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The California Civil Codes That Protect Domestic Violence Victims’ Housing Rights

By Foster Hsu, LLP |

According to California Health Report, women who are victims of domestic violence are four times more likely to experience housing instability when compared to their peers. Having a safe place to shelter is an important key for victims to be able to escape violence and abuse, which is why California Civil Code offers some… Read More »

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Is Separate Bank Account Enough or Do I Need a Prenup?

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According to Bank of America, about 28 percent of adults between the age of 23 to 37 have chosen to keep their banking accounts separate from their spouse’s finances. Is having a separate bank account enough to protect you should the marriage fail? In California it is wise to still consider a prenuptial agreement…. Read More »

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How Establishing Guardianship Can Help With Enrolling Children in School

By Foster Hsu, LLP |

According to California’s Department of Education, children between the ages of six and eighteen are required to be enrolled in full-time education. However, in order to attend, schools typically require documentation such as a birth certificate for the child, proof of residency, a student’s health records, and proof of legal guardianship. There are exceptions… Read More »

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Warning Signs of Domestic Violence

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Before a person is capable of reporting domestic violence, they must acknowledge that they are being controlled or abused. It might initially be hard to notice domestic violence because after your partner hurts you, they apologize and promise that behavior will never return. If children are involved, the victim will be not only looking… Read More »

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Custody of Frozen Embryos

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With recent advancements in medicine, assisted reproductive technology is being used more and more frequently. A couple who would not have been able to give birth to children due to medical reasons, such as undergoing cancer treatment, can now create frozen embryos to be stored for later and used to bring a child to… Read More »

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Parenting Classes and Protocol

By Foster Hsu, LLP |

How To Improve Your Custody Case There are dozens of things that you can do to improve your custody case. These include, but are not limited to, the following: Picking up your children on time for activities and your parenting time; Showing up on time to visitation; Spending as much time with your children… Read More »

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How To Split Household Items in a Divorce

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According to the Boston Globe, the average American home contains 300,000 items from couches to spoons. Those who have been stressed from trying to maintain an unhappy marriage are also likely to have stress-spent. CreditKarma conducted a survey where they found that 35 percent of people stress-spend monthly. While some of those purchases are… Read More »

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Social Security Entitlement

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Divorced couples have an uncertain future. One of the greatest uncertainties is each spouse’s financial stability, particularly those who have retired, are close to retirement age, or have not had a job for many years due to their role as a homemaker or stay at home parent. One tool to help ensure that you… Read More »

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Dividing Airline Miles and Hotel Points

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Marital assets include bank accounts, retirement funds, automobiles, debt, and so much more. Virtually everything acquired during marriage is considered marital property / marital assets, including your airline and hotel points. These can be a big deal to couples who travel frequently for pleasure or business, and who have accrued a large amount of… Read More »

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Co-Parenting Counseling and Parent Coordinators

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Divorce is extremely difficult on children. While staying in an unhappy marriage likely causes more harm to the kids than getting a divorce, it is important to remember that the pain and anguish that you are going through likely pales in comparison to what your children are dealing with. Children of divorce suffer academically,… Read More »

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