Divorce is never easy, even in the least contentious cases. Sensitive issues, such as child custody and support, and division of property and debts, make the dissolution of a marriage an emotionally stressful and difficult experience for all concerned.
At Access Lawyers Group, our experienced family law attorneys can provide sound legal counsel and strategies to help you work toward a satisfactory outcome in divorce and other family law matters. We are well versed in California law, very familiar with the family court system, and dedicated to pursuing the best possible outcome for you and your children.
We represent a variety of California people in a range of family law matters, including:
- Child Custody
- Child Support
- Prenuptial Agreements
- Spousal Support
- Property Division
Regardless of the scope of your current assets, it is strongly advised that you put an estate plan in place now, not only to protect what you own at present, but serving to lay a foundation for your future estate planning strategies.
Estate planning serves to protect your assets from creditor claims and ensure that they will be distributed according to your wishes, with a minimum of tax exposure and court intervention. It can also help prevent the family disputes that often arise over the estate of a deceased loved one. Having a sound estate plan in place gives you the peace of mind of knowing that you have provided for your loved ones and that your hard-earned assets will go where you want them to go after you pass.
Our experienced California estate planning attorneys can recommend appropriate strategies and craft an estate plan to fit your goals and assets. Tools and strategies we can employ on your behalf include:
- Charitable Trusts
- Special Needs Trusts
- Spendthrift Trusts
- Totten Trusts (payable on death)
- Gun Trusts
- Powers of Attorney and Health Directives
- Other Estate Planning Tools
The most appropriate business formation is key to the success of any business enterprise. As your business progresses through its life-cycle phases, experienced business counsel and guidance is fundamental in a successful business strategy.
Our business attorneys at Access Lawyers Group provide high-quality corporate guidance and representation to businesses in every life-cycle stage, from startup to exit. We represent sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, and LLCs.
We offer a range of legal services to our corporate and business clients, including:
- Entity Formation
- Corporate Counsel
- Employee Matters
- Buy-Sell Agreements
- Commercial Leases
Real estate transactions and disputes require assistance from a seasoned real estate attorney with extensive experience and knowledge of this complex area of law. At Access Lawyers Group, we offer counsel in diverse real estate legal matters. As litigators, our firm represents either landlords or tenants in legal issues associated with lease and rental contracts, in both residential and commercial real estate.
Many real estate disputes are associated with a breach of contract by one or more parties. A project can stall if a contractor or other entity fails to fulfill their responsibilities. Our firm can help you protect your interests and assets before the project begins. Your real estate contracts, whether associated with a new development, an HOA, a sale or acquisition, must be crafted with ultimate attention to detail -- one word out of place can lead to serious issues later. Our firm provides professional counsel for a range of real estate legal issues, including:
- Real estate Litigation
- Asset Protection
- Purchase or Sale Contracts
- Construction Contracts
- Landlord/tenant Matters
- Joint Ventures
- Real Estate Disputes
Only slightly more than half the people living in California own their own homes. Many of the remaining residents rent their homes, and landlord-tenant disputes and unlawful detainer lawsuits (evictions) are, unfortunately, a common occurrence.
Our experienced Pasadena landlord tenant lawyers represent both tenants and landlords, and in many cases, we can help resolve issues before they progress to eviction or other types of litigation. We understand the law and know what is required of both parties under rental agreements, and we are dedicated advocates in protecting our clients’ rights and interests.
Landlord tenant matters we handle include:
- Unlawful Detainer Lawsuits (Evictions)
- Failure to Timely Return Security Deposits
- Failure to Disclose Information in Lease or Rental Agreement
- Landlord Failure to Make Necessary Repairs
- Landlord Failure to Remedy Intolerable Conditions
- Landlord Retaliation
- Unlawful Discrimination
California state law provides even stronger protection than federal law against discrimination and harassment in the workplace. The law protects individuals from unfair treatment as regards hiring, firing, promotion, training, benefits, and unsafe working conditions.
Our knowledgeable employment law attorneys at Access Lawyers Group fight hard to protect employees whose rights have been violated. We can also advise employers on policies, procedures, and compliance with state and federal regulations. Employment law matters we handle include:
- Exempt and nonexempt employees
- Workplace discrimination
- Sexual harassment
- Other types of workplace harassment
- Meal and rest breaks
- Wrongful termination
A serious personal injury is a painful reminder that you cannot always rely on others to exercise reasonable care or live up their duties under the law. When another party’s negligence causes injury to you or your loved one, you have the right to pursue a claim for compensation for the harm you have suffered.
At Access Lawyers Group, we fight for the rights of the injured in California. Our Pasadena personal injury lawyers can provide the legal skills and zealous representation you need to pursue full and fair compensation for injuries caused by another party’s negligence.
Our dedicated legal team can negotiate skillfully with insurance companies on your behalf, or fight for your rights in court if necessary. Personal injury matters we handle include:
- Auto accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Tractor-trailer accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Boating accidents
- Premises liability accidents
- Product liability claims
- Dog bites
It is not a minor matter to be facing DUI charges in California. Although driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is typically charged as a misdemeanor, a conviction can result in the loss of driving privileges, cost thousands of dollars in collateral consequences, and leave you with a criminal conviction on your record.
Our DUI defense attorneys are dedicated advocates for California people facing these charges. We have the legal knowledge and skills to thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding your arrest and aggressively challenge any flaw in the prosecution's case against you.
Depending on the circumstances, certain defense arguments may be applicable in your case, including:
- The officer did not have probable cause to stop or arrest you.
- The breathalyzer was not properly serviced and maintained.
- A medical condition produced a false high BAC.
- The officer or technician who administered the test lacked certification.
- Proper guidelines and protocols were not followed in administering the test.
- Proper procedure was not followed in administering a blood test.
- Reasonable explanations exist for your driving and field sobriety test performance.
- There was no proof of intoxication if you did not perform FSTs.
- Your BAC was not over the legal limit at the time you were actually driving.
It doesn’t take much in these tough economic times to turn the tide from solvency to severe financial distress. A layoff, a divorce, an accident, or an illness can result in a serious financial situation requiring experienced legal assistance.
If you are struggling to make ends meet, being hounded by creditors, and dealing with threats of repossession or foreclosure, you don’t have to face it alone. Our Pasadena debt relief lawyers can explain your legal options and help you find the right debt relief solution to turn your situation around toward a brighter financial future.
A number of debt relief options are available to California consumers. Our experienced bankruptcy and debt relief attorneys can assist you with:
- Debt Negotiation
- Protection from Creditor Harassment
- Fair Debt Collection Act Claims
- Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
- Chapter 13 Bankruptcy