Quitclaim deeds and transmutations of property under California Family Code section 852.
Another woman just came in, freaking out that she signed away property rights because a few years ago, her husband told her to sign a “quick-claim” deed on the house they purchased during the marriage.
First of all, it’s a “quitclaim” deed. And while we’re at it, family lawyers use “Dissomasters”, NOT “Discomasters”. (It always makes me smile).
So, back to her question –
In vitro gametogenesis and the future of family law.
My mother taught me about birds and bees in 1982. She read me a book (kind of like this one I just read to my kid). Sperm comes from a man. Egg comes from woman. They kiss, and sperm gets into egg, and baby is made.
In October 2016, reproductive biologist Katsuhiko Hayashi announced that his team at Kyushu University successfully created fertile mice egg cells entirely from skin cells.
January is divorce month for divorce lawyers!!! With attorneys’ rates being 250 – 1000/hour, how can anyone afford divorces these days?
Without further ado, my tips for keeping your divorce affordable.
- Hire an experienced mediator. If you can agree on one thing, should be how your divorce is handled. Research mediators and find an experienced one who both of you trust. Sit down with this mediator and hash out your issues.
Cohabitation before marriage: Pros and Cons
I am constantly asked by people (usually those who already live together), “Is there any advantage to getting married? We are practically married, and it just seems like an extra step.”
This always seems like such a weird question for a divorce lawyer, but I generally vaguely respond, “Marriage is grand. Divorce, a hundred grand”. I guess with all answers coming from the mouth of a lawyer, the answer is,
Sex with Current Client and Other New Rules of Professional Conduct
The California Supreme Court approved new Rules on May 10, 2018 via Supreme Court Administrative Order 2018-05-09, and The Rules of Professional Conduct became effective on November 1, 2018.
Basically, a lawyer cannot have sex with a current client UNLESS there was a pre-existing consensual sexual relationship. Thus:
- They must have been having sex before the client became a client.