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10 Legal Mistakes you should avoid when getting a divorce.

Attorneys in Temecula and Jon Albrecht are here to guide you though your Divorce with Top Representation you deserve.  An article on divorce360 discusses the top 10 legal mistakes that people make when they are getting a divorce. The list is taken from Loriann Hoff Oberlin’s “Surviving Separation and Divorce,” and covers topics that range from financial issues to legal loopholes to the dangers of making rash, emotional decisions.

According to the article, The 10 Legal Mistakes People Make When Getting A Divorce, are:

  • – Believing your spouse will be fair and cooperative
  • – Having totally unrealistic expectations or demands of what you will gain from the divorce
  • – Not asking appropriate questions or signing documents without asking questions

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GOT A DUI? DO YOU NEED A LAWYER FOR YOUR CASE?

Being charged with a DUI is not a happy turn of events and can have a major negative impact on your life in many different ways. You may feel the need to fight the charge, but is it worth hiring a lawyer to represent you?

The truth is that the majority of DUI cases are open and shut. For a first time offense with no injuries and a blood or breath test that showed clear proof of intoxication (a blood alcohol concentration clearly above the .08 limit) at the time of arrest, the chances of your conviction are…

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CAN YOU GET PULL OVER FOR BEING HIGH IN CALIFORNIA?

In November of 2016, Californians voted to legalize marijuana for all of its citizens. What does this mean for California’s DUI laws, and how much marijuana can a Californian smoke and still safely drive?

Unlike alcohol, the concentration of marijuana in a person’s body is not easy to quickly and effectively measure. There is no pot breathalyzer, and so there is no “set amount” of marijuana that is safe to smoke if you plan on driving.

Instead, any officer can pull you over if he or she believes that you are “impaired,” and charge you with driving under the influence. It doesn’t matter whether the influence comes from alcohol, pot, or a different drug. If an officer can prove that your driving is impaired, you can still be convicted of driving under the influence.

Therefore, it is a good idea to…

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INJURED IN A CAR CRASH?

If another driver was responsible for a car accident in which you were injured (even if you were a passenger in the car at fault), you have grounds to sue that driver (and their insurance company) for restitution.

Not surprisingly, no insurance company wants to pay you money unless they have to. Before they take out their checkbooks, they will likely try to poke holes in your story to get themselves off the hook. They may try to prove that you or someone other than their client was at fault for the accident. Another common strategy is to…

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WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU’VE BEEN INJURED AT WORK?

If you are injured at work, you may be tempted to “shake it off,” and not report it, assuming that you will heal. This is a big mistake! If the injury is worse than you suspect or eventually prevents you from working, you may not be able to claim workers’ compensation if you don’t follow these important steps:

  • Report the injury to your employer immediately! If you don’t report your injury to your employer within 30 days of the accident, you could lose workers compensation benefits.
  • File a claim with the workers’ compensation court. Filing your claim puts your employer on notice and starts the process of receiving compensation as your injury heals.
  • See a doctor. A medical doctor’s diagnosis will lend credibility and will help you prove the seriousness of your injury. It’s also important to start treatment so you can get better!
  • Hire a lawyer. If you are unsure of how to proceed with a workers’ compensation case or especially if your employer is fighting your claim, it may be time to hire a lawyer to represent you.

If you live or work in Temecula and need help pursuing a workers’ compensation case or a lawsuit for damages against your employer, contact Albrecht & Albrecht today.

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IT’S WAY LESS ROMANTIC TO LOSE HALF YOUR ASSETS THAN TO CREATE A PRENUP

Many young couples in love resist the idea of signing a prenuptial agreement on how to divide assets in the event of a divorce. In the throes of true love, it can feel decidedly unromantic to talk about money and especially about the possibility of divorce. We completely understand, but the truth is that a marriage is a legally binding contract whether or not you sign a prenup. The only difference is that if you don’t create a prenup and do get divorced, then things are going to be a whole lot messier.

California is one of a few community property states in the U.S., which means that all income and assets gained during the marriage (with a few exceptions) are considered equally shared by both spouses. Thus, they must be divided equally during a divorce. Even if you earn ten times as much as your spouse, all of those earnings will be split down the middle in a divorce…unless you have a prenup.

A prenuptial agreement is not meant to cast a pall over your love or turn your relationship into a numbers game. It is, however, meant to recognize that you can’t always predict the future or how you and your fiancée may change. If you should decide to divorce in the future, wouldn’t you rather split your assets on your own terms rather than let the state do it for you?

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Brian Hall     10/2017

After hiring the wrong attorney for the first year of my divorce and custody battle, I’m so thankful that I switched to Jon Albrecht. He did the impossible. I wanted full custody of my son and he got it for me after a 5 year long battle. My son’s mother did not have any illicit history, but she was making my life hell, in hopes that I would eventually leave the picture. In California, dad’s get neglected. No secret there. It’s an objective fact. So for Jon to deliver in the way he did, I will always be eternally grateful to him. Everyone that I tell my story to can’t believe it. I still can’t believe it either. Jon had integrity, he is very charismatic and he knows the law. That’s all you need. Hire Jon and you won’t be disappointed!!!

Sonya I.

8/21/2015

So i have never left a review for them ever, and I have been with them for a long time, I consider them family. They are the most reliable and greatest attorneys you could ask for in this area, and any area for that matter. They have helped me through tough situations and kick my butt when I want to give up. They make me laugh and fight hard for me. I don’t think I could ever go with anyone else to help me get what I deserve. Thank you all, you are an amazing family and a fantastic law firm!!

 

Brandon Y.

11/22/2013

Albrecht & Albrecht take care of all my needs when it comes to needing an attorney at law. I have gone to them time after time for all different things and every time I leave there is a sense of security put back into my life to ensure me how to move on and push forward. Thank you for all of your help for what ever my needs have been and I would recommend Jon Albrecht as he is a great attorney.

 

Elizabeth P.

8/15/2012

Jon did an excellent job on my case.  It was many years and tons of time in court.  He stuck by my side even when I felt like giving up.  Amazing job!

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