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One Been Injured?

“Most of our cases are referred to us by other attorneys and professionals, because they know we
will get the results clients deserve.”

Have You Or A Loved

One Been Injured?

“Most of our cases are referred to us by other attorneys and professionals, because they know we will get the results clients deserve.”

Social Security Disability Insurance

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is designed to replace income lost due to a serious and long-term medical condition, which prevents you from continuing to earn money from work. You are eligible for these benefits if you have paid a certain amount of Social Security tax over a period of time to have disability insurance coverage. As a general rule, this means you have worked and paid Social Security tax for at least the equivalent of five of the last ten years before you became disabled. How much you can expect to receive in benefits depends on how much you have paid into Social Security.

Proving Disability – Assuming you have met the tax contribution requirements, you must:

● Be unable to do any substantial work because of your physical or mental condition(s); and
● Your physical or mental condition(s) must last, or be expected to last at least 1 year or expected to end in death

The Application Process for receiving disability benefits can be difficult. The rules and regulations surrounding the Social Security system are complex, and people often underestimate the overwhelming amount of paperwork involved. Most people are initially denied and are forced to appeal the decision several times before being approved for Social Security Disability. This appeals process may take years to complete and can require the review and presentation of medical records and legal arguments to a judge to prove that your disability prevents you from working. Simply being diagnosed with a condition is not enough to prove disability for your claim.

Whether you are getting ready to file an initial application or you have already applied, been denied and seek to appeal the denial, working with an experienced Social Security Disability (SSD/SSI) attorney can greatly increase your chances for a successful claim or appeal, so call our office today.

NO ATTORNEYS FEES UNLESS YOU WIN – Since many people who apply for Social Security Disability are struggling with lost income, the cost of hiring an attorney can be a concern. We understand the financial constraints of our clients and offer our agreements based on a contingency, meaning you pay no attorney fees unless you win. Unlike many other firms, we do not charge set-up fees.

Employment Law

Our attorneys have years of experience in protecting the rights of individuals and businesses in employment law matters. Whether you are an employee who has a claim against an employer or an employer who needs assistance complying with regulations or defending a frivolous claim, The Andal Law Group is here to help.

Employee Representation

You are guaranteed fair wages as an employee. However, at times, employers do not follow the law and fail to compensate their employees properly. If you’ve had a dispute with your employer over a failure to pay overtime, provide required meal breaks and rest periods, or being misclassified as an independent contractor, then the Andal Law Group can help.

If you feel as though you have been discriminated against in your workplace, that your employer created a hostile work environment, or that you were wrongfully terminated from a position, The Andal Law Group can assist you with those claims as well.

Employer Representation

When an adverse claim is made, you need accessible, knowledgeable counsel. We are experienced in defending all employee actions including wage and hour disputes, breach of contract, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, discrimination, labor code violations, retaliation, hostile work environment, invasion of privacy, and workplace violence.

Employers also need to be in compliance with state and federal regulations. Federal and State laws regulate every aspect of the employer-employee relationship. Regulations and the court’s interpretations change on almost a daily basis. We will review all of your applications, manuals, practices, and procedures to ensure you are in compliance.

Business

The Andal Law Group is a full service business law firm. Our transactional and litigation attorneys have represented companies ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. We provide services for our clients at all stages of business including business formation, business organization, business planning, business transactions, labor and employment compliance, wage and hour litigation, commercial litigation and dissolution.

While some “business” attorneys only perform transactional work and do not litigate cases, we are known for our exceptional litigation and trial work. Our litigation and trial experience make us even better transactional attorneys because we have dealt firsthand with the consequences of poor business planning and transactions.

Cost-Effective Legal Solutions

At the Andal Law Group, we understand the time and effort our clients invest in making their businesses successful. With the high costs of doing business in California, the last thing we want to happen is for your legal costs to serve as another barrier to your success. That’s why we have been providing cost- effective legal solutions in the following areas for years:

● Business Formation [Incorporation, S and C Corps, LLCs, Partnerships, Non-profits] ● Business Organization [Bylaws, Operating Agreements] ● Contracts [Drafting, Review, Breach of Contract, Interference with Contractual Relations] ● Purchase/Sale of Business [Stock Purchases, Asset Only Purchases] ● Business Transactions [Buy/Sell Agreements, Shareholder Agreements, Commercial Leases] ● Business Disputes
● Employment Issues [Employment Handbook, Discrimination, Unpaid Overtime and Wage, Wrongful Termination] ● Trademark Registration and Trademark Infringement
● Commercial Litigation
● Collections

Our goal is to ensure, preserve and protect your company’s success. In addition to traditional “hourly” fees, we offer flat fees, contingency fees and hybrid fees on qualified cases. Call us today to learn how we can become your dedicated legal team!

