Answer to a Partition Action Complaint in California When an action for partition is filed, the opposing party has an opportunity to respond to this action by filing an answer. An answer to a partition action is a pleading by the defendant in response to the plaintiff’s complaint for partition. In the answer, defendants have … Read More
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
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
The expert panel of legal professionals at the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) recently reached out to Talkov Law’s founder and lead attorney Scott Talkov and co-author Ed Hays to publish their article in the Los Angeles Lawyer magazine on the newly expanded California homestead exemption. The article, entitled “Protecting the Old Homestead,” is … Read More
What is a Heggstad Petition? California Probate Code 850, also known as a Heggstad petition, is a judicial proceeding used to avoid costly and time-consuming probate proceedings by petitioning the court to transfer property that should have been titled in the name of a trust (but was not) into said trust after the decedent has … Read More
Family Code § 3010 provides that without court orders saying otherwise, both legal parents are equally entitled to custody of their child. The important missing piece of the puzzle is that this only applies to legal parents. So what rights do fathers have before they have established their legal rights?
Can a Parent Stop a Child From Seeing the Other Parent? Whenever parents are separating, one parent is often asking this question. It generally comes up in the following situations: The parents (whether married or unmarried) are no longer together and the child resides with one of the parents. The parent with whom the child … Read More
While the general rule in American courts is that each party pays their own attorney’s fees, parties in bankruptcy adversaries and contested matters in California may be entitled to file a motion for attorney’s fees if a contract provides for such a recovery under California Code of Civil Procedure 1021. This pertains to prevailing parties … Read More