Recognizing an International Divorce

Many people have a divorce judgment from another state or country and are now living in California. In California, recognition and enforcement of a foreign country divorce judgment ordinarily turns strictly on principles of “comity” – i.e, voluntary cooperation. The...

Getting Copies of your Divorce Judgment

Many times a client comes in, unsure if they are divorced or not. Or, sometimes they know they were divorced but don’t have any paperwork supporting it. The Los Angeles Superior Court is now providing certified copies of divorce judgment records online through their...

Modifying Child Custody Orders

Working with your child’s other parent is the easiest way to modify your parenting plan and custody schedule. If you and the other parent agree to the changes, you can file your new plan with the court and the court will usually accept it. If you want to modify...

Airbnb Regulations

There are more than 18,923 Airbnb rentals available in Los Angeles right Los Angeles and Airbnb have battled for years over short-term rental regulations, and home-sharing is technically illegal in the city. On December 11, the Los Angeles City Council approved a new...

Calculate Child Support

California law requires courts to adhere to statewide uniform guidelines in setting child support orders. The Payment Estimator applies the statewide uniform guideline calculation to the information that you enter into the blank fields. Go to...

Student Loans Taken Out During Marriage

After a divorce, you likely will be asked to shoulder the responsibility for your student loans. Any loan incurred before or during marriage for a spouse’s education or training which remains unpaid at the time of divorce must be assigned for payment to the...

Shareholder Derivative Suits

When an investor buys the stock of a corporation, he or she becomes an owner of the company. Although the board of directors and appointed executive officers run the day-to-day operations of the company, they ultimately serve at the pleasure of the shareholders....