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Wrongful TerminationSuccessful motion in defense of a Silicon Valley S&P 500 company for summary judgment and settlement of the plaintiff’s wrongful termination claims
Severance AgreementMy spouse was laid off while we were still married and received severance pay. The severance pay was deposited into my spouse’s separate bank account. Do I have a claim to the severance pay?
Property DamageAutomobile cases include injuries cased by collisions involving cars, trucks, motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, buses, trains, or any of those vehicles striking other vehicles or pedestrians. Automobile cases focus on the actions of the parties involved, whether they were following the law at the time of the collision, and whether they were exercising care in their actions. Clients in these cases are seeking compensation for medical bills, property damage, out-of-pocket losses, lost past and future wages, and general pain, suffering and mental distress.
Real Estate LitigationFor real estate litigation, Viola Law Firm thoroughly prepares each case for trial, even though many cases will be negotiated and settled pre-trial. As a result of that and our more than 80 years combined experience representing clients in disputes in Northern California, we have achieved these recent successes...
Premises LiabilityAchieved settlement of negligence and premises liability claim against retailer where customer tripped over improperly placed garment rack
Real Estate TransactionsJury verdict exceeding $500,000 against broker for negligence in real estate transaction that cost the client his business
Wrongful DeathWrongful death claims arise when someone is killed as a result of the actions of another and include, but are not limited to, deaths caused in automobile, airplane, train and other accidents. In wrongful death cases, members of the deceased person’s family may recover for the loss of financial and emotional support, as well as the loss of care and comfort caused by the loss of the family member.
Restraining OrderSuccessful litigation of numerous cases involving domestic violence, both in obtaining restraining orders on behalf of clients, and defending clients accused of abuse.
Child SupportChild support is a payment by one parent to the other parent for the support of their children. The purpose of child support is to allow children to live at the same standard of living as both of their parents.
Child Custody and VisitationWhen making orders regarding custody and visitation, the court’s paramount inquiry is what is in the best interests of the children. In California, there is a presumption that the best interests of children are served by frequent and continuing contact with both parents. However, the court takes into consideration all of the facts of each case in determining the appropriate custody arrangement and timeshare schedule.
PaternityLauren D. Cirlin joined Viola Law Firm as an Associate Attorney in 2008. Lauren has practiced Family Law exclusively throughout her legal career, working on highly contested cases including those involving complex marital property issues and related business litigation. She has successfully helped clients resolve their child custody disputes in the courtroom through private judging, mediation, and settlement. Past clients have also sought Lauren’s counsel in child and spousal support issues, domestic violence prevention, and the establishment of paternity.
Premarital AgreementThere are, however, exceptions to the community property presumption or rule. Property that is inherited, received as a gift, or that can be traced to property owned prior to the date of marriage or after the date of separation is separate property. In addition, the characterization of property may be affected by a prenuptial agreement or other signed agreements during the marriage. The experienced family law attorneys at Viola Law firm will be able to assist you in determining the character of your property.
Spousal SupportYes. The court is required to order payment of partner support from or to a Domestic Partner in the same manner as traditional spousal support. The amount and length of time that one person receives partner support is largely dependent on the length of the partnership and each person’s ability to financially support him or herself. A court may make temporary and/or permanent support orders depending on the specific circumstances of the parties. The tax consequences for partner support are different than spousal support.
Legal SeparationCalifornia is a community property state. This means that all property acquired during the marriage is presumed to be part of the marital estate and is to be equally divided at the time of divorce or legal separation. This principle applies to all assets, ranging from homes to furniture to savings accounts to retirement funds.
AnnulmentAn Annulment is different than a divorce. An Annulment voids a marriage, treating it as if the marriage never occurred. Annulments are rare and are only granted if it is determined that the marriage was not legal.
Child AbuseRepresenting many clients in Family Law disputes in public and private courts, Lawrence has successful results in cases involving complex property issues, custody disputes, and allegations of child abuse.
Trusts and Estates
Estate PlanningViola Law is a dynamic firm whose attorneys collaborate to achieve the best possible results for our clients. The depth of experience and the diversity of our practice allows for a more complete analysis of each client’s case. Because Family Law cases often involve issues requiring a familiarity with business, real estate, and estate planning law, among others, our significant trial practice aids us in favorably resolving these cases in and out of the courtroom. Our lawyers are committed to providing cost effective, high quality legal services. Send us an email or give us a call.
Personal InjuryOur firm has a diverse practice in addition to its full-service family law department. For many years attorneys at the firm have successfully handled personal injury cases arising from serious or catastrophic injury, or death. In addition, we have built a solid reputation in real estate cases, representing clients against brokers or contractors, as well as resolving landlord/tenant disputes. Our clients also include individuals involved in business litigation such as partner or shareholder disputes.
Business and Corporate Law
Business DisputesBusiness disputes are a fact of life for all businesses and can arise between competing businesses, between former business partners, or between companies and their current or former employees. The cost of reaching a desired outcome is a deciding factor in resolving every business dispute. Your attorney’s knowledge of the law, understanding of your business specifically, and assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of your case are also essential to helping you make a decision to litigate.
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- by hollypickle1 on 04/22/2011
great people who really know the law and how to apply it in your favor. totally recommend
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