3 Tips for Avoiding Financial Exploitation for Elders

Financial elder abuse has become a major issue in the world. According to a 2010 Investor Protection Trust Elder Fraud Survey, one in five U.S. citizens over the age of 65 have been victimized by financial exploitation. The annual amount of loss caused by these...

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Can I Modify My Child Custody Arrangement After Divorce?

As a Sonoma county family law attorney, I work with many people who want to change their custodial arrangement. Conventional wisdom holds that it is exceptionally difficult to modify child custody post-divorce. Is this true? Like most things in family law, it depends...

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When Anger Consumers Divorcing Parents

In my practice as a Sonoma family law attorney, I often hear or read about bitter divorces where the parties cannot work together in the best interests of their children.  But nothing compares to a case I recently came across.  Entitled In re Marriage of McLoren, this...

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Can Grandparents and Other Relatives Seek Visitation?

As a Sonoma family law attorney, I am often asked if grandparents and other relatives can request visitation during divorce proceedings.  The answer is yes.  Relatives can seek joinder, a process in which they “join” a divorce proceeding in order to establish a...

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Help Your Loved Ones Battle Old Age

Caring for an aging parent can be overwhelming. The problems that your loved ones could face can change at any moment and make it even more difficult for you to help them. Some things are impossible to prepare for and just can't be prevented. Many things, however,...

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