Divorce law is a complex and vast field. It concerns the rights of spouses, children and other family members. In fact, family law also deals with the rights of people who aren’t married but live together. Family law determines who inherit what and who is responsible for looking after persons who are incapable of looking after themselves. The divorce attorneys of Thomas Hogan Law Office Fresno have years of experience in dealing with family law issues.
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Divorce Law in Fresno, CA: Cohabitation
When establishing a relationship that involves life in common, that is, joint consumption and production; a man and a woman have two possible options -to legally formalize and register their relationship, i.e. marriage or simply to live together with no legal formalities, i.e. cohabitation. Until fairly recently the choice of cohabitation meant that the couple relinquished, or were not eligible for, the compulsory provisions of family law with respect to the rights and duties of spouses and for the purposes of dissolving their relationship. Today the differences between marriage and cohabitation are much less important because cohabitation also produces legal effects, some of which are similar to those of formal marriage. But marriage still has greater implications and gives rise to a wider range of obligations and rights for the spouses. The transaction costs of enforcing rights are lower in the case of marriage than in the case of cohabitation because to claim certain rights as a result of cohabitation it is usually necessary to prove that the relationship existed and lasted for a specific period of time whereas these facts are proved in marriage by its mere existence. Contact Thomas Hogan Law Office Fresno to learn your rights as a cohabitant.
Divorce Law in Fresno, CA: Guardianship
Guardianship hearings are informal or non-adversarial. In most instances, only the petitioner and his or her attorney are present, and as a result, no one is able to challenge any of the evidence submitted. The alleged incompetent person was seldom present at the hearing, and in some cases was discouraged from attending the hearing or was not fully advised of the right to attend the hearing. The non-adversarial nature of the hearing results in evidence going unchallenged, often making the medical evidence the only grounds the court uses to grant a guardianship. If you are looking for advice or assistance with guardianship, contact the divorce attorneys at Thomas Hogan Law Office Fresno.
Divorce Law in Fresno, CA: Inheritance
In the United States, the surviving spouse receives greater protection in inheritance schemes than any other family member. In fact, the surviving spouse is the only family member who consistently receives significant protection from intentional disinheritance by the decedent. In Community States like California, the assets acquired by either spouse during the marriage is a community asset and will belong equally to both spouses. So when one spouse dies, the other will be automatically entitled to the whole asset. However, inheritance law is complex. Contact Thomas Hogan Law Office Fresno for advice and assistance with inheritance law.
Divorce Law in Fresno, CA: Prenuptial Agreements
Today more and more prospective couples are entering into prenuptial agreements. They see it as a means to protect themselves and their assets in case the martial union fails. A prenuptial agreement can only be enforced if it is valid. Courts will not enforce prenuptial agreements that contain clauses which are prohibited by law. Don’t let this happen to you. Contact our Fresno divorce attorneys for more information.
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I was in a difficult situation and needed a reputable and trustworthy lawyer to represent me in court against a government agency. I am glad I made an appointment to meet Tom Hogan in his office. The entire office staff is very courteous and professional. Tom Hogan is very likeable, he has a good sense of humor, and my anxiety went away after talking to him for a few minutes. He listened intently on what I had to say and gathered information by asking me several questions pertaining to my case. He has great attention to details. I was able to understand better my predicament after he explained the situation I am in so I decided on day 1 that he is the lawyer I am looking for. He showed up on all my court dates and stood for me against seemingly insurmountable odds. For those who are summoned to appear in court by the government, I guess you can relate… you are in between a hard place and a rock. His arguments turned around the case in my favor. The last court appearance went like a blur and I was still in disbelief as we are walking out of the court house. I asked him, what is going on? He responded ” We won. They are not going to bother you anymore.”Joe Stockton
Mr. Hogan took a personal interest in helping me with my legal issue. It was refreshing to find a lawyer that did not treat you like a number. He asked all the necessary questions so that he could properly represent me. He obviously has a lot of experience and it showed in how he handled my case. I would definitely recommend Mr. Hogan to any of my friends for legal assistance.Al M. Modesto
When I decided to get married he established my pre-nup. Since I had no idea how or what to put into it he was able to advise me on thing I would have never thought about. then 8 years later I needed a legal separation. Since the pre-nup was very detailed it made the legal separation quick and easy. Tom is very knowledgeable and is very understanding. I appreciate that he is tough when he needs to be but at the same time sensitive to the situation. He won’t just tell you what you want to hear but is honest and tell you how the law looks at things. I recommend Tom to anyone that needs a lawyer!Jeri E. Modesto
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If you need an attorney with a keen understanding of financial matters, look no further than Tom Hogan. Mr. Hogan deserves the gold star for his accomplishments as an attorney and CPA. I never expected to ever find an attorney as competent, caring and driven as Mr. Hogan. As soon as Tom took on my case, he was determined to help me. He immediately plowed through the reams of documents pertaining to my case, financial and legal, and honed in on the critical pieces.Roberta C. Modesto
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