Dishonesty leads to real estate litigation

Investors in commercial real estate often take significant risks with their time and money. While there are practical risks, such as the fluctuating market and the condition of the property, investors must also deal with the question of whether the seller is reliable....

A breach of contract may need to be handled in court

Creating a contract is typically a wise move when any type of business arrangement is made. This document can detail important bits of information relating to the arrangement, including what is expected of the parties involved. Unfortunately, some parties may not...

Probate litigation will sort out Billy Joe Shaver’s wills

Writing a will or creating a more involved estate plan is something few people do. Even those in California with significant assets, such as celebrities, often put off the important task of ordering and preparing their estates until it is too late. One critical aspect...

6 signs mediation is over and divorce is heading to court

California couples who are realizing their relationships may be over have several options for ending their marriages. Often couples prefer to take the less adversarial road and use mediation or other forms of alternative dispute resolution. Through these methods, they...

Do not neglect important life areas during divorce litigation

Ending a marriage is rarely easy for any California resident. For some, the process may be even more difficult because the parties involved do not get along any more at all. As a result, it is unlikely that there will be much civility involved in the case, and divorce...

HOA disputes can be slow to resolve

Yard signs are not an unusual sight lately. As election season continues, residents may display their political leanings with signs of all sizes, and this often stirs up conflict among neighbors who are passionate about their candidates. However, for those in...

What should your business do after a breach of contract?

When you enter into a legal agreement with another party, the assumption is that both sides will adhere to the terms of the contract. You expect the other party to fulfill their obligations, and you plan to do the same. A business contract offers you protection and...

Can my kid refuse child custody of the other parent?

No matter how gently parents may proceed with their breakup, there is always the chance that children will not take it well. Younger children may appear confused, and older children may act with rebellion. Sometimes this can make child custody issues tricky,...

Avoid hasty decisions in a high-conflict divorce

Ending a marriage can turn a person's life upside down. Many individuals in California may find themselves in difficult divorce cases where they are at odds over every decision with the other party involved. This can cause cases to drag on, and it can take a toll on a...