January 16, 2019
cybersecurity liability

Website Security: How Business Owners Can Protect Themselves from Liability

Over the last few years, there have been many news stories covering website data breaches at major companies. Today, more than ever, consumers are very concerned about how businesses handle information that they share with them online. As a website owner, you are legally required to safeguard your website users’ personal information from falling into […]
January 16, 2019
family leave law

What Employers Should Know About Family Leave

When one of your employees is expecting a child, it’s important that you understand the laws that protect their ability to take time off. Across the country, employers are required to abide by the Federal Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA). This law allows eligible employees to take unpaid leave after the birth of their […]
January 15, 2019
renters discrimination law

How Landlords Can Avoid Discrimination Complaints

As a landlord, there are certain laws you must follow in California when dealing with tenants. These laws cover everything from communication requirements, to security deposits. Failure to comply could result in major financial consequences for you personally or for your property management company. In the case of antidiscrimination laws, failure to comply may result […]
January 15, 2019
benefits LLC

Advantages of a Limited Liability Company

If you’re just starting your company, you may wonder which organizational structure is right for you. Many new business owners choose to form their business as a limited liability company (LLC), and for good reason. While other structures, such as sole proprietorships and corporations, also have their merits, there is no denying that the advantages […]
January 14, 2019
eviction laws california

Eviction Laws in California

There are several reasons why a landlord may need to evict a tenant. Perhaps you have a problem tenant that constantly makes too much noise or has destroyed your property. Or maybe your tenant has neglected to pay their rent for far too long and now it’s time to ask them to vacate their home […]
January 7, 2019
inheriting bitcoins

Inheriting Cryptocurrencies

Estate planning is difficult enough, however, when it comes to cryptocurrency, determining what will happen to your assets after you pass away becomes even more complicated. Unlike traditional currency that is held in the form of bank accounts, investment portfolios, or even cash on hand, cryptocurrency may not be as easy for the executor of […]
January 4, 2019
selling occupied home

Tips for Selling a Tenant Occupied Home

When selling a rental property, it’s important to understand your rights and those of your tenants. Although the home may be yours, your renter’s rights are protected under certain laws, even if you decide to sell. Any violation of your lease agreement with your tenant could put a wrench in the process of selling your […]
January 2, 2019
estate planning 2019

Estate Planning Resolutions You Should Make in 2019

If you’re putting together a list of New Year’s resolutions for this year, make sure that they include estate planning on your list of items to accomplish. Having a plan in place for after you pass away will give you the peace of mind that your loved ones won’t have to worry about matters concerning […]
December 31, 2018
Business Owner Death

What Happens to a Business After the Owner Passes Away?

If you’re a business owner, you may wonder what will happen to your company after you pass away. The good news is, that with proper planning now, that can be entirely up to you. Unfortunately, very few business owners have a succession plan in place. When a business owner passes away without a set plan […]
December 31, 2018
Independent Contractors Laws

Employer Guide: Differentiating Between Independent Contractors & Employees

There are several laws that dictate how employers are to differentiate employees from independent contractors. However, it’s not always that easy to determine how you should classy someone. It’s vital that business owners have systems in place to ensure that employees and independent contractors are never misclassified. Doing so could have serious legal implications. Here […]
October 16, 2018

5 Signs It’s Time to Evict Your Tenants

Have you been having trouble with some of your tenants? Have you tried giving them warnings, issuing official statements, and trying to reason with them all to no avail? Then it might be time to evict. Eviction might seem harsh, but as the landlord, it’s your right to evict tenants under certain circumstances. It is […]
October 19, 2018

Top 5 Tips to Find the Best Estate Planning Lawyer

Whether we like it or not, we’re all going to die one day. And when we do, its easier for our families if our affairs are in order. Unfortunately, not everyone sees things this way. Even the wealthiest people sometimes forget to get their estates in order. Singer Aretha Franklin, for example, passed away in […]
October 19, 2018

What to Do When a Tenant Refuses to Leave

Today, the number of renters in the United States is at its highest since 1965. While the number of households in the US grew, the number of owners stayed flat. This is a consequence of the housing bust in the country. That said, it does mean that more people have the opportunity to increase their […]
October 20, 2018
real estate agents

5 Legal Issues Real Estate Agents Need to Be Aware Of

For you, nothing compares to the thrill of making that home sale and collecting that check on closing day. And you’re not the only person who feels this way. Research shows that more than 440,000 people in the United States were real estate agents in 2016. However, as exciting as being a real estate agent […]
October 24, 2018
employment law

4 Employment Laws Every Manager Needs to Know

There are a couple of ways to look at employment lawsuits. The first one is to take the “What’s the worst that could happen?” approach. Managers who know that workers only win 1 percent of federal civil suits that go to trial are more likely to take this approach because they figure the odds are […]
October 28, 2018
estate lawyer

3 Reasons You Need to Hire an Estate Lawyer When Writing Your Estate Plan

Do you have a plan for what happens to your personal property after you pass away? What about a legal document outlining what you’d like to have happen if you become incapacitated? If not, then you need to consider creating an estate plan. In this post, we’ll tell you just a few of the many […]
November 1, 2018
probate lawyer

Top 5 Reasons You Need to Hire a Probate Lawyer

The Holmes-Rahe Stress Inventory rates various life events for stress. Not surprisingly the death of a spouse is the top item and death of close family is in the top five too. It’s not surprising then that it’s at a time like this that executors and families turn to professionals to help them. The legal […]
November 5, 2018
eviction letter

How to Draft an Eviction Letter

It’s unfortunate, but there are times when we have to say goodbye to tenants. Those times often happen through the process of eviction. There’re many reasons to evict tenants. Nonpayment is most popular. But lease violations, property damage, and illegal behavior are others. If you must release a problem tenant from your property, there’s a […]
November 16, 2018
landlord laws

Landlord Laws You Should Memorize Before Renting Property: Know Your Rights & Your Tenant’s Rights

Being a landlord comes with a lot of responsibilities. You are allowing someone, most often complete strangers, to move into a home or apartment you own. There are landlord laws on the local, state and federal levels that you must adhere to. It is important that both the property owner and client understand these tenant laws. […]
November 20, 2018
probate law

4 Things Everyone Should Know About Probate Law & How it Works

The residents of California are lucky in that the probate process isn’t especially difficult. Unfortunately, it can be expensive. California is unique in that it is one of the few states that let lawyers charge a fee based on the percentage of the assets going through probate. These rates are set out in the California probate […]