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California Special Warranty Deed Form

A California special warranty deed allows the title to real property to be transferred with guarantees against claims and liens while the grantor owned the property. The buyer (grantee) will have to conduct a title search to discover any outstanding claims before the grantor’s ownership. Laws – Civil Code, Title 4 – Transfer (§§ 1039 — 1231)…

California Revocable Transfer on Death (TOD) Deed Form

A California revocable transfer on death (TOD) deed is similar to what is called a “life estate,” whereby a person’s property is passed onto a loved one upon their death without going through the probate process. This type of deed can be filed with the recorder so that when the person dies, it automatically becomes…

California Quit Claim Deed Form

A California quitclaim deed is used to transfer the interest that a person may have in a given piece of real estate to another person. With a quitclaim, there is no guarantee as to the interest being transferred. Basically, the grantor (the person transferring the interest) is stating that he or she will not make any…

California Deed of Trust Form

A California deed of trust is a deed used in connection with a mortgage loan. It is the deed that shows that the lender has an interest in the property while the landowner is paying the mortgage.  A short form deed of trust for use in typically smaller and non-institutional loans secured by any type of real property…

California Grant (Warranty) Deed Form

A California grant deed is used to convey property from a seller (also known as a grantor) to a buyer (also known as the grantee). Similar to a warranty deed, the grantor asserts that he or she has clear title to the property and is transferring his or her interest to the buyer. This is…

California Living Trust Forms – Irrevocable & Revocable

A California living trust is a document that enables an individual to manage their assets both during their lifetime and after death while avoiding the probate process. The person establishing the Trust (the Grantor) can place their personal property and real estate within the Trust so that it may be distributed directly to a Beneficiary upon…

California 24-Hour Landlord Notice to Enter

A California 24-hour notice to enter allows a landlord to enter the property of a tenant for non-emergency purposes. If the landlord is seeking to enter for a move-out inspection, at least 48 hours must be provided. Notices to the tenant must include the time and date when the landlord will be entering and is…

California Non-Compete Agreement | Laws

A California non-compete agreement prohibits a person from engaging in a similar business for a specific duration and geographic area. A non-compete is enforceable only to a seller of the goodwill of a business in its entirety. Employees, independent contractors, and remote workers are strictly forbidden from entering into a non-compete. Statutes – Sections 16600-16607 (Business…

California Notary Acknowledgment Form

A California notary acknowledgment form is a form attached to a document that is filled out by a notary public after certifying the authenticity of the signatures therein. Documents that require an acknowledgment must be presented to a notary public, at which point the notary will certify the identity of the signer(s) and establish that…

California Medicaid Prior (Rx) Authorization Form

A California Medicaid prior authorization form is a request document that must be completed by a physician prescribing a drug for a patient using Medi-Cal that is not on the state’s Preferred Drug List (PDL). Medi-Cal pharmacy benefits cover most prescription medications but, if a doctor deems it medically necessary to prescribe medication not on…