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Advice for Ashley Madison Hack Victims

Are you a victim of the Ashley Madison hack? Ashley Madison is an online dating site meant for individuals in marriages who are looking to have a secretive affair. The release of all names of Ashley Madison members has now placed millions in a position contemplating a divorce. Here is some advice for those victims…

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Los Angeles Same Sex Divorce and Family Law Issues

Same sex couples now go through the same legal proceedings as heterosexual couples for the divorce process. The Atighechi Law Group aggressively and compassionately handles gay marriage divorces and paternity actions.  Maryam Atighechi, Esq. has successfully handled child custody issues for same sex/gay couples who have obtained parentage through adoption or as a “presumed parent”…

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What Constitutes Your Date of Separation?

In Re Marriage of Davis is a California Supreme Court case that provided the legal community with a game changing ruling. In California, all property acquired during marriage is community property. All property acquired prior to marriage and from the Date of Separation (DOS) onward is Separate Property. Colleagues and I would often argue (debate)…

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Court Ordered Child Custody Mediation

1.  What is Court Ordered Mediation Both parties in every child custody case must attend court ordered mediation prior to attending the court hearing.   A court appointed mediator will try to resolve the issue for the court by promoting settlement amongst the parties. 2.  Do I Have to Agree with the Mediator’s Recommendation? No.…

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Epstein Credits v. Watts Charges

Epstein Credits: Epstein credits are when post separation a spouse pays for community property debt and is entitled to reimbursements.  For example, if you are paying for credit card debt that the community incurred you are entitled to receive half in reimbursements of those payments because it is a community obligation.    Your separate property funds…

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Transmutation

Transmutation issues arise with the parties residence more than any other asset in a divorce. California Law provides that when you transfer title to your spouse during marriage, you no longer have separate property interest in the residence because you have now “gifted” it to the spouse with what is called a “transmutation.” However, any…

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The Honorable Judge Hank Goldberg of the Los Angeles Superior Court Signs Kim K Divorce Judgment

Kim Kardashian is finally divorced. The divorce judgment was signed by the Honorable Judge Hank Goldberg of the Los Angeles Superior Court. Although, Kris Humphries wanted an annulment, based on the allegation the divorce was a fraud and a big publicity stunt, the couple were divorced. There is a difference between an annulment and a…

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Common Family Law Myths

Debunking Family Law Myths: Myth #1: Prenuptial Agreements are Difficult to Enforce This is not true. Prenuptial agreements are generally favored. As long as the financials were disclosed in proper form and the requirements associated with drafting a proper prenuptial agreement, they are enforceable in court at a time of divorce. Myth #2: Prenuptial Agreements…

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Attorney’s Fees: How to be awarded attorney’s fees from spouse or co-parent

Should you seek attorney’s fees from a spouse or co-parent an experienced family law firm is necessary to ensure the award from the court. Attorney’s Fees may be granted under the following code sections: Family Code Section 270: Family Code Section 270 provides that an award of attorney’s fees may be provided if one party…