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Robin Mashal

Robin Mashal’s Legal Guides

17 total


  • Who needs a Lawyer Anyway?

    When people are faced with a lawsuit, the initial question they ask is often "do I need a lawyer"? Reading this guide should give you a framework to reach an answer.

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  • What is a "Lis Pendens"?

    What is it? When there are certain lawsuits concerning real property, the claimant can file a "notice of pendency of action" also known as a "lis pendens", with the county recorder in the county in w

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  • CAN INCORPORATION BE A DISADVANTAGE?

    Corporate Formalities Running a business in corporate form requires far more formalities than running unincorporated businesses. Corporations must hold an annual shareholders' meeting and an annual

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  • What is a statute of limitation?

    What is a statute of limitation? A "statute of limitation" is the time period within which a complaint for a certain cause of action may be filed. A "cause of action" is a fact or set of facts which

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  • WHAT IS SO SCARY ABOUT A JUDGMENT?

    Interest, Costs and Attorney's Fees California law treats a judgment much like a contractual debt. Once a judment is entered against a defendant, the defendant is referred to as a "judgment debtor"

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  • LEGAL CAPACITY TO ENTER A CONTRACT

    Infant In California, anyone below the age of 18 is considered a minor. A minor does not have legal capacity to enter a contract. If a minor enters a contract, the minor has the option to voiding t

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  • WHAT ARE CAUSES OF ACTION?

    Contract and Quasi-Contract Breach of contract, is a claim that you had an agreement with another party and the other party broke the agreement without any legal excuse. For example, if you entered

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  • SOME RELIEF FOR THE BORROWERS

    Banks are Cash Strapped The government has been conducting "stress tests" on banks, and telling some they need more liquidity. This apparently prompted some banks to send letters to borrowers with of

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  • WHAT IS A CIVIL WRIT?

    Definition Generally, a "writ" is a written judicial order authorizing a specific act. Historically, the parties to the litigation had to apply for and obtain many writs during litigation. Modern l

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  • WRITS OF POSSESSION UNDER CALIFORNIA LAW

    Pre-Judgment Writ of Possession California law allows certain plaintiffs to apply to the court for a "writ of possession" (sometimes referred to as "writ of claim and delivery" or "writ of replevin")

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