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Can My Ex Move My Children Out Of Town Or Out Of State Without My Permission?

Move away cases are difficult both for the parties involved and for the judges who have to decide them. How do you decide between having two parents close by and the dictates of things like moving jobs, family changes, remarriage, and changing economic conditions? It’s a difficult subject, and the law has changed in major ways in the past and will probably change again. You should consult with...

Is Electronic Monitoring Available in Criminal Cases In Kern County, California?

The simple answer to the questions is, yes, Kern County has electronic monitoring. The complete answer is much more complicated. If you are facing jail time, is there a way to resolve your matter by being placed on an electronic monitor instead? Depending on the circumstances and the criminal charge, there is the possibility that an experienced defense attorney can arrange for such monitoring....

Are You Carrying The Right Auto Insurance?

Are You Carrying The Right Auto Insurance? Do you have the proper coverage to protect yourself and your loved ones? Many people maintain only the minimum required insurance and think that they are fully covered. However, in the State of California, the minimums are quite low, with a minimum coverage of $15,000.00 per person and $30,000.00 per accident overall coverage. In a case of physical...

Can I Decide Who Will Care For My Children If I Die?

In the State of California, you may execute a Nomination of Guardian form. This form lets the court know who you have selected as guardians. You may select more than one set of guardians in your order of preference. We recommended that you talk in advance with anyone who you select as a guardian so that they are aware and consent to the responsibilities entailed. They also should be aware that...