How To Establish Legal Guardianship

How To Establish Legal Guardianship

Under certain circumstances, it may be necessary for someone other than a parent or direct relative to become legally responsible for a child or adult who is unable to make decisions for themselves. In those cases, a legal guardianship is established, and the person...
What Does “Power Of Attorney” Mean?

What Does “Power Of Attorney” Mean?

While it doesn’t happen that often for the average person, there are occasionally circumstances that require delegating legal authority to a third party. When those times come, it’s important to understand what “power of attorney” means, how to give it, and what the...
What Is Common Law Marriage?

What Is Common Law Marriage?

A common law marriage is a marriage that is legally valid even though the couple didn’t have a wedding ceremony or obtain a marriage license. How is that possible? Back in the old days, before there were actual laws that defined the legal requirements for marriage,...
How To Establish Paternity In California

How To Establish Paternity In California

As many couples know, being a father to a child doesn’t always mean being the actual biological father. There are a wide range of circumstances under which a man may choose to be, or not be, a child’s legal father. But to establish paternity in those outlying cases,...