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STEPS TO TAKE AFTER DIVORCE

Once you have received your filed judgment from the court, your divorce is over, but your work is not necessarily done. If you elect to resume using a previous name, you will need to change your driver's license, vehicle titles and registration, passport and social security card.

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OVERVIEW ON EVALUATING A SMALL BUSINESS IN DIVORCE

A small business interest is a typical asset to be dealt with in a dissolution (divorce) proceeding, particularly in medium-to high-income-bracket divorces.

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PRE-EMPLOYMENT ARBITRATION AGREEMENT HELD UNCONSCIONABLE

In the recent case of Wisdom v. Accent Care, Inc. (2012) 202 Cal.App.4th 591, the Third District Appellate Court decided that a clause in an application for employment requiring only the applicant to agree that, if hired, all disputes not resolved informally will be submitted to binding arbitration, is both procedurally and substantively unconscionable.

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NEW PENALTIES FOR MISCLASSIFYING EMPLOYEES

SB 459, signed by Gov. Jerry Brown in October 2011, prohibits employers from willfully misclassifying an employee as an independent contractor.

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A QUICK SUMMARY OF MEAL AND REST BREAK LAW

California's meal and rest break laws are complex. The following is by no means an exhaustive list of everything you need to know about meal and rest breaks. It is a general overview of some of the most important concepts.

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ADMISSIBILITY OF TRAFFIC CITATIONS, INVESTIGATING OFFICER'S CONCLUSIONS, AND MISDEMEANOR TRAFFIC CONVICTIONS

What evidence will be admissible in Court is often a central issue in prosecuting or defending motor vehicle accident cases.

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DIVISION OF A THRIFT SAVINGS PLAN IN DIVORCE

A Thrift Savings Plan ("TSP") is capable of division in a divorce, annulment or legal separation. It can also be garnished to satisfy a participant's past-due alimony or child support obligations.

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