Family

How Do Community Property and Separate Property Rules Effect a Divorce

In United States there are currently nine community property states. These include Arizona, California, Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin. In its most simplistic form, community property is a state statute that mandates concurrent form of ownership between husband and wife. In community property states the earnings of the husband and wife…

Common Law Marriage Rights in California

Your rights and ending in common law marriage in California are very interesting. California abolished common law marriage in the 1800’s so there is no common law marriage in California, so there’s nothing to dissolve. However, if you were married in another jurisdiction and it was a valid marriage in the other jurisdiction then it…

Child Name Change

It’s a common misunderstanding or misconception that just because people change the name of their child that somehow that establishes a parent-child relationship or some kind of an informal adoption between the step parent and the child but that’s not the case. Simply changing the child’s name there’s nothing to establish a parent-child relationship between…