Why We Need Prenup Jan02

Why We Need Prenup

Before heading down THAT ROAD, make sure to think about a prenuptial agreement. As difficult as a subject this is, alcohol may be your best opening move… To be more serious, a prenup should be explained as benefiting both parties. As hard as it is to believe on the surface, by spelling out both parties’ liabilities and asset...

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Divorce and Higher Blood Pressure Linked, Study Shows Jan02

Divorce and Higher Blood Pressure Linked, Study Shows

  Divorce, especially international divorce, has long been known for its added stress on individuals, whether it be emotional, mental, or physical. What most people do not realize is that long-term stress brought upon by divorce can lead to more serious health problems. In a sleep study conducted by David Sba...

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Labor Law: Why It Is Ideal to Know the Difference Between Exempt vs. Non-Exempt Employees Jan02

Labor Law: Why It Is Ideal to Know the Difference Between Exempt vs. Non-Exempt Employees

Do you have to determine whether a professional in your company is exempt from California overtime laws? This can be a challenging and confusing exercise for many who are attempting to classify a professional employee as exempt or non-exempt from overtime laws. If your professional employee is, for example, a doctor, dentist, arch...

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Understanding the Complications of International Divorce Laws Jan14

Understanding the Complications of International Divorce Laws

With the trend to facilitate interactions under the concept of a global village, the relationship between people from different countries is closer than ever before. As such, international marriage has become quite common across the globe. However, because of the disparity of cultures, some conflicts may be raised during their marria...

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Top Causes of Divorce in the U.S. and How They May Influence International Divorces Jan14

Top Causes of Divorce in the U.S. and How They May Influence International Divorces

The primary causes of divorce, which are likely very similar across countries and cultures, are finances, lack of communication, and trust. In general, no matter how much money one earns, arguments about finances are a huge reason for eventual divorce. This plays an even bigger role in international divorce, since some countries are ...

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Your First-Time Meeting with a Military Divorce Attorney Jan14

Your First-Time Meeting with a Military Divorce Attorney

The divorce process is hard, especially when you are not in the legal field and when the emotions are intense.  When your spouse is in the military, do different rules apply?  How do you and your children obtain support while your spouse is away on active duty or in an unknown location?  Those are some of the common questions that...

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Workers’ Compensation: Defining Industrial Injury Jan14

Workers’ Compensation: Defining Industrial Injury

In California, employers are required to have workers’ compensation insurance to cover employee injuries, also called industrial injuries.  How can an employer or employee identify when an industrial injury has occurred through occupational labor?  Sometimes it is easy to identify an industrial injury (ex: office...

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Is the California Paid Sick Leave Law a Step Backward? Jan14

Is the California Paid Sick Leave Law a Step Backward?

Beginning January 1, 2015, California’s new paid sick leave law takes effect. This new law mandates that California employers must allow its employees to accrue and use paid sick time. However, while this new paid sick leave law aims to benefit employees and is seemingly a leap forward for employees’ workplace ri...

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Is Visitation with a Parent in Prison Beneficial to a Child? Jan14

Is Visitation with a Parent in Prison Beneficial to a Child?

It may come as a surprise but prison inmates retain the right of reasonable visitation with their children, despite being incarcerated.  Courts have held that refusing to allow reasonable parental visitation with his or her child while incarcerated should only be justified by some compelling necessity, such as a parent dangerously a...

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How to Serve a Spouse with Divorce Papers in another Country Jan14

How to Serve a Spouse with Divorce Papers in another Country

After you file for divorce, you must properly serve your spouse with a copy of your summons and petition regardless of where they reside. When your spouse lives out of the country there are additional procedures you must follow in order to ensure the service of these documents is proper. The type of service which is required depends ...

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