This question often arises: When a couple terminates their relationship after becoming engaged, but prior to marriage, who gets to keep the engagement ring? The answer is actually fairly straightforward in California, which has a law specifically addressing engagement rings … ContinuedRead More
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California companies spend millions of dollars every year developing trade secrets – everything from complex processes and programs to simple customer lists. These companies need to be ever-vigilant in maintaining the secrecy of these trade secrets otherwise they risk losing … ContinuedRead More
In a California divorce, a spouse’s separate property is confirmed to that spouse and the community property is divided evenly between the spouses. However, it is very common for spouses to bring a separate property business into the marriage, and … ContinuedRead More
In 2013, California enacted Family Code §7612(c), a groundbreaking law, which provides that a child may have a parent-child relationship with more than two parents. Prior to the enactment of the new “three parent law,” a biological parent had to … ContinuedRead More
An executive, celebrity, athlete or other high profile divorce can involve some unique considerations. High profile individuals often must be concerned about discretion in the divorce process. When media outlets begin reporting on the details of a high profile divorce, … ContinuedRead More