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Kim Kardashian And Kanye West’s Divorce Raises Several Legal Questions

Kim Kardashian has filed for divorce from Kanye West in California. This has drawn attention to how Californian divorce law is likely to affect their split concerning issues such as asset division, child custody, and hiring private judges and attorneys.

Assaf Gilead

New Bill Proposes Legalization Of Psychedelics In California

San Francisco State Senator Scott Weiner has authored and proposed a bill that would decriminalize the personal use and possession of psychedelic substances. The bill points to the therapeutic benefits of the drugs and is seen as a step toward the decriminalization of all illicit drugs.

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Dec 30, 2020
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Assaf Gilead

New York State Governor Repeals Arbitrary “Walking While Trans” Ban

After decades of injustice and fear, Governor Cuomo has signed the legislation to repeal the law known as the “Walking While Trans’ ban. Since the 1970s, transgender women in the State of New York have lived in worry of walking down the street and being arrested.

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Dec 30, 2020
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AJ Gilead

California Reforms Criminal Sentencing And Eases Penalties

Numerous new laws have come into effect in the state of California, with the aim of easing criminal penalties. These laws will affect everything from driving to decreased sentencing to juvenile prosecution.

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Jan 26, 2021
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AJ Gilead

What Would Have Happened If Bruce Springsteen’s Arrest Had Taken Place In California?

Bruce Springsteen was seen drinking tequila and then started his motorcycle, causing an officer to question him. Mr. Springsteen refused an initial breathalyzer but was later found to be under the BAC needed for a DUI. This would have been the case in all states. If he had been over the limit, the charge in each state would differ.

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Jan 26, 2021
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Assaf Gilead

New LA County DA Issues Major Enforcement Reforms

Los Angeles County’s new District Attorney, George Gascón, has introduced a series of reforms to the county’s legal system. These include getting rid of the death sentence, ending sentencing enhancements, abolishing money bail, reviewing Use of Force cases, and stopping the sentencing of juveniles as adults, along with a change in misdemeanor prosecutions.

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Dec 30, 2020

AJ Gilead

New York State Fully Legalizes Surrogacy

New surrogacy laws come into effect in New York state this February, providing some of the most robust protections for both the surrogates and the prospective parents. These new laws fully legalize the process and include requirements for health and life insurance payments and other rules for safety under the Surrogate’s Bill of Rights. 

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Jan 26, 2021
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AJ Gilead

CA Labor Law Applies To All Who Work In The State Even If Residing Elsewhere

The new California ruling has ramifications for many, especially during the pandemic, who may be working online in California but officially reside or work for entities in other states.

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Jan 26, 2021
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AJ Gilead

The Use Of Online Mediation Is Soaring Due To Covid-19 

Covid-19 has slowed down divorce rates, but families continued to split. Remote mediators and private judges were there for them, facilitating financial disputes, child cases, and arbitration.

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Jan 26, 2021
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AJ Gilead

California Enacts New Employment Laws In Response To Coronavirus

New covid-related employment bills came into effect in the last few weeks in California, covering aspects such as sick leave payments, new reporting procedures, and an extended filing period for DLSE complaints.

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Jan 26, 2021
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AJ Gilead

Why Are New York Family Courts Stuck In A Pandemic Limbo?

Is it lack of funding, communication, or simply the changes of a pandemic? Regardless of why it’s happening, the family court system of New York is failing to meet the needs of families.

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Jan 26, 2021
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Assaf Gilead

California Passes The Racial Justice Act In The Ongoing Fight Against Racial Bias

The new California Racial Justice Act that comes into effect this month makes it possible for defendants to challenge their trial if they believe racial bias is involved. See how racial bias can be proved in court.

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Dec 30, 2020
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AJ Gilead

Trump’s Covid-Ban Visa Suspension Until March 31st


The Trump administration has suspended all new nonimmigrant-related visas and family-based immigrant visas until March 31, as a part of pandemic-related bans. The good news, however, is that the suspension will not affect visa renewals.

