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December 30, 2018
Air bnb Host Laws

The Legal Risks of Becoming an Airbnb Host

The rise of short-term rental companies like Airbnb has both disrupted the hospitality industry and made it possible for some homeowners to generate a new stream of income. If you’re thinking of renting out your property on Airbnb, it’s important that you have a thorough understanding of the codes and regulations pertaining to short-term rentals. […]
December 30, 2018
Inheriting Firearms

Inheriting Firearms in California

Money, collectibles, property, there are many different things that heirs can inherit from their loved ones after they pass. Typically, if you are the recipient of some type of inheritance your immediate concern may be what type of tax ramifications you will have to worry about. However, there are other legal matters to be concerned […]
December 29, 2018
Long Term Care Laws

Planning for Long-Term Care for You & Your Spouse

If you are one of the many baby boomers that are currently heading into retirement age, it’s important that you make plans for the future of you and your spouse in terms of healthcare. Unfortunately, health issues are part of aging. And while it’s not something we typically think about, there are legal challenges that […]
December 29, 2018
Contesting a Will

Contesting a Will in California

When a loved one passes, the last thing you want to do is worry about issues with their estate. Unfortunately, sometimes the unexpected does happen. If you find yourself in a position where you have to contest a will in California, it’s important to know what steps to take to ensure the best possible outcome […]
December 28, 2018
2019 Employment Laws

5 New California Employment Laws Taking Effect in 2019

As an employer in California, you’re bound to abide by certain laws. Employment laws typically have a direct effect on the way you operate your business and engage with your staff. Therefore, it’s important that all you and your management staff have a thorough understanding of these laws. Below, we take a look at some […]
December 11, 2018
estate planning law

Understanding the Difference Between Wills & Trusts

Planning your estate is no easy task. There are many factors to consider when deciding what will happen to your possessions and assets after you die. Most importantly, how will your estate be managed in the event you pass away or you become incapacitated? Preparing for the Future The two most common choices for planning […]
November 28, 2018
starting a business from scratch

5 Key Steps to Remember When You’re Starting a Business From Scratch

Thinking of starting a business from scratch? If you start it in 2018 you’ll join the other 8% of entrepreneurs who began a business. But sadly, that’s slightly lower than the 9% of businesses which closed this year. Starting your own business isn’t for the faint of heart. 50% of you will fail in the first […]
November 25, 2018
small business legal services

Your Guide to Small Business Legal Services: When You Can Skimp & When You Should Splurge

There are more than 30 million small businesses in the United States, and that number keeps growing. As millions of Americans know, running a small business is both challenging and rewarding. Managing your budget is one of the many challenges facing small business owners like you. You may be tempted to cut costs to make […]
November 24, 2018
Workplace Discrimination

The Types of Workplace Discrimination Every Employer Needs to Know (& Avoid!)

As an employer, you should know that the United States Department of Labor protects your employees from workplace discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. You may not discriminate against your employees based on sex, pregnancy, color, race, religion, and national origin. But the discrimination laws get more complex. Other EEO laws also protect […]
November 24, 2018
estate planning attorney

The Important Questions You Should Ask Your Estate Planning Attorney

More than half of all American adults don’t have any kind of plan in place for when they pass away. They haven’t thought about writing their will yet or setting up an estate plan, which is a risky game to play. Whether you’re only in your mid-30s or you’re about to turn 60, you need […]