Questions Answered by Mr. Robin Mashal

Q: How to register real estate investment in California?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for California on
Answered on May 19, 2015
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I am not clear what you are asking. Are you making your own investment, or do you intend to sell an investment in real estate to third parties? If you are making your own investment, there are no per se "registration" requirements. However, if you intend to accept investment money from third parties, you will need to comply with state and federal securities laws. I suggest you...

Q: where can i find the citation for the fair employment and housing act?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination for California on
Answered on May 19, 2015
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You can search the Fair Employment and Housing Act at this web page http://www.dfeh.ca.gov/Publications_FEHADescr.htm. Be sure to consult your own attorney to protect your legal rights.

Q: If I'm a pending lawsuit can one file for bk

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for California on
Answered on May 19, 2015
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Generally, you can file for bankruptcy protection while an action is pending against you. However, there are certain claims/causes of action that are not dischargeable in bankruptcy. I suggest you retain your own attorney and discuss your matter in detail in the privacy of your attorney's office.

Q: Can seller raise price at any time after a bid is accepted and signed by both parties in California?

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for California on
Answered on Apr 30, 2015
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Your question is not clear: did you enter a contract to purchase the property or to have termite repairs done on the property? If both parties have agreed to a contract at a fixed price, the price cannot be raised unless both parties so consent. Be sure to consult your own attorney to protect your legal rights.

Q: Who is responsible for Parcel splits the buyer or the seller in a joint land agreement ?

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for California on
Answered on Apr 30, 2015
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The answer will depend on the terms of your agreement. I suggest you retain an attorney and review the agreement with your attorney.

Q: If a trust is amended three times, is there a requirement that the first and second amendments be retained

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for California on
Answered on Apr 13, 2015
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This is a question you should be asking your estate planning attorney. If your trust was "amended and restated," generally, it may not be necessary to retain the superseded trusts. However, if you have been signing amendments to your original trust, then the amendments need to be attached to the original trust. Be sure to consult your own attorney to protect your legal rights.

Q: How can I request from Judge to have access to father's home? He past Intestate sister and biomom father divorced over

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for California on
Answered on Apr 13, 2015
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I am sorry for your loss. Since your father died intestate, you will need to probate his estate.

Q: I'm trying to refinance my home and ex son-in-law, who is on my deed, does not want to sign a quick claim.

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for California on
Answered on Mar 27, 2015
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Anyone on title is presumed to have ownership interest, unless you can prove otherwise. It is possible that the divorce decree affected his interest in the property. Otherwise, you will need to negotiate and buyout his interest. Be sure to consult your own attorney to protect your legal rights.

Q: Can home seller raise the asking price after a full price offer has been made? No other offers have been made

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for California on
Answered on Mar 25, 2015
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So long as the seller is not bound by a sales contract, the seller may be able to change the asking price. The statute of frauds requires that a contract for the purchase and sale of real estate be in writing and signed by both the purchaser and the seller. Be sure to consult your own attorney to protect your legal rights.

Q: We are a family trust trying to sell some vacant lots. Must we have the lots insured in order to sell them ?

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for California on
Answered on Mar 25, 2015
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You question is a bit unclear to me. If by insurance you are referring to liability insurance coverage, the answer is no -- having such insurance is not pre-requisite for sale. However, most sophisticated buyers would require the seller to provide title insurance at the time the property is purchased. Be sure to consult your own attorney to protect your legal rights.

Q: My owner is selling the house I live in. Does he have to pay me to relocate?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for California on
Answered on Mar 23, 2015
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Generally, the answer is no. However, under certain circumstances (e.g., unexpired lease, rent control ordinance) he may have to compensate you. Be sure to consult your own attorney to protect your legal rights.

Q: can i file a police report online for my ex punching me in my face?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for California on
Answered on Mar 23, 2015
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If you have been the victim of a crime, drive to your local law enforcement office and file your police report. The police will not pursue your monetary damages for you. To recover your dental bills, etc., you will need to sue the responsible party. Be sure to consult your own attorney to protect your legal rights.

Q: Can I get a refund for installation fees paid. The service was inadequate/shoddy? What can I do to get my money back?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for California on
Answered on Mar 23, 2015
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It is very difficult to answer your question without knowing the terms of your agreement with this "merchant," and how the installation was deficient. I suggest you immediately retain your own attorney to discuss this matter in detail with your attorney.

Q: how much time should I give the jugmentdebtor to get back to me after the examination of the enforcment of judgment?

1 Answer | Asked in Collections for California on
Answered on Mar 19, 2015
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Your question is not clear. What is the JD supposed to get back to you with?

Q: Is a verbal acceptance of an offer binding?

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for California on
Answered on Mar 17, 2015
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If you are referring to a transaction for the purchase and sale of real estate, then the answer is no. A contract for the purchase and sale of real estate needs to be in writing, signed by both the purchaser and the seller. Be sure to consult your own attorney to protect your legal rights.

Q: Father has property and no will and I'm the only child can my uncle claim it

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for California on
Answered on Mar 17, 2015
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If your father is the sole owner of the property, and your father has no estate plan dealing with the property, then your father's estate will need to go through probate. The Probate Court will distribute your father's net estate to his heirs according to the intestate succession laws (Sections 6400-6414 of the California Probate Code). To oversimplify the answer, the order of...

Q: My owners 2 dogs killed and eat my dog, what legal recourse can I take for owners negelgence

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for California on
Answered on Mar 17, 2015
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Depending on the facts, you may have various causes of action against your neighbor such as negligence, or for strict liability under Section 3342 of the California Civil Code. You should consult your own attorney to protect your legal rights.

Q: After a person has a durable power of attorney in place, is it a problem for them to create a new will and trust?

2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning for California on
Answered on Mar 17, 2015
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After you have an estate plan in place, you are able to revise your estate plan when necessary.

Q: do i need a bankruptcy lawyer if im going bankrupt

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for California on
Answered on Mar 17, 2015
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If you feel you are able to properly fill out the forms, you can file a bankruptcy petition on your own. Otherwise, you should retain an attorney.

Q: do I need a lawyer to represent me in court on a civil litigation case?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for California on
Answered on Mar 15, 2015
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No, you have the option to represent yourself in a civil action, which is often referred to as "in propria persona" or "in pro. per." appearance. Before deciding to do so, you should consider whether you are sufficiently familiar with the laws and procedures that pertain to your case. Be sure to consult your own attorney to protect your legal rights.

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