Featured Image

The Possible Outcomes of a Child Custody Case

In the instance of a divorce, the most important decision to be made is the decision regarding the child’s future. In a child custody case, there are five different kinds of child custody decisions that can be awarded by the court, divided into two categories: legal custody and physical custody. Each of these results in different outcomes for the parents. If you find yourself in the middle of a child custody battle, it is important to know the different outcomes to expect and what they could mean for your family’s future.

Read more

Featured Image

4 Business Laws for Startups

If you are an entrepreneur or small business owner the business laws/rules you’ll have to follow are certainly different that some of the bigger corporations. Sometimes this can be a good thing because you have a little more wiggle room, but sometimes it means you also need to pay a little more attention to detail. We have laid out a few basic rules of thumb to follow when it comes to business law and legal advice for small businesses.

Read more

Featured Image

When Do I Need a Real Estate Lawyer?

A real estate lawyer performs many important functions. Knowing when you may need the assistance of a real estate lawyer may help you avoid potential problems.

Role of a Real Estate Lawyer

A real estate lawyer may perform a number of critical functions. He or she can review contracts to determine if there are any potential risks included in them that the client is unaware of. Additionally, he or she can ensure that certain provisions are included in real estate contracts to protect the client’s interests. He or she may help prepare contracts related to the purchase or sale of residential or commercial real estate. Additionally, a lawyer can review or draft potential contracts related to restrictive covenants, easements, buyback provisions or leases.

Read more

YOUR SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LAW FIRM!

The VON ESCH LAW GROUP is a business, construction, family law, and real estate law firm. The principal attorneys are Robert A. von Esch IV (“Rob”) and Amy M. von Esch. Both are highly respected members of the legal community that are known for handling difficult and high stakes cases.

breach of contract

Avoiding a Breach of Contract

If you are starting or buying a small business, you should know a thing or two about contracts. A contract is an agreement between two or more parties, creating an obligation for a specific task. Every contract must have parties to it, terms, a commencement date, obligations and repercussions in the event of breach. A contract is formed when one party offers to do something, the second party accepts the offer, and something of value is traded in order to support the promise that was made. Each party that is involved is responsible for fulfilling the terms of the contract.

Read more

Featured Image

Mediation vs Court Proceeding

Many people outside the legal world are unfamiliar with what mediation is and what it entails. It is substantially different from traditional litigation (i.e. going to court) and has an entirely different set of rules and procedures. The main difference is that mediation is driven by the parties in a dispute. This means that, unlike court proceedings that take place according to the schedule of a judge and the courts, medication can be done at a time that is most convenient to all parties. This means that the parties can even mediate before a case is filed. Because mediation is driven by the parties, the process can change to fit the needs of the parties.

Read more