What is a Durable Power of Attorney?

What is a Durable Power of Attorney?

Durable Power of Attorney for Finances Mankind has yet to learn how to predict the future. Since we never know what will happen next, it is important to have an estate plan in place to protect your interests at all times. An estate plan protects your family and...
What is an Advanced Medical Directive?

What is an Advanced Medical Directive?

Unexpected situations can arise at any time. Therefore, it’s important for all adults to have protections in place, not just the elderly. An Advance Medical Directive, also known as a durable power of attorney for healthcare, allows you to give instructions for your...
What is a Will?

What is a Will?

A will is a legal document that allows you to provide specific instructions for distribution of your assets and can be used to pre-select guardians, if you have children.  Wills have been used as a way for people to distribute property and name guardians for their...
Should You Make a Roommate Contract?

Should You Make a Roommate Contract?

Los Angeles’ persistent population growth has led to an increased need for housing and high real estate prices.  Per the LA Housing and Community Investment Department, nearly 60% of all Angelinos are renters.[1] With Los Angeles rents consistently higher than the...
12 New California Laws for 2018

12 New California Laws for 2018

As we all try to adjust to 2018, it is important to also consider the new laws going into effect across the state. Governor Brown and the legislature passed almost 900 bills in 2017 addressing a wide array of issues. See the list below for some of the most interesting...
Los Angeles Noise Complaint Basics

Los Angeles Noise Complaint Basics

Whether you own a home or rent in Los Angeles, you have likely come to realize that our city of over 10 Million people can get noisy.  While the source of noise can vary, from late-night parties, amplified musical instruments and high-volume television sets to barking...
Limits on Rental Application Fees

Limits on Rental Application Fees

California is home to some of the world’s most expensive rental markets. Since most renters are numb to the astronomical prices, few pay any attention to the various fees that landlords tack on when signing a lease agreement. However, California limits the fees a...
When Can My Landlord Enter My Apartment?

When Can My Landlord Enter My Apartment?

  High property values and a hot rental market have combined to create an army of deficient landlords across Southern California. Many entrepreneurs have rushed into the rental game without proper knowledge and training, leading to a myriad of issues for both...