Sacramento Divorce Lawyer Discusses How Long it Takes to Get Divorced

People contemplating divorce often ask at their initial divorce consultation how long it will take. Unfortunately, the answer generally is: It depends. Every case is different. It is – rarely – possible to complete a divorce in about a month. Some cases take years. Most cases fall somewhere in between. A California billionaire-Husband and Wife […]

Roseville Custody and Visitation Lawyer On Virtual Visitation

I previously wrote above virtual visitation, or using technology to help with visits between parents and their children. You can read the earlier post here. In a mobile society it can be expected that, when couples with children separate, one member of the couple may need or choose to relocate beyond commuting distance from the […]

Caregiver Compensation Agreements Benefit Elders AND Caregivers

Caring for an aging relative is hard work.  Many of the people who serve as caregivers admit that they often feel as if they have two jobs—their day job, and the part-to-full-time job of caregiver. If you consider that in our fast-paced society time is money, then most of these caregivers are not only giving […]

No Estate Taxes for POD Beneficiary

Before James died without a will, and with an estate valued at about $12 million, he had designated his teenage goddaughter, Jessica, as the beneficiary on two payable on death (POD) accounts worth almost $4 million at his death. Jessica and her parents were then sued by James’s estate, which was seeking reimbursement for the […]

Great Estate Planning Quote

Everyone gets organized at some point, they just might not be around for it.

Sacramento Divorce Lawyer Discusses Virtual Child Visitation

I previously wrote about virtual visitation here. For those dealing with long-distance visitation and/or relocation issues, judges are beginning to require "virtual visitation" on an ever-increasing basis.  A recent article explained that a New York judge has ordered that a Long Island mother make her two children available to talk to their father via Skype, an online […]

A Step-By-Step Guide to Getting Started With Your Estate Planning

You’ve heard all the arguments in favor of estate planning, you know it’s the right thing to do, you want to get your planning done… you just aren’t sure how to get started.  This is understandable; estate planning can feel like an overwhelming endeavor when you’re presented with everything at once.  The trick to getting […]

Debunking 5 Common Estate Planning Myths

There are five common myths that frustrate all estate planners—particularly because we know that not only are they patently untrue, but also because their continued circulation can be harmful.  1. Estate Planning is only for rich people. This is probably the single most common estate planning myth there is—and it is a myth. During a […]

Roseville Divorce Lawyer Discusses Shared Custody: Reality versus Power and Control

Picture this scenario.  Parties are married – perhaps even happily – for 14  years.  They have three kids – 12, 10 and 6.  Wife has been a stay at home parent for the last 12 years. Husband is the Type A, master of the universe, over achiever type.  He works in San Francisco, leaving the house […]

Sacramento Divore Lawyer Discusses Ten Ways to Bond With and Parent Your Child From A Distance

It is easier than ever before to stay in touch with your child, even from a distance. Learn 10 ways to use technology to communicate and bridge the distance when you cannot be in person. The recent case out of New York where, according to Fox News, the Judge allowed a mother to move with her […]