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Tips on Planning Your Estate

If you have worked hard over the years and amassed a sizeable estate, you will want to make sure you have a definite plan for passing it on to your heirs. If you don’t have a will, your estate will run the real risk of going through costly and time-consuming litigation, and whatever does end […]

No More Confusion Gap In Family Law Cases

Many sensitive legal issues are overshadowed due to the paperwork that is impended and looming over the heads of so many that have to go to court for these issues. This looming paperwork is what keeps many of the sensitive, more important issues out of the court systems, because it is time consuming and many […]

Do the Non-Smoking Laws Apply to Legalized Marijuana?

Since the legalization of marijuana, many landlords are finding it hard to find a clear delineation on whether or not they can let their tenants know that their buildings and apartments are smoke free zones, including marijuana. However, many of the rules and laws regarding the renting of properties have not been changed to include […]

The Matter of Damages: How Much Can You Sue (or be Sued) For?

If you are involved in a lawsuit—whether as the plaintiff or as the defendant—you may be wondering how much money can be at stake.  This is where the question of damages comes into play. What does the term “damages” mean? Simply put, damages are the monetary award that you can receive (or be ordered to […]

Buying an Already Established Business

Many people choose not to start up a new business, but to purchase one that is already up for sale in the area. Some may inherit or purchase a business from a close or distant relative, while others may choose to buy the structure of the business and change the entirety of it on the […]

How Power of Attorney Works

Oftentimes as people begin to age, their mental capacity starts to hinder their decision making skills. This is just a natural occurrence that we all have to face at some point, but what happens when there is money, property, bills, and medical treatment involved? Aging is not the only times when a Power of Attorney […]

Do you need an Attorney to Get Workers’ Comp Benefits?

Whether you require a lawyer to represent you after you’re injured and have a workers’ comