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Unlawful Detainer

You have most likely heard the term eviction, or heard of one speaking of being evicted. However, the term unlawful detainer may not be as common knowledge as the term eviction.

Unlawful detainer is the conduct in which one who is in possession of an apartment or leased property and refuses to leave the premises upon the expiration or termination of the lease. This usually occurs when the landlord is wanting to evict the tenant for non-payment of rent.

If you as the tenant have been served with eviction papers, or even a 3-day notice to quit, you still have rights to argue your defense. Just because one has been served with a 3-day notice to quit or other eviction documents, does not mean that you do not have the right to a defense.

However, unlawful detainers are time sensitive and in most cases one only has 3-5 days to...

3 Day Notice

The most common landlord-tenant issue evolves around 3-day notices and evictions. A 3-day notice is the first step in the eviction process. A landlord must provide the tenant with a written 3-day notice and if the tenant does not oblige to the terms of the notice, the landlord has the right to file an unlawful detainer case in court.

If you have found yourself served a 3-day notice we recommend you immediately contact an attorney to help defend yourself and fight for your right to stay, if desired. If you do not desire to stay, an attorney can still assist with helping to ensure your rights are protected and that your losses or damages are mitigated.
A 3-day notice can be given for a variety of reasons and commonly referred to...

Glossary

a written legal argument, usually in a format prescribed by the courts, stating the legal reasons for the suit based on statutes, regulations, case precedents, legal texts, and reasoning applied to facts in the particular situation. A brief is submitted to lay out the argument for various petitions and motions before the court (sometimes called “points and authorities”), to counter the arguments of opposing lawyers, and to provide the judge or judges with reasons to rule in favor of the party represented by the brief writer.
A lawsuit is a civil action brought before a court of law in which a plaintiff, a party who claims to have received damages from a defendant’s actions, seeks a legal or equitable remedy. The defendant is required to respond to the plaintiff’s complaint.
this is the first phase of the foreclosure process in California. The notice, which is prepared and recorded by the foreclosing trustee, contains particulars regarding the default in payment, the affected deed of trust, etc. The default period runs a minimum of 90 days.

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– Darlene W.

I have had this firm represent me through a divorce and Roger Kosla has really been great. My case was to be a slam dunk until my husband turned it into a nightmare. I am very pleased with the way Roger has handled everything that has come at him in my case. Excellent firm!

– Darlene W.

2016-05-26T02:26:57-07:00

– Darlene W.

I have had this firm represent me through a divorce and Roger Kosla has really been great. My case was to be a slam dunk until my husband turned it into a nightmare. I am very pleased with the way Roger has handled everything that has come at him in my case. Excellent firm!

– David M.

This firm went way above the call in regards to my case – attorney Ken Torkelson is a fantastic lawyer with lots of wit and experience. I would call them first anytime in the future when the need arises. And will refer this office to all my friends and family with their needs.

– David M.

2016-05-26T02:35:16-07:00

– David M.

This firm went way above the call in regards to my case – attorney Ken Torkelson is a fantastic lawyer with lots of wit and experience. I would call them first anytime in the future when the need arises. And will refer this office to all my friends and family with their needs.

– Heather A.

Fantastic! Robert has been an incredible help during a very stressful, constant custody battle.  He's always been there to answer the phone and provide advice, drastically lowering my stress level and anxiety.  He was right, it takes a little time, but our court arrangement is finally both in the best interest of my son and fair to me.

– Heather A.

2016-05-26T02:39:24-07:00

– Heather A.

Fantastic! Robert has been an incredible help during a very stressful, constant custody battle.  He's always been there to answer the phone and provide advice, drastically lowering my stress level and anxiety.  He was right, it takes a little time, but our court arrangement is finally both in the best interest of my son and fair to me.

– Brent

I have used Bowman and Associates for a number of issues including custody, business legal advice and DUI. Robert Bowman is an excellent, caring attorney. He takes the long view on custody and business issues, provides sound advice, and works tirelessly on my behalf. I will continue to use Mr. Bowman and his team of attorneys and legal staff for many years to come.

– Brent

2016-05-26T02:40:28-07:00

– Brent

I have used Bowman and Associates for a number of issues including custody, business legal advice and DUI. Robert Bowman is an excellent, caring attorney. He takes the long view on custody and business issues, provides sound advice, and works tirelessly on my behalf. I will continue to use Mr. Bowman and his team of attorneys and legal staff for many years to come.

– Laurel K.

My husband and I cannot say enough good things about this law firm!  Of course, we're happy and relieved we won our case and the judge granted our civil harassment restraining order. Every person I came in contact with at the firm was friendly, professional and always always helpful.

– Laurel K.

2016-05-26T03:44:59-07:00

– Laurel K.

My husband and I cannot say enough good things about this law firm!  Of course, we're happy and relieved we won our case and the judge granted our civil harassment restraining order. Every person I came in contact with at the firm was friendly, professional and always always helpful.