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Bankruptcy Explained in simple language

BANKRUPTCY EXPLAINED Whenever the economy suffers, the word bankruptcy gets tossed around. Anyone can experience trouble with finances including celebrities, athletes, politicians, business leaders and other prominent public figures. Every day on the news we hear reports of people (famous or not) dealing with financial problems stemming from divorce, medical conditions, mortgage foreclosure,...

Employers can’t restrict employees from running for office

Employers can’t restrict employees from running for office Election years always get me thinking. This election cycle is no different, and considering it appears anyone can run for office, I was wondering what are the rules regarding running for any political office as it relates to the employer and employee relationship. There are numerous political offices that one can seek election to, from...

Selected California Residential Rental Laws

CALIFORNIA SPECIFIC RENTAL LAWS As a landlord or rental property owner in California, you are sure to encounter your fair share of legal issues. Before getting into the landlord business, it’s a good idea to have a competent attorney by your side that you can call on for help should any issues arise. But, it’s necessary to have a basic understanding of California landlord tenant laws. Limits...

How a California Probate Attorney can help in administering the estate of a loved one

How A Probate Attorney Helps Probate attorney is a state licensed lawyer who understands law aspects enough to advice estate executors and beneficiaries on settling final affairs of a deceased person. The lawyer is also referred to as an estate attorney and is responsible for handling personal representatives throughout the probate process until everything is smoothed out. He will take the...

SCORE is a great resource for entrepreneurs

As a SCORE instructor I have seen first hand the value of the SCORE and their support system for small businesses and entrepreneurs. SCORE provides no- or low-cost business training and education online and in your community.   If you are a small business owner or entrepreneurs you should take the time to visit SCORE and see what they have to offer. You can check them out here: SCORE - FREE...

Common assets mistakenly omitted from trusts

Common assets mistakenly omitted from trusts Being an Attorney in Southern California that concentrates on all aspects of Probate matters, my office has come up with a list of the forgotten assets that are most commonly omitted from trust funding.  That is, these assets are frequently found after death titled in individual names rather than being properly titled to the decedent’s trust. In...