Category: Contract Disputes

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Dual agency under scrutiny: UPDATE – Horiike v Coldwell Banker

April 09, 2017

California Supreme Court clarifies the fiduciary duty of seller’s agent in dual agency transactions In 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 1171 requiring real estate brokers and their salespeople to disclose when they are acting as dual agents (representing both sides in a commercial real estate transaction), and what duties they owe clients. […]

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Construction Contracts: Do I really need one?

April 20, 2014

Construction Contracts – Pay a Little Now to Save A Lot Later What is a construction contract and why should I have one? A construction contract is a legal document which specifies the details of a construction project. The elements of a good construction contract include the following terms: The contractor’s registration number; A statement […]

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Navigating Child Support in California

July 27, 2013

Typical scene at family law courthouse Court: Mr. X, you are hereby ordered to pay child support in the amount of $2,480 for per month for Junior, commencing immediately and continuing until the child emancipates. Mr. X: (Gasps audibly) But your honor, after taxes are deducted, I only bring home $4,025 per month. How am […]