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November 26, 2014 By The Law Office of Heather Cullen, APC
Issues to review when contemplating a dissolution of marriage.
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.
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.
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.
November 17, 2014 By Kassouni Law
A question of free market vs. government over-regulation to address the issue of environmental sustainability.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
November 5, 2014 By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
12 tips to help prevent elder abuse and fraud.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
October 25, 2014 By The Law Office of Heather Cullen, APC
How a marital dissolution action can affect an family business in California.
October 24, 2014 By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Investment risk factors seniors, elders, and their friends and family should be aware of.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
October 3, 2014 By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Studies show that understaffing is directly linked to elder abuse in nursing homes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.