California Law

What Are the Property Rights of an Unmarried Couple in San Diego, CA?

In recent years, an increasing number of unmarried couples have been opting to purchase property together. While this may seem like a straightforward process, there are actually a number of legal considerations that come into play when this scenario occurs. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at some of the key issues that… read more

Is There Common Law Marriage in California?

California doesn’t recognize common law marriage. However, unmarried couples in California still have rights under state law. Consult an experienced family law attorney if you have questions or need guidance. What is Common Law Marriage in California? Common-law marriage is when two people live together and hold themselves out as married even though they haven’t… read more

Are My Assets in Danger if My Spouse Causes a Car Accident in San Diego, CA?

California is an at-fault state for car accident claims. If you can prove that another driver caused a car accident, you can sue the other driver for damages.  An at-fault driver can be held liable for damages that exceed their liability car insurance coverage. The minimum liability coverage required for car insurance in California is… read more

What Happens if My Spouse Dies While We’re in the Middle of a Divorce?

If the unthinkable happens and your spouse dies during a divorce, the divorce proceedings will stop. You cannot divorce a deceased person under California law. Instead of being a divorcee, you are now a surviving spouse.  You may have been mentally prepared for the divorce. However, you may not have been prepared for becoming a… read more

Order To Show Cause – Request For Orders

A Request for Orders (RFO), also sometimes called an “order to show cause,” is the document used to ask the court clerk to set a hearing before the judge. The RFO also asks the judge to make certain orders after the hearing, based on the evidence presented at the hearing.  What Is an Order to… read more