Newly published Court of Appeal decision says Family Code §271 sanctions may include anticipated expenses

Menezes v. McDaniel (Dec. 18, 2019, No. D074434) has been certified for publication.  In this case, the Fourth District Court of Appeal concluded that the superior court did not abuse its discretion by awarding Family Code §271 sanctions including anticipated fees and costs.  The Appellate Court stated that there is nothing in Family Code §271… Read More

Changes to Family Code Regarding Premarital Agreements

Effective January 1, 2020 Family Code §1615 changed with regards to the “7 day rule” for premarital agreements.  Previously, if both you and your fiancé were represented by your own attorney during the premarital agreement process, you could sign the premarital agreement pretty much any time before the wedding date without issue, however, if either… Read More

Reminder to California Attorneys: Your county superior court local rules may have updated and changed on July 1, 2019

Just a friendly reminder to check local court rules for updates and changes that have just gone into effect on July 1, 2019. County Superior Courts that have updated their local rules effective July 1, 2019 include: Contra Costa, Los Angeles, Marin, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Ventura, and more. The Law Office of Natalie Marcell has a convenient list available for you here with direct links to the updated local rules. Read More

Servicios de Derecho de Familia Desagregados

¡La Officina de la Abogada Natalie Marcell ya ofrece servicios de dercho de familia desagregados! Contratar a un abogado para que lo/a represente en su caso de derecho de familia no siempre es una opción viable para todos. Natalie Marcell puede ayudarlo/a con los aspectos más importantes de su caso para que usted pueda representarse mejor en su asunto de derecho de familia. Read More

Unbundled Family Law Services

The Law Office of Natalie Marcell is now offering unbundled family law services! On average, two thirds of family law litigants are self-represented at the time of filing their petition. Hiring an attorney to represent you throughout your entire family law case is not always a viable option for everyone. Natalie Marcell can help by performing key tasks in your family law case so that you can better proceed confidentially as a self-represented party. Read More