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When two or more parties enter into a legally binding agreement, everyone is expected to fulfill their contractual obligations. A breach of contract occurs when a party to a valid contract defaults or fails to perform their part or expected duties under the agreement.

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In this age of skyrocketing home prices in California, many residents will find themselves in the residential lease market. When you own a home, you pretty much know who is responsible for everything, but in a lease situation, the rights, responsibilities, and legal obligations of both the tenant and landlord need to be clear.

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When you decide to put your home up for sale in California, your realtor should advise you of certain disclosures about the property that you must make to any potential buyer. The federal government only mandates that you disclose the presence of any lead paint; the rest is left to the states to decide.

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What happens if two people own property jointly and one wants to cash out and the other doesn’t? Maybe they inherited the property and now disagree on what to do with it. Or maybe they bought the property as co-owners, and now find themselves in constant disagreement. One co-owner decides enough is enough and wants out.

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An easement is the right of another party to use your property for a specific, limited purpose. Utility companies generally hold easements to lay pipes and conduits below your property. Easement disputes may arise from a variety of issues, often involving boundaries.

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Business owners often say that they can’t afford to have an attorney and as to the accounting end of the business all they need is a bookkeeper since they don’t need to have a CPA until taxes are due.

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If a person dies without a living trust, that person's estate will, in most cases, have to proceed through a legal process known as probate.

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