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No, California Does NOT Have Common Law Marriage

No, California does NOT recognize Common Law Marriage!

Common law marriage is when 2 people have lived together, acted in a manner suggesting they are married – for so long and in such a manner that the State recognizes and confers them the same rights of those who are legally married.  Currently, nine (9) states recognize common law marriage: Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Montana, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas,  and Utah.  (and New Hampshire for probate purposes).

California does NOT have common law marriage. 

Divorce and Custody of the Special Needs Child

Nothing is more challenging than going through a divorce with a special needs child.  Special considerations must be made.

· Which parent has been the primary caregiver since the special need or disability was diagnosed?

·  What is the daily schedule of the child?   What are the daily schedules of each parent?  Will either or both parents will be available for care for the child for all of his/her appointments?

· Are both parents involved in the child’s daily care: therapy,

The Misconception of No-Fault Divorce

The greatest misconception of no-fault divorce is that “fault” doesn’t matter in a marriage.  Several of my clients have interpreted this to mean that in the past, they would have “received more” if they can prove their husbands cheated.

This is incorrect.  The “fault” and “no-fault” as referred to in divorces has nothing to do with who is right or wrong.  Rather, it applies to the legal standard with which you can obtain a divorce.

Prior to 1969,

New Court Order in Jolie Pitt Divorce Surface On June 6, 2018 BD646058

New Court Order in Jolie Pitt Divorce Surfaces on June 6, 2018.


On June 6, 2018, the couple’s private Judge, John Ouderkirk, issued a Court Order setting forth pendente lite custody orders pending review.  The Order came after a contested hearing lasting 7 days (May 16 -17 and May 21-25.)

The Court Order is a SUMMER SCHEDULE (quite possibly because Angie used school as an excuse not to share, and Brad,

Dine and Dash Dater and What to Do If It Happens to You

Dine and Dash Dater

PASADENA (CBSLA) — He takes going Dutch to a whole new extreme.

Not only does this dater NOT pay for your meal, he doesn’t pay for his own.

Even though CBS2/KCAL9 has done stories about the infamous dine-and-dasher he’s still finding victims.

CBS2’s Rachel Kim spoke to another woman who was stuck with an expensive bill.

“He was good looking… right away I think, why did he choose me?,” says a woman we will call Michelle.