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Protecting Your Digital Assets In Your Estate Plan

So much of most people’s lives are online today that your estate plan should take into consideration your digital assets. That includes everything from your social media accounts to your online-only banking accounts. Having digital assets is no problem, but you need to plan for what happens with them to ensure your wishes can be maintained. A Los Angeles family law attorney at Martin…

The Difference Between An Heir and Beneficiary

Estate plans allow you to create a cohesive, step-by-step plan for what occurs after you die. It allows you to designate what happens to all of the assets you worked to build up over your lifetime. There are numerous legal aspects of it, including the difference between an heir and a beneficiary. Your estate planning attorney can help you determine which to…

Questions to Ask a Divorce Lawyer

Filing for divorce is one of the most important decisions of your lifetime. The person partnering with you to process the divorce needs to be one you trust and have complete confidence in from day one. Before you hire anyone to do this for you, there are some questions to ask a divorce lawyer to get an idea of what they can…

What to Do When the Other Parent Isn’t Complying With Court Orders

Every divorce is different, and failure to comply with court orders that apply to a child’s custody should be addressed specifically. The courts will establish the role each parent will play in a child’s life after a divorce has occurred and encourage parents to develop a parenting plan based on a child’s best interests. It can be challenging to know the appropriate…

Difference Between Joint Custody and Shared Custody in California

Understanding custody in California Child custody cases can be complex. It is common for parents to become confused or use the words joint custody and shared custody interchangeably. Always seek the legal advice of discerning Los Angeles child custody attorneys to understand and ensure your custody rights as a parent. Determining Custody in California California divides custody into two categories. These categories of custody…

Financial Mistakes to Avoid When It Comes to the Cost of Divorce

When couples decide to divorce, partners often just want the emotionally draining process to be over, never taking the time to step back and take an in-depth look at finances. Most often, couples tackle monthly bills together, but with this change comes a new financial process in life. Preparation is vital to a successful Los Angeles divorce. Not Preparing for the In-Between Time…

What Happens to a Mortgage After a Divorce?

You made the decision that it is time to move towards divorce. Now that you are working through the emotional upheaval of this, you have to also consider the financial implications and changes that will occur. Your mortgage is one of them. What happens to a mortgage after a divorce? What can you expect if you are moving in this direction? Factors That…

What Happens To Inheritance During A Divorce

The sobering statistics in the U.S. show that married couples have a 50% likelihood of getting divorced. With these odds, it is best to have a clear picture of how partners expect marriage to proceed and possibly end if circumstances lead to divorce. Preparing now can keep an emotionally charged situation more manageable and help preserve your property, particularly an inheritance. Working…

Trust Funds & Divorce: What You Need To Know

A trust fund is a legal arrangement allowing individuals to designate assets into special accounts for the benefit of another person. These funds are managed by a trustee, acting for the use of the beneficiary. When a divorce occurs, some trust funds provide financial protections, tax benefits, and support for the beneficiary, while others do not. Working with a family law attorney…

5 Ways to Ready Your Finances for Divorce

One of the most stressful life events that a person can face is divorce. It can leave a person feeling unsure about many things, finances being one of them. Protecting your assets and understanding where you stand financially during a divorce takes some preparation. Each divorce is unique and comes with its own specific set of challenges. Your divorce may require different…