A Fate Worse Than Death

Going through a divorce in California — or anywhere else, for that matter– is painful enough, but what happens if you die during the process?  According to the most recent opinion on the subject from the California Court of Appeal, Marriage of Martin, it’s not necessarily a problem.  You can rest in peace. The facts…

To Hit or Not to Hit

Do you have to wait until the other side attacks you, before using physical force?  Not always, the California Court of Appeal said in a Family Law case published last week.  The case, J.J. vs. M.F., involved a domestic violence incident that occurred in October, 2012, involving, of all things, a dispute over a little…