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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

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

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