Resolve a Conflict with Mediation

Conflicts can be devastating when not solved in a professional way, either by involving a mediator, litigator or both. Disagreements may arise between business partners, individuals, family and many others. Mediation is the best tool to put out a fire during disagreements to come to a resolution before using litigation. Continue reading

Eminent Domain Law – Valuing Temporary Construction Easements

The Fifth Amendment allows the government to take property for public purposes. This law is called Eminent Domain. This is all legal per the Constitution of the United States of America. The reason that the government might need to take over property is to provide for electrical lines, sewers and streets. When they want to take over a property, they must offer the owner a just compensation. Continue reading

The Related, Yet Distinct, Duties to Indemnify and Defend

An indemnification duty arises when an adverse judgment is imposed that involves monetary payment. Such indemnity is paid by the indemnitor, whose liability doesn’t begin until the conclusion of litigation. This is the case even if a claim for indemnity is brought as part of the underlying litigation simultaneously, in hopes of getting all parties potentially responsible before the court at one time. In such situations the parties and courts avoid having two separate trials for subjects that are the same. Continue reading

Issues of Dealing with Entitlement Processes

In respect to land development, entitlement entails the process of obtaining approvals for the right to develop a property for a specific use. Entitlement process is somehow tiresome and expensive, but it is crucial to acknowledge the purpose of that piece of property in determining the real estate viability of your project. Continue reading

How a Writ of Attachment Works

Our Coachella Valley litigation attorneys assist with writ of attachments. Information concerning writ of attachment is located in Title 6.5, Chapters 1- 13, including Sections 481.010- 493.060 of the Code of Civil Procedure. No summons without right of attachment and bond according to law is received by the court. Continue reading

Why Construction Disputes Are Better Resolved Through Mediation

Even the best contractors, project managers, and lenders occasionally find themselves in court facing legal problems. You could find yourself disputing the specific facets of a project, the designed price of a job, or even orders that constantly change over the course of a project. A client may dispute the quality of a completed job, or even feel that there were unnecessary delays. The results of any type of legal dispute aren’t pleasant. Continue reading

Must-Read Property Laws

The laws of real estate depend completely on the state that you live in. The state that you reside in holds their own exclusive jurisdiction for all plots of land that are found within their state lines.  Continue reading

Overview of the Land Use Policy

One of the jobs of local or city governments is to establish land use policy, from our research as real estate and land law attorneys in Palm Springs. That is how the community wishes the real estate within its jurisdiction to be organized to best serve its needs. Continue reading

Secured or Unsecured – Which loan is right for you?

A secured loan is made secure by the borrower pledging a specified item of value, to ensure repayment of the debt to the lender. In the event the borrower does not honor the loan agreement, the lender can take possession or force the sale of property used as collateral to repay the debt. If the collateral does not equal the amount of the loan, he has the right to pursue a judgment for the balance owed. Continue reading