IN THIS ISSUE: FAMILY LAW: How to Help Your Children Get Through Divorce, CONSTRUCTION: Indemnity
Divorce is a time of turmoil for the entire family. Typically, parents have had time to prepare for and come to terms with the fact that the family unit will be dissolved.
IN THIS ISSUE: CONSTRUCTION: Seller Beware: Disclosing Construction Defects and Lawsuits in the Sale of a Residence, FAMILY LAW: “Can I Move Away With My Children?”
The old saying “let the buyer beware” is of little relevance to California real estate transactions. If you are contemplating the sale of your home in California and have had construction defects or a prior lawsuit involving defects in your home, you should be aware of the basic disclosure requirements under California law.
During a divorce, parents are forced to rearrange their lives, and significant changes are often inevitable. Amongst these changes, parents who are divorcing usually make the decision to move because they can no longer afford to live in the same area.
Indemnity is a concept that causes most lawyers and judges to cringe, and causes some clients to cry. Why? Because it is a concept that has almost nothing to do with whether you did something wrong. Instead it usually has everything to do with whether you signed a contract or other legal document where an indemnity provision was lurking.
If you have any employees that receive commissions as part of their compensation package, you need to be aware of a new law that went into effect as of January 1, 2013. AB 1396 amended California Labor Code section 2751.
IN THIS ISSUE: FAMILY LAW: Divorce Process Question & Answer, EMPLOYMENT: Avoiding Disability Discrimination Claims: Reasonable Accommodation & Interactive Process “How To”
AB 1892: Attempting to Protect Homeowners from the Perils of Construction Defect Litigation… One Sentence at a Time
Brace yourself, for you are about to be floored by how close a groundbreaking piece of legislation came to changing the landscape of construction defect litigation forever. It nearly snuck in right under our noses.
My spouse and I plan to divorce, but have not started the process. What should we do first? Ask friends, family and/or co-workers for the name(s) of local family law attorneys that have been used in the past. A person-to-person referral is always better than a cold search for the right legal advisor when dealing with the important issues that must be addressed in a divorce proceeding-even a friendly divorce.