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Most felonies are nonviolent and many are bizarre

California residents may think of felonies as violent crimes like homicide, rape and arson, and they may be surprised to learn that an individual could be branded a felon for innocuous behavior such as making an unusual noise in a post office or handling a crate of foreign primates without first donning waterproof footwear. Even calling in sick just to get a day off is a felony in some situations.

Why younger people are opting for prenuptial agreements

In a new survey from the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 62% of family law attorneys said that they've seen an increase in prenuptial agreements over the past few years. Slightly more than half said that the increase was largely because of millennial clients. There are several reasons why younger people in California are more likely to want prenuptial agreements. For instance, they have fewer tangible assets and get married later in life. Furthermore, both parties to a marriage are likely to earn money regardless of gender.

Thinking of relocating? Remember your custody order

If you took away one lesson from the recent changes in your life, it may be that you cannot predict how things will turn out. One day you and your spouse were exchanging vows and choosing names for your new baby. The next thing you know, you are dividing your assets and arguing over custody schedules.

California's DUI laws may leave you struggling

If you recently experienced the shame and confusion of a drunk driving arrest, you have many things to consider as you prepare for your upcoming court appearance. From the first instant police pulled you over, you probably felt the possibility that this moment could change your life, and you were right. As a result, you may be tempted to accept a plea or just plead guilty to get the ordeal over with quickly.

The many reasons couples aren't happy

It is generally thought that married couples in California and throughout the country are happiest at the beginning of their relationships. While this is true for most couples, this is not the case for everyone. Furthermore, not all couples experience a decline in satisfaction in their relationships as they progress. This was according to a study conducted by individuals from the University of Georgia and the University of Texas.

Understanding what is real and what is not about splitting up

Couples in California whose marriage is ending need to understand the difference between the reality of divorce and the myths that often result in more tension. Understanding these differences is important as they begin the divorce process and life post-split up.

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