Establishing and Modifying Custody in California

Divorce and separation take a lot out of us. We enter relationships with the hope of something meaningful and lasting. In some cases, these relationships result in having children together – whether the relationship was brief or long-lasting. When a relationship ends and children are involved, the circumstances take on a whole new direction in determining who will get custody and what visitation rights will be Read More

How Long Will My Divorce Take?

The title of this blog is one of the most common questions we get from clients at Carroll Law Office. It’s entirely understandable, too. After all, you’re ready to move on with your life and focus on new beginnings. While California law has guidelines that dictate this, the ultimate answer depends on your situation. The biggest deciding factor in the length of your divorce case will come down to whether or not the Read More

Simplifying Back to School for Co-Parents

At Carroll Law Office, we focus on simplifying life’s complexities for California families. This time of year is a complicated one for many because school is back in session which means schedules are up in the air. There’s so much to get to as our children start school and extracurricular activities. Staying on top of our work schedules, their school schedules, and those extra events can be a chore even for the Read More

Why a Medicaid Asset Protection Trust May Be Best For You

A properly drafted and funded Medicaid Asset Protection Trust may help you keep your property safe and secure from Medicaid asset recovery, as well as help you remain eligible for benefits. A qualified attorney can structure the trust to help ensure that your assets remain protected and retain the maximum possible value for your heirs without jeopardizing your long-term care needs. What is a Medicaid Asset Read More

What to Expect During a CPS Investigation

Bringing a child into this world is a long-term commitment that ideally lasts the rest of our lives. We want to be there through the highs and lows of their growth into adulthood. Unfortunately, circumstances change and sometimes parents have to defend their right to be a part of their children’s lives. The team at Carroll Law Office has the experience and know-how to handle juvenile dependency cases. We Read More

Toxic Relationships Impact Your Kids, Too

At every corner of the internet, there’s information about “staying together for the kids” and how it might be better to just suck it up when you’re in a toxic relationship. There are studies about how stable relationships in the home are beneficial for children and likely set them up for healthy relationships later in life. That’s all well and good, but is your relationship actually stable if the two of you can’t Read More

Key Factors to Determine Spousal Support in California

When you’re going through a divorce, one of the major financial considerations will be spousal support (commonly known as alimony) in California. This is a court-ordered payment from one party to the other following divorce. Usually, these payments are only ordered when the divorce will cause a significant change in lifestyle for the partner who no longer has access to the funds the other spouse still has. We hear Read More

When You Need to Update Your Estate Plan Immediately

Your estate plan is a part of your legacy. It’s going to be the best avenue you have to define your wishes and ensure all your hard work ends up in the right hands after you’re gone. So, you should be thinking about your plan every step of the way. Life comes at us fast, and when things change in your life you should consider how those changes impact your estate plan. Your family structure changes This Read More

How to Get Your Child Back When They’re Taken From You

For children, the best place for them should be home. A stable home life allows your children to grow and sets them up for not only future personal success but provides a guide to what home life should look when they start a family of their own. However, sometimes home life is disrupted by authorities who believe your child is in danger. We’ve previously talked about juvenile dependency laws in California. Certain Read More

3 Different Trusts That Might Be Right For You

Estate Planning is the process of working with an attorney to create a legally-binding plan for what will happen to your belongings, property, and remaining money after you pass away. Estate Planning can be accomplished through a variety of methods, or even a combination of a few. Your Estate Plan is catered to fit your life and your specific needs. One of the most helpful forms of Estate Planning is through Read More