Blog Posts in 2015

What You Need to Know About Prenuptial Agreements

Introduction: Prenuptial Agreements (“Prenups” or Premarital Agreements) are becoming more and more popular. Initially only popular among people that were previously married, many more ...
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What You Need to Know About Prenuptial Agreements

Introduction: Prenuptial Agreements (“Prenups” or Premarital Agreements) are becoming more and more popular. Initially only popular among people that were previously married, many more ...
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Choice of Entities - Protecting Yourself from Personal Liability for Business Actions

Introduction: Many people ask us about shielding themselves from liability because of a lawsuit. In California there are six main forms of entities that one can have in business. The following will ...
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Mechanic's Liens - How to Get Paid When You Work on Another's Property and How to Defend Yourself from Such Actions

Introduction: A mechanics lien is a hold against a property that essentially holds your property hostage. Essentially, if the owner of a property does not pay someone for the work done on the ...
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Winning Your Case by Understanding What to Do During a Deposition

Introduction: A deposition is one of the most important parts of a lawsuit. Studies show up to 97% cases settle at or near the time of trial. This is right after depositions have occurred. Although ...
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Ask The Attorney - Topic: Divorce

Introduction: Divorces are one of the most difficult things to face here in California. When I worked for two judges in the court system the toughest cases always dealt with divorces. Below are common ...
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Rights of Crime Victims

Introduction: In California, when you are hurt because of a crime you have a right to be compensated for the financial, emotional and physical loses you suffer. See how you can back damages below. ...
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The Philosophy of a Successful Lawsuit

Introduction: Many people ask why we are so successful with our lawsuits. Our philosophy in our office, whether the case is large or small is to be professional but constantly aggressive. Learn from ...
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Careful Breakdown of Statute of Limitations

Introduction: Today’s article is very easy. It relates to the amount of time that a person has to sue. In English it is called “SOL” or “Statute of Limitations.” A person ...
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Court Basics for Smaller Amounts

Introduction: We are very lucky in that we get so many cases presented to our law firm that we only take cases we believe will be successful. However, sometimes we do not take on cases because we ...
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Simple Solution to the Recent Chen Shui-Bian Scandal

Introduction: Today’s article is not a question and answer session. Instead, we talk about the recent scandal surrounding the Taiwanese President Chen Shui-Bian and how our office deals with ...
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Ask the Attorney - Topic: Owner Responsibility for Actions of His Employees

Introduction: An issue that occurs with businesses is whether the corporation is responsible for the business decisions its employees. Although this area of the law is very complicated what frequently ...
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Ask the Attorney - Topic: Contesting a Speeding Ticket

Question: Dear Attorney Cheng, I was driving along the freeway with my 3 girlfriends in the carpool lane. We were driving just over the speed limit, 70-75 mph. Suddenly, I saw the blinking lights of ...
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Ask the Attorney - Topic: Proper Business Licensing

Question: Dear Attorney Cheng, recently I opened up my business in the San Gabriel Valley. I have a very popular SAT school. I went to my accountant and incorporated my business. After 6 months of ...
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How to Calculate Sick Pay in California

There are 2 Methods You Can Use to Calculate Sick Pay Hours: 1. Accrual – employees get 1 hour for each 30 hours worked. Employees get to rollover any unused sick time to the next year –up ...
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Business and Professions Code 143 -The Quick Way to Win a Lawsuit Without Trial

Introduction We are very lucky here at the firm. We have many more cases and clients then we need. Therefore, one of our goals here is to reduce the amount of time we spend in litigation. It is our ...
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Ask the Attorney - Topic: Clearing the Title on Property

Introduction Making sure that someone else does not have title to your property is very important for several reasons. If someone else claims title to your property they can potentially take out ...
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Ask the Attorney - Topic: Wrongful Termination

Introduction When an employee is discharged from work an issue arises: was the termination proper? An employer-employee relationship is like a marriage, very easy to get into, but difficult to cleanly ...
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Ask the Attorney - Topic: Nullity of Marriage (Annulment)

Introduction An alternative to an actual divorce is to ask the Court for a Nullity of Marriage. A nullity proceeding is brought to obtain a court order that determines no valid marriage ever existed. ...
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