In the United States there are nine or ten states that are “community property” states. Most of these states had a strong influence from the Spanish back in the early settlement days that influenced the law as it developed up through modern times. The concept of community property is relatively simple. Whatever a married couple…

As a family law attorney I get calls regularly from people with custody issues with their child’s other biological parent. These days it is not uncommon for parents to split up having never been married. This essay will break with my normal blog format in that I will use the following typical parenting situation to…

The old adage “the Devil is in the details” illustrates how often times we see a process or procedure as a whole, and over all the whole is good. But mixed somewhere in the whole is one or more small facets that make things significantly more complicated. Nowhere is this more likely and more likely…

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