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Month: November 2016

Trusts and dogs: Planning an estate to include a pet

Many people in California go to great lengths to document their wishes concerning distribution of assets after they die. Some, however, overlook the need to provide for their pets. Careful estate planning is a worthwhile endeavor that helps protect an estate owner's...

Avoiding divorce stress during the holiday season

Soon, many families in California and throughout the United States will be celebrating a festive holiday season. For those who are in the midst of divorce, certain challenges might arise that could make or break celebrations, depending on the circumstances. Others...

Celebrities and Stepparent Adoption

A little celebrity gossip for the weekend: Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes have been in the tabloid news quite a bit lately, and it's not due to their professional acting careers. It's their personal lives that are drawing interest. There's much speculation that the...

Extreme Property Disputes

When a couple separates, child custody and support are often the foremost issues. But property disputes are not far behind, and especially so if there are no children and you have been married for awhile. You want what's yours, right? It may seem somewhat simplified...