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Civil Litigation Services

Civil Litigation Areas of Practice

Affordable Legal Assistance, Inc., is here to help you in all your legal needs in the following areas of Civil Litigation:

  • All Civil Complaints
    • Civil Answer to Complaints
    • Demurrers (challenge complaint)
    • All Civil Motions
    • Discovery
    • Mandatory Settlement Conference Briefs; Trial Briefs, Exhibit Lists, Witness Lists, Lodgment of Evidence, Summary Judgment
  • Evictions/Unlawful Detainer
    • Landlord - 3/30/60 day notices
    • Complaint and Tenant Eviction Package for Landlords
    • Tenant - Answers to Complaints, Ex-parte Applications to stop eviction, Motion to Set Aside Judgments.
  • Contracts, Agreements, Other Transactional & Business Documents
    • General Contract
    • Purchase and Sale Agreement
    • Real Estate Purchase Agreement
    • Buy-Sell Agreement
    • Partnership Agreement
    • Security Agreement
    • UCC 1 Filing
    • Deed of Trust
    • Promissory Note
    • Bill of Sale
    • Operating Agreements
    • Limited Liability and Hold Harmless Agreements
    • Lease Agreements
    • Installment Purchase Agreements
    • Annual and Special Minutes of Directors / Shareholders
    • Ratificiation
    • Bylaws
    • Purchase and Sale of Shares of Closely Held Corporation or Limited Liability Company
  • Real Estate Documents
    • Real Estate Leases
    • Promissory Notes (secured)
    • Grant Deed / Quit Claim Deeds / Warranty Deeds
    • Interspousal Transfer Deeds / Real Estate Dee Transfer
    • Homestead
  • Business Formation
    • Incorporation of S-Corporation / C-Corporation / Non-profit Corporation / LLC (Limited Liability Co.) / LP (Limited Partnership) / Limited Liability Partnership
    • DBA / Business Names
    • Partnership Agreements / Joint venture Agreements
    • 501(c)(3) Application
  • Guardian and Adoption
    • Guardianship of Minor
    • Step-Parent Adoption
    • Termination of Parental Rights
  • Trademark, Patents & Copyrights
  • Judgment Collection
    • Judgement Debtor's Exam
    • Wage Garnishment
    • Bank Levy's
    • Writ of Attachment
    • Writ of Execution
    • Till Tap
    • Liens on Real or Personal Property
  • Other Legal Documents
    • Name Change
    • Small Claims

Considering All Your Options Including Case Settlement


ffective counsel affords clients the opportunity to make more informed decisions on:

  • whether to litigate or settle disputes,
  • if litigated, how to properly prepare the case for trial, and
  • whether to settle during the course of the proceedings in a manner most favorable to the client.

Where appropriate, Affordable Legal Assistance, Inc. pursues available alternate dispute resolution sources, alternatives such as the American Arbitration Association, J.A.M.S. and private arbitration and/or mediation. Frequently, even the most aggressively litigated cases can be better and more economically resolved utilizing these sources.

While Affordable Legal Assistance, Inc. believes in resolving disputes through productive negotiations rather than costly litigation whenever possible, its in-house counsel will aggressively pursue its client's case through trial and post trial proceedings (including appeal), as appropriate, in efforts to obtain the best possible result for the client.

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Landlord - Tenant Disputes


fordable Legal Assistance, Inc. has handled thousands of landlord-tenant disputes for clients throughout Southern California. Some of the landlord-tenant litigation we handled includes:

  • Habitability Disputes (Health/Safety)
  • Breach of Contract or Lease Agreements
  • Post-Forclosure Eviction and Litigation
  • Tenant and Landlord Rights
  • Title Disputes
  • Condominium Conversion Disputes


enant Rights - All tenants hold these and other essential rights:

  • A right to proper notice before an eviction
  • The right to peaceful and quiet enjoyment of your residence
  • The right to live free of sub-standard housing
  • The right to be free from unlawful landlord harassment
  • A right to complain about reduction in services

Unlawful Detainer / Eviction Defense


ur attorneys represent tenants in eviction/unlawful detainer proceedings. If you have been given an eviction notice or a notice of an unlawful detainer/eviction proceeding, we encourage you to contact our firm. We have had considerable success defending tenants in eviction proceedings, and landlords have taken notice. In fact, after we successfully represent their past tenants, several landlords have been so impressed with the level of our representation, that they fire their attorneys and ask Affordable Legal Assistance, represent them.

We represent landlords in administrative hearings before the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the City Attorney's Office, and other state and local agencies. We defend landlords who have been accused of a code violation, lease violation, breach of rental agreement or other allegation that gives rise to a landlord-tenant lawsuit. Our staff is experienced negotiators, who have handled thousands of landlord-tenant matters. Our in-house counsel has successfully defended landlords in both State and Federal Court in all types of lawsuits including alleged landlord violations.

Foreclosure Evictions

Renters and tenants are now being affected by foreclosures almost as often as homeowners. The mortgage industry crisis that started in 2006 has resulted in thousands -- no, make that millions -- of foreclosed homes. Most of the occupants are the homeowners themselves, who must scramble to find alternate housing with very little notice. They're being joined by scores of renters who discover, often with no warning, that their rented house or apartment is now owned by a bank, which wants them out.

Many tenants have no idea that their building has been taken at foreclosure. They continue to pay rent to the former owner, who often pockets the money but is hardly inclined to maintain the building it no longer owns. In the meantime, the new owners simply refuse to be landlords, never making repairs or even paying utility bills. Because the banks are stuck with increasing numbers of foreclosed properties that they can't sell, they remain non-landlords for some time, making life impossible for their tenants until those tenants are evicted.

Are you a homeowner or tenant who doesn't know where to turn because the property you are living in was lost to a Bank or 3rd party in a foreclosure sale? Are you being approached by Banks or real estate agents asking you to immediately vacate your home? Are you a commercial tenant whose office, retail store or other commercial property has been lost to foreclosure and you have been asked to vacate the property?

Affordable Legal Assistance, Inc. has experience in representing individuals in all aspects of post foreclosure evictions and litigation. Affordable Legal Assistance, Inc. thinks outside the box and keeps up with the constant change in laws when it comes to individuals rights in post foreclosure properties, including President Obama's "Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act of 2009."

Contact  us at (951) 506-0996 for your free telephone consultation.