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Divorce in California: A General Guide on Dividing Property

By Milligan Beswick Levine & Knox, LLP |

Going through a divorce can be a very stressful undertaking, and you will likely have a lot of questions about the process. One of the most challenging portions of a divorce is figuring out how the marital property will be divided. Based on California’s Family Code §2581, all property, assets and debts held by… Read More »

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A Quick Guide to Filing a Medical Malpractice Claim in California

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Medical malpractice occurs when a patient suffers injuries because of a healthcare professional’s negligence or omission. If you have been injured by a healthcare professional, the State of California allows you to pursue for damages made by medical malpractice. As part of personal injury law, medical malpractice can also involve negotiating for a monetary… Read More »

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State of California Domestic Violence Laws

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Men and women alike can be wrongfully accused of domestic violence, and this is a sensitive issue that must be addressed immediately. The domestic violence laws set by the California legislature make it a crime to injure, or threaten to injure, co-habitors, intimate partners, or former partners. Domestic violence charges are very serious, where… Read More »

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Difficulties in Establishing Negligence in a Trucking Accident

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The National Highway Traffic Administration reports that there is an upward trend in fatalities involving large commercial vehicle collisions. Even when a collision does not result in fatal injuries, the accident can still have dire consequences for those involved. If you have been involved in a traffic accident with a large commercial vehicle, you… Read More »

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Auto Accident Fatalities Rates Rise Amid Stay-at-Home Orders

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As the nation attempts to grapple with the novel coronavirus outbreak, many states have enacted stay-at-home orders that prevent people from leaving their home unless it is for an essential activity. With stay-at-home orders, there has been a significant decrease in traffic across many roads and highways, notably in regions such as Southern California…. Read More »

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Potential Penalties for a Juvenile Vandalism Case in California

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In California, vandalism is described as committing the intentional act of destroying another’s property or personal belongings. Based on California law, vandalism can be deemed a misdemeanor or it can be charged as a felony, depending on the extent of damage and its monetary value. As it pertains to California Penal Code §594, the… Read More »

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Tips for Co-Parenting Amid the Pandemic

By Milligan Beswick Levine & Knox, LLP |

In spite of the current stay-at-home orders issued throughout the country, parents are still obligated to uphold child custody and visitation orders. Although parents face unprecedented challenges during this pandemic, there are still several things they will need to consider in order to comply with their court-ordered custody arrangements. Practice Honest Communication Having open… Read More »

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How COVID-19 Is Impacting Criminal Cases in California

By Milligan Beswick Levine & Knox, LLP |

During this period of public health emergency, we are experiencing swift action taken by a wide variety of national, state and local agencies. Along with stay-at-home orders, guidelines have been set in place that will help to slow down the spread of the coronavirus. These sudden and drastic changes, however, have caused confusion to… Read More »

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Protecting Yourself In the Midst of a Complicated Divorce

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Whether your legal separation or divorce came as shock or has been a long-awaited event, there are steps you can take to protect your interests and those of your children. Here, we will discuss divorce planning suggestions you may want to consider when facing an adversarial divorce. Keep in mind that every case will… Read More »

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What to Expect When Facing First-Time DUI Charges in California

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California’s Vehicle Code Section 23152 makes it unlawful for any person to drive a vehicle while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. In a majority of cases, being charged with driving under the influence can result in a misdemeanor, but it also carries other legal ramifications. The following is a quick snapshot of… Read More »

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