You breathed a sigh of relief when your divorce was finally over. It meant a fresh start and a new life – except you’re still somewhat tied to your ex through the child you share. What happens, then, if you decide that the only way to prosper in your new reality is to...
3 practical ways to put your children first when co-parenting
On Behalf of Law Office of Eric T. Hamilton | Aug 30, 2022 | Child Custody
Individual emotional responses to divorce proceedings are often intense. You may feel grief, fury or immobilizing depression in response to the end of your marriage. It can be very difficult to keep the focus on other people when your own emotional interior is in such...
How are retirement accounts handled in a California divorce?
On Behalf of Law Office of Eric T. Hamilton | Jun 29, 2022 | Divorce
You and your spouse are talking about getting a divorce in California. You've been married for decades, but you've now become empty nesters since the children are at college. You've both decided that it's time for a new chapter in your lives. However, since you've...
Divorcing in a community property state? Here’s what to know
On Behalf of Law Office of Eric T. Hamilton | Apr 27, 2022 | Divorce
Living in California has its benefits, one of which is that it is a community property state. For those going through a divorce, the benefit of being in a community property state is that each of you has a right to 50% of your marital assets. Community property laws...
What happens when a criminal record is expunged?
On Behalf of Law Office of Eric T. Hamilton | Mar 23, 2022 | Expungement
Having a criminal record hanging over your head can affect your life in several ways. You may miss out on numerous opportunities simply because of your criminal past. However, there is a way around it - by expunging your record. Think of expungement as getting a...
Understanding suspended sentences
On Behalf of Law Office of Eric T. Hamilton | Mar 4, 2022 | Criminal Defense
You may have heard of people having their sentences suspended but not given much thought to what that actually means until you faced a criminal charge of your own. What does it mean for a judge to suspend someone’s sentence? First, it doesn’t mean that the court has...
Offered immunity for your testimony? Here’s what to know
On Behalf of Law Office of Eric T. Hamilton | Feb 19, 2022 | Criminal Defense
Prosecutors are hoping to take down the top boss of the crew from a recent drug bust. You’ve been arrested as an accomplice on lesser charges. The state prosecutor offers you immunity in exchange for your testimony against the boss. Immunity is granted in order to...
California felony charges against Tesla driver are a first
On Behalf of Law Office of Eric T. Hamilton | Feb 6, 2022 | Criminal Defense
As vehicles become increasingly automated, questions of who is responsible when something goes awry are testing the legal system. Typically, drivers and carmakers are held liable in civil court. However, the stakes can be much higher. In Los Angeles County,...
3 ways to defend yourself after failing a chemical breath test
On Behalf of Law Office of Eric T. Hamilton | Jan 31, 2022 | DUI
If a police officer suspects you of driving under the influence (DUI), they will need to establish probable cause before they arrest you. If you have already caused a crash, the collision itself may provide probable cause for mandatory chemical testing and an arrest....
Should you be worried about parental kidnapping?
On Behalf of Law Office of Eric T. Hamilton | Jan 25, 2022 | Divorce
Did you know that a parent can kidnap their own children? Parental kidnapping, also known as custodial interference, happens when one parent takes the children and prevents the other parent from seeing or interacting with them. In most cases, such incidents arise...
- Parental relocation and custody disputes in California: What to know
- 3 practical ways to put your children first when co-parenting
- How are retirement accounts handled in a California divorce?
- Divorcing in a community property state? Here’s what to know
- What happens when a criminal record is expunged?
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