What kinds of situations lead to real estate litigation?
There are all kinds of reasons why people enter into litigation. In terms of real estate, some prime examples include:
- Property issues
- HOA disputes
- Breaches of contract
- Landlord/tenant disputes
- Boundary disputes
Whatever you can imagine. We cover a variety of real estate issues. Schedule a consultation today to discuss.
What is a demand letter?
A demand letter (also called a letter of demand) is a letter that states a legal claim and makes a demand for restitution or the performance of some obligation, due to the recipient’s alleged breach of contract, or in the case of a legal wrong. Although not legally necessary, they are typically sent when someone anticipates a breach to ensure ongoing performance.
- What do I do when I receive one?
If you are on the receiving end of a demand letter, it is best to contact an attorney immediately. You or your business can suffer consequences for failing to respond to a demand letter. In many cases, there is an allotted timeframe, so do not wait or sit on the information.
- When do I need a Demand letter?
Many people who know they owe you money might be counting on the fact you will not pursue them. This is where a demand letter comes in handy. It tells the owing party you are serious, and your next step is court. Having an attorney help you draft a letter of demand is a good idea if you want to ensure the process runs smoothly.
If I’m facing foreclosure, what options do I have?
Many people may not realize they have options other than foreclosure, like bankruptcy and loan modifications. However, if you wish to sell your property, you can do so on a short sale or deed. Everyone has a different situation, so it’s all about what works best for you.
I am looking to build my own office, so where do I start?
Hiring legal counsel before starting any business development is highly recommended. There is a variety of issue you can face that could hinder construction or stop it altogether. That’s why it’s important to be informed of all the legal ramifications prior to breaking ground.
If you want to build your own office, our firm can assist with services like:
- Zoning laws
- Contract reviews and disputes
- Plan review
- City council
- Change of use
- Boundary disputes
- Water court litigation
- Construction litigation
- Title disputes
- Water rights transfers and acquisitions
If there is something you need that you do not see here, please reach out. We cover a variety of legal services to assist with building your own business.
Is my online work covered by business law?
As technology continues to thrive, the online world of work is changing. From customer privacy to sales tax, there are a variety of business laws that apply to the online business world.
Does business law favor the employer or the employee?
The law protects each party equally. As in any situation, business law will likely favor the party that can prove they were wronged. Especially in court cases or litigation.
What is gifting?
As our probate professionals will tell you, “gifting” is the act of giving your estate to beneficiaries. This can be with or without conditions.
What is a trust?
Although many confuse this with a will, a trust has conditions. It allows people more leverage to make sure the deceased’s wishes are honored. It is common for people to leave money in a trust rather than gifting it at death as it ensures the money is used properly.
Is a trust better than a will?
Every situation is unique. It can rely on a variety of factors, like if you can depend on designated beneficiaries to fulfill the wishes of the deceased. It’s important to consult an experienced probate lawyer before making any final decisions.
When to hire an employment lawyer?
Workplace legal violations are the worst because many people feel helpless to do anything. The fear of losing their job or reputation can often cause stagnation or confusion on what to do. If you are continually placed in an uncomfortable position at work or you feel you are being forced to work without wages, it may be time to hire an employment lawyer.
Lopez Law Firm is here to actively listen to clients and provide a legal solution that can address your employment issues head-on. There are a variety of instances in which you may need our assistance, such as:
You have been promoted to a position without a change in pay.
If you suddenly have the title of “Manager” or “Supervisor” and stop receiving overtime, your workplace could be playing bait-and-switch with you. Perhaps they feel the title alone is worth your free extra hours, but that’s against the law. In this case, you should contact an employment lawyer immediately.
You are working 9 hour days but only receiving your regular hourly wage.
If you are working more than 40 hours a week, you must be compensated. Overtime equates to time and a half of your hourly wage. Just because the management needs you to stay, it doesn’t mean you must do so for free. In this case, knowing your rights as an employee is vital to defending yourself.
You are signed on as an independent contractor but are treated as an employee.
If your employer chooses to hire you as a freelancer, they cannot demand a certain schedule of you (unless it is in the contract). If you suspect you have been hired as a contractor so your employer can avoid paying you the proper wage, you probably have a good case with employment law.
You have been sexually harassed or made to feel uncomfortable in any way.
Unwanted sexual advances, inappropriate touching, and requests for sexual favors are all reasons to run to an employment lawyer. The current climate of sexual harassment in the workplace is charged and you deserve defense in any situation that could be labeled as such.
If you feel you are owed unpaid wages or are continually placed in an uncomfortable position in the workplace, contact us for a consultation today. We’ll make sure your legal employment issued are resolved quickly.