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Basic procedure for a domestic violence restraining order

Couples and family members in California get into arguments and fights from time to time. This is common, but it is important that the arguments are verbal and not physical. However, many arguments unfortunately do result in physical violence. This can be very detrimental to the victim of the violence both physically and mentally. Unfortunately many times it is not just a one-time occurrence either. There are many repeat victims of domestic violence stuck in situations they may not know how to leave.

People who find themselves in this situation may be able to obtain a domestic violence restraining order against the perpetrator of the violence. These orders prohibit the perpetrators from having any contact with the victims. This includes going to their homes or being a within a certain distance of the victim. They can also have no phone contact either so they cannot try an manipulate the victim in any way. If they do have contact with the victim they can be arrested.

Important elements of a contract to avoid vendor disputes

There are many different types of businesses in California. While the products and services they provide vary greatly, they all do have some commonalities. One of the aspects of business that most companies share in common is that they need to rely on third-party vendors in order to effectively run their business. This could be a company that provides certain parts, a delivery company and many other types of third-party vendors.

The companies need these third-party vendors to be good at what they do as well and meet the expectations. When expectations are not met, the company's bottom line could be hurt due to the mistakes of the third-party vendor which can be very frustrating. It can also lead to vendor disputes and litigation to resolve their disputes. However, some of these can be disputes can be avoided or at least put the company in a good position if there is a dispute by having a well written contract.

Matt Lauer finalizes his divorce from his wife

Many people in California are aware of the fact that Matt Lauer was fired from the Today Show for past inappropriate behavior. The events that led to Lauer losing his job, also led to his wife filing for divorce. The couple has reportedly finalized that divorce now after approximately two years. Lauer reportedly agreed to pay his ex-wife $20 million. It is unclear the rest of the terms of the divorce, but the two were seen together at one of their children's events.

Divorces are becoming more and more common and, while most divorces do not involve the amount of money at stake in Lauer's divorce, people still need to deal with the same types of issues. People will need to make decisions regarding the care of their children such as child custody and parenting time as well as child support. They will also need to make decisions about dividing their assets and debts. Couples will also have to make decisions regarding spousal support.

Addressing a lawsuit against your small business

Running a small business may have been your life's goal. Now that you have a few years of operation under your belt, you may have felt that you were well on your way to success. Of course, even the road to success can have its bumps and blocks, and you may have recently found yourself in a difficult predicament.

Someone filed a legal claim against your company. You may have felt shocked at first, but you may also know that running any type of business comes with the risks of someone -- whether a client, customer, employee, partner or another business -- finding issue with your actions or the actions of the company. What can you do?

Importance of a carefully drafted non-disclosure agreement

Companies in California provide unique services and products for their customers. However, many different companies provide similar products and services. Therefore, it is important for these companies to develop an edge over the competition by providing a superior product or one that has improved features. In order to do this the company will want to keep the differences between their product and others on the market secret. To ensure that this happens they will often times have their employees sign non-disclosure agreements.

These agreements can be very important for keeping their edge over the competition. So, it is important to draft the non-disclosure agreement carefully and thoroughly. This is also important to help prevent or if not to prevent prevail in employment disputes between the employee and the employer if the employee does in fact violate the non-disclosure agreement.

What is considered when determining net income for child support?

Parents in California must concern themselves with many aspects of their children's lives. They need to ensure that their medical needs are met, ensure they are receiving an education, schedule activities that their children enjoy and many other aspects of their lives. They also must provide for them financially. At a basic level this includes providing food, clothing and shelter, but there are many other costs that parents must pay for their children. This responsibility is true for all parents as well.

So, even if the parents are divorced or never married in the first place, both parents are still required to provide financially. In those situations, to ensure both parents are contributing there is often times a child support order in place ordering one parent to pay child support to the other. The amount that a parent is paid is determined by the child support guidelines. These guidelines start by determining the parents' net income.

What factors can affect a spousal support order?

Spousal support is payment made from one former spouse to another after divorce. The purpose of this payment is to limit unfair economic effects that divorce may have caused.

Historically, ex-husbands paid spousal support to ex-wives who worked in the home during their marriage and would have otherwise been unable to support themselves after divorce. Today, either a husband or a wife can be the higher-wage earner, which means that either spouse could be responsible for paying spousal support.

Basics of breach of contract in business disputes

There are many aspects of any business in California. How the business is run really depends on the type of business, whether they provide services or goods and many other aspects. However, no matter what type of business it is, most are selling something to other businesses or individual people. Many also need to work with other companies who provide them goods or services needed to run their own business. So, with all of these different parts of the business, it is important that every part goes according to plan.

So, in order to help things run smoothly companies should have contracts with the various other companies and individuals in order to ensure they do what they are supposed to do. Contracts at the most basic levels are just one company making an offer and the other accepting. However, they can be very complicated as well depending on business transactions taking place between the companies. It is important that they are written too because if one does not do what they are supposed to do, both can go back to the written contract to determine what each side is required to do.

What is considered marital property in California?

During a marriage in our state, couples handle their financial situation based on what makes the most sense for their family. Sometimes, one spouse may work and earn the majority of the income, while the other stays home with young children. Other times, both spouses work and earn similar amounts of money. Even spouses who both work though, may earn different amounts of money. Couples also may maintain everything they earn in joint accounts, or they may also have separate accounts.

During the marriage, it does not really matter who earns the money and in which accounts the money is held as most of the family's expenses are shared expenses and must be paid. It may seem like who earned the money or had the accounts would matter if the couple divorces, but actually, it does not really matter in a divorce either. California is a community property state, which means that the couple will equally split all the marital property regardless of who earned the money or where it is being kept. However, this does not mean there will not be asset disputes though.

Requirements for seeking a domestic violence restraining order

Almost every couple in California have arguments from time to time. These arguments can be over a variety of issues, but for the most part these arguments remain verbal in nature. However, this is not true for everyone and sometimes these arguments turn physical and one person may hit, push, kick or in some other way physically assault the other. This is not right and should never be the way that couples resolve disagreements. Domestic abuse can be very detrimental to the victim both physically and mentally and can affect the children as well.

It is important that victims of domestic abuse receive help and protection from their abusers. One way that they can do this is by obtaining a domestic violence restraining order. These orders prohibit the perpetrator of the violence from contacting the victim in any way. Prohibits them from going to the victim's home, work or school and can prohibit them from owning a gun as well.

Call 408-842-1688 or toll free at 855-656-7590 or send a confidential email to request a case evaluation. Office locations located all throughout the state.

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