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California Real Estate Agent Listing Agreement

A California real estate agent listing agreement is a contract that grants an agent the authority to sell an owner’s property on their behalf. The agreement enables them to list the property while providing them with, in most cases, exclusivity to the real estate transaction and the potential commission earned. Other terms will be established in the…

California Estate Planning Checklist

A California estate planning checklist is a set of instructions that can help individuals better prepare their estate for end-of-life scenarios while also ensuring the security of their well-being during medical emergencies. To protect one’s health and financial interests in the event of incapacitation, individuals will need to complete a Medical Power of Attorney (Advanced Health…

California Prenuptial Agreement – Laws

A California prenuptial agreement, often referred to as a “prenup,” is a premaritally signed document that declares both individuals’ assets and debts. The creation of this document is usually a precautionary measure that prevents an unfair distribution of assets following a divorce. In order for the prenuptial agreement to hold up in court, it must be…

California Property Management Agreement | Commercial & Residential

A California property management agreement is used to authorize a representative to manage real estate on behalf of a property owner. The duties of a manager typically involve collecting rent payments, administering repairs, leasing vacant property, and managing financial accounts. California’s real estate regulations limit the duties that can and cannot be performed by a…

California Marital Settlement (Divorce) Agreement

A California marital settlement agreement allows divorcing spouses to document their decisions for alimony, child support, child custody, and the division of jointly-owned assets and debt. By defining these decisions in advance, the couple controls post-marital rights and responsibilities. Once signed, the spouses must comply with the agreement terms to avoid damages resulting from a breach…

California Corporate Bylaws Template

California corporate bylaws define the internal rules and structure of a corporation and are adopted in a document that is executed by the corporation’s board of directors, incorporators, and/or shareholders. The document addresses the appointment of directors, officers, and committees, as well as the issuance of shares and scheduling of corporate meetings. Under state law,…

California Land Contract Template

A California land contract records the terms of a vacant land/lot purchase and sale between two parties. A buyer can purchase either commercial or residential land from a seller by drafting a land contract with all the appropriate information, such as the land’s legal description as well as the agreed-upon purchase price. A due diligence…

California Non-Solicitation Agreement

A California non-solicitation agreement is a contract between an employer and employee that prohibits the employee from using the employer’s customers, clients, employees, and contractors for their own benefit after leaving the company. Companies may use non-solicitation agreements to encourage employees to develop business relationships, without worrying that employees could later use those relationships to…

California Partnership Agreement

A California partnership agreement is a binding document that delineates the terms of a business partnership. The agreement determines the ownership, involvement, and liability of each partner with respect to the business.  In California, limited partnership agreements must be filed with the Secretary of State (Corp Code § 15902.01). Filing general partnership agreements is optional….