Motor vehicle accidents happen every day. Distracted drivers, drivers that are under the influence, reckless driving, running a red light, texting while driving and speeding are just a few of the most common causes of accidents involving cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Unfortunately, even in minor cases, an accident can change a person’s life dramatically — and that’s why it’s important to understand the best course of action to take if you or someone you know has been in an accident.more
Most people have heard that they should hire an attorney if they’ve been in an automobile accident that wasn’t their fault, but did you know that there are dozens of other instances where a personal injury lawyer can help? For instance, more than 4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs each year, over 450,000 Americans are involved in bicycle-related injuries, and over 1 million people will be involved in slip and fall accidents.more
Every year millions of Americans seek medical treatment for slip and fall accidents. Although many of these cases are just unfortunate accidents, some are a direct result of someone’s negligence or reckless disregard for once well-being. At the Law Office of Olga A. Koplik, PC in Sacramento | Placer Counties, we help those who have sustained injuries through a slip and fall incident determine if their case was caused by dangerous conditions that could have been prevented.more
Accidents happen to everyone, but sometimes accidents are the direct result of someone else's negligence. If you’ve recently been hurt, you probably have a lot of thoughts going through your head, like — “How am I going to pay for my medical bills?”, “What am I going to do if I can’t work?” and “My car is totaled, how am I going to afford another one?” Even if you have insurance, it can take time to process the claim and receive your money, and in some instances, the insurance company may even deny your claim.more
There is no doubt that a car accident can turn your life upside down, especially if you were injured. Friends and family are sure to give you plenty of advice in the weeks and months following the crash and some may even recommend that you call an injury attorney to help you with your case. At The Law Office of Olga A. Koplik, we understand that it can be difficult to know whether or not you need the help of an experienced personal injury attorney. However, there are some instances in which it may be in your best interest to have legal representation in your corner. Let’s take a look at them now.more
Here at The Law Office of Olga A. Koplik, we understand that the decision to end your marriage isn’t easy and it is not one that you are taking lightly. Emotions are likely running high during this tumultuous time, which can make it difficult to know how to best proceed. Our team is here to provide you with the legal advice you need during this trying time and our experience can help ensure the best outcome possible for your divorce case. There are several things that you should consider doing before filing for divorce to ensure the process goes as smoothly as possible and we’ll take a look at a few of them today. Let’s get started.more
When your marriage isn’t what you hoped that it would be, you may find yourself considering your options. Should you file for legal separation? Should you get divorced, or should you try to reconcile your differences? It can be difficult to know which path is the right one, especially with heightened emotions. The Law Office of Olga A. Koplik is here to provide you with legal advice if you choose to file for legal separation or divorce and we understand that you likely have a lot of questions about the process. In today’s post, we’ll review five of the most frequently asked questions about legal separation in California. Let’s take a look at them below.more
The weeks and months following an accident can be emotional and overwhelming as you try to figure out how to get back to work, care for your family, and resume other responsibilities in your life. Whether you have been injured on the job, in a motor vehicle accident, or you have been bitten by a dog, finding a qualified injury attorney in Sacramento can help ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve for your pain, suffering, and inconvenience. This seems simple enough, but how do you know which attorney is right for your situation?
Here at the Law Office of Olga A. Koplik, we provide a variety of injury legal services and we are here for you when you need help the most. Contact us today to request a consultation. In the meantime, continue reading below to discover five tips that can help you find the right personal injury attorney for your specific case.more
As you enter into the beginning stages of your divorce, you may consider whether or not you should hire a divorce attorney to represent you. Hiring professional representation during your divorce is not only prudent, but it can also help make an emotionally charged situation more bearable. Here at the Law Office of Olga A. Koplik, we pride ourselves on providing representation that is based on experience and compassion. Continue reading to learn more about how our team can help you navigate the landscape of divorce and then contact our office to request your consultation.more
An auto collision can be a stressful and exhausting experience, but drivers are responsible for knowing what to do if they are involved in one. The best defense to avoid any problems after a crash is to be prepared. After stopping your vehicle, it is recommended that all motorists involved in an auto crash follow these steps:more
Spousal Support is generally meant to be only temporary with the purpose of helping the supported spouse eventually become self-supporting. It is not a payment for wrong doings or revenge for anything; it is awarded by the courts solely to ensure the spouse with less financial resources, with lack of employment history, lack of higher education, will not suffer greatly as a result of the divorce. It is also awarded in cases where there are minor children still at home. Even though both parents are equally responsible for maintaining a comfortable and safe home for the children, sometimes one parent needs a little help. However, eventually the supported spouse is expected to support his or herself through efforts at obtaining a job.
Sometimes, when a spouse is expected to become self-supporting through efforts of finding a job, the supported spouse never does. In those cases, the court may order the supported spouse to submit proof of job search efforts in order to keep being paid support. However, the spousal support amount may change with circumstances.more
Are you a grandparent seeking court ordered visitation with your grandchild?
The key focus in all court decisions involving children is “What is in the best interest of the child?”. California Family Law Code Section 3102 allows relatives visitation over the objection of the surviving parents. To grant a grandparent visitation with a grandchild, the court must find that there is a pre-existing relationship between the grandparent and the grandchild. This “engendered bond” shows that granting visitation rights to the grandparent is in the best interest of the child. The court will then balance the best interest of the child with the rights of the parents.more
A parent with custody of a child can ask for child support from the other parent to help with the cost of raising that child. Sometimes a parent who is ordered to pay child support may experience difficulty in paying the ordered amount, or the parent receiving support may seek an increase in the amount received. As with most court ordered payments, a party seeking to make a change to the order must go to court to ask for a modification to the order. It is very important to request this change as quickly as possible using proper legal procedures.
What does the court consider when modifying child support orders in California?more
In the state of California, there are different options when considering dissolving a marriage, but the two most commonly pursued avenues are legal separation and divorce. Both are legally binding, but have key differences. How do you decide which is right for you?more
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How do I prepare for my court ordered custody mediation? Should I review anything in preparation for my mediation? What should I say during my custody mediation? Can I bring any evidence to my custody mediation? These and many more questions, parents in California custody cases ask before walking into a custody mediation.more
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