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Dangerous Conditions
  • Published: August 13, 2021

What Are Considered Dangerous Conditions In CA? According to Gov. Code, § Section 830, subd. (a) (1963), Dangerous Conditions means “a condition of property that creates a substantial (as distinguished from a minor, trivial or insignificant) risk of injury when such property or adjacent property is used with due care in a manner in which it is reasonably foreseeable that it will be used.”  Section 835 considers public property dangerous if the property is physically damaged, deteriorated, or defective in a manner that foresees the endangerment of the tenants using the property.  Bonnano v. Central Costa Transit Auth (2003) 30 Cal. 4th 139, 149, states property in California may be dangerous “because of the design or location of the improvement, the interrelationship of its structural or natural features, or the presence of latent hazards associated with its normal use.” What Are The Responsibilities Of A Landlord To Not Have Dangerous Conditions? The California Civil Code mandates that landlords…Read More

How To Best Organize All Your Estate Planning Legal Documents
  • Published: July 27, 2021

Your legal and estate planning documents are some of the most important things that you have and should be kept up to date and organized. It can be hard to determine how to best organize these documents but with a bit of help, you can get your documents in perfect order. Why Organize Your Estate Planning Documents? When someone passes away the last thing that anyone wants to do is spend hours upon hours trying to sort through your estate planning documents. It can be hard to focus, it can be difficult to stay on task and find the documents you need, and it can be hard to find what you are looking for. An Orange County estate planning lawyer can help you get all the documents that you need and can help you find out how to best organize them. When storing your documents, storing by type and date is typically the best way to organize…Read More

When To Update Your Estate Plan
  • Published: July 20, 2021

Estate plans are a fantastic way to make dealing with the death of a loved one a bit easier and to help resolve the estate of someone that has passed. Knowing what you should be doing for your estate and when to update your plans is essential. There are some great tips that you can follow that will make your estate planning easier. When To Update Your Estate Plan – Major Life Changes When it comes to contacting an Anaheim CA estate planning attorney it is always best to take the time to update your estate planning documents after each major life change. This means when you have a child, when you get married or divorced, if you retire or if you get a new home, these are all major life events that would require a change in the estate documents that you have. Updating the documents that you have when you have a major life event…Read More

Estate Planning For Blended Families
  • Published: July 13, 2021

Estate planning can be difficult enough without having to worry about how to handle a blended family. With the help of a great Anaheim estate planning lawyer you can get all your estate planning Anaheim taken care of. Considerations With Blended Families The first thing to think about with a blended family is of course any children or step-children that are left behind after the individual passes. When you have a blended family, step-children are certainly a main concern in terms of how they are going to be included in the estate, if they are going to get any money left, or if they are going to be left out of the estate. With those that are dealing with estate planning that has to do with blended families, it is always best to include an estate planning Anaheim CA lawyer or consult a local estate planning attorney wherever you are living. Taking the time to plan out how kids…Read More

How Do I Protect My Inheritance
  • Published: July 6, 2021

When it comes to leaving behind an estate after you have passed it can be difficult to distribute your estate evenly and fairly. That being said, it can also be difficult to protect your estate from people that believe they are entitled to it but may not be. If you are in Orange County, you may want to contact an estate planning lawyer Anaheim to get your documents in order. How To Protect Your Estate The first thing you want to do is to get your estate plans and what you want done taken care of and legally written down. Taking the time to have a legal and binding document written up and properly stored by an Anaheim CA estate planning attorney office is the best way to protect your assets and make sure that the people you want get the things that you want to leave to them. An estate planning lawyer is going…Read More

What Can I Be Evicted For In California
  • Published: June 30, 2021

The process of getting evicted in California can be stressful, and the idea of not having a home can cause stress and concern. Therefore, if you believe you might be getting evicted, it is important to understand why this happens and what your options are. Why might a tenant get evicted in California? Reasons For Eviction In California In general, there are two separate paths the eviction process might take. The first is called termination with cause. The most common reasons for a just-cause eviction includes a failure to pay rent, a violation of the rental agreement, or the commission of an illegal act. (The state of California and many Counties have exceptions for eviction moratorium that may apply if rent has not been paid due to COVID-19 related hardships). The other option is to terminate without cause. In this situation, tenants must be given a 30 day notice of termination (or a 60 day…Read More

What Happens To My Contract If The Apartment Building Is Sold
  • Published: June 25, 2021

If you have recently heard that your apartment building in the local area is going to be sold, then you may be wondering what happens with your lease? This is your home, so it is important for you to understand your rights. If you have heard that your apartment building is being purchased by another owner, what does this mean? There are several important points to keep in mind. Long-term Leases Must Be Honored If you have a long-term lease, meaning a lease that is longer than one year, the purchaser of the apartment building is legally required to honor the terms of your lease. Therefore, you cannot be evicted without just-cause; however, if your old landlord was ignoring certain things you were doing to break the lease, your new landlord may not. Therefore, you should make sure that you are in compliance with the terms of your lease. Otherwise, the new owner may attempt…Read More

Unlawful Detainers In California
  • Published: June 18, 2021

What Is An Unlawful Detainer? It is important to start off by talking about exactly what an unlawful detainer is. An unlawful detainer is actually quite simple, as a Landlord tenant attorney Orange County would tell you. It simply refers to someone that continues to possess a certain property when they actually do not have a legal right to said property in the first place. There are many kinds of examples of unlawful detainers. One of the most common examples of unlawful detaining is when a tenant keeps living in a certain rental unit even though their lease was terminated or expired. In this case, the tenant knows that they aren’t legally allowed to live in that rental unit but does so anyway. These tenants are typically informed that they have no legal right to the rental unit anymore because they were served a Notice to Vacate. Why Would Your Landlord File An Unlawful Detainer?…Read More

5 Tips To Communicating With Your Landlord
  • Published: June 11, 2021

If you are renting in the local Southern California (So Cal) area, then you understand just how important it is to be on the same page with your landlord. What can you do to improve your communication with your landlord? Take a look at a few tips below. 1. Be Honest You need your landlord to trust you. Therefore, make sure that you provide honest information on your rental application. If you show your landlord that you are honest and open, he or she will give you the benefit of the doubt in the future. 2. Give Plenty Of Notice If you need help with something, such as a repair, give us much notice as possible. That way, your landlord can take care of it during business hours. If you can prevent your landlord from waking up in the middle of the night, unless it is an actual emergency, he or she will appreciate you.…Read More

Estate Planning Spring Cleaning
  • Published: May 21, 2021

Now is the time of year we spring clean our homes. Besides your home, spend a little time this spring reviewing your estate plan to see if it needs a little sprucing up too. Contact the estate planning Anaheim CA Katje Law Group to assist you in making sure everything is up to date. Here are some tips. Review Accounts If you need help to review your documents, contact the Anaheim estate planning Katje Law Group. If you currently have a Revocable Living Trust, review your accounts to ensure the title of each account is in the correct name. Each account needs to be in the name of your trust. Check with your attorney if in doubt. Review Beneficiaries Check all beneficiaries on retirement accounts and life insurance policies and ensure that both primary and secondary beneficiaries are correct. If you have a minor child or a disabled person as a beneficiary, make sure you…Read More

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