Paternity: When the Husband Isn’t the Father

In today’s society, where more and more couples are having children outside a traditional marital relationship, men are increasingly being called on to take legal and financial responsibility for their children, even if they are not married to the mother … Continue reading

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What Not to Say to Someone Going Through a Divorce

Sometimes, when it comes to the often-sensitive topic of divorce, it is just as important to know what NOT to say as it is to know what to say. This article will focus on the former… Should you know someone … Continue reading

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Gay Marriage and Divorce in California

The gay rights movement has grown by leaps and bounds in the past decade.  Eleven years ago, Massachusetts became the first jurisdiction to allow same sex marriage.  Since 2003, 13 states have begun allowing same sex marriage. Another 12 states … Continue reading

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Child Abuse and Divorce

Lately, the news has been filled with stories involving professional athletes and allegations of domestic violence and child abuse. What are the signs of child abuse? And what do you do if you believe your spouse is abusing your children? … Continue reading

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How is a Business’s Value Determined in a Divorce?

You’re going through a divorce in California and your soon-to-be-ex is claiming that half of your business is theirs. And they just might be right. Under California community property law, and absent a valid prenuptial agreement to the contrary, property … Continue reading

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Prenups 101

Premarital agreements are another name for prenuptial agreements. An engaged couple generally enters into this agreement before marriage and the agreement takes effect when they get married. By effectively rewriting California community property statutes as it applies to them, parties … Continue reading

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Grandparent Rights to Visitation in California

Does a grandparent have grandchild visitation rights in California? What if one of the parents is not involved in the child’s like, is that parent’s parents (aka the grandparents) still able to visit with the grandchild? What if out of … Continue reading

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Determining Community Contributions to a Separate Property Business

Considering filing for divorce in California? If you and your partner have started a business together, or if one of you has contributed to a business owned by the other, you might want to keep reading. One might think that … Continue reading

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Parental Alienation and Divorce

Even when divorce is amicable, it can be a very stressful time for the children who are involved.  Children have to adjust to parents living separately, moving between homes, and their family unit breaking up.  In the best case scenario, … Continue reading

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Walzer Melcher LLP Hiring Experienced Family Law Associate

The Los Angeles family law firm Walzer Melcher LLP is currently interviewing applicants for an associate position within the firm. Who Are We Looking For? We are looking to hire an associate attorney with four plus years experience in family … Continue reading

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