2 April 2013 0 Comments

How to find hidden assets during a divorce

Share If you are struggling through a divorce and have suspicions that your spouse may be hiding marital assets, finding those assets could be critical to your future. It is believed that at least 20 percent of spouses attempt to conceal assets or income during a divorce and that, by and large, the spouse who […]

16 May 2012 0 Comments

Administering an estate

Share The process of administering an estate of a loved one can only add to your emotional turmoil. California law requires any estate without a Will (when someone dies intestate) to go through the probate process and in some cases, estates valued at more than $150,000 may be subject to probate.  It’s a tedious and […]

11 October 2011 0 Comments

Contesting a Will

ShareContesting a Will is usually initiated by a family member.  Valid grounds to contest a Will include that it was not properly executed, the testator lacked testamentary capacity, it is fraudulent, or written under duress – to name a few. Any interested party can petition the court to contest a decedent’s will after his or […]

29 September 2011 0 Comments

Understanding estate planning documents

ShareEstate planning details what your wishes are for after you die – who will get your property, money, assets, etc.  It also covers what will happen if you can no longer make decisions for yourself.  It provides for the efficient transfer of your assets after your death. It is wise to draw up your estate […]

19 June 2011 0 Comments

Reporting child abuse

ShareChild abuse is not only broken bones and bruises; it also includes emotional abuse and child neglect.  It leaves scars that last a lifetime. You can make a difference in a child’s life by learning and knowing the signs of child abuse.  Do not ignore a child’s needs.  Make sure they are not put in […]

26 May 2011 0 Comments

Loved ones being abused

ShareI have been asked time and again what one should do if they suspect elder abuse is happening to someone they know in a nursing home. It is important to immediately discuss your concerns with personnel at the facility – whether it be the nurse, an aide or the dietitian. The concerns can include your […]

28 January 2011 0 Comments

Estate planning and divorce

ShareAfter divorce, it is important to revise any estate planning documents you might have in order to protect your loved ones.  An experienced California Family Law attorney can advise you if it is possible to name a family member or trusted friend as a trustee or custodian for your children.  Your attorney will discuss the […]

29 December 2010 0 Comments

Keeping peace at holiday time

ShareHolidays are supposed to be a time for happiness, joy and peace, but that is not always the case.  Unfortunately, ongoing disputes among family members continue to take place; tensions and stress are high.  Some suggestions to make holiday time among family include: ·         Don’t try to change someone ·         Stay away from […]