Garnishing Wages for Child Support or Alimony

If you have a court order requiring someone to pay you child support or alimony, you shouldn’t have to wait for a check in the mail or hear excuses about why someone can’t pay this month.   You can have the court automatically take the money out of their paycheck....

What if I can’t afford a divorce attorney?

One of the main concerns people have when faced with a divorce is how to pay for a lawyer. Often the spouse petitioning for divorce makes all the money and can afford an expensive divorce lawyer while the responding spouse doesn’t have any money they can call their...

Bird Scooter/Santa Monica Business License

The company has settled a legal spat with the beach city over allegations that Bird failed to secure a business license and did not comply with administrative citations. The complaint alleged that Bird began operating its scooters without city approval and that it...

Can I keep my engagement ring if we broke up?

The answer depends on whether you were married. If you were married then you can keep it. It’s yours. But if you never married, you’ll need to give it back. The rules of contract law apply to a wedding proposal. The person giving the ring is offering it to the other...

Bulletproof Estate Plans that Avoid the Estate Tax

Creating an estate plan is a lot like getting into better shape. We all know we should do it, but most of us never make the first move because the task seems daunting. You will have to look elsewhere for a diet and exercise plan. But if you need an estate plan, you...

How to collect past due child support in California

If someone owes you past due child support and you want to collect in California, here are some things you want to know. California’s Department of Child Support Services charges a minimal fee to collect past due child support for members of the general public. To...