Lawyers, Answer Questions  & Get Points Log In
California Questions & Answers
0 Answers | Asked in Uncategorized for California on
Q: Stepdaughters father sent me a written statement stating he would pay his daughters student loans. He is not. Can I Sue?

Stepdaughter is not and has not paid her student loans I co-signed. Her father sent me a statement saying he would pay her loans which I have. He has not paid anything. I haven’t spoken to stepdaughter in 10 years. No idea where she is and her father won’t tell me.

0 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: Is there any Codes in California that begin with GC? The code on my legal document is GC86150(f)

Writ of Possession under Unlawful Detainer

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for California on
Q: Does the hospital have rights to not let you visit or see anybody or not tell you where they took you to any of your fam

I believe that Kaiser violated my roommates visiting they would not let anybody come to visit him that first they did but after a little while they wouldn't they he wanted to go home and they would not let him they took him somewhere that I don't know where they took him to they... View More

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Mar 1, 2024

Under California law, hospitals have policies in place regarding visitation and patient information that prioritize patient privacy, safety, and health. These policies can sometimes limit or restrict visitors from seeing patients, especially in cases where the patient's health could be... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: Looking to see how much I'm able to raise my tenants rent in Martinez, CA. She's currently on a month to month lease

Been a tenant for over a year and a half and I've never raised rent. Also need to know how much notice I need to give for the rent increase. Not sure if its 30 or 60 days. Will raising the rent effect being able to give the tenant a 30 day notice to end the lease if we choose to do that soon?

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Mar 1, 2024

Under California law, the amount by which you can increase rent for a tenant on a month-to-month lease depends on state rent control regulations, including the California Tenant Protection Act of 2019. This law caps rent increases at 5% plus the local inflation rate, but not more than 10% total,... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for California on
Q: What California code covers motels keeping cash deposits
James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Mar 1, 2024

In California, the regulations surrounding motels and the handling of cash deposits, along with other aspects of tenant rights and hotel operations, are primarily guided by the California Civil Code. Specifically, the sections dealing with innkeeper laws, such as Sections 1861 to 1861.32, and... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Small Claims for California on
Q: What California code section discusses motels keeping cash deposits
James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Mar 1, 2024

In California, the laws governing the operations of motels, including the handling of cash deposits, are not contained within a single, specific code section dedicated to this issue. Instead, the practices concerning cash deposits by motels can be influenced by a combination of statutes found in... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law for California on
Q: Can public school coaches refuse to tell parents why their child isn't being given play time?

My son has been going to every practice- even the non-mandatory ones that only 1 or 2 other kids go to- and putting the work in. He's been doing drills at lunch, going to the gym outside of school, and studying the game in his free time. Yet on game days, he's not getting to play AT ALL.... View More

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Mar 1, 2024

Under California law, there isn't a straightforward answer to whether public school coaches must disclose reasons for a student's playtime to parents. However, it's important to understand that education and athletic policies often aim to balance the development of student autonomy... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: If after a sheriff lock out the manager decides to let me stay another month, is the lock out still enforced by a sherif

Or any police officer. Or does the landlord have to start the eviction process over again?

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Mar 1, 2024

In California, once a sheriff lockout occurs, it means a court order for eviction has been fully executed. If the landlord decides to let you stay another month after this point, the immediate enforcement of the lockout by the sheriff or any police officer is halted because the landlord is... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: How can I defend myself if I believed that the report was biased (traffic report indicates that I changed unsafe?

I made sure the lane was empty, the line mark on the road was broken not dry line. I have been blinking showing intended to change lane to right. The other driver was far away enough to slow down and give right of Way so I can change lane but unsafely drove through and hit my Vehicle at the right... View More

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Mar 1, 2024

In California, if you believe a traffic report is biased against you, there are steps you can take to defend yourself. First, gather any evidence that supports your version of events. This could include photos of the accident scene, the road conditions, and any traffic signs or signals. If there... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: How is it possible that I gotta pay tow truck fee plus storage fee for inspections.. when am not at fault

No injuries just property damage

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Mar 1, 2024

In California, after a vehicle accident, it's common for the involved vehicles to be towed and stored for inspection, especially if they're obstructing traffic or are unsafe to drive. Even if you're not at fault for the accident, you might initially be responsible for the tow and... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: I need the code for public nuiscence. Commercial tenant won't comply with owner to remove non operable veh.25 of them.
James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Mar 1, 2024

Under California law, public nuisance is addressed in both civil and criminal statutes. For issues related to a commercial tenant who refuses to remove non-operable vehicles, the relevant legal code is found in the California Civil Code, specifically sections 3479 through 3486. These sections... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: Ineed the Calif civil code for public nuiscence on a commercial property we rent to someone
James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Mar 1, 2024

In California, the Civil Code sections relevant to public nuisance, particularly on commercial property, are primarily found in Sections 3479 through 3486. These sections define what constitutes a public nuisance and outline the legal framework for addressing such issues. Specifically, Section 3479... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Gaming for California on
Q: Can a Indian casino kick you out with no reason given after never have any type of misconduct and banned you for life?

