The term probate estate is in regards to any assets that are left behind when an individual dies. All fifty states require probate unless protection has been ensured with a trust. Probate validates wills, pays any debts and divides the assets among the existing beneficiaries. Continue reading
The Exemptions For Litigation
When involved in either a pending claim or litigation, documents that have been prepared specially and are connected to a litigation that has been filed can be stopped from going to the disclosure process. This is in accordance with Section 6254 (b). Any exemptions are only applied to documentation that has been created after the litigation has already been concealed. Any claim that has initiated the process of the court does not apply. Continue reading
Laws concerning transparency in California will once again require input from citizens. Providing information to the greater public about ethical behavior, lobbying, campaign finance and more has been affected steadily through amendments to the Political Reform Act (PRA) over the last 42 years. This has made for some meandering legal language that has made it nearly impossible for the layman to make sense of. Continue reading
Sexually transmitted diseases, also known as STD’s, are a problem that has caused difficulties for a lot of individuals. Some are painful, but curable, while others are life threatening. Compensation is possible with a lawsuit for personal injury. Proof must be legally offered that the defendant was aware they were causing injury. Continue reading
Are you in a deep dilemma of whether to hire a law firm to tackle your personal injury case? The Coachella Valley is one of the fasting growing areas in the U.S. and if you have sustained any personal injury, then you should see the benefits of consulting with our Coachella Valley personal injury law firm. Our lawyers are experienced with personal injury cases where clients contracted an STD or disease through the negligent or intentional transmission of their partner. Continue reading
Business litigation deals with legal issues arising from a commercial relationship. In the majority of cases, it will involve disputes between two businesses or between partners involved in the same business. This legal practice area doesn’t include disputes between a company and their clients. Any business owner facing a potential dispute with another company or partner should consult with an experienced attorney specializing in this area of law. Continue reading
An attorney at our Coachella Valley real estate law firm will help you go over documents that include property transactions. They’ll go over leases, purchases, appraisals, and mandatory inspections. Unfortunately, environmental and insurance issues will arise, but a real estate professional can help. In fact, they will fight for you in court against these kinds of issues. A competent attorney can help you reach a settlement before any court action is warranted. Continue reading
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) makes use of arbitration to give all the parties involved the opportunity to search for a greater resolution to the situation that will not necessitate them to bring the matter to the court or pay more than needed. The mediation or negotiation is one of the options that ADR suggests whenever there is a conflict, and it does not require the presence of a jury. Continue reading
Contracts are one of the most important elements of the business world. They ensure that both a business and their clients understand their obligations and have their rights protected. While a promise and handshake may work for an agreement between friends, it is simply not enough for any kind of serious business relationship. To protect your business, here are some simple tips about contracts:
After the news that you have a personal injury case, you have a lawful right to go after compensation for your losses and damages through the court. If you decide to go to court, sufficient evidence is necessary to establish the case in court. There are special issues of concern in the case of an STD. Continue reading
When expansion occurs in cities, governments must have the ability to use private land. Without this ability, the government would be unable to provide for society’s needs. This right to procure the land is referred to as eminent domain. This right comes from the constitutions of both state and federal law. Adequate compensation must be given to the owner of the property used.
Often, parties fight over a will. This dispute escalates because the parties are not able to come to a meeting of the minds over the will’s contents. Certainly, the parties would prefer to handle the will without going to court. Consequently, a mediator is called in to handle the dispute in a timely manner without the hassle of incurring more court cost. Continue reading
What Is Mediation?
Mediation is an assisted negotiation that involves a neutral third party to help resolve issues for individuals, businesses, and corporations. The goal is to help both parties reach an agreement that is acceptable to both of them. However, this may not always be a case. A mediator should never guarantee either party a specific outcome. Continue reading
The idea of a dispute in a court of law is not something many people look forward to. Often one pictures a solemn courtroom, being called as a witness, high cost and other upsetting things. This makes it imperative to check out other options with a Coachella Valley litigation attorney. Continue reading
Companies often make the unfortunate mistake of overlooking the importance of legal infrastructure. When they are faced with a lawsuit, they are left staggering, unable to complete normal operations because they did not have a proper infrastructure or a plan of action. However, there are several strategies and methods of preparation to develop and maintain a robust structure for your company.
What Is A Leveraged Buyout?
A leveraged buyout, also known as a LBO, is a strategy tactic from big investment companies that allows them to use borrowed funds to pay monetary responsibility for their acquisition. They also use debt to finance their aggressive business deals using items that include junk bonds, traditional bank loans, and other similar sources. Continue reading
Corporate restructuring is the process by which organizational changes are made to increase a company’s value, help it to adjust to the demands of growth, make it more competitive in the marketplace, help it survive adverse economic conditions, and/or position the company to move in a new direction. Continue reading
California Proposition 64
California Proposition 64 -the California Marijuana Legalization Initiative- was on the California ballot on November 8, 2016. A “yes” vote meant legalized recreational marijuana for adults that are 21 years old or older would be available. State law will control it. Certain sales and cultivation taxes will be in place.
The requirements for competitive bidding when undertaking projects of a public nature are already established. This includes any services needed, supplies, as well as the actual construction. There are some exceptions to these requirements such as emergency 911 situations. This applies to contracts, all public spending, any financial federal help, and any city property that requires disposal.
Stagnation is never an option in business. Yet, many small businesses lack the capital to grow at all costs. Small businesses must consider their needs today while still planning for growth in the future. It is like a three-legged stool where one leg is speed, one leg is cost and the final leg is quality. Continue reading
There are different meanings derived from endorsement. However, it is the act of the payee or owner signing his/her name on the back of the bill of exchange, check or other negotiable instruments to make it cashable/payable to another by anyone in the law of negotiable instruments such as securities and checks. Continue reading
While litigation involves leaving the decision, of who is right, to the court, mediation allows the conflicting parties to come to an agreement, creating a win-win situation. Mediation is usually less stressful as both parties are assured that the mediator will come with a solution to benefit them both Continue reading
The state laws govern your business partnership’s operation and creation rules without a partnership agreement. Every state has variations regarding the Uniform Partnership Act. A partnership constitution allows your business tailors its standards and operations fit the company. Your Continue reading
Forming a corporation in California requires serious thought. But the most important decision is choosing between a California “C Corporation Tax Designation” and an “S Corporation Tax Designation.” You may want to consult a lawyer for help with choosing the best tax designation. Continue reading