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California Child Custody Laws – An Overview

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For parents facing a child custody battle, knowing every law concerning child custody will not be necessary. Like most cases, child custody cases will usually consist of only a handful of rules and legislation. Still, being aware of certain laws that frequent family court can be beneficial. Above all, if you are facing a… Read More »

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What To Consider When You Are Involved in an Uber or Lyft Auto Accident

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The fast growth of rideshare companies such as Uber and Lyft in California have coincided with a spike in auto accidents. If you were hurt in a rideshare auto accident as a passenger, driver, or pedestrians, you should know that you may be able to recover financial compensation for your injuries. Here, we will… Read More »

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Eligibility in Wrongful Death Cases in California

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The right to file a wrongful death civil lawsuit in the State of California may arise when the death of a loved one is caused by the intentional or accidental actions of another. The state has placed strict limitations when it comes to who can file a claim and the damages that could be… Read More »

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The Not-So-Subtle Difference Between Truck and Car Accident Cases

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Traffic accidents can be very frightening experiences, but many people assume that all major traffic accident cases are the same. Traffic accidents are rarely ever the same; for one, they tend to range in the number of vehicles involved and the degree of injuries sustained. When it comes to truck accidents and car accidents,… Read More »

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How Child Support in California is Calculated

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In the State of California, child support is based on complex calculations that take into consideration multiple factors, including the parent’s time with the child and their income. The formula to determine child support payments will be applied whenever the support of a minor needs to be determined, such as in paternity cases, legal… Read More »

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PC 273.5 – Corporal Injury to Spouse or Cohabitant

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The California statute that makes it unlawful to inflict corporal injury on a former or current cohabitant, spouse, dating partner, or co-parent is Penal Code §273.5. Based on this statute, corporal injury refers to any physical injury inflicted on a person, whether it is a minor injury or a serious one. Under current law,… Read More »

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What Constitutes Hospital Negligence?

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Hospital negligence is a form of medical malpractice that involves the misconduct of hospital employees or hospital administration, including attendant staff and nurses, as opposed to individual physicians. Injuries that result from hospital negligence can have detrimental effects on the lives of the patients who have been harmed, including their loved ones. When a… Read More »

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Wrongful Death Cases Caused by Slip and Fall Accidents

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that between 2007 to 2016, fall death rates in the United States increased by 30 percent. The agency also reports that as these rates continue to rise, we can anticipate that by 2030, the nation can experience a rate of 7 fall deaths every hour…. Read More »

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The Consequences of a Felony Conviction in California

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Under California law, a felony is a crime for which a defendant can be imprisoned for more than a year. While felony convictions can result in jail time, they also generally have long-lasting repercussions. Unfortunately, when a person is convicted of a felony in California, certain rights and privileges can be lost. If you… Read More »

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Grand Theft Defenses in California

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Theft crimes in the State of California can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony. A majority of these crimes, however, are charged with a felony. Depending on the circumstances of each individual case, a case will be charged as either grand theft or petty theft. Important factors that will be considered… Read More »

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