Most clients of our law firm are first-generation immigrants from China. In China, couples go to the same office for marriage certificates as well as divorce papers. However, that is not the case in the United States. A bewildered client once asked me: “To get married here, I need to go to the county’s office, but I cannot get a divorce at the same office?” In the U.S., if a couple wants a divorce, they must go to the court pursuant to the Family Code of each state.

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很多人说,疫情期间最忙的就是婚姻律师。最近,我们联合位于硅谷圣荷西运营自己律所的资深家庭法律师Joanne Zhou一起合作这个专栏,为大家普及一下加州家庭法的一些基本知识。我的读者们大多身在美国,婚姻法的知识包括离婚、财产、抚养权等等,都是与大家的生活息息相关的。无论用到用不到,心里有数总是好的。

Our attorneys at The Zhou Law Group have extensive experience handling theft cases and a long record of Successful Results. Should you or a loved one be faced with theft charges and wish to minimize your consequences to the fullest extent possible contact The Zhou Law Group at (408) 289-9688  immediately.

While the passage of Proposition 36 in 2000 marked the beginning of the “so called” end of the war on drugs in California as to cases involving the personal use of drugs, the California criminal justice system continues to treat quite harshly persons convicted of crimes involving drug trafficking, possession for sale of drugs, and drug sales.

Prostitution is an agreement between consenting people to provide any sexual activity in exchange for money , and any act in furtherance of such agreement. The act in furtherance can be any step taken toward a sexual act. Whether sex occurs or not, is not essential to establish the crime.

California law encourages an arrest on all calls where allegations of Domestic Violence are reported. An arrest for Domestic Violence can even be based on a complaint to the authorities of the simple use of  rude force on the person of a spouse, domestic partner, dating partner, or child.

As you may already know, a driving under the influence arrest can bring serious consequences in the state of California.  License suspension; mandatory jail sentences; probation; stiff fines; court fees; long term alcohol classes; increased insurance premiums; and, a criminal record, are all potential standard consequences of even a first time driving under the influence conviction…

Parents always maintain the right to go back to the court to change custody arrangements after their divorce is final. The real question is whether the court will grant a request for modification of your order. Courts do not want to force children to live in a bad situation when their custodial parent’s circumstances change,…

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