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How Long Does It Take to Get a Divorce in California?

Divorce Lawyer Donna A. Laurent on How Long Does It Take to Get a Divorce in California

  Progressive California Divorce Law vs. Heartbreaking Irish Laws Divorce clients always ask me: how long will it take for me to be divorced in California? As I make sure each client has a clear understanding of the laws of the state and the procedures in the family law courts in Los Angeles County, I […]

Top 5 Tips for Choosing the Right LA and San Fernando Valley Divorce Lawyer

Donna A. Laurent, CFLS at the new Dunkin' Donuts in Encino, CA

The San Fernando Valley is in love with Dunkin’ Donuts. I recently joined the Encino Chamber of Commerce, which happens to be right across the street from Encino’s newest and most popular spot to gather–the Dunkin’ Donuts at Balboa and Ventura. I watched in amazement as lines of people formed out the door and around […]

California’s Domestic Violence Prevention Act

Divorce Temple in Kamakura, Japan functioned as California's Domestic Violence Prevention Act does now

Ancient Temples and the Modern Epidemic of Domestic Violence I couldn’t stop thinking about California’s Domestic Violence Prevention Act on a recent family vacation to Japan. I visited many Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines in the serene ancient village of Kamakura, an hour’s train ride from Tokyo. The astonishing Shokozan Tokei-ji Temple moved me in […]

Tax Questions During A California Divorce

Laurent Legal gives tax tips for people divorcing in California

If you are going through a divorce in California, you probably have many questions, some of them concerning your taxes. Your family law attorney and your accountant can help you understand the financial path ahead of you. Here are answers to seven of the most common tax questions asked by men and women going through […]

Protecting Your Personal Injury Settlement During Divorce

Laurent Legal protects your injury settlement during divorce

The characterization of an asset as community property can be significant. In a proceeding for the dissolution of marriage or legal separation, a family court generally must divide the community property equally if the spouses cannot agree in writing or in open court to a different division.  Money from a personal injury settlement is different. […]

Are You Seeking an Annulment of Your Marriage?

The Blog at LaurentLegal.com provides insight into CA family law issues

In Marriage of Johnston, Brenda sought an annulment of her 20-month marriage to Donald. Brenda alleged that Donald defrauded her into marrying him by hiding his severe drinking problem and his plans to not look for a job and to become “dirty and unattractive” once married. Donald responded that he, too, wanted the marriage to […]

Tips for A Brighter New Year After Your Divorce

Laurent Legal provides representation to help you find a happy new year after divorce

If you have recently separated or filed for divorce, and you managed to get through the first time you and your ex (and maybe your children!) were not together for holiday celebrations, you are probably feeling a conflicting array of emotions. Even if your holidays were challenging and lonely, you can help yourself with a […]