Estate Planning

At The Andal Law Group, we understand that your family deserves the best. That’s why our experienced and affordable estate planning attorneys focus on helping individuals protect their families from taxes, incapacity, probate and uncertainty. We create comprehensive estate plans to ensure that if you can no longer care for your loved ones, the people you have chosen to protect them have the information and the resources they need. You can relax knowing that you will continue to keep your loved ones safe, and help them achieve their dreams, no matter what happens to you.

Gain Peace of Mind

Our goal is to create peace of mind for you and your family by resolving conflicts or by preventing them before they begin. Estate planning can be a difficult issue for many people to face, but it is a necessary process. Our comprehensive estate plans address important issues such as:

● Preserving your wealth during and after your lifetime
● Designating someone to manage your assets for your benefit should you be unable to do so
● Who will make your medical decisions if you are unable to do so
● Ensuring those you care about receive your property after your death
● Avoiding probate where possible by removing property from the probate estate
● Minimizing tax consequences

Probate is a very long and expensive process. It can take longer than a year and courts closely supervise probate so fees can accumulate quickly. Additionally, your probate estate is a matter of public record. Our comprehensive estate plans seek to avoid probate or to minimize the contents of the probate estate so that your loved ones receive property quickly, without having to wait for the probate process.

Comprehensive Estate Plans Tailored to Fit Your Needs

Our Orange County Estate Planning Attorneys understand that a comprehensive estate plan should do more than simply distribute your assets. A good estate plan can provide for your care should you become incapacitated and establish a continuing source of income for your loved ones after your death. We create comprehensive estate plans that are tailored to fit your needs using a variety of estate planning tools:

● Last Will and Testament
● Trusts [Revocable Living Trusts, Spendthrift Trust, Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust, Special Needs Trust] ● Powers of Attorney [Living Will, Durable Financial Powers of Attorney, Advance Health Care Directives] ● Specific final arrangements, such as whether to be buried or cremated, are also often part of the documents
● Guardianship
● Beneficiary designations
● Powers of Appointment
● Property Ownership

Don’t wait any longer, call the experienced attorneys at Andal Law Group today and get your estate in order. Protect your family and legacy.

Immigration

Family-based petitions: Do you want to bring your loved ones to the U.S.? We
can help you.

● Are you an?
● Immediate Relative
● Spouse is a U.S. citizen

An unmarried child of a U.S. citizen, and under 21 years of age

A parent of a U.S. citizen who is at least 21 years of age

Non-immediate relative of a U.S. citizen, or as a relative of a LPR (lawful permanent resident)

● 21 years of age or older, unmarried, and have a U.S.citizen parent
● 21 years of age or older, married, and have a U.S. citizenparent
● 21 years of age or older, and have a U.S. citizen sibling
● You can also apply as
● The fiancé of a U.S. citizen (K-1 nonimmigrant)
● The child of a fiancé of a U.S. citizen (K-2 nonimmigrant)
● Widow(er) of a U.S. citizen who passed away after youwere married

Appealing a denied Application

If your application for a family-based visa has been denied, you have 30 days to appeal; if it’s been revoked, you have 15 days to appeal. If an appeal before the Administrative Appeals Office or the Board of Immigration Appeals is unsuccessful, you have another 30 days to appeal that decision.

Asylum: If you face persecution in your native country, seek shelter in California

What is Asylum? Asylum is an immigration status the can be claimed here in the U.S. by foreign nationals. Those seeking asylum are fearful of persecution in their country of origin and wish to escape the persecution by staying here in the U.S. Persecution means harm because of someone’s: 1) political beliefs, 2) gender, 3) sexual orientation, 4) ethnicity, 5) nationality, or any other “group” of people sharing a common identity. Individuals who fear torture, rape, imprisonment, death, marginalization–among many other situations–are considered acts of persecution if they are committed based on those five grounds..

Eligibility. To be eligible for asylum, you must prove that 1) you are unable to return to your country of origin because you have a well- founded fear of either past or future persecution; and that 2) your persecution is on account of your race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or your political opinion. These five grounds can be further broken down into sub-groups, such as sexual orientation, gender, and other minority groups.

Business visas: Take your career to the next level by securing a business visa.

At Andal Law Group, our employment immigration lawyers can assist clients with the full spectrum of employment-based immigration, including:

EB-1 visas are designed for priority workers who wish to work in the United States, include business executives and managers; professors and researchers; and those who have demonstrated expertise in art, business, science, and athletics.

EB-1 visas are for professionals with advanced degrees, such as physicians and those with training in science, education, and other fields.

EB-1 visas are designed for skilled workers and professionals with a minimum degree of education equal to a bachelor’s degree or two years of training.

EB-1 visas are for certain immigrants; mostly foreign nationals who work for the U.S. government in another country and religious workers.

EB-1 visas are the investor visas, designed for foreign nationals who want to invest significant resources into a new business in the U.S