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Court Upholds Traditional Japanese Adoption Laws in Estates of Sisters

Northern California is home to thousands of Japanese-Americans, many of whom retain strong familial ties to Japan. This can pose some unique challenges when it comes to family law. As Japanese legal and cultural traditions often diverge significantly from American and western practices. Indeed, a recent decision by a California appeals court highlights the potential […]

California’s Proposed Tax Changes Could Effect Real Estate

In November, California voters are set to cast a deciding vote on the Property Tax Fairness Initiative. This real estate proposal would modify California’s property tax laws. This coming November, voters all around California will weigh in on a number of important issues. One of the most notable ballot initiatives centers around property taxes. According […]