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50/50 Custody

Posted by Scott Mitchell | Jun 04, 2018 | 0 Comments

So you want 50/50 Custody I think the most common phrase I hear when a parent comes into my office to talk about child custody is the phrase 50/50 custody. And when I am representing my client before the court, I try to always warn them to not use this phrase unless they want to hear a somewhat...

Best Interests of the Parent?

Posted by Scott Mitchell | Mar 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Best Interests of the Parents vs. Best Interests of the Child This article has to do with parents taking care of themselves in order to place themselves in the best position to take good care of their kids. We hear the phrase “best interest of the child” virtually every time we walk into family ...

Do's and Don'ts when Appearing in Court

Posted by Scott Mitchell | Dec 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Do you have an upcoming court appearance? Regardless of if you are going to court for a felony charge or a traffic citation, it is critical to present the best, most polished version of yourself. From what to wear to when to show up, knowing what is expected of you beforehand can help you prepare...

Can Drunk Passengers Be Charged with a DUI?

Posted by Scott Mitchell | Jul 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

DUI is the acronym for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. As it states right in the name, the crime involves actually operating a motor vehicle while drunk, something only the driver can do. Passengers should be completely safe from any legal repercussions if they encounter law enfo...

False Convictions Overturned in Record Numbers in 2015

Posted by Scott Mitchell | Mar 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

According to an article recently published in the New York Times, the number of exonerations in the United States reached an all-time high in 2015. Last year, 149 people who had been falsely convicted of crimes were exonerated, with nearly four out of every ten people being exonerated of murder. ...

Post-Divorce New Year's Resolutions

Posted by Scott Mitchell | Jan 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

The first year after a divorce can be a difficult time. However, with the New Year having just started, there is no better time than the present to make some New Year's resolutions towards helping you start fresh towards a new beginning. To help you get back on track towards a happy and healthy f...

Tips to Avoid a DUI During the Holiday Season

Posted by Scott Mitchell | Dec 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Nothing can ruin the holiday season quicker than an untimely arrest for driving under the influence (DUI). This time of year typically brings about a higher concentration of impaired drivers on the roads, as holiday festivities oftentimes involve drinking. Modesto law enforcement knows this, and ...

Divorce and the Holidays: How to Help Your Kids Cope

Posted by Scott Mitchell | Dec 08, 2015 | 0 Comments

Following a divorce, the holiday season can be an emotionally distressing time for children to cope with. The instability and tumultuous change of separation can create an intense burden on your children, creating a bittersweet feeling during the holidays. If you have recently separated from your...

Were You Arrested for DUI Over Labor Day Weekend?

Posted by Scott Mitchell | Sep 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

For many Americans, Labor Day weekend is a fun time to relax with family and friends. Since more Americans are off work and traveling during holiday weekends, the unfortunate side effect is that an increase in drunk driving occurs. To combat this, law enforcement will typically up their presence ...

Methods to Clean Your Rap Sheet

Posted by Scott Mitchell | Jun 03, 2015 | 0 Comments

In today's economy, rap sheets are increasingly problematic since employers frequently run criminal background checks before hiring applicants. A “rap sheet” refers to the list of your arrests and convictions; it is your criminal record history. Your criminal record includes any arrests or convi...

What Happens to Pets After Divorce?

Posted by Scott Mitchell | Apr 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

They're a part of our Christmas cards, they get the best scraps from our dinners, and we can't imagine life without them-our pets. Yet for some reason, California divorce laws put pets in the same category as physical property and expect spouses to just choose between pets or between properties d...

New Laws for California Motorists

Posted by Scott Mitchell | Mar 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

With a new year comes new laws. Many of those passed in California have a direct impact on motorists. Two of the most recent pieces of legislature concern limousine drivers and their passengers, as well as undocumented U.S. residents who want to drive. It is important to be aware of these laws an...

Drunk Driving Prevention for the Super Bowl

Posted by Scott Mitchell | Jan 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

As the days tick down toward the battle between the Seahawks and the Patriots, people across America are planning equally exciting Super Bowl parties. Unfortunately, these parties often become an excuse to load up on alcohol and most fans fail to make any plans for getting home after the festivit...

How to Change a Child Support Order after Divorce

Posted by Scott Mitchell | Jan 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Whether you have a new job or are experiencing financial hardship, it is possible to adjust your child support order and fortunately, the court displays a reasonable level of flexibility when it comes to support modifications. The following tips may give you a better idea of how to make your chan...

Am I Eligible to File for Bankruptcy?

Posted by Scott Mitchell | Dec 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Bankruptcy has long held negative connotations in the minds of many indebted consumers - meekly standing by while the government demands, "Hand over the keys to your house!" and your bank accounts are drained of everything you've ever worked to obtain. Fortunately, these frightening myths are ju...

Considering Your Financial Health for the New Year

Posted by Scott Mitchell | Jan 07, 2014 | 0 Comments

The New Year is a time for self-reflection and positive change. For many, this may mean getting in shape, eating healthier, and ending unhealthy habits. For others, it can be an excellent time to make concerted efforts to gain control of one's finances. Just as your physical health is important, ...

Avoiding Common Mistakes After a Car Accident

Posted by Scott Mitchell | Dec 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Being injured in a car accident can be a frightening and emotional experience. While a difficult experience, car accidents – particularly the immediate aftermath of a car accident – are crucially important times for victims who are not at fault. Should you or your loved one be involved in an acci...

Foreclosure Defense in Stockton

Posted by Scott Mitchell | Dec 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Although foreclosure rates have recently begun to decline, homeowners throughout the country are still struggling with underwater mortgages, financial uncertainty, and the threat of foreclosure. Unforeseen tragedy, including the loss of a loved one, injury or illness, and job loss can also contri...

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