Our California lawyers at KAASS LAW provide the following California legal resources for the benefit of individuals and businesses seeking information on bankruptcy, personal injury, business law, consumer litigation, criminal law, and estate planning and healthcare in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley. We hope these resources are useful for you. If you need further help, contact KAASS LAW in Glendale for a free initial consultation with one of our knowledgeable lawyers.
Bankruptcy petitions in Los Angeles County are filed with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California. This website provides lots of information for debtors, including links to approved credit counseling agencies and financial management courses.
The central website for the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts provides lots of basic information on Chapter 7, Chapter 13 and more.
Learn more about the role of the bankruptcy trustee in the process at the main website for the United States Trustee Program.
What Can I Do If I Can’t Pay My Debts? is an informative pamphlet available for viewing or download from the State Bar of California.
For a look at the law behind Chapter 7, Chapter 11, Chapter 13 and more, you can download the U.S. Bankruptcy Code (Title 11) from the U.S. House of Representatives website. For a technical view of the procedures that govern a bankruptcy case, take a look at the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedures.
Personal Injury Resources
What Should I Do If I Have an Auto Accident? is a pamphlet from the State Bar of California covering all the most important steps to take after a car accident.
The California Department of Transportation provides information on road conditions for California highways, including traffic, weather and construction zones.
Vehicle license and registration information can be found at the California Department of Motor Vehicles.
The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety conducts research and prepares educational materials on highway safety, including texting while driving and other distracted driving.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulates the trucking industry. Here you can find rules and regulations for truckers and trucking companies, including maximum hours of service for drivers and safety requirements.
The National Safety Council addresses issues related to safety at work, at home and on the road, including teen driving and school bus safety.
Business Law Resources
The California Secretary of State website offers many business resources, including name availability searches for business entities, registration of trademarks and service marks, forms and fees for Article 9 liens and other Uniform Commercial Code documents, and more.
The California Department of Insurance offers many online services, including company profiles and important information for business insurance and employers.
The Department of Corporations and the department of Financial Institutions has merged to become the new Department of Business Oversight. Visit their website for the new Division of Corporations, small business resources, and assistance in dealing with financial institutions.
At the website for the California Franchise Tax Board, you can calculate and pay taxes, download forms and instructions, and learn more about payment options and installment agreements.
Consumer Litigation Resources
The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act is a consumer protection law that provides rules for what bill collectors can and cannot do.
This site at the Federal Reserve explains the rules that credit card companies must follow before making any changes to your interest rate, fees or other terms of your card.
California’s lemon law is the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act. It entitles you to a refund or vehicle replacement if your car cannot be fixed after a reasonable number of attempts.
If you have been a victim of deceptive business practices, then the Consumers Legal Remedies Act may provide an answer.
Under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, you can sue for money damages when unsolicited telemarketers or autodialers violate the law.
Criminal Law Resources
The State Bar of California pamphlet What Should I Know If I Am Arrested? will help to let you know your rights and what to expect during the process of arrest and prosecution.
You can find information that will help you prepare for your day in court at the Los Angeles County Criminal Court website.
Misdemeanor and felony bail schedules for Los Angeles County can be found here. This information can help you estimate what amount of bail may be required in your case and when you will need to appear. Talk to your attorney before making bail. We may be able to get you a better rate on your bond or get you released without having to post a bond at all.
Access the California Penal Code to read the laws governing everything from DUI to homicide.
If you have a friend or family member who is incarcerated, you can use the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation website to locate them and arrange a visit.