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January 2016 Archives

What types of adoptions are there in California?

Adopting a child can be a beautiful way for Californians to grow their family and provide a child with the love and support he or she needs to grow and thrive. However, did you know that there are a variety of types of adoptions that California residents may choose from if they wish to adopt a child?

Who is entitled to an inheritance in a divorce?

The divorce process is never easy, and is often riddled with complicated laws and rules. Even if children are not involved, and child custody or child support are not a consideration, divorcing spouses must still deal with issues such as spousal support and property division. And such issues, if not mutually agreed upon or discussed and determined in a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, can lead to problems when entering into a divorce. So what happens if one spouse has an inheritance? The answer is dependent on a few factors.

Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch announces engagement to supermodel

On Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, media mogul and owner of News Corporation, which includes Fox News the Wall Street Journal, made an announcement via his newspaper of the engagement to former supermodel Jerry Hall. Hall had been in a relationship with rock star of the Rolling Stones Mick Jagger since the 1970's and reported married Jagger in 1990, but it was determined that the marriage was invalid in 1999 in a British court. Murdoch, 84 and Hall, 59, made the announcement in the "Births, Marriages and Deaths" section of the Times. The two have reportedly been dating for four months prior to the engagement announcement.

The importance of a strong attorney during a divorce

There are many things to be considered and decided upon during the process of a divorce. Unfortunately, during such troubling times, it may be difficult for individuals to separate personal feelings, animosities and emotions from reality, and sometimes, these emotions can lead to poor decision making.

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