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Reversing or Repealing an HOA Rule

Because members do not “vote” on rule changes, there is no mechanism to stop a rule change before it takes effect. However, the law allows members to reverse a recent rule change. As long as members act promptly – within 30 days of the association’s delivery of the new rule for review – members may…

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These Items Should Be In A Real Estate Contract

Contracts are used to close different kinds of real estate transactions and each agreement will vary accordingly. There are a few essential components to all real estate contracts that you might want to become familiar with. If you understand the materials needed, you can then help ensure each agreement you enter is understood and well-articulated.…

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Have a Non-US Citizen Spouse

US Citizens Get a Big Tax Break That Non-citizens Do Not Get. If both partners of a married couple are US Citizens, then the first spouse to die can leave any amount of money to the survivor, and this is entirely free of the estate tax. This is called an unlimited marital deduction. However, this…

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Every Young Adult Needs This Now

The following should be an “18th Birthday Present” to the parents and their kids, so they are secure. In most states, parents are without the authority of making health care decisions or managing money for their kids as soon as they turn 18. That means if a young adult is in an accident and becomes…

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New HOA Law Will Affect Associations

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed many bills into law affecting California HOAs in 2020. Here’s what associations need to know, and below, you’ll find one of them. Assembly Bill 5 is a significant new law that changes the legal definition of an employee. The law created Labor Code Section 2750.3 and affects any HOA using “independent…

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What A Simple Will Can Accomplish

A simple will can accomplish a lot of your estate planning goals. It can leave all property to someone often your spouse or partner or if you’re single to your children or relatives, friends, or charities. A simple will can say what to do if that person dies first or at the same time as…