You left your friend’s house after celebrating their birthday. While the cool night air clears your head some, you still feel fuzzy. You are confident that you can drive your car home with no problems. A few minutes later, you stop and park your car — now, you are not...
Prepping for a January divorce? Here’s how to tell your spouse
On Behalf of Law Office of Eric T. Hamilton | Dec 23, 2021 | Divorce
You’ve made up your mind that you want a divorce. Like many other people, you’ve decided that a “new year means a new you,” and you’re planning on heading to an attorney’s office early in January. Now, you just have to tell your spouse. Whether your relationship has...
Why is the divorce rate actually falling?
On Behalf of Law Office of Eric T. Hamilton | Dec 9, 2021 | Divorce
The divorce rate in the United States really spiked when no-fault divorce laws were created, and this sparked some concern that divorce was just going to grow more and more popular as time moved forward. However, what we've actually seen in recent years is that the...
When can the police search your vehicle during a traffic stop?
On Behalf of Law Office of Eric T. Hamilton | Nov 26, 2021 | Criminal Defense
When the police pull you over for a traffic stop, you typically only have to worry about some minor issue. Perhaps a brake light burned out or you failed to use your turn signal. The police officer might issue you a warning or write you a ticket. You can then go on...
Is your spouse violating child custody orders?
On Behalf of Law Office of Eric T. Hamilton | Nov 23, 2021 | Divorce
Following a divorce, custody issues are among the most contentious. If the splitting couple cannot agree on child custody and visitation, the court will step in and issue custody orders. Such orders are put in place to protect the best interests of children. When a...
3 practical ways to avoid DUI charges
On Behalf of Law Office of Eric T. Hamilton | Nov 10, 2021 | DUI
Removing intoxicated drivers from the roads is a top priority for law enforcement in California. In fact, hundreds of thousands of people receive DUIs each year in the state. Having a conviction for a DUI offense can result in severe repercussions for your day-to-day...
What does expungement of your criminal record mean?
On Behalf of Law Office of Eric T. Hamilton | Oct 25, 2021 | Expungement
Having a criminal record can negatively impact the quality of your life. For instance, you may be denied a job opportunity, housing, or even admission to some educational institutions. In short, your life is tied to the criminal record no matter how much you have...
Can you bring legal marijuana into California?
| Oct 8, 2021 | Uncategorized
The public perception of marijuana is certainly not what it used to be. Many states, including California, now have adult-use cannabis that can be purchased and used legally from a dispensary. It’s not just for medical use but also for recreational use. Though the...
What happens to your debt if you file for divorce in California?
| Sep 28, 2021 | Divorce
Your finances are likely very intertwined with your spouse's. Separating your financial obligations and assets can be one of the hardest parts of getting a divorce. Many people planning a divorce in California focus so intently on the division of their assets that...
Can your ex move out of California with your kids?
On Behalf of Law Office of Eric T. Hamilton | Sep 28, 2021 | Divorce
Former spouses or romantic partners often experience intense disagreements when they share custody of their children after a divorce. Shared custody has become the standard expectation, in all but the most extreme of family circumstances. You and your ex should abide...
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