How do living trusts work? Many people have heard of a living trust, but not everyone knows how they actually work. A living trust is but one kind of trust, and is also known as a “revocable” trust. For many people, a living trust is the first, and sometimes only, trust they will need. At...Read More
If you’re wondering what non-compete agreements are, this article will provide information about what they are and how they are handled in the business world. In general, non-compete agreements prohibit one party to enter or start a similar profession or trade in competition with another party. Laws pertaining to such agreements differ in every...Read More
It is critical for employers to update policies and procedures to comply with the latest local, state, and federal laws and regulations. Clear and updated policies and procedures provide direction to employees and protection for employers. Below is a summary of several updates California employers should consider in 2019 and beyond. Sexual Harassment Policy The...Read More
Good lawyers have mastered and understand the analytical and communication skills taught in law school, but great lawyers build upon this foundation by continuing to develop traits and skills for success. Here are five tips to help good lawyers enhance client outcomes and excel within their profession. Be Objective Lawyers cannot be effective advocates unless...Read More
Shareholders have many legal rights, but they are not all of equal significance. First, it is important to note that in California, shareholders of closely held corporations have the same rights as those with interests in ordinary corporations. Minority shareholders have the right to inspect a corporation’s record of shareholders. Those who hold either (a)...Read More
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects people with disabilities against discrimination in three important settings: Employment (ADA Title I) Government Services and Public Transportation (ADA Title II) Commercial Facilities and Places of Public Accommodation (ADA Title III) Since business owners typically act as both employers and facility managers, they must pay careful attention to...Read More
As December approaches, the holiday season takes off in full effect. With holiday joy and festivities also often comes stress, particularly associated with custodial issues if you are a divorced or single parent. A clear and thorough holiday visitation agreement can help to greatly reduce your holiday stress by laying out clear plans for...Read More
Personal injury claims can manifest in multiple ways, and while procedurally many may be similar, no two cases are ever exactly alike. The basis of all personal injury claims is a person suffering some injury or harm. The laws related to personal injury claims are in place to allow for the party at fault to...Read More
Employment contracts are often used as a means to convey the terms and conditions of employment and the capacity in which an employee is being hired, along with the corresponding job responsibilities. These contracts also include important information such as the employment term, compensation and benefits, and terms and conditions for termination of an...Read More
Supervised child visitation can present unique challenges for both the parents and children involved in the process. Both the custodial and noncustodial parent have responsibilities that they must meet in order to ensure that they comply with the terms of court ordered visitation. Navigating the process of monitored child visitation can be an experience that...Read More
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, passed in December 2017, brought about a number of sweeping changes to existing tax law. While much of the immediate focus on the bill was related to changes to income tax rates and tax brackets, some of the substantial changes brought about by the Act will directly impact divorces....Read More
No business wants to be involved in a commercial dispute. Commercial disputes can arise out of a variety of situations, from contract violations, intellectual property infringement, or any number of other situations that result in the potential for legal action for the business clients and parties involved. The wide range of events that can give...Read More
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