Category: Law Basics

Four Types of Restraining Orders in California

Four Types of Restraining Orders in California If you have been threatened by another individual or been subjected to physical violence, you may be able to obtain a restraining order that legally prohibits the individual from coming in contact with you or even being within a certain distance of your residence. If you are looking…
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UNDERSTANDING THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN POWER OF ATTORNEY AND CONSERVATORSHIP

Understanding the Difference Between Power of Attorney and Conservatorship Pop star Britney Spears is doing more than making large sums of money singing and dancing in Las Vegas.  She is shedding light on a legal mechanism that can have a significant impact on an individual’s life – conservatorship. If you are familiar with the concept of…
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HOW CHILD SUPPORT AND SPOUSAL SUPPORT ARE CALCULATED IN CALIFORNIA

How Child Support and Spousal Support are Calculated in California When a married couple decides to part ways and file for divorce in California, a critically important issue that must be addressed before the divorce is finalized is financial support. In most divorce cases, the issue of financial support revolves around two different forms of…
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HOW COERCIVE CONTROL IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN CALIFORNIA

How Coercive Control is Domestic Violence in California The Governor of California enacted a significant piece of legislation into law that unequivocally establishes “coercive control” as a form of domestic abuse in the Golden State. The legislation is actually an amendment to the California Domestic Violence Prevention Act. What Exactly is Coercive Control? Experts describe…
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PROCRASTINATING ON YOUR ESTATE PLAN ONLY LEADS TO HEART ACHE

Procrastinating on Your Estate Plan Only Leads to Heart Ache Here is a true story highlighting the risks associated with failing to plan your estate. A happily married couple with two teenage children worked diligently and saved their earnings to the point that they had an estate worth roughly $4 million. They resided in San…
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LEGAL EFFECTS OF A DUI ON A REGISTERED NURSE’S LICENSE

Legal Effects of a DUI on a Registered Nurse’s License Getting charged and convicted of a DUI is a serious offense that can have far-reaching ramifications, including on your chosen professional career. This is especially true when you need to maintain licensure for your chosen profession. For example, registered nurses can have their jobs put…
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CREATING A REVOCABLE TRUST VERSUS DRAFTING A WILL

Creating a Revocable Trust Versus Drafting a Will When someone decides to take action and plan their estate, a common question arises: “should I create revocable living trust or draft a will?” This question is often followed by asking, “What are the differences between a trust and a will?” This article is intended to help…
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DRAFTING A WILL IN CALIFORNIA

Drafting a Will in California – Important Info You Need to Know If you want to draft a Last Will and Testament (also simply referred to as a “will”), it probably means you want to take steps to protect your hard-earned assets and protect your loved ones. A will is a legal document that formally…
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HOW INTESTATE SUCCESSION WORKS IN CALIFORNIA

How Intestate Succession Works in California When someone neglects to draft a will, trust or any type of estate plan before they die, then the laws of intestate succession come into play and govern how the decedent’s assets would be distributed to any relatives. Basically, intestate succession means the government gets to control how the fruits of…
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