The Boogeyman of California Family Law
by Don Cripe
For most of my 25 years as a trial lawyer (a substantial portion of which included family law matters), whenever the word “mediation” was used in the context of family law, parties (and even sometimes, lawyers) cringed. The problems with the process related to the term “mediation” in family law cases are many. This short... Read More
The Press Democrat reported earlier last week that Judge Gary Nadler ordered the landlords to compensate tenants displaced by mold in Santa Rosa. Mold litigation is both an issue for landlord/tenant attorneys and personal injury attorneys. Alongside legitimate claims of injury from mold are also claims made by people which who are simply looking to shake-down a landlord for some extra cash. Like... Read More
Eviction cases are called an “unlawful detainer” in court. An unlawful detainer lawsuit (eviction) is a court process that a landlord can use to try to make a tenant move out of his or her rental unit and/or pay rent that is owed.
In general, landlords have a responsibility to provide a place to live that is in basically good condition, and tenants have a responsibility to take reasonable... Read More