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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

Accidents Dropped, but Fatalities Rose During the Pandemic

When COVID-19 first spread across the United States in the spring of 2020, businesses closed and daily routines were upended. Lockdowns, work-from-home arrangements and other measures designed to “stop the Read More

Pros and Cons of Living Trusts in Estate Planning

A living trust is a widely used estate planning tool that can offer flexibility and allow you to maintain control over the assets during your lifetime. There are many different Read More

How to Prove the Other Driver’s Fault in a Car Crash Injury Lawsuit

Being in a car accident can have a devastating impact on your life — physically, emotionally, and financially. If someone else’s negligence or recklessness behind the wheel caused in your Read More

Dividing Retirement Benefits in a California Divorce

Dividing retirement benefits in a California divorce can be complex. Under state law, retirement assets accumulated during the course of the marriage are considered community property and subject to distribution Read More

How Are Divorce Proceedings Being Affected by the COVID-19 Quarantine?

Throughout the United States, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed our daily routine in ways that none of us could have ever imagined. Like everyone else, spouses who are already experiencing Read More

Dealing with Changes to Custody and Visitation Arrangements Caused by COVID-19

Divorced parents are accustomed to raising children amidst changing circumstances, but the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced challenges that many of us have never seen before. Stay at home orders have Read More

How Might COVID-19 Change the Way Personal Injury Cases Are Litigated?

Like most other activities where in-person interaction is required, personal injury lawsuits have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This can put serious stress on parties who are looking to Read More

How Can I Create Estate Planning Documents During the Pandemic?

Even in its first few weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic caused many people to examine or reassess what is most important to them. The need to prepare in case of an Read More

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