California litigants are allowed to disqualify judges from presiding over their cases both as a matter of right or peremptorily and on a showing of cause.
What a life! Jets, boats, houses, trips, anything your heart desires and not a care in the world. Marrying a trust fund beneficiary can give you a great life. It also can leave you penniless, in debt and the recipient of little or no support. “What?” Yes, in California it’s true. Even if you were
Spouses pillaging community assets, formerly disinterested parents vying for custody in an effort to reduce child support, destroying documents, filing motions filled with lies… There is no end to the number of storms you could be forced to weather in your divorce so finding techniques or processes to help you stay responsive but not reactive
The time has come to acknowledge that our present social and legal procedures for dealing with divorce are no longer adequate. – Governor Edmund G. Brown, Sr., 1966, explaining his support of no-fault divorce reform. California is a no-fault divorce state. This means that except in limited cases, the Judges do not want to know
When it comes to choosing a divorce lawyer, how do you decide? Here are a few quick tips to help you determine which divorce lawyer to hire: You May Want To Avoid Lawyers Who: Are general practitioners and don’t specialize in family law. Have reputations for being aggressive and disliked by lawyers and judges. Have
If you live in one of the forty-one equitable distribution states, these basics will help you understand the law that applies to the fair and equitable distribution of property.
Think of the courtroom as a stage. You’re the lead actress and the judge is a critic. He’s watching your every move and listening to your every word. Your job as the star is to convey a positive message, which in turn, leads to a favorable ruling. To prepare for your role, consider these tips.
Divorce is a complicated process, both legally and emotionally, but thoughtful planning can make your transition from married to single life smoother. Even if your intent is to settle your divorce without going to court or relying on California’s laws, best laid plans sometimes go awry. So any precautionary measures taken at the outset of
Your spouse may have betrayed you. Your spouse’s lawyer may be a really untrustworthy a**. And your brain may even be a traitor. So who can you possibly trust during your divorce? You. Only you know who you are, what you like and what you can’t live with or without. Even if you are working with
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but there is something you should know. Our brains can be our worst enemies when it comes to decision making. According to Jonah Lehrer, author of How we Decide and Proust was a Neuroscience, when it comes to making decisions different parts of our brains cause us to want