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New California Laws Taking Effect In 2022

2022-03-29T11:05:48-07:00January 25th, 2022|Business, California Law, Legal Documents|

California law, legal system and justice concept with a 3d render of a gavel on a wooden desktop and the Californian flag on background. With the arrival of the new year, Californians saw 770 new laws signed by Governor Gavin Newsom go into effect on January 1, 2022. Of the hundreds of new [...]

Lawyer Kings Podcast Now Available

2021-08-31T14:07:25-07:00August 31st, 2021|California Law, Divorce, Estate Planning - Wills, Trusts, and Probate, Family Law, King Law Firm News, Lawyer, Legal Documents|

Ever since I started King Law Firm Attorney’s at Law, Inc., I’ve been committed to your legal success. Part of this commitment is the effective communication of information, which I’ve provided in various forms on this site. We offer plenty of links to information you may need to better understand your particular situation, and videos [...]

How To File a Heggstad Petition

2019-10-29T09:39:27-07:00October 29th, 2019|California Law, Estate Planning - Wills, Trusts, and Probate, Legal Codes, Legal Documents, Probate Code|

  Performing due diligence when it comes to setting up an inheritance is highly recommended for anyone with a family. Having a living trust in place when your time on Earth has expired helps protect family members from lengthy and costly probate or contentious legal battles while they are still grieving your loss. However, no [...]

Understanding the EB-5 Program

2020-02-25T18:59:11-08:00February 26th, 2019|Business, Immigration, Legal Documents|

With the current situation at the Southern border hurting the prospect of asylum requests, and other immigration options taking up to ten years to process, a foreigner who feels persecuted or whose current living situation could be greatly enhanced if they had access to the resources the United States has to offer, can become extremely [...]

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New California Laws in 2019

2019-02-26T14:25:35-08:00January 29th, 2019|Business, California Law, Family Law, Legal Documents|

Let’s be clear: plastic straws have not been outlawed in California. However, as of January 1, 2019, restaurants (with the exception of fast food) may not provide you with a plastic straw unless you specifically ask for one. In addition, all restaurants must provide a healthy drink, such as milk or water, as the default [...]

Elder Abuse Restraining Orders

2018-09-25T08:26:09-07:00September 25th, 2018|Family Law, Legal Documents|

  We’ve all heard or seen stories of someone obtaining a restraining order because they have been abused in some way and wish to keep someone from coming within a certain distance out of fear for their safety. What we don’t often hear, but is just as prevalent, is elder abuse. According to [...]

Prop 13 and How to Maintain Your Protections

2018-08-28T08:39:16-07:00August 28th, 2018|Estate Planning - Wills, Trusts, and Probate, Legal Codes, Legal Documents|

In 1987, your mother purchased her home for $85,000. It’s now 2018 and the home is worth over $500,000. Better yet, it’s about to become yours. The caveat: the transfer of this property will immediately trigger reassessment of the property tax, which means you could end up paying a great deal more than what your [...]

What Is the California Probate Code?

2018-06-26T16:39:48-07:00June 26th, 2018|Estate Planning - Wills, Trusts, and Probate, Legal Codes, Legal Documents, Probate Code|

No matter what happens, no one can bring anything with them when they die. The most we can do to prepare for the inevitable is draft a will or trust, which guarantees that the assets left behind (the decedent’s estate) are transferred to the correct heirs. It seems easy enough, but the process of transferring [...]

Posting Bond in Probate Court

2017-12-27T15:09:36-08:00December 27th, 2017|Estate Planning - Wills, Trusts, and Probate, Family Law, Fiduciary, Legal Documents|

In a lot of movies, we often see grieving families gather together to observe the reading of the deceased’s will, after which, everyone receives their inheritance without a lot of fuss. The reality concerning the distribution of assets (also known as probate), though, is far more complex. An executor must be named to oversee the [...]

Is a Lawyer Worth the Investment?

2017-11-28T14:28:29-08:00November 28th, 2017|Lawyer, Legal Documents|

With the advent of the Internet, the do-it-yourself market has grown exponentially. But having access to information that teaches you how to do almost anything, some things better left to the professionals. This is especially true when it comes to preparing legal documents, which can be very complicated, time consuming and costly if you don’t [...]