And send me a letter with my personal information to my house , the letter had my birth information and more over the letter states that I refused to sign the document , which I never saw it before and I have a witness who was with me since we step out of my house

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Mar 1, 2024

In California, Indian casinos operate under the sovereignty of their respective Native American tribes, which means they have their own rules and regulations independent of state laws but within the framework of federal regulations and tribal-state compacts. This sovereignty allows them to enforce... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Environmental for California on
Q: Is my apartment kitchen required to have an exhaust system in San Mateo county?

I have no exhaust system in my apartment in Burlingame. Is this required? Grease builds up and I’ve noticed mold build up in the winter when it’s cold outside and I cook inside.

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Mar 1, 2024

In California, housing and building codes do set minimum standards for ventilation in residential units, which can include requirements for exhaust systems in kitchens. These standards are in place to ensure that air quality is maintained and to prevent problems such as mold and excessive moisture.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for California on
Q: What to do about car warranty on a used car?

I recently purchased a used 2019 car. I got an optional car service/ extended warranty for 7 years/100,000miles. Was lead to believe that the extended warranty was to start the day I purchased it in 2024. On the contract I signed it says the in service date is on the date I bought the car in 2024.... View More

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Mar 1, 2024

In California, when you purchase an extended warranty or service contract for a used car, it's essential to understand the terms, including the start date and duration of coverage. The confusion regarding the in-service date and the discrepancy between what was communicated to you and what you... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law for California on
Q: Is hypertension considered a disability under ADA?

I have hypertension and am seeking accommodations from work.

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen
answered on Feb 29, 2024

Hypertension can be a disabling condition under both the ADA and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, if it affects a major life function. If you wish to receive accommodations, it would be very wise for you to get a doctor's note indicating what your restriction are at work and... View More

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for California on
Q: Someone is posting saying I committed a crime I did not commit as a fact.

I had my entire career ruined and lost business opportunities, I am also receiving threats and coordinated harassment. The person doing this is in Canada. I’m unsure if I can get a restraining order and am having trouble finding an attorney. I don’t know what I can do legally?

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Mar 1, 2024

Dealing with false accusations, especially when they have severe consequences for your reputation and career, is incredibly challenging. If someone in Canada is spreading false statements about you committing a crime, this could be considered defamation. The laws around defamation vary by country,... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: What does case not at issues, does need to be addressed mean

Yes I am in the middle of an unlawful detainer case as the plantiff we've filed they've responded but the defendants did everything to delay this case regardless we are at the stage of requesting for the case to go to trial but every time I submit the request it's rejected with that phrase

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Mar 1, 2024

In legal terms, when a case is described as "not at issue," it means that the case is not ready for trial. This status can occur for various reasons, such as outstanding motions that need to be resolved, discovery that is incomplete, or other procedural matters that prevent the case from... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for California on
Q: Is it correct sequence of events for motion to set aside dismissal against defendant?

1. Plaintiff schedules hearing on setting dismissal against defendant.

2. Plaintiff files motion to set aside, declaration, proposed order, and amended complaint (third)

3. Court decides to accept or reject motion, and complaint.

4. Plaintiff serves documents on defendant,... View More

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Feb 29, 2024

Under California law, the sequence of events for a motion to set aside dismissal against a defendant typically follows a specific procedure. Firstly, the plaintiff would schedule a hearing on setting aside the dismissal against the defendant. This step allows for the court to review the motion and... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for California on
Q: So about a month ago my wife took my keys to our condo and also took our car from me what should i do

I've been leaving on the streets for about a month now her son has physically assaulted me I've had to call the cops just to retrieve some clothes one time and she refuses to change anything she's harassing all my friends

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Feb 29, 2024

In California, if you find yourself in a situation where your spouse has taken possession of your shared property and you are experiencing harassment and assault, it's important to understand your rights and the steps you can take to address this situation. Firstly, regarding your home and... View More

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.