Read more about Is Agreement Necessary in Divorce?
The term ‘In Pro Per’ simply means that a person who is filing for divorce does not have an ‘attorney of record’ for his/her case. An ‘attorney of record’ for a case means that the divorce attorney listed ‘fully represents’ the client. Attorneys that ‘fully represent’ for divorce typically do so … Read more about In Pro Per Divorce
When you’ve made the decision to divorce, your first step should be to arrange for a consultation with an experienced divorce attorney. The attorney will explain the following: Your legal rightsWhat is reasonable The divorce process Legal Rights: California has rules already in place with … Read more about Divorce—Where to Start?
It’s nice to know that there is an easy way to change your name without the hassle of driving to a law office! Legal Action Workshop offers a quick and easy name change by phone! This means that all you have to do is show up at the hearing to receive your stamped approval of your name change. A … Read more about Name Change Attorney by Phone
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