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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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Disclosure of text messages, e-mails and Facebook info of a spouse or significant other may constitute domestic violence

DOMESTIC violence is abuse perpetrated against a spouse, former spouse, cohabitant, former cohabitant, a girlfriend, a boyfriend, the mother or father of your child, your child.  Family Code Section 6211.  Abuse is not limited to the actual infliction of physical injury or … Continue reading

August 16, 2017

Will incorporating a separate property business during marriage make it community property?

YOU own a successful business, as a sole proprietor, prior to marriage.  You later meet the love of your life and decide to marry her.  Years into the marriage, you decide to incorporate the business.  A common question when the … Continue reading

August 05, 2017

Seven things you should not do when served with divorce papers by your spouse

FOR most people, being served with divorce papers by your spouse is probably one of the biggest surprises in your life.  The spouse in the receiving end of the divorce sometimes are not offered any explanation for the divorce petition … Continue reading

July 29, 2017

Putative spouse status as a defense to a petition for nullity of marriage

ALL property, real or personal, wherever situated, acquired by a married person during the marriage while domiciled in California is community property.  Family Code 760.  However, there are situations in which the marriage may be held to be null and … Continue reading

July 22, 2017

Getting around the six month residency requirement to file a divorce in California

GENERALLY, you must have resided in California for at least six months in order to file a divorce in this case.  Under Family Code Section 2320, a judgment of marriage dissolution (divorce) may not be entered unless one of the … Continue reading

July 15, 2017

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