In reviewing readers’ posts on Lawguru.com, I frequently come across questions and comments that reveal misconceptions about California family law legal principles. In an effort to set the record straight on how the state’s family law legal system works, I’ve compiled a list of the top 30 family law myths that I’ve encountered, along with responses I have formulated… Read More »
We’ve all heard of bad landlords – people that seemingly take no interest in their property, are slow to respond to complaints, and generally don’t get around to cashing rent checks until a month and a half after the fact. But few of us think about things from the other end: the perspective of the landlord.
In today’s trigger-happy age of litigation, it’s easy to see why people work hard to keep themselves free of liability. After all, liability is a big part of what ultimately requires so many people to pay big money in settlements and court awards when they’ve been sued. And it’s a big part of the reason people use Limited… Read More »
When you’re hired by a company with access to a lot of privileged information, it can be an exciting time. You’re ready to learn from their experts, develop your own skills for your career, and generally make yourself a greater asset to other companies in the future. You can be so excited at this point that you nearly… Read More »
When it comes to the big issues – the cars, the homes, even the kids – divorce is a messy thing. But you’d be surprised just how messy a divorce can be even when it comes down to fighting over something relatively simple, like who gets custody of which pets. In some cases, one spouse might be more… Read More »
Renting out a part of your house or apartment, or subletting, is a great way to earn extra (and generally passive) income – income that can help supplement your own rent payments. But too many people take the illegal route, housing people in areas that they should not be housing them. When they’re found out, not only does… Read More »
As the old saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. But if you’re already at the point of having to pay alimony after a divorce, then you know that you can’t go back and change how much prevention you put into the divorce itself. So what’s the cure? Information. The better you arm… Read More »
Many of us have grown up believing in the general infallibility of the written contract. And while the written contract does indeed hold a tremendous degree of legal clout, it’s not always the end-all, be-all solution for every court case. In fact, some contracts are considered void in special circumstances, such as when a person is believed to… Read More »
Having an exorbitant amount of medical bills these days is not fun – between the high costs of medical procedures and the difficulty of finding quality health insurance, it can be a nightmare for people who are already living paycheck-to-paycheck. But what’s worse is when you are indeed covered and your health insurance company still denies your claim.
Parenting relationships for divorced or separated couples can sometimes turn into never-ending battles between mom and dad. In my law practice I’ve encountered many parents who make it clear to me that they wish the other parent would just drop off the face of the earth. Here’s the problem: This wish would be the last thing a child… Read More »