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A gift from one sister to another triggered a hike in property taxes that made what may have been intended as a kind gesture into an unexpectedly expensive transaction.

In California’s robust tech and start-up sector, companies often lure top talent with stock options which, if the company is successful, may eventually be worth millions. But how should a court value those options when calculating a parent’s child support obligations?

“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but legal ambiguity is not,” declared the California Court of Appeal, embellishing with that literary flourish a fairly routine dispute over an easement – but one with an important lesson for property owners.

Tempers often flare between divorcing spouses. Unfortunately, that can sometimes lead to a physical confrontation. But is an angry slap in the face simply a foolish emotional act, or is it abuse that warrants a protective order?

As the end of the year approaches, it is a good time to think about moves that will help lower your tax bill for this year and possibly the next.

As the end of the year approaches, it is a good time to think of planning moves that will help lower your tax bill for this year and possibly the next.