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 […]

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. […]