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A premarital agreement or prenup establishes the property and financial rights of each spouse in the event of a divorce. In a country where one half of all marriages in in divorce it's often prudent to at least consider a prenuptial agreement. Prenups can protect assets like a family business and serve other important functions.
A topic that used to be “kept in the family” or swept under the rug, domestic violence has been more prevalent in the news and media today than ever before. As a result, a lot of people are wondering how domestic violence is legally defined, where victims can find emotional and legal help, and what can be done to prevent it in the future.
Abortion. Birth control. Sex education in public schools. These are some of the most divisive topics in America. Collectively called “reproductive rights,” an individual’s ability to decide whether to reproduce and make independent, informed decisions regarding reproductive health is seen as fundamental, at least in the eyes of the law.
Even the happiest family dreams, like expanding your family through adoption, may have a few legal i’s to dot and t’s to cross before they can become a reality. And as every family is different, each adoption may present its own set of legal hurdles to clear.
You did it. You got married (or divorced). You have a shiny new marriage license (or divorce decree), but your passport and driver's license are still in your old name. Fear not, for changing your name doesn't have to be a chore. But changing your name does require some legal steps on your part.
As with other areas of law, family law is an expansive field. Please feel free to inquire further about your needs even if they are not specifically referenced on the website.
We serve the communities of Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, and the greater state of California including, but not limited to the cities of Santa Barbara, Ventura, Oxnard, Santa Maria, Camarillo, Goleta, Thousand Oaks, Santa Ynez, Moorpark, Simi Valley, Newbury Park, and Carpinteria. We are a general practice focusing on estate planning and probate, family law and business law. These areas of law include, but are not limited to, trusts, wills, divorce, child custody, child support, adoption, spousal support, prenuptial agreements, business formation, governance and litigation. This website is for informational purposes only. Using this site or communicating with Seige Law through this site does not form an attorney/client relationship. This site is legal advertising.