Electronic Discovery in Divorce Cases

Emails in Divorce

With more and more communication taking place online and via electronic devices, it’s no surprise that internet-based correspondence plays a big role in California courtrooms—and divorce cases are no exception. The recovery of any data that’s stored in electronic format for usage in legal cases and trials is called electronic discovery (also known as e-discovery). […]

California’s New Date of Separation Statute

Date of Separation in California

On July 25, 2016, California Governor Jerry Brown approved SB 1255, which adds Section 70 to the state’s Family Code. SB 1255 will go into effect in California law on Jan. 1, 2017, and adds the following language to date of separation rulings: Date of separation is defined as the date when a complete and […]

What Should You Know about California’s Paternity Leave Law?

paternity leave benefits

Paternity leave benefits are much less common in the United States than maternity leave benefits. However, California is one of the few states in the country that provides fathers with paid time off via a state law. In California, paternity leave benefits are a part of the state’s Paid Family Leave (PFL) insurance program. The […]