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What is the Difference Between a Mortgage and a Trust Deed?

How is a Mortgage Different from a Trust Deed? A mortgage and deed of trust (otherwise known as a “trust deed”) are legal instruments in real estate that allow a lender to secure repayment of a loan. Although a mortgage and a trust deed serve the same purpose, the exact terms of both of each … Read More

873.630 CCP Credit Sales Talkov Law

Code of Civil Procedure 873.630 CCP – Credit Sales (Partition Actions)

California Code of Civil Procedure 873.630 is the California partition statute that authorizes the court to direct a sale through credit. The statute allows the court to prescribe the terms of the credit and the security instrument used. The statute provides that: The court may: (a) Direct a sale on credit for the property or … Read More

CCP 873.640 Notice of Sale Talkov Law

Code of Civil Procedure 873.640 CCP – Notice of Sale (Partition Actions)

California Code of Civil Procedure 873.630 is the California partition statute that describes how and to whom notice of sale of real or personal property should be given. The statute provides that: (a) Notice of the sale of real or personal property shall be given in the manner required for notice of sale of like … Read More

Civil Code § 683.2(c) - Joint Tenancy Severance After Death is Limited by California Law

Civil Code § 683.2(c) – Joint Tenancy Severance After Death is Limited by California Law

By definition, a joint tenancy is an interest in property in which each party has an equal share in the property. Joint tenants also enjoy the privilege of the right of survivorship, which allows a deceased joint tenant’s interest in a property to automatically pass to the surviving joint tenant(s). If the interest is transferred … Read More

California Bankruptcy Exemptions Talkov Law

California Bankruptcy Exemptions – 704 vs. 703?

Bankruptcy Exemptions in California Filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in California is a powerful tool that can relieve debtors of unsecured debts and provide a fresh start. Many people assume that bankruptcy involves creditors taking all their personal property, especially their home and vehicle. However, California bankruptcy exemptions allow debtors to maintain possession of certain … Read More

Can You Sue a Law Firm for Doing Its Job Talkov Law

Can You Sue an Attorney for Doing their Job? [Anti-SLAPP Protection for Litigation-Related Activities]

Can an Attorney Be Sued for Representing a Client in Litigation? It may sound ridiculous, but attorneys (or their law firms) are sometimes tacked on as defendants in a complaint. Is this legal? Can another attorney do this? Talkov Law’s attorneys explain how anti-SLAPP law prevents this and the devastating legal repercussions of including a … Read More

Deposition Tips Tricks and Traps Talkov Law

18 Deposition Tips, Traps, & Tricks

Navigating a deposition is one of the most intimidating things someone unfamiliar with the law can go through. Being pressured by opposing counsel to answer questions accurately down to the last detail is enough to make even the bravest souls break a sweat. Our experienced attorneys provide tips and tricks that can help you prepare … Read More

Anti-SLAPP Can Be Used to Strike “Mixed Conduct” Claims [Baral v. Schnitt (2016) 1 Cal. 5th 376]

California’s Anti-SLAPP History Like 28 other US states, California has enacted an anti-SLAPP statute in its Code of Civil Procedure. The statute states that “[a] cause of action against a person arising from any act of that person in furtherance of the person’s right of petition or free speech under the United States Constitution or … Read More

Bankruptcy Trustee Objection to Hiring Counsel Talkov Law

Bankruptcy Trustee Application to Employ Counsel Must Show Benefit the Estate [11 USC 327(a)]

Objections to a Bankruptcy Trustee Hiring a Lawyer There is a common myth that an objection to a bankruptcy trustee’s application to employ an attorney (counsel) is only proper if the attorney is not “disinterested,” a concept similar to being conflicted out of the case. In other words, many believe that not having an interest … Read More

Selling a Home with a Lien Talkov Law California Real Estate Lawyer

5 Tricks to Selling a House With a Lien or Judgment

Can You Sell Property with a Lien or Judgment? Purchasing or selling a house is one of the biggest (and usually most expensive) events in a person’s life. This exciting time can be quickly dampened by one thing: a lien. Whether you are buying or selling a home, it is extremely important to ensure that … Read More

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