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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

Tips for Negotiating a California Residential Real Estate Contract

In a purchase and sale of residential real estate, both buyers and sellers must be diligent in making sure that their respective interests are protected. Real estate agents typically use Read More

Proving Fault in a California Automobile Negligence Lawsuit

California law provides for determining liability in automobile accidents based on a pure comparative negligence system. That is, a party who is at fault for the collision is responsible for Read More

How a Living Trust Can Simplify or Avoid Probate

One of the goals of estate planning is to pass on property to one’s intended beneficiaries without legal complications. Many estates must go through probate in a local or regional Read More

How Children’s Preferences Affect California Child Custody Cases

In California, child custody and visitation arrangements are decided by a family court judge. In the decision process, the child’s preference to spend more time with one parent or the Read More

What Are the Rules for Adopting a Relative in California?

People adopt their relatives for a variety of reasons. A child might have been orphaned. Or the child’s natural parents might be imprisoned, institutionalized or incapable of properly raising the Read More

Common Real Property Disputes and Solutions

Real estate purchase and sale arrangements are typically complex and involve large amounts of money changing hands, which together can provide fertile ground for disputes. When conflicts arise, creative solutions Read More

California Eliminating Asset Test for Medicaid Eligibility

Medicaid (known as Medi-Cal in California) is a publicly funded healthcare program that provides medical services to the elderly, disabled, pregnant women and certain low-income individuals and families. Until recently, Read More

How Quiet Title Actions Can Resolve Commercial Real Estate Disputes

Verifying clear title to property is usually a routine part of a real estate transaction, but title issues become more complex when it appears that another party may have a Read More

What You Should Know Before Trying to Settle an Auto Accident Claim

By most estimates, only 3 to 5 percent of auto accident cases go all the way to trial. That means that if you’re involved in an accident, the amount of Read More

What Is Relocation Assistance and What Are the Rules for Paying It?

California cities have long struggled with a lack of affordable rental housing. San Francisco and Los Angeles enacted rent control laws in the 1970s and other cities followed suit, resulting Read More

What Should You Consider When Choosing an Executor for Your Will?

Drawing up an enforceable will is an important responsibility. Though the process can be fairly straightforward with guidance from a knowledgeable attorney, deciding how you’d like your property distributed might Read More

What Are Conservatorships and Who Might Benefit From Them?

High-profile cases involving celebrity conservatorships have received substantial media attention in the past few years. Britney Spears and Amanda Bynes achieved stardom and fortune in their teens, but as adults Read More

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