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Is Driving Without Insurance a Criminal Offen...

Is Driving Without Insurance a Criminal Offen...

Some traffic offenses exist to help ensure safety. When you drive, there is always a chance that you may get into a car accident. When you do, it is vital that you carry car insurance. Rather than ensuring safety, this law is in place to help sure that others have the...

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Who Pays Child Support in a Same Sex Divorce ...

Who Pays Child Support in a Same Sex Divorce ...

California has many family laws dealing with marriage and children that used to only apply to couples and parents who included one man and one woman. However, California courts and legislators have learned that this is no longer the case in every couple or family, and...

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Who Gets to Keep the Engagement Ring in a Sam...

Who Gets to Keep the Engagement Ring in a Sam...

Same-sex relationships offer many of the same struggles and problems as any other relationship – but sometimes add special difficulties that other marriages do not have. In most opposite-sex relationships, there is only one engagement ring, and California law...

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What is the Average Jail Time for Types of Dr...

What is the Average Jail Time for Types of Dr...

When an individual is charged with drug possession in California, the first thought that comes to mind is usually concern about sentencing and potentially serving jail time. A possession conviction and history of incarceration can make it difficult to obtain...

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Can Child Support be Garnished from Two Jobs ...

Can Child Support be Garnished from Two Jobs ...

Failing to pay child support can mean serious penalties. The most common of these penalties is wage garnishment. When the courts result to wage garnishment, they can order your employer and your bank to withhold a portion of your paycheck and pay it directly towards...

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How to Improve Your Chances of Winning Child ...

How to Improve Your Chances of Winning Child ...

If you are facing a child custody dispute, winning custody may seem like a longshot. However, what courts look for when awarding custody is often surprising to many parents, and may allow you custody where you might not expect to win. If you are going through child...

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5 Tips for Lowering Alimony Payments in Calif...

5 Tips for Lowering Alimony Payments in Calif...

What happens in the courthouse doesn’t always stay in the courthouse, especially when it comes to divorce. Many people are disheartened to discover that long after their hearts are mended and legal fees are paid off, they are still being required by the court to...

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What to do if Your Vehicle was Seized after B...

What to do if Your Vehicle was Seized after B...

Police and courts have broad powers to seize evidence of a crime, which may include illegal items like drugs, personal items, or even vehicles. In general, anything that is involved in a crime can be seized as evidence. Even further, however, the State can usually...

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Does an “Open Marriage” Change the Legal ...

Does an “Open Marriage” Change the Legal ...

Many Americans are opting to do away with “traditional,” monogamous marriages, opting instead to enter into “open marriages.” Though legally, there is no difference between a “closed” and “open” marriage, the parties...

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What are Your Options if You Fail a Drug Test...

What are Your Options if You Fail a Drug Test...

If you are on probation or parole in California, regular and random drug testing may be a huge portion of the oversight the court ordered. Alongside regular check-ins with your PO, California courts often order drug tests, even for non-drug-related probation. It is...

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