The COVID-19 pandemic has majorly impacted the state of our world economy. A question that comes of this is how the COVID-19 will affect property division in pending and future divorces. California is a community property state. Therefore, it is the basic presumption that property acquired during the marriage is community property. Upon divorce, the…

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COVID-19 is a force that the world has never experienced before.  The pandemic has affected public health, work, schools, social settings, and family life, specifically in the case of marriages.  The feeling of the unknown combined with home confinement and increasing financial stress has pushed the tipping points for many marriages.               In unfortunate situations…

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COVID-19 has casted a halt on family planning, especially in the case of surrogacy services. Due to COVID-19, hundreds of prospective surrogacy parents are unable to enter the United States to meet their newborn child.  The pandemic has left many unanswered questions for parents who seek surrogacy services from abroad: How can we protect our…

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Domestic violence tends to move in silence. Statistically speaking individuals being abused are either unaware of the abuse or too scared to speak up, thus creating a vicious cycle and dark breeding grounds for the abuser. This blog post discusses the specifics of what entails domestic violence within family law and the legal strategies to…

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Transnational or intercultural marriage is more prevailing; thus, it is common that parents have different nationality and reside in different places. However, when the marriage of a transnational couple comes to be unstable and inclines to rupture, this may result in the relocation of a child with a parent. As a result, during the time…

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Commercial surrogacy is banned in most of the world – including many U.S. states – and for a long time, infertile couples, singles, and homosexual couples only had a few options to turn to when it came to finding a international surrogate. India, Nepal, Thailand, and Mexico were a few countries where surrogacy services are…

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In the United States alone, research has shown that 40-50% of first marriages will end in divorce or permanent separation. The risk of divorce for second marriages is even higher at 60%. Although divorce has always been common in American society, divorce has become more common over the last 50 years, and the divorce rate…

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Entering the 21st century allowed easy access to the entire globe. A result of this international experience is the rise of international marriages. Many who enter into international marriages consider the laws of these differing countries and turn to prenuptial agreements to protect themselves or their assets. These agreements serve as valuable documents throughout the…

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Sometimes, at the end of a marriage, one spouse moves out of the house, never to be seen again. When this happens, can a divorce still be granted? Divorces are a form of lawsuits. In order to complete a lawsuit in California, the other party must be provided legal notice of the proceedings through a…

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