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
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?
Husband and wife have the same rights in a divorce. This means that the laws with regard to divorce do not discriminate with regard to the sex of the parties or their roles in the marriage. California is a community property state. In this regard,real estate as well as assets and debts that were … Read more about What are my Rights as a Wife in a California Divorce?
An uncontested divorce is one in which both parties agree to divorce and also agree on any issues they may have. An uncontested divorce is the best kind of divorce because it is less costly and tends to be less emotional. Couples who decide to divorce amicably discuss their situation in an … Read more about 4 Steps to an Uncontested Divorce
When the spouse is served in a Divorce matter, he/she has 30 days to ‘respond’. Sometimes people confuse the ‘proof of service’ papers with the ‘response’ document. These two actions are not the same! A ‘proof of service’ is needed for all Divorce petitions. The ‘proof of service’ needs to be filed … Read more about What Happens if the Spouse does not Respond to Divorce Papers in California?