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Family Law/Divorce


One of the many questions we are often asked by our Family Law clients has to do  with the division of assets and debts upon the termination of marriage. Clients often ask: If my spouse took out student loans during the marriage, does that mean I’ll have to pay off half of the debt? The answer is never simple and it depends on many different factors. When a couple begins the process of divorce, each must disclose assets and debts and...

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An initial consultation is meant as an opportunity for a client to connect with an advocate.  This is the time to learn about the attorney and the options available in pursuing representation.  The more prepared you are, the better the attorney will be able to assess your legal needs and determine the best course of action.  This could also result in saving you time and money depending on the type of consultation you are to receive....

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The purpose of the mediation is for the parents to talk out custody and visitation issues, and compromise where possible. San Diego County is a “recommending county” which means that the FCS mediators draft reports and make recommendations to the Court after you attend FCS mediation. You and the other parent will meet with the FCS mediator, who is a neutral third party. Neither of you are allowed to have attorneys present...

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What is ESI?


January 30, 2016

Do you ever wonder what is all of the information stored on your computer, voicemail, text, instant messaging, digital images called? The data is called Electronically Stored Information (ESI) and depending on whether you are involved in a divorce, civil or criminal matter, your electronically stored information may be crucial and discoverable. “Discovery” in the legal world is the process in which information necessary to a civil or...

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A divorce in California is called a Dissolution of Marriage, and can be either contested or uncontested. Sometimes a divorce can start as contested but can change to uncontested after the passage of time where the parties have had time to think about what they want to accomplish. CALIFORNIA UNCONTESTED DIVORCE Uncontested divorces occurs when a couple agrees on every issue necessary to conclusively and effectively terminate their...

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The dissolution of marriage is a stressful, lengthy and often expensive process. For many, the cost is overwhelming. For the indigent, the potential service of an attorney is not even a possibility. This forces self – representation to become an option for many because of economic necessity.   There are attorneys who offer limited scope representation in a divorce as an alternative to full representation. When a party chooses to...

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