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Litigation can be costly and time consuming for all parties to a business dispute. One business dispute resolution is mediation. It presents one possible time-and-money-saving solution. In this method of business dispute resolution, a neutral third party meets with the parties to facilitate a settlement. Often the parties will agree to mediation or the presiding
A challenge to a will in California can occur for many reasons. A family member may have concerns regarding being excluded from a loved one’s estate plan. Or there may be an alleged failure to meet the formal requirements to execute a will (i.e., the will was not signed or witnessed as required under California
It is not unusual for one spouse to make a gift to the other. Gifts may range from small trinkets to substantial sums of money, or real property being transferred from one spouse to the other spouse. California law requires that a spouse must sign a transmutation agreement if his or her substantial gift to
Most family law cases settle without the necessity of judicial intervention. Some couples seeking divorce already have a complete or almost complete plan for the division of assets, debts, and child care responsibilities prior to initiation of divorce proceedings. Other couples may not have a clear plan. In many cases, our attorneys can negotiate a