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Agreeing on the value of a family business

The Bay Area boast as residents many married couples who take the risk of starting or running their own business. Whether or not they are both actively involved in the affairs of the business, many families rely on them both as their primary source of income and as their largest nest egg among their assets.

Business Owners Should Be Aware of the 'Double-Dip' In Divorce

Privately owned businesses are frequently considered a part of marital estate when it comes to married couples in the process of divorce. Usually, a formal business valuation is needed to obtain the value of a privately owned business. Unsurprisingly, business valuations are almost always complicated. However, in some cases, "double dipping" can make the valuation process even more complex.

What services we offer when third parties are involved

Previous posts on this blog have talked about situations in which a judge in Tiburon or other parts of the Bay Area decides to bring in a third party, like a mediator, child custody evaluator or parenting coordinator, to help resolve a parenting time or custody dispute.

Parenting coordinators in post-divorce disputes

A previous post on this blog talked about the role a guardian ad litem plays in California child custody case. To review, the guardian ad litem serves as a child's advocate during the course of a court proceeding and is there to make sure the child's voice gets heard during the case.

What does a guardian ad litem do in a custody case?

In California, a court may elect to appoint a guardian ad litem, or GAL, who in a child custody case. Properly speaking, a GAL is called a "child custody evaluator" in this state. Although some residents of Tiburon and the greater Bay Area may have some idea of what a GAL does, many might not be familiar with the term or the role they play in child custody disputes.

'Tis the season to review your custody agreement

For a lot of families in California, December holidays mean travelling to see loved ones all over the state, country or sometimes the world. While these journeys may be relatively easy for most families, separated, divorced and blended families often have to be a little more cautious and meticulous about making travel plans so as not to conflict with carefully laid child custody arrangements.

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