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This land is your land…until the government wants it! First, let’s discuss that Eminent Domain refers to a fundamental power of the government to take private property for a public purpose without the owner’s consent. The power of eminent domain is incorporated in both the United States and California Constitution. Specifically, the Fifth Amendment to...

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Raxter Law and its staff all want to say thank you to First Responders! So for the month of May the entire staff is dedicating time to draft a will, power of attorney, and healthcare directive for first responders and their spouses FREE of charge! Normally, a will package would cost $300.00 but because first...

CIVIL REMEDIES FOR CHILD ABUSE Every day it seems there is a story in the news about a child being physically or sexually abused by an adult. In 2010 there were nearly 6 million children who were victimized by child abuse in the United States. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,...

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When it comes to marriage the typical chain of events include dating, meeting family, getting a dog, moving into together, meeting friends and other steps so you know that you want to be married (excluding Vegas but that is another matter all together). However, it never ceases to amaze me how many people will jump...

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Executor’s role in Probate What is an “Executor?” In California the Executor is also called a personal representative. It is the person or entity nominated by the deceased person (the “decedent”) in a Will to administer the estate of that person as directed by the Will. Let’s start by stating that it’s both an honor...

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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, credit problems,...

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Identifying Identity Theft during Tax Season Identity theft can be a frustrating obstacle during any time of the year, but specially frustrating during tax time.  Tax-related identity theft occurs when someone uses a stolen Social Security number to file a tax return and claim a fraudulent refund.  Nothing can be more frustrating than not being...

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Entrepreneurs and small business owners are passionate, driven, and generally busy people. They are focused on many things, probably the most important being the everyday struggle of running their business. In the frantic haze of starting a business most focus on everything but the legal considerations of operating a business. The business, no matter, how...

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For reasons unknown or based on costs, places such as hospitals, doctor’s offices, schools, movie theaters and other places of public accommodation refuse to provide communication access to deaf or hard of hearing people. It is against the law for employers, hospitals, governments, and other entities to discriminate against you based on your hearing loss....

Helping You Prevent Elder Abuse Raxter Law has long been committed to preventing elder abuse in California.  You can access our many resources here:  Raxter Law’s California Elder Abuse Facts and Resources.  If you or someone you know is being abused, contact us immediately to schedule an appointment.  We can help. Today we will take...

Alzheimer’s Association Research Town hallJoin us to hear about the latest groundbreakingdiscoveries in Alzheimer’s and dementia research,brain health, and a look at what the future holdsin the search for a cure.Wed. October 14, 6:00-6:45 pm Learn the landscape of Alzheimer’s and dementia science. Understand the importance of early detection and diagnosis. Find out more about...