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Common Misconceptions of Unmarried Couples

2019-09-24T08:26:00-07:00September 24th, 2019|California Law, Child Custody, Custody, Family Law|

Recently, there’s been a rise in the number of young unmarried couples living together and older couples merely “shacking up” instead of getting married. What these couples may not understand is that simply being in a long-term, committed relationship does not give them the rights and benefits of a married couple. Misconception – California is [...]

Protect Your Pup with a Pet Prenup

2019-06-25T08:30:13-07:00June 25th, 2019|California Law, Custody, Divorce, Family Law|

A prenup for a pet? Why? Because you love your pet. We know you do. Whether it be a dog, a cat or even a horse, they aren’t just a piece of property you have to walk and feed. They bring joy, comfort and friendship; the deep bond you form with your pet makes them [...]

Achieving a Diplomatic Divorce

2019-04-30T08:38:12-07:00April 30th, 2019|Divorce, Family Law|

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 [...]

New California Laws in 2019

2019-02-26T14:25:35-08:00January 29th, 2019|Business, California Law, Family Law, Legal Documents|

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 [...]

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

2019-02-26T14:27:15-08:00December 26th, 2018|Child Custody, Family Law|

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 [...]

Elder Abuse Restraining Orders

2018-09-25T08:26:09-07:00September 25th, 2018|Family Law, Legal Documents|

  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 [...]

Why Child Custody Mediation Is A Good Thing

2018-05-29T09:29:31-07:00May 29th, 2018|Child Custody, Family Law|

We all love to believe that when we meet that perfect someone, we’ll walk with them into the sunset of life. The truth is, people and relationships often change, tearing down a marriage just as fast as building it up. Divorce is hard no matter the circumstances, but if kids are involved, couples must consider [...]

Do California’s New 2018 Laws Affect You?

2018-01-30T08:27:38-08:00January 30th, 2018|Business, Family Law, King Law Firm News, LGBT|

New laws are coming in 2018. Which ones may affect you? Did you know before this year it was illegal to enter a crosswalk after the “Don’t Walk” symbol begins flashing? With over 900 bills signed into law last year, it’s nearly impossible to know what is and isn’t legal. The majority of [...]

Posting Bond in Probate Court

2017-12-27T15:09:36-08:00December 27th, 2017|Estate Planning - Wills, Trusts, and Probate, Family Law, Fiduciary, Legal Documents|

In a lot of movies, we often see grieving families gather together to observe the reading of the deceased’s will, after which, everyone receives their inheritance without a lot of fuss. The reality concerning the distribution of assets (also known as probate), though, is far more complex. An executor must be named to oversee the [...]

Movies to Help You Through Your Divorce

2017-10-24T08:31:43-07:00October 24th, 2017|Custody, Divorce, Family Law|

Still from "War of the Roses" With so much advice coming from all different directions — friends, family, lawyers, blogs — stress and confusion can keep you from making the most rational, logical decisions when going through a divorce. Sometimes it’s best to get out of your own head for a few hours, [...]