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Avoiding Obstacles to the Sale of Your Home

Selling a home can be an exciting and lucrative venture. However, like any real estate transaction, it comes with its fair share of challenges. Whether you're a first-time seller or Read More

What Determines the Duration of Alimony in California?

Alimony consists of monthly payments designed to provide financial support after a divorce for a spouse with an established need. However, alimony is not a lifelong entitlement. In California, judges Read More

Managing Retirement Accounts as Part of Estate Planning

When it comes to estate planning, people often focus on assets such as real estate, investments and personal belongings. However, retirement accounts like 401(k)s and IRAs are valuable assets that Read More

Figuring How Much Your Auto Accident Claim Is Worth

An automobile accident can be a traumatic and life-altering experience. In California, if you've been injured in a crash caused by someone else's negligence, you may be entitled to compensation Read More

Common Disputes That Can Hamper Real Estate Sales

In any transfer of real estate, buyers and sellers alike have an interest in the transaction closing as quickly and smoothly as possible. However, obstacles are often lying in wait, Read More

Winning Damages Even if You Are Partly at Fault for a Car Crash

People who negligently injure others or who cause property damage can be held legally responsible. The person hurt or suffering a loss is usually entitled to monetary compensation. However, it’s Read More

How Will-Drafting Mistakes Can Stall or Derail Probate of an Estate

Your last will and testament is a fundamental part of estate plan. It specifies how you want some or all of your property to be distributed after your death. For Read More

Challenges of Identifying and Valuing Marital Assets in a Divorce

One of the most important aspects of divorce is property division. Spouses have joint rights to certain assets as well as joint responsibility for certain debts. As such, marital assets Read More

How Do You Go About Adopting a Stepchild in California?

In California, as in most states, a stepparent relationship — formed by marrying a child’s biological parent — conveys no legal rights. The stepparent has no authority to make decisions Read More

How the Historic California Rains Affect Home Sales

Since the beginning of 2023, California has experienced rainfall levels so high that large areas of the state have been deluged. The central coastal region has not seen this much Read More

What Property Can You Keep When Applying for Medicaid?

Medicaid is a federally funded insurance program that pays for medical services, including long-term nursing care, for individuals and families and families in financial need. In California, Medicaid is administered Read More

5 Mistakes That Can Hurt Your Chances for Child Custody

California courts generally favor shared child custody arrangements after a divorce, since children tend to benefit from a continuing relationship with both parents. However, an award of custody must be Read More

How Does the State Helmet Law Affect a Motorcycle Rider's Injury Claim?

California law requires everyone riding a motorcycle, scooter or motorized bike to wear a helmet. In an accident, bikers are much more likely to suffer bodily injuries than occupants of Read More

Understanding California’s “Just Cause” Protections Against Eviction

California law restricts a landlord’s ability to terminate a residential lease, evict the tenant and retake possession of the property. When a tenant has lawfully occupied the residential property for Read More

Perils of Relying on POD and TOD Account Designations in Estate Planning

Customers of banks and other financial institutions can opt to have their accounts include “pay on death” (POD) or “transfer on death” (TOD) provisions, which direct that money or securities Read More

Identifying Signs of Traumatic Brain Injury After an Accident

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is severe harm resulting from a heavy blow or forceful jolt to the head, with or without a piercing of the skull. Although some symptoms Read More

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