A Brief Explanation of “Community Property”

Jul 5, 2004, 01:08 Summary: There are at least two types of state schemes for the division of marital property at the time of divorce or death. One of these types is called “equitable distribution”, by which the Court is supposed to look at the whole picture of the family’s assets, debts, and resources, and […]

Is His 401k Community Property?

Dear Esq., My husband and I have been married for 21 years. We live in California, and I am considering a divorce. Is his 401K considered community property? What about our seperate IRA accounts? California is indeed a community property state. Generally speaking, anything acquired during the marriage is considered to be community property, while […]

Business Owners and Divorce

Sep 3, 2004, 20:11 Summary: Business owners who find themselves going through a divorce or separation are often suprised to find that, on top of all the other things with which they have to deal, their very business may be at stake – even at risk – and may become the subject of legal proceedings. […]

Attachment Parenting and Divorce

Attachment parenting is one of the most wonderful gifts which you can give to your children. Attachment parenting has as one of its hallmarks the fact that it is demonstrated, again and again, to raise very secure, well-grounded children. This makes attachment parenting even more important, if possible, when the children face the loss of, […]

What Are Arbitration and Mediation

Dear Esq., What are arbitration and mediation? Do they mean the same thing? Are they different? When should you use mediation or arbitration instead of using a lawyer or going to court? Thank you. Wondering — Dear Wondering, Arbitration and mediation are two forms of what is known as “alternative dispute resolution”. These are methods […]

Bankruptcy

Jul 5, 2004 Bankruptcy. The very word “bankruptcy” used to strike fear and loathing into many a heart. Years ago, filing for personal bankruptcy was considered one of the most shameful things which a person could do. Now, however, while bankruptcy still should be considered a last resort, such a stigma no longer exists, and […]

Business Owners and Divorce

Business owners who find themselves going through a divorce or separation are often suprised to find that, on top of all the other things with which they have to deal, their very business may be at stake – even at risk – and may become the subject of legal proceedings. This may be true even […]

A Summary of the Fair Credit Reporting Act

By Gary Gresham / Jul 13, 2005 Summary: With the free credit report act having gone into effect, there is just no excuse for not getting a handle on your own credit situation. This article explains your rights under both the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and the free credit report act, and how you can […]