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Let the season begin! That old excitement is back in the air. What can we expect? A white Christmas in many parts of the country. People on the move. Crowded airports and train stations. Busy restaurants. Americans happily spending money again.   Forget the “need-to-haves”. Americans are ready for the...

Couples in unhappy marriages debate whether it’s better to stay together for the sake of their kids or get a Divorce. Ask kids who grew up in volatile, dysfunctional families, and they’ll tell you endless stories about what it’s like living in a home where there’s constant tension, anger and...

Avoiding the cost and trauma of litigation Despite every good intention, sometimes the Divorce process stalls. It may be that a couple can’t agree on an equitable division of property or child support. We’re finding that it is often a matter of a couple’s just being overwhelmed with the task...

Tom and Gina came into our Oakland office to update their Living Trust—something they regretted not doing years before. Both Tom and Gina are Covid survivors. An RN at Kaiser, Gina became sick in the early days of the pandemic, and Tom soon became infected as well. Both were in...

Robyn and John, both in their late 30s, had been together for seven years. When Robyn got pregnant, though she knew that John had a son from a former relationship and was an indifferent father, she wanted to have this child. Everyone had always told John how brilliant he was...

Employers with 5+ employees must offer a retirement program or face fines Employers may not realize that we’re inching up on the final registration deadline for the CalSavers mandate that will impact every business with five or more employees. What many small business owners still don’t know about CalSavers CalSavers...

Concerns about data privacy extend to how we protect our digital records, including Living Trusts, Deeds and other important legal documents. We frequently field questions about whether a safe deposit box is appropriate for storing these documents. Limitations of safe deposit boxes The most basic dependency is that safe deposit...