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    • Should I File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy or Chapter 13?

      If you’re facing insurmountable debt and feel as if you have nowhere left to turn, there’s probably one word that comes to mind—bankruptcy. Although the word has a certain taboo quality to it, ...

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    • How Can I Stop Creditor Harassment?

      If you’re behind on your finances, you may be getting bombarded with calls from creditors. While it’s easy enough to ignore the calls or hit cancel on your smartphone, every single call can be a ...

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    • What Is an "Automatic Stay" in Bankruptcy?

      When a person files for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, they are afforded a protection known as an "automatic stay." In simple terms, an automatic stay is a court injunction which immediately ...

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    • Giving Items Away or Transferring Assets

      Clients often ask if they can quit claim (many of you will call it quick claim which is a common mistake) the title of their house. Can they give away their car or other assets to a relative to ...

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    • Can I Adopt My Stepchild?

      The relationship between a stepparent and their stepchild can be extremely close. In some circumstances, the stepparent might wish to make their relationship more permanent and legal through an ...

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    • How Can I Become a Child’s Legal Guardian?

      Choosing to become a child’s legal guardian is a big step, and one that can be extremely stressful and complicated if you do not have the appropriate help. When a child’s parents can no longer provide ...

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    • 3 Ways To Share Custody Over the Holidays

      Most people look forward to spending the holidays relaxing and celebrating with their families and friends. However, if you share child custody with your ex, you might be thinking about the holiday ...

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    • 4 Reasons the Court May Modify Child Support Payments

      When you go through a divorce, separate, or breakup where you and your partner shared children, you may have wound up receiving or paying child support as a result. Child support is intended to hold ...

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    • How To Help Your Children Cope With Divorce

      As difficult as a divorce can be for you and your spouse, the process can be even more challenging and confusing for your children. While you and your spouse see divorce as a necessary step towards a ...

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    • The Differences in a Native American Divorce

      Going through a divorce is never easy, but it can be particularly challenging for Native American couples. There are several different groups of indigenous Native American people throughout California ...

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    • Military Divorce vs. Civilian Divorce in California

      Active duty service men and women are stationed worldwide, and families often spend months or even years apart. This can be a strain on any relationship, and divorce is not uncommon for married ...

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    • How Does Domestic Partnership Work in California?

      A domestic partnership is a legally recognized union between two people who share their lives together and live in one household. The legal recognition granted to domestic partners is much like a ...

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    • Understanding Conservatorship in California

      Conservatorship can be a great way for families and individuals to provide their sick or elderly loved ones with the type of attention and protection they deserve. Conservatorship is a legal ...

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    • How Long Does It Take for My Divorce to Finalize in California?

      The length of a divorce varies from case to case. California is actually one of several states that has a waiting period for divorce. This means that you will remain married for at least 6 months ...

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    • Singleton Smith Law Offices, Inc. Recognized by the CA State Legislature & Assemblywoman Melendez

      The California State Legislature and Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez have officially recognized Singleton Smith Law Offices, Inc. as a leading law firm in the Inland Empire for its contribution to ...

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    • 4 Tips To Avoid a Car Crash This Holiday Season

      During the holidays, car crashes increase and become more deadly, which is why you need to be especially cautious throughout the month of December. According to date from the National Highway Traffic ...

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    • Singleton Smith Law Offices Wins #1 Best Law Firm in Inland Empire

      In recognition of our dedication and legal abilities, Press Enterprises , a popular business publication, has recently given Singleton Smith Law Offices, Inc. a monumental honor. We were given the “#1 ...

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    • Understanding Grandparents' Rights in California

      When a couple goes through a divorce, their split can impact the entire family. Aunts, uncles, and grandparents could be affected by the new custody arrangement agreed to in the divorce. Family ...

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    • Why Establish Paternity?

      Obtaining rights as a child’s legal father isn’t always as straightforward as it may seem. According to California law, the father is only given paternal rights automatically if he is married to the ...

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    • Common Slip and Fall Injuries

      Even minor falls can result in serious injuries. Regardless of the cause, a seemingly inconsequential trip or slip might land you in the hospital with a broken bone, sprained muscle, or worse. ...

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    • 3 Tips To Avoid Swimming Pool Accidents This Summer

      Summertime is a popular season to get some quality pool time in alongside family and friends, but having a good time shouldn’t be the only thing you’re worried about. Whether you’re gathering around a ...

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    • Personal Injury Case Trials & Settlements: Which is Better?

      Filing a personal injury claim with the help of an attorney can be an immediate sense of relief for people seeking justice and compensation after being wrongfully injured by a negligent party. The ...

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    • Chapter 7 or Chapter 13: What Type of Bankruptcy Is Best for Me?

      Coming to the decision that you need to file for bankruptcy is a difficult one, but if you've made it, you deserve some recognition. However, simply knowing that bankruptcy can help you with your ...

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    • Giving Items Away or Transferring Assets

      Clients often ask if they can quit claim (many of you will call it quick claim which is a common mistake) the title of their house. Can they give away their car or other assets to a relative to ...

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    • How To Get a Restraining Order in California

      Do you need to protect yourself from a stalker, abuser, or even your controlling spouse? Obtaining a restraining order could be one of the best ways to protect you from someone who means you harm or ...

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    • Supreme Court Ruling of Same-Sex Marriage Legalization Come with Debate

      On June 26 th , the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage legalization nationwide. For many people, it was a time to celebrate a historic event that embodied a great victory ...

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    • Do I Pay Too Much In Spousal Support?

      When a couple gets a divorce, the higher-earning spouse may be asked to pay the lesser-earning spouse alimony, or spousal support. Even though spousal support payments are designed to make each ...

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    • Giving Items Away or Transferring Assets

      Clients often ask if they can quit claim (many of you will call it quick claim which is a common mistake) the title of their house. Can they give away their car or other assets to a relative to ...

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    • What Can I Do If My Ex Refuses to Allow Visitation?

      Sharing parenting time is never easy, but when one parent withholds parenting time from the other against court orders, it can create a very serious problem. Any parent with established parental ...

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