We’d all like to think divorce will never happen to us. We would never be involved in one of those crazy divorces you hear about or see on television. But what if it did happen? And what if you found out your soon-to-be ex is crazy? Where Do I Start When Getting a Divorce? I…

As part of this series, we’re looking at some of the cases which have shaped assisted reproduction law over the years. What happens when the couple who decides to freeze their embryos breaks up? Here are two tragic cases of divorcing spouses fighting over who could keep or destroy their embryos: DIVORCE: FINDLEY V. LEE…

It’s fair to say that in Peter Pan, Captain Hook is a single man. However, let us pretend that after the end of the movie, Captain Hook marries Wendy, Tiger Lily, or maybe even Mr. Smee. If they later divorce, would Captain Hook get to keep his ship? In typical lawyer-speak, my answer is: it depends….

In early October, my law firm had the opportunity to be an Event Sponsor at the annual Disneyland event, “Gay Days Anaheim.” The days I spent at The Happiest Place on Earth was a beautiful culmination of several dreams realized.   First, I got to support the LGBTQ community in a way that rekindled the passion I…

In July, Angelina Jolie opened up to Vanity Fair about her divorce from Brad Pitt. Jolie said, “It’s just been the hardest time, and we’re just kind of coming up for air. [Her new home in Los Angeles] is a big jump forward for us, and we’re all trying to do our best to heal…

I recall an episode of “The Nanny” in which wealthy widower, Maxwell Sheffield, has proposed to the nanny of his children and then presents her with a prenuptial agreement. Fran Fine (the nanny) struggles all episode to read the document, lamenting instead how callus and insensitive her betrothed is being. The millionaire cajoles her and…

A family-law attorney who reduces conflict in a divorce: hypocrisy? Absolutely not! Here is why mediation and “settling” are great strategies. Mediation, icky! I think part of the reason mediation gets a bum rap is its close affiliation with mandatory arbitration clauses. Mediation and arbitration are two alternatives to a costly courtroom battle. However, their…

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