Achieving a Diplomatic Divorce

You probably already know this, but divorce is never easy. Despite what you see in films and television, love and marriage aren’t always forever, and very rarely is a divorce a mutual endeavor. One side is inevitably going to be hurt by the other’s decision to leave. This does not mean, however, that a divorce [...]

2019-04-30T08:38:12+00:00 April 30th, 2019|Divorce, Family Law|0 Comments

Luke Perry – Remembering the Actor and Advocate

The bad-boy persona; the sensitive soul; the smoldering eyes; and that hair. In 1990, Luke Perry quickly became the definition of heartthrob when he rose to stardom in the wildly popular television series Beverly Hills 90210 as broody teen Dylan McKay. (Little known fact: he originally auditioned for the role of Steve Sanders, which he [...]

2019-03-26T08:37:58+00:00 March 26th, 2019|Pop Culture, Videos|0 Comments

Understanding the EB-5 Program

With the current situation at the Southern border hurting the prospect of asylum requests, and other immigration options taking up to ten years to process, a foreigner who feels persecuted or whose current living situation could be greatly enhanced if they had access to the resources the United States has to offer, can become extremely [...]

2019-02-26T14:24:47+00:00 February 26th, 2019|Business, Immigration, Legal Documents|0 Comments

New California Laws in 2019

Let’s be clear: plastic straws have not been outlawed in California. However, as of January 1, 2019, restaurants (with the exception of fast food) may not provide you with a plastic straw unless you specifically ask for one. In addition, all restaurants must provide a healthy drink, such as milk or water, as the default [...]

2019-02-26T14:25:35+00:00 January 29th, 2019|Business, California Law, Family Law, Legal Documents|0 Comments

Fact vs. Fiction: Foster Care, Adoption and the Instant Family

There are currently hundreds of thousands of children in the U.S. foster care system. To help shed light on foster care and adoption, director Sean Anders tapped into his own experiences to co-write and direct the new film, Instant Family. There’s a lot you can to take away from the film if you’re considering adopting [...]

2019-02-26T14:27:15+00:00 December 26th, 2018|Child Custody, Family Law|0 Comments

The Truth Behind Probate for Unwed Couples Without a Will or Trust

I’ll take care of it tomorrow. How many times have you said this in the past year? It seems innocuous enough, especially when something is as trivial as mailing a letter or taking out the garbage. But there are some things, such as going to the doctor or planning your retirement, that could have major [...]

Hardships Facing Asylum Seekers at the U.S. Border

Who’s gone to the DMV only to have to wait for your number to be called? It’s frustrating, having to sit there for hours on end just to turn in a form or get a new picture taken. It’s even more frustrating when you have an appointment and still have to wait for hours. But [...]

2018-10-30T08:43:06+00:00 October 30th, 2018|Immigration|0 Comments

Elder Abuse Restraining Orders

  We’ve all heard or seen stories of someone obtaining a restraining order because they have been abused in some way and wish to keep someone from coming within a certain distance out of fear for their safety. What we don’t often hear, but is just as prevalent, is elder abuse. According to [...]

2018-09-25T08:26:09+00:00 September 25th, 2018|Family Law, Legal Documents|0 Comments

Prop 13 and How to Maintain Your Protections

In 1987, your mother purchased her home for $85,000. It’s now 2018 and the home is worth over $500,000. Better yet, it’s about to become yours. The caveat: the transfer of this property will immediately trigger reassessment of the property tax, which means you could end up paying a great deal more than what your [...]

The Business Behind Actor Run Production Studios

Years ago, the mantra for actors was wanting to direct. In the last couple of decades, though, that mantra seems to have transformed into, “I want to produce!” Directing a film is one thing; running a successful business is quite another. Like any business, whether it’s started because of a need in the marketplace, a [...]

2018-07-24T09:03:05+00:00 July 24th, 2018|Business|0 Comments