Family Law in Pleasanton: Cohabitation

Cohabitation is the living together of an unmarried man and an unmarried woman. Cohabitation is an extremely popular lifestyle today. Indeed, over the course of the last 25 years, the number of unmarried couples living together has increased by at least 495 percent. There are many types of cohabitation arrangements. Some couples live together for purely economic reasons. Some cohabit without any desire to become involved in a personal intimate relationship. For others, the opposite is true: cohabitation offers the opportunity to establish a close relationship. The largest number of cohabitants, however, are those who believe that marriage is on the horizon. In this instance, cohabitation is a precursor to marriage, not an alternative. However, the rights of cohabitants are different from the rights of married spouses. If you need advice on your rights as a cohabitant, contact the Thomas Hogan Law Office Pleasanton at (925) 273-9452.

Family Law in Pleasanton: Guardianship

The statutory definitions of incapacity instruct courts to determine the global incapacity of the proposed ward. A definition stating that the incapacitated ward is one who is “unable to manage his person or affairs” tells the court nothing about which affairs or personal activities are important to assess, and implies that the proposed ward is either competent or incompetent. Such an approach ignores the fact that individuals possess varying degrees of competency. Moreover, competency varies depending on the task at hand. For example, the level of capacity needed to enter into a long-term commercial contract differs from the capacity needed to contract to purchase food.

Prenuptial Agreements

If you want to enter into a prenuptial agreement with your prospective spouse, contact Thomas Hogan Law Office Pleasanton. Businesses know that advance planning is an important tool for averting later disasters. In this light the prenuptial agreement should not be viewed as a planning for marital failure. It is not merely a contingency plan for death or divorce. Rather it encourages the couple to recognize the economic aspect of marriage and to plan accordingly.

Probate Laws of California

A parent may want to disinherit his or her children. The disinheritance usually goes off without a hitch. Probate laws in the United States generally permit a testator to disinherit any or all of his children regardless of their age or need. A noncustodial father may prefer to ignore his young children especially if his relation with the children’s mother is bitter. In such as case, he may will everything to his current wife or girl friend and his children with her leaving nothing to his children from prior relationships. The laws governing disinheritance are complex. Contact Thomas Hogan Law Office Pleasanton.

Domestic Violence

If you are a victim of domestic violence, contact Thomas Hogan Law Office Pleasanton. If you were in a controlling and abusive relationship, chances are you were also subjected to some form of sexual abuse. Many women who are in such relationships have a difficult time believing that they were sexually assaulted. Unfortunately, women are often raised to believe that an intimate relationship obligates them to consent to sex whenever their partner wants it. It’s important for you to understand that sexual assault is not about sex but, like all violence in an abusive relationship, it is about power and control.

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