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Jan 26, 2021
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Assaf Gilead

Biden Administration’s New Immigration Policies - Reversing Trump’s Policies? 

How is president-elect Biden serious about reversing the Trump administration immigration policy? It depends on who you're asking.

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Dec 30, 2020
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AJ Gilead

Are Divorce Rates Rising During Covid?

A new study shows that the number of Americans getting divorced has plunged. As counterintuitive as it may seem, the new trend has some very practical reasons behind it.

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Jan 26, 2021
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AJ Gilead

What Is Your 2021 New Year's Resolution?

Now that 2020 - a year of uncertainty, challenge, and grit - is officially over, it's time to look forward and start visualizing a brighter future that lies ahead for yourself, your family, and your community.

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Jan 26, 2021
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Chantal Tanner

The impact of COVID-19 on Divorce Rates

The coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on divorce rates across the country.

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Oct 29, 2019
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Rise in Divorce Rates Caused by Pandemic

Texas reports a surge in divorce filings as the lockdown was lifted. Will this be the future for the many states other still in lockdown?

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Bankruptcy Predicted to Skyrocket

As the federal aid of the CARES act comes to an end and there is still no ruling by Congress for a second wave of funding, bankruptcy will become the only option for many Americans.

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Early trials for AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine show promise.

Human trials for future coronavirus vaccine made by Oxford University have produced positive results.

Did California place an illegal ban on singing?

California has banned singing and chanting in places of worship, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to worsen.

Phase 2 Of Unemployment Benefits For Californians

California extends its COVID-19 related unemployment benefits to a second phase, as the state's health worsens.

The Marble Team

Drive Safe this Fourth of July Weekend

Every holiday weekend, there's a peak in car crashes and deaths involving DUIs. Keep yourself safe, wear a seatbelt and drive sober.

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Dec 30, 2020

Trump Expands Visa Limitations for the Rest of 2020

With Trump's latest proclamation aimed at helping deal with unemployment, immigration visas are being limited for an extended period of time.

Will Openings in California Cause a Spike in Covid-19 Cases?

Counties in California are reopening and as predicted, a second wave of Coronavirus is hitting. Recent spikes in the numbers may reveal that predictions were right.

5 Ways to Support the BLM Movement from Home

Protesting may not be your preferred way to support the Black Lives Matter movement, here are some other ways to get involved.

Smaller Unemployment Checks For Independent Contractors?

Understand why you may be receiving less than expected from your unemployment check.

LA Employee Sues Employer Over Unsafe Working Conditions During the Coronavirus

LA company allegedly wrongfully terminates their employee and breaches state labor codes by putting employees at risk of exposure to coronavirus.

Lauri Mckenna

How does the Workers' Compensation Executive Order Help You?

The burden of proof is now on employers, how will this effect the workers' comp process?

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Oct 29, 2019

Who Does the Immigration Suspension Affect?

Learn if you will be effected by the presidential proclamation and how it will change the green card process.

Erik Lanter

Applying for Government Assistance as a US Immigrant during COVID-19

Immigrants are eligible for certain government assistance programs through Disability Insurance.

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Oct 29, 2019

Cash Stimulus for Illegal Immigrants in California

California supports immigrants with $125 million fund during the COVID-19 pandemic.

What Are Your Employee Rights During COVID-19 ?

New legislation establishes guarantees for paid time off for some workers — but does not ensure rights to work from home.

Filing For Unemployment During The Coronavirus Pandemic

California has seen a drastic rise in unemployment numbers during the pandemic. How do you apply for unemployment benefits?

How Are Essential Workers Being Protected During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

If you're an Essential Worker know your employment rights and what to do if you feel unsafe at work during the coronavirus.

How to Access Benefits While Social Security Offices are Closed

Receiving your benefits during the coronavirus pandemic.

California Coronavirus Unemployment Crisis Leaves Many Questions

Recent changes in unemployment rules create confusion about benefits.

California Sues Uber & Lyft for Misclassification

California Attorney General sues Uber and Lyft for a lack of worker protections.