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California Guide to Annulment

Annulment in California: Grounds There are specific circumstances that would lead to an annulment in California. The filing must have burden of proof to one of the below listed reasons for a marriage to be annulled.  Contact Ann with any questions. Incest: The couple is related by blood. Bigamy: This is when one of the spouses was… Read more>>

Facts about Alimony in California

Alimony in California When creating a life together as a married couple, it is common for one spouse to earn more in his or her employment while the other may have a lower paying job or even stay at home raising the children. When a marriage ends, it may affect the spouse who made sacrifices to… Read more>>

3 Ways a Lawyer Can Simplify Your Complicated Divorce

Although divorce signifies the end of what was once a blossoming marriage, it doesn’t have to mean the end of your life. With the right legal team, a divorcing couple can come to terms with their decision and move forward without the associated stress. That said, here are three ways a lawyer can simplify your complicated… Read more>>

Top 3 Rights You Don’t Know You Have During Divorce

The Top 3 Rights You Have During Divorce Divorce is obviously a very emotional time for anyone. And with how little many people understand about the various intricacies of the legal system, this emotional time is made even more complicated. Thus it is made even more imperative to not try to do everything yourself and… Read more>>

From Consultation To Litigation What To Look For In A California Divorce Attorney!

Divorce in the state of California is the legal process by which a marriage is dissolved and a couple’s assets are divided. Finding a divorce lawyer who can represent best your interests and help you set and pursue clearly defined goals is what you’re looking for. When you go from consultation to litigation this is… Read more>>

Divorce Cases: The difference the right judge can make

One of the primary reasons individuals delay filing for divorce is the apprehension of not knowing the final outcome. Even though each state has its own legislation controlling marriage dissolution, the decision can still hinge on the position of the particular judge granting the divorce. In addition, just like in other civil cases, divorce cases… Read more>>

How To Formulate An Argument That Appeals To The Judge

Wondering how to formulate an argument during your divorce proceedings that appeals to the judge? Well, let’s take a trip back in time, to August 2007 and the Miss Teen U.S.A pageant. We all remember it right? Miss Teen South Carolina is given an interesting fact followed by a seemingly straightforward question. Question: 

“Recent polls… Read more>>

Journalist takes stand on fathers’ rights to longer paid leave

On behalf of Law Office of Ann A. Thomson (Seal Beach family law attorney) , A Professional Law Corporation posted on Tuesday, November 26, 2013. California fathers’ rights advocates might have caught wind of a discrimination suit filed by a journalist for CNN who was recently denied 10 weeks of paid parental leave by the… Read more>>

Could Kanye and Kim benefit from a prenuptial agreement?

On behalf of Law Office of Ann A. Thomson (Seal Beach family law attorney), A Professional Law Corporation posted on Monday, November 4, 2013. Residents of California and across the country who follow the lives of the rich and famous will be interested to know that, according to recent reports in the news and social… Read more>>

The rise of prenuptial agreements

On behalf of Law Office of Ann A. Thomson (Seal Beach family law attorney) , A Professional Law Corporation posted on Monday, October 28, 2013. Orange County folks may be interested to hear that a new survey conducted by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, known as AAML, found that 63 percent of divorce lawyers… Read more>>


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