Month: November 2015

Employee or Independent Contractor: A Look at Current California Employment Law

Employees and independent contractors have separate provisions and exemptions under California employment law, so it is important for both employers and workers to understand the differences between the two classifications. No one wants to be denied their rights or have to face legal action, because they chose or received the

What is the Difference between Personal Property and Real Property?

In civil litigation, when the lawsuit involves some type of property dispute or damage, there may need to be a distinction between personal property and real property. This is because personal and real property may be treated differently under civil laws, depending on whether or not the property is “movable.”

Why Talk Estate Planning Over the Holidays

When you think estate planning, you probably don’t envision a discussion over Thanksgiving turkey. However, the holidays are one of the best opportunities for families to open up about financial decisions, expectations, and what the future holds. Here are a few reasons why. Timing Sometimes, the holidays are the only

What’s the difference between medical malpractice and negligence?

Ever wonder what the difference is between medical malpractice and medical negligence? You are not alone. Because the two terms are often used interchangeably, it can be hard to understand which term is correct and in which situations. The ability to understand the differences, however, can help you identify when