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Fraudulent Transfers – The Ultimate Guide to the California UFTA

What is a “Fraudulent” Transfer in California? A judgment is merely a piece of paper signed by a court that allows a creditor to take the debtor’s assets or to force a debtor to pay the debt from their income. Some judgment debtors, realizing that judgment collection methods will allow the creditor to take their assets, … Read More

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Actual Notice vs. Constructive Notice vs. Inquiry Notice vs. Imputed Notice – What is a Bona Fide Purchaser?

Establishing Bona Fide Purchaser Status Under California’s Notice Rules Many conflicts arise from real property purchase disputes where a buyer, seller or other party claims priority over earlier purchasers and liens (encumbrances), including judgments. The conflicted rules applied in these quiet title actions underlie the importance of hiring a qualified real estate attorney in California. … Read More

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The Ultimate Guide to the Homestead Exemption in California: [CCP § 704.730]

While many California homeowners have heard of the homestead exemption, few understand how this powerful tool can be used to ensure that homeowners stay in their homes, despite creditors, judgments, and even bankruptcies. Below, the experienced California bankruptcy attorneys at Talkov Law provide the tips and tricks to maximize your California homestead exemption. What is … Read More

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Actual Malice Standard for Defamation of Public Figures in California

Public Figures Bear a Heavy Burden to Show Actual Malice for Defamation in California Many public figures have trouble understanding that they enjoy very limited protection from defamation. Instead, they are required to meet a heavy burden to establish actual malice, which can rarely be proven. “To show actual malice, plaintiffs must demonstrate [that the … Read More

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Rhetorical Hyperbole Defense to Defamation Under the First Amendment

Defamation Defense of Opinion Means that “Rhetorical Hyperbole, Vigorous Epithets, Lusty and Imaginative Expressions of Contempt” are Protected by the First Amendment Many politicians and others in the public eye are bothered by those who express opinions about them that they believe are false. Despite their disappointment, the First Amendment protects rhetorical hyperbole and imaginative … Read More

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Lis Pendens Requirement Checklist [Notice of Pending Action California]

What is a Lis Pendens (Notice of Pendency of Action) Under California Law? Formerly known as a “lis pendens,” a notice of pendency of action is a written document, recorded with the county recorder, that provides constructive notice of a pending court action (i.e. a lawsuit) that affects title to, or possession of, real property. … Read More

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How Much Equity Can a Debtor Have in Their Home and Still File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

How Much Home Equity Can a Debtor Exempt in California Bankruptcy? As California bankruptcy attorneys, we are often asked how much equity a debtor can have in their home and still file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy? The answer is simple: anyone can file for bankruptcy, but it may not be wise to if the debtor’s … Read More

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3 Ways to Win a Partition Action

How to Win a Partition Action in California A partition action is the only court process in California to end disputes when parties are co-owners of real estate. Under California Code of Civil Procedure § 872.210, so long as a partition is found to be appropriate, the court must divide the real estate equitably among … Read More

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How a Court Decides Partition by Sale vs. Partition In-Kind [California Real Estate]

How does a California Court decide Partition by Sale of Property Over Physical Division? One common dispute between co-owners is whether to partition the property by sale or physically divide the property, known as partition in kind. This article provides the advice of an experienced partition attorney in California on how courts decide between these two … Read More

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