No. “Personal property” refers to the character of the property, specifically ordinary possessions. This is as opposed to real property, intellectual property, registered vehicles, etc. “Separate property” refers to ownership, meaning it is that person’s property and no one else’s....Read more »
Yes. You can legally amend your trust without hiring a lawyer. If you are making a simple amendment, like changing a successor trustee, you are probably fine doing the amendment yourself. If you are doing something more complicated like changing beneficiaries or arrangements for succession of a...Read more »
One of my workers filed for unemployment last year. the unemployment office penalized me for total $1655 for unpaid tax for October - December 2018. again, clearly I had nobody on payroll on 2018. can they do that?
Assuming your business is operating in California, it is very likely you are violating the law by employing your workers as independent contractors. Look at AB5 (Assembly Bill 5) that went into effect 1/1/2020. If you’re not treating them as employees, and paying payroll taxes, WC insurance,...Read more »
We both want to be able to remain in the home, make improvements, or sell if the other passes away. He wants to ensure his children to receive his share of the proceeds if the house is sold after his death. We may get married and have more children in the future. What is the best ownership... Read more »
The “ business to business exemption” is very narrowly tailored. Assuming the other party is a legitimate business, properly licensed to do the sort of business, eg stocking vending machines; he has his own place of business independent of yours; he is contracted with you in writing to perform...Read more »
Not necessarily. If title to real property is involved, an affidavit of death may have been filed with the county recorder to change title. It will not give you the specific language/ contents of the trust, however.
I honestly do not trust her not to try and pull something so her kids get it all so I am just curious. She doesn’t tell me anything and I have not seen any paperwork. I was just told by them years ago before my father passed away.
Or they can pay the total cost of the inspection fee no later than on the day of the inspection. Otherwise no report will be delivered to the client. To many times, clients don’t want to pay or want to cancel the inspection without giving ANY Notice, so if they pay a deposit they are less likely... Read more »
Yes. That is legal, and completely reasonable. Just make sure you are completely transparent with your clients about your policy before you take their deposit to hold their inspection appointment, and under what conditions that deposit will or won’t be refunded. Good luck.
If the trust is properly drafted, executed, and funded then you should avoid probate and this section would be irrelevant to you as it deals with statutory fees due to a PR in probate. Of course, unfunded assets subject to probate may still get you there through the pour-over will. It sounds like...Read more »
I was flossing and accidentally broke my filling. I used the floss as advertised. There is no warning on the flossing package of the possibility of breaking a filling. Is it worth sueing the floss company for not including a warning on their packaging to get them to put a warning on their packages?... Read more »
Is there any circumstances where a CA. Licensed General contractor can be paid for a home inspection and be hired separately for the nessasary repairs to the same home? B&P code says that home inspectors performing repair work can be considered as unfair business practices. Does that mean... Read more »
You’re talking about CA B&P 7197. The law is pretty clear and the circumstances where a company performing a home inspection can also perform repairs are very narrow and limited: like roof repairs pursuant to a roof certification inspection or termite repairs pursuant to a termite report....Read more »
I requested dirt dumpsters from Republic Service. It is ~$500 per bin. The contract also mentioned the limit is 2 tons. Extra tonnage is $130/ton. I did not pay attention to the limit because I thought if this dumpster was for dirt, if I filled up, it should be around 2 tons. But when I received... Read more »
When the petition for probate is filed (form DE-111), the petitioner(s) will request a particular person be named as the administrator of the estate (there is no executor since there is no will). It can be, but doesn’t have to be one of the children. The probate code only requires it to be an...Read more »
My Dad received amended copy of his living trust 3 days before he died and had not signed them. He did contact estate attorney and confirmed draft. I don't believe signing them was exclusive, but I do know that my dad would want his last wishes honored. I know there must be mitigating... Read more »
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