Who Gets Custody of the Family Pet in California?

People have always loved their pets, but it is undeniable that the importance people place on their pets has grown in recent years, with whole sub-industries devoted to pet services, from doggy daycares, therapy for pets, and, in California naturally, marijuana for pets. In short, many people treat their pets like children, and this can..

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What Happens If You Don’t Respond to a California Divorce Petition?

Getting served with a divorce petition and summons in California can bring about a lot of reactions and emotions: sadness, anger, relief, confusion, etc. Your first instinct may be to go out and hire an attorney (which is, in many cases, the most sound approach), to call up your spouse and plead/argue, or to sit..

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What Exactly is Palimony in California, and Can I Get It?

If you scour the California family law code that governs divorces, you are not going to find the word “palimony.” And yet the term “palimony” may be one of California’s most famous (or infamous, depending on your perspective) contributions to how the law treats romantic partnerships. Combining the words “pal” and “alimony,” the palimony concept..

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