April 2020 California landlords are facing a host of issues caused by the Novel Coronavirus, two of which directly impact California's robust fair housing framework: Due to either medical risks or economic conditions, young adults are moving back in with their parents at unprecedented rates. Does a landlord have to allow parent-tenants to add [...]
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When someone passes away in California, their assets and debtsare administered in accordance with any estate plan adopted by them during their life and, as applicable, California law. A decedent’s estate can either be administered under a Trust, of if a decedent didn’t leave a Trust, through the process known as Probate. When an individual [...]
The employment law attorneys at Fauver, Large, Archbald & Spray are available to help our clients respond to and defend employment discrimination claims including claims based on protected class discrimination, sexual harassment claims, and retaliation claims. More importantly, we want to help our clients realize their business goals by avoiding discrimination claims before they arise, [...]
California's "Silenced No More Act" (SB 331) changed the Code of Civil Procedure and the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) to place additional limits on severance and settlement agreements. In light of the passing of SB 331, employers with California workers or remote workers in California have been directed to examine and update [...]
CHANGES IN ESTATE TAX RULES AND THE NEED TO REVIEW YOUR TRUST DOCUMENTS: An issue arising under married couples’ trusts signed prior to 2015
January 2022 Many people create revocable probate avoidance type trusts and then mistakenly believe that they do not need to again look their estate planning documents until a crisis arises. Unfortunately, it may then be too late to avoid expensive steps to correct the issues that may have developed in the meantime. A very common [...]
Estate and Tax Planning is an important practice area with a number of terms that are used universally. In order to support a general understanding of the myriad of complex terms, we created this glossary for our clients’ reference. While many are familiar with terms such as trusts and wills, there are a number of [...]
Many clients begin the Estate Planning process with a number of questions. We compiled answers to many of these FAQs, shared below. Content on this page comes from the State Bar of California. What is estate planning? Estate planning is a process. It involves people — your family, other individuals and, in many cases, charitable [...]
DISCLAIMER: This In Brief section offers a series of business, real estate, employment, estate planning and tax bulletins prepared by the attorneys at Fauver, Large, Archbald & Spray, LLP. This is not exhaustive, nor is it legal advice. You should discuss your particular situation with us or with your own attorney. Our legal [...]
February 2021 On November 3rd, Californians voted by a slim margin to pass Proposition 19, the Home Protection for Seniors, Severely Disabled, Families, and Victims of Wildfire and Natural Disasters Act (“Prop 19”). Prop 19 changes property tax benefits for all people who stand to inherit real property in California from their parents (or grandparents) [...]
October 2020 It’s the time of year that we try to update you on the new laws affecting employers in the State of California. The legislative session has completed and the Governor has now either signed or vetoed all the bills sent to his desk. Below is an attempted summary of key bills for employees [...]