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February 2018 Archives

What Are Grandparents' Visitation Rights?

A grandparent would never think that their right to see their grandkids could be taken away. Unfortunately, life-changing events such as death, divorce, or estrangement can force separation between grandparents and grandchildren. This breaking of families can cause desperate grandmothers and fathers seek legal action to retain their grandparent rights. All 50 states in the US have some type of grandparent visitation statute. This means that grandparents can ask to be granted the legal right to maintain a relationship with their grandchild. Each state, however, varies in who can visit and how visitation will be carried out. Only about 20 states have restrictive visitation statutes. This means that grandparents can get a court-ordered visitation only if the parents are divorcing or if both parents died. The circumstances of carrying this restrictive visitation out is also dependent on the state.

One Billion Rising to End Violence Against Women

This Valentine's Day will also be the day of One Billion Rising, a worldwide movement aiming to end all forms of violence against women. One in three women will be raped or beaten in their lifetime, usually by someone they know. Partners engaged in domestic violence can extend their violence beyond physical and sexual abuse however. This can include:

Hoover ♦ Krepelka, LLP Makes the List of Best Child Support Lawyers in San Jose 2018

Expertise, a leading company that helps customers find qualified professionals in their area, has recently selected the San Diego Divorce and Family Law Attorneys of Hoover Krepelka as part of their "Top 20 Best Child Support Lawyers in San Jose 2018" list. The Top 20 were selected based on their:

The New Tax Bill and its Impact on Divorcing Couples

Shortly before year-end, President Trump signed the "2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" into law. As is so often the case in law and government, the text of this 1,000-page law is intimidating. I cannot begin to pretend to be able to fully understand all its ins and outs, nor to explain those to anyone else. I am in particular a family law attorney, not a tax attorney or CPA. Nothing herein should be construed as tax advice, nor as specific legal advice for any one person's exact situation. This is a template, global overview, which is hopefully helpful to many.

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