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Importing a spouse and ramifications in divorce court

Posted by Haleh Rashidi | Aug 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Documents you sign to import a spouse can have ramifications in divorce court. We have all seen shows like “90 Day Fiancé.” A United States citizen falls for someone from another country, or it could be an arranged marriage, and decides to bring that person to the United States as their spouse. ...

One ought to feel safe in her home

Posted by Haleh Rashidi | May 02, 2017 | 0 Comments

Two guiding principles for domestic violence cases One ought to feel safe in his/her own home. Principle #1 ought to be the attorney's starting point… always! As attorneys when we get a call about a so-called “DV case,” we immediately go into attorney mode; trying to figure out if ...

All arrears are not created alike

Posted by Haleh Rashidi | Apr 05, 2017 | 0 Comments

One mistake that parties, attorneys, and courts alike make is with regards to arrears. In family law, whether it is dissolution or not, how the arrears are written, has huge ramifications. This could affect: Enforceability; Dischargeability in bankruptcy; Its order of preference in collectio...

Prenup or not, you should know the rules

Posted by Haleh Rashidi | Feb 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Whether you want to consider a prenup or not, it is always a good idea to know what the rules are. As a general rule it is true that separate property remains separate property even post marriage. However, in practical terms it is not that simple. What if you add value to that separate property p...

Don’t forget intellectual property

Posted by Haleh Rashidi | Feb 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

When parties go through divorce and list the assets of the community they of course will think of the house, any other “real property” they may own such as land, and personal property such as cars and other tangible items. One category of property that ought not be forgotten, as it is often worth...

I'll take a side of spousal support please

Posted by Haleh Rashidi | Feb 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

A few thoughts on Spousal Support (aka Alimony) I probably get more questions about spousal support than any other issue. So let's get a few things out of the way first. If you were never married, you don't get spousal support. Doesn't matter if you were together a long time. Doesn't matter...

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