How Long Does It Take to Start a Business in California?

The time required for a California business to be formed will mostly depend upon the Secretary of State’s (SOS) office. Many states process filings promptly and efficiently, but since you’re dealing with a government entity there is no guarantee of timely service. Also, some business structures take more or less time to create. Below is […]

Alimony: Does It Last Forever?

Whether you are on the paying or receiving end of alimony, also called spousal support, you’ve likely wondered how long it will last. Each circumstance has a different answer, but the duration of alimony payments is decided primarily by the duration of the marriage and the type of alimony. The purpose of alimony is to […]

The Difference Between Slander, Libel, and Defamation

The terms defamation, libel, and slander are often used without precision or an understanding of the distinct differences of each. Often, accusations of defamation are inaccurately thrown out in response to any public, offensive statement. Through this blog, we will provide some clarity on how and when these terms truly apply. Defamation Defamation is the […]

The Benefits of a Prenuptial Agreement and How it Protects You

For many engaged couples, a prenuptial agreement is likely low on the list when preparing for their big day. A search for a wedding caterer will probably supersede the search for a family law attorney. A prenup seems more the business of billionaires or celebrity marriages. However, even couples with modest assets can benefit from […]

What is the Process of Mediation?


During a divorce, there are several methods of dispute resolution: mediation, arbitration, and litigation. An attorney is usually crucial in all forms but will play different roles for their client in each. If going through a divorce with minor children, you will likely be involved in some form of mediation, even if you choose litigation. […]

Tips to Avoid Intellectual Property Infringement

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In the daily aspects of running your business and marketing, intellectual property (IP) infringement probably isn’t at the top of your list of concerns. However, failure to be mindful of copyright infringement can result in an enormous price tag and stress. In this piece, we’ll define the main types of IP and give you a […]

What to Do When Your Spouse Tries to Hide Assets

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During a divorce, especially one dealing with a large net worth, spouses can be on the worst behavior when it comes to money. According to the National Endowment for Financial Education, 58% of spouses hide assets from their partners. If you suspect your spouse is part of the 58% hiding money in the midst of […]

Is My Spouse Entitled to Half My Business?

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Whether or not your spouse is entitled to half the value of your business is dependent upon many factors. For an accurate and thorough evaluation of your particular circumstances, we advise meeting with one of our firm’s attorneys. What follows here is a general overview of how and if a business is divided in the […]

What Happens When a Parent Has Sole Custody?

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Not every parent is the best choice for custody when it comes to their child’s well-being. In some situations, a court can grant one parent sole custody. How does this occur and what happens after these court decisions are made? We’ll cover some of what custody entails and walk you through the process that results […]