It is crucial for everyone to adequately prepare for a consultation with a lawyer, irrespective of whether you are paying for the consultation itself. Be prepared to be honest and forthcoming, even if issues are sensitive to you. Take comfort in knowing that the conversation you have with the attorney is private and cannot be...Read More
California is a community property state, which means that assets acquired, and debts incurred by either spouse during the marriage belong equally to both spouses. Unless, of course, the spouses entered into their own agreement as to property division and the division of debts – a pre-marital or post-nuptial agreement. If no pre-marital or post-nuptial agreement...Read More
As a general rule, the division of marital property during divorce litigation depends upon the date that each asset was acquired. Property acquired before marriage or after separation ordinarily belongs to the acquiring spouse. By contrast, according to the law regarding property division, property acquired between the date of marriage and the date of separation...Read More
A marriage/domestic partnership can be legally terminated by either divorce or annulment. There are significant differences between a divorce and annulment. In thinking about the basis upon which a couple may obtain a divorce or an annulment, the first question is: what type of relationship must two people be in to either get divorced...Read More
The implied warranty of habitability plays an important role in our understanding of the relationship between tenant and landlord; it helps to define the parameters and requirements of contracts between tenant and the owner. In doing so, the implied warranty of habitability is meant to ensure that a home or rental unit is in a...Read More
The body of law that surrounds and intersects with businesses in the United States is vast. Like private citizens, businesses can be subject to both criminal and civil law. Businesses must utilize attorneys to complete certain transactions. Businesses are also more prone to violations, whether those violations are of a criminal or civil nature. This...Read More
Before marital property is divided as part of a divorce, in the absence of a prenuptial agreement, the assets must be classified as either community property, which belongs to both spouses, or the separate property of one spouse. With some important exceptions, all property acquired after marriage and before separation, other than property acquired by...Read More
Business lawyers are necessary to help in the drafting of documents to support many of the day-to-day transactions common in a corporate environment. Facilitation of corporate transactions is a central component of a business lawyer’s job. Corporate transactions must be carried out correctly in order to assure that both parties fulfilled the terms of the...Read More
Environmental law violations can have an enormous impact on your ongoing profitability. Environmental law is complicated and multifaceted, with laws at the local, state, and federal level often overlapping. In this article, we’ll discuss environmental law violations in the context of defending against an environmental law claim. In doing so, we’ll take a brief look...Read More
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