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A Rant About Operation Amber

This is a rant which has been a long time in coming. That’s because I see it nearly every day. You see, I subscribe to the Operation Amber mailing list. That’s pretty amazing to think about, isn’t it? That there are Amber Alerts every single day. And that’s the issue. And that’s what this rant […]

How Do We Track Down a Missing Child or Grandchild?

Dear Esq., How do we find an address for our missing grandson? Before custody papers were filed my son’s ex-girlfriend fled with his son. The courts, lawyers, and everyone we have talked to cannot help until he gets an address to serve her papers for visitation. How do we get an address? We know the […]

Frustration or Denial of Visitation

Dear Esq., What is considered reasonable visitation? I would love to get my children as much as I can. Can you offer any advice? Thanks! Ken — Dear Ken, Perhaps no divorce or custody decree language has caused more trouble for fathers, mothers, and children, but most especially fathers, than the “reasonable visitation” language. This […]

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 […]