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It was always my childhood dream to become an attorney
After a career in real estate and later completion of my Juris Doctor in 2003
A tort is a legal term referring to a civil wrong that results in damages to another person, another's property, or another's rights. Civil law is the area of law that governs the rights and relationships between private parties. Tort law compensates victims for damages they have incurred due to the fault or negligence of someone else and serves to deter others from committing the same harm in the future.
This page will address personal bankruptcy, liquidation, insolvency, reorganizations, debt consolidation, credit after bankruptcy, re-establishing credit, credit card debt, repossessions, foreclosures, debt discharge, and other related basics. If you live in Torrance or anywhere else in Southern California and you need help with bankruptcy, reach out to competent counsel. Our firm — Law Offices of Edwin A Barnum — has served our community since 2009.
For centuries, people from around the world have been coming to the United States. They come to work, get an education, escape oppression, start a new life, do business, visit friends, or sight-see. Over the years, the United States has seen tremendous growth in diversity. In response to the incredible demand for permission to enter this country, the federal government has established a complex set of laws that determines who may enter this country and for what reasons.
Real estate law involves rights in the ownership and possession of land and buildings attached to the land. Real estate law often is referred to as the law of real property to distinguish it from the law of personal property, which includes all other property. A stumbling block for many consumers entering the real estate market is the number of unfamiliar terms frequently used by real estate professionals. Because real estate is one of the oldest areas of the law, it uses many old terms and concepts, but many rights and responsibilities regarding real estate have evolved and been updated as society has changed.
Although no one likes to think about dying, there are good reasons to prepare for your inevitable event by setting up a plan to distribute one's estate after death. A person's estate consists of all his or her property and possessions, including bank accounts, real estate, furniture, automobiles, stocks, bonds, life insurance policies, retirement funds pensions, and death benefits. If a person plans well, his or her estate can be passed on after death quickly, easily, and subject to fewer taxes. This chapter discusses the most common estate planning tools-wills and trusts. Living wills (called natural death act declarations in California Estate Planning, Wills &Trusts California), and conservatorship are discussed in the Elder Law Chapter.
A divorce (also called “dissolution of marriage” or “dissolution of domestic partnership”) ends your marriage or domestic partnership. After you get divorced, you will be single, and you can marry or become a domestic partner again.If you get divorced, you can ask the judge for orders like child support, spousal support, partner support, custody and visitation, domestic violence restraining orders, division of property, and other orders.
Family Law focuses on issues with family matters such as child custody and visitation, adoption, among others. The matter of family law encompasses many areas and as your legal advisor, we can help you navigate the legal process.