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Atty. Kenneth Reyes

Atty. Kenneth Reyes Attorney Kenneth Ursua Reyes was President of the Philippine American Bar Association. He is a member of both the Family law section and Immigration law section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. He has extensive CPA experience prior to law practice.


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When exactly am I considered separated from my spouse in a divorce case?

THE date of separation is one of the most important facts to determine in a divorce case because it defines when the community interest ends and when separate property interest commences in a marriage.  All property acquired by a married … Continue reading

October 07, 2017

Do I need a premarital agreement before getting married?

IN the absence of a premarital agreement, the general community property presumption under California family code section 760 controls which provides “ ….all property, real or personal, wherever situated, acquired by a married person during the marriage while domiciled in … Continue reading

October 04, 2017

Is real estate property purchased prior to marriage considered community property in a divorce?

Generally, in California, property acquired by a spouse prior to marriage is considered separate property under family code section 770 while those acquired after marriage are considered community assets under family code section 760.  How do you characterize real property … Continue reading

September 30, 2017

Consequences of failing to disclose materials assets, income, facts and information in a divorce case

THERE is a natural tendency among divorcing parties to hide their assets from their spouse and understate income.  This is a common problem that I have observed from practicing law for many years.  A common question I hear from clients … Continue reading

September 20, 2017

K-1 Visa: Fiancé visa to marry a US citizen

IN previous editions of this article, the process of obtaining permanent residence through marriage was explored.  Discussion of that procedure began with the supposition that the couple was married, and continued with the various steps to ultimately gain permanent residence.  … Continue reading

September 09, 2017

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