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How do Prenups Work in California?

February 14, 2020

How do Prenups Work in California? Just like other states, California has its own set of rules regarding prenuptial agreements. Also simply known as a prenup, this is a legal document that two people sign before they get married. Essentially, it determines what a spouse is entitled to and what happens with the couple’s debts […]

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Top 10 Things to Avoid in Divorce Cases – Family Law

November 28, 2018

As anyone who’s gone through a divorce can tell you, the process is rarely easy. Tensions run high, and couples often make poor decisions in the heat of the moment. Given the mountain of financial, practical and emotional details that have to be sorted, it’s not surprising so many couples wind up making critical mistakes […]

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Unlawful Detainer Stay of Execution Due to Hardship Under CCP §918 in California

October 09, 2018

Unlawful Detainer Stay of Execution Due to Hardship In California, a landlord who wins an eviction case (unlawful detainer) and receives a judgment for possession of the property must act immediately to enforce the judgment by obtaining a Writ of Possession. Depending on county sheriff processing times, the time from obtaining a judgment for possession […]

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Dual agency under scrutiny: UPDATE – Horiike v Coldwell Banker

April 09, 2017

California Supreme Court clarifies the fiduciary duty of seller’s agent in dual agency transactions In 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 1171 requiring real estate brokers and their salespeople to disclose when they are acting as dual agents (representing both sides in a commercial real estate transaction), and what duties they owe clients. […]

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Bill allowing Landlords to ban Marijuana use from their tenants dropped.

February 22, 2017

In the state with some of the strictest tobacco regulations in the country, legalization of marijuana has California lawmakers pondering over how to treat the illicit substance. A bill from Assemblyman Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg) referenced a 2011 law that permitted landlords to prohibit the smoking of cigarettes and other tobacco products on their rental properties. […]