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How to Tell if You Are Ready for a Divorce

  November 26, 2014     By The Law Office of Heather Cullen, APC
Issues to review when contemplating a dissolution of marriage.

Ignition Interlock Devices: What You Need to Know

  November 25, 2014     By Kraut Law Group - DUI Defense
An Ignition Interlock Device (“IID”) is a device that connects to a vehicle’s ignition and requires a breath sample from the driver in order to start the vehicle and to keep the car operating.

Transamerica Life Insurance Co. Indexed Universal Life Insurance Policies

  November 20, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
If you're wondering whether you should buy an indexed universal life insurance policy, read to find out why you might not want to.

Important Differences Between Enforcement of Spousal Support Orders and Enforcement of Civil Judgments in California

  November 19, 2014     By Evanns Collection Law Firm
Spousal support refers to an ongoing series of payments payable to one spouse over a specified duration of time after a divorce. For spousal support to be enforceable under California law, a judgment must first be entered by the court.

Performance of California Nursing Home Chains

  November 18, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Many nursing home chains in California have been shown to underperform when it comes to quality-of-care, staffing, and inspection measures.

California's Loss of Tesla's $6 Billion Battery Factory

  November 17, 2014     By Kassouni Law
A question of free market vs. government over-regulation to address the issue of environmental sustainability.

Field Sobriety Tests

  November 17, 2014     By Kraut Law Group - DUI Defense
Before a driver can be arrested for a DUI offense, the investigating officer must be able to form a reasonable suspicion that the driver is under the influence of alcohol or another intoxicating substance. This will be based on the officer’s observations of the driver’s appearance and demeanor and information about drinking or drug use the driver voluntarily provides when asked.

Potentially Misleading Advertisement for Indexed Universal Life Policies by Insurance Marketing Organizations

  November 12, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Insurance marketing organizations may have been providing misleading Indexed Universal Life policy ads.

DUI and the Military

  November 10, 2014     By Kraut Law Group - DUI Defense
One frequent concern that those arrested for driving under the influence may have is what effect a DUI conviction would have on a potential military career.

How To Collect From an Individual Who Moved Out of California

  November 9, 2014     By Evanns Collection Law Firm
Unpaid debt is a sad fact of life: sad for the debtor who will end up with a damaged credit rating and reputation; sadder still for the creditor, who conveyed a product or service of value and gets nothing in return. After diligently seeking remuneration from the debtor, the creditor is sometimes forced to bring the outstanding debt into a California court of law.

Collecting on a Supreme Court Judgment in California

  November 9, 2014     By Evanns Collection Law Firm
It is often said that obtaining a judgment in a California Supreme Court civil case is only half of the process. Once you obtain judgment, you have official proof you won the case and that the defendant owes you money or property. Now you have to collect.

Collecting A Judgment From an Employer in California

  November 9, 2014     By Evanns Collection Law Firm
A large part of our judgment collection law practice is collection of labor awards, or more specifically enforcement labor judgments. Essentially, these result when an employer fails to properly pay an employee for wages, overtime pay, or otherwise violates California labor laws.

Equity Indexed Universal Life Insurance Is Not For Most People

  November 7, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Indexed Universal Life Insurance policies are unsuitable for most people. Read on to find out why.

Securities and Exchange Commission’s Whistleblower Program Is No Joke

  November 6, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
The Securities & Exchange Commission's whistleblower program is proving itself to be a force to be reckoned with.

Elder Abuse and Fraud Prevention

  November 5, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
12 tips to help prevent elder abuse and fraud.

Indexed Universal Life Polices: Sales Illustrations Problems

  November 4, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Prospected high returns promoted by Indexed Universal Life policies (IULs) sales illustrations may not be that high in reality.

Seniors and Elders Remain Alert for Annuity & Insurance Scams

  October 31, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
In the world of investment, seniors and elders are prime targets for financial scams. To protect yourself, read on to learn about the different schemes.

Indexed Universal Life Sellers Promise Higher Gains Than Actually Expected

  October 30, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Sellers of Indexed Universal Life policies have been projecting higher gains than what buyers may actually receive.

Missing a DUI Court Date

  October 30, 2014     By Kraut Law Group - DUI Defense
When someone is arrested and cited for a DUI offense, the driver typically is released from jail the next morning and given a citation with a future court date. Generally, the arrested driver must sign a notice to appear showing that he or she is aware of the future court date and that he or she promises to appear in court on the scheduled arraignment date. Missing this court date can carry serious consequences.

Is a DUI Fatality Manslaughter or Murder?

  October 30, 2014     By Kraut Law Group - DUI Defense
A DUI accident that results in a fatality is a tragedy for all parties involved and their families. However, the particular factual circumstances surrounding the fatality will impact what type of criminal charges are ultimately filed.

Hiring a Caregiver

  October 29, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
If you have been thinking of hiring a caregiver for yourself or someone you love, read the following tips before you make a decision.

Abuse Tactics Used On Elderly Women

  October 28, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Abuse comes in many forms - emotional, physical, verbal, sexual - and to anyone - young or elderly. Learn how to identify abuse and prevent it.

From an Assisted Living Facility to a Skilled Nursing Facility

  October 27, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Learn what are the causes and reasons an elder or senior citizen may be transferred from an assisted living facility to a skilled nursing facility.

Divorce Can Derail A California Family Business

  October 25, 2014     By The Law Office of Heather Cullen, APC
How a marital dissolution action can affect an family business in California.

Factors Elderly and Senior Investors Should Know

  October 24, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Investment risk factors seniors, elders, and their friends and family should be aware of.

Financial Fraud Schemes Victimizing Elders and Senior Citizens

  October 23, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
There are many fraud schemes used by sellers intent on defrauding seniors and elders of their hard-earned money. Learn what they are to protect yourself.

Equity-Indexed Annuities

  October 21, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Equity-Indexed annuities are a type of deferred annuity that bases its returns on a stock market index. However, insurance companies have the option of using one of three calculation methods to determine the returns, and each has its own pros and cons.

Collecting from an Out of Business Company or Employer

  October 20, 2014     By Evanns Collection Law Firm
Collecting on a judgment even in ideal circumstances can often be a time-consuming and complex process, and that presumes the debtor is solvent, and doing business and/or making money. When the judgment enforcement against a debtor who is a company or legal entity, which appears to be (or is) out of business, the process can be considerably more troublesome and taxing.

Whistleblower Failure-of-Care Claim Settled for $38 Million

  October 20, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Recently, a whistleblower failure-of-care claim was settled against a nursing home chain for $38 million. Even nursing home abuse can be stopped with whistleblowing.

Things to Know before Purchasing Deferred Variable Annuities

  October 17, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Seniors and elders, are you aware that deferred variable annuities may not be beneficial? If not, read on to learn about the risks of buying annuities.

Protecting Yourself from Recalls When Used Car Shopping in California

  October 16, 2014     By Martinez & Schill LLP
Consumers must be aware when shopping for vehicles that there are numerous vehicles that have had parts recalled that may not have received repairs. Car manufacturers like General Motors have issued recalls that affect nearly 25 million vehicles. Consumers must get informed about recalls when car shopping in order to avoid injury from car accidents related to defective parts.

Concerns Buyers Should Know About Indexed Universal Life Policies

  October 16, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Indexed Universal Life insurance policies are a rather popular type of life insurance. However, there are several concerns associated with Indexed Universal Life policies that one should be familiar with.

When Is A DUI Considered a Second DUI in California

  October 15, 2014     By Kraut Law Group - DUI Defense
How much time must pass between DUI convictions before a new charge is no longer considered a "second DUI"? Many people who have old DUI convictions on their record may not realize that the old conviction can be used to enhance the penalties on any subsequent conviction for driving under the influence. However, there is a limit to how long a prior DUI conviction can affect the mandatory sentencing requirements on a new DUI charge.

Seniors: What You Should Know About Annuities

  October 15, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Annuities sound like a good idea for elders and senior citizens. However, the opposite may be true. Annuities are not right for everyone and seniors and elders should learn why before purchasing an annuity.

Reverse Mortgages Should be the Last Resort for Senior Citizens

  October 14, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Reverse mortgages may not be as beneficial to seniors as one may think. Learn more about the associated risks before taking out a reverse mortgage.

Reasons For Being A Whistleblower

  October 13, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Whistleblowers don't normally report fraud for financial gain - they report it because they've been wrongfully retaliated against.

When Work Injuries are Disqualified for California Workers' Compensation

  October 10, 2014     By Napolin Law Firm
The State of California enacted a workers' compensation system to provide benefits on a no-fault basis for those who sustain injury arising our of and in the course of employment. However, there are circumstances where workers' compensation is not available.

Illegal Evictions of Elderly Nursing Home Residents

  October 10, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Nursing homes can't evict elders based on ending Medicare coverage, lack of long term beds, or refusal to readmit after a hospital stay.

Increased Amount of Securities Exchange Commission Whistleblower Cases

  October 9, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
The Securities Exchange Commission has investigated over 686 whistleblower cases in this year alone - the highest amount since 2011.

Psychiatric Injuries Under California Workers' Compensation Law

  October 8, 2014     By Napolin Law Firm
The California Legislature enacted specific provisions of the Labor Code to create a higher threshold of compensability for psychiatric injury under workers' compensation law.

Whistleblowers Don’t Just Expose Fraud – They Can Save Lives

  October 8, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
When whistleblowers report fraud within hospitals and pharmaceutical companies, they may also unknowingly stop risky medical practices.

Nursing Home Elder Abuse Is Due To Understaffing

  October 3, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Studies show that understaffing is directly linked to elder abuse in nursing homes.

More than $30 Million Awarded to an Overseas Whistleblower

  October 2, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
A record amount of $30 million was awarded to an overseas whistleblower for providing key information to detect an ongoing fraud.

Seven False Claims Act Lawsuits Settled for $98 Million

  October 1, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Seven whistleblower suits against Community Health Systems and associated entities was settled in August for $98 million.

Triggering Your Rights Under the California Family Rights Act

  October 1, 2014     By Law Offices of Jual F. Reyes
The California Family Rights Act was created to protect employees going on leave as a result of the following circumstances: childbirth; placement of a child in the employee's family for adoption; for the serious health condition of the employee's child, parent or spouse; and for the employee's serious health condition.

Male Nurses Accused of Committing Elder Abuse Faces Trial and Potentially Six Years in Prison

  September 30, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Two male nurses accused of committing elder abuse faces up to six years in prison if convicted at trial.

Medicare Conditional Payments Claimants Can Now File Private Cause of Action Lawsuits

  September 29, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Primary plan employers or carriers have to pay damages to both Medicare and individual lawsuits for failure to pay conditional payments.

Do DUI Checkpoints Violate the Fourth Amendment?

  September 29, 2014     By Kraut Law Group - DUI Defense
For many people who are stopped and arrested for driving under the influence after going through a DUI checkpoint, a very common question is whether or not these checkpoints comply with the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures. The U.S. Supreme Court has previously held that an officer must have probable cause that the driver is engaged in some sort of illegal activity before he or she can legally pull that vehicle over.

USCIS Policy Memorandum on Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) Creates an Exception for Late Filing

  September 26, 2014     By Law Office Of Mario Zapata
USCIS policy memorandum was published, and it broadened the definition for how a CSPA beneficiary could have “sought to acquire” immigration status. This could benefit certain adult children who were at one time available for protection under CSPA, but may have not timely filed for the benefit and outright disqualified from benefiting from the Act.

Medically Underwritten Annuities

  September 25, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
For senior citizens living with a chronic condition yet expect to live a long life, medically underwritten annuities may be the right annuity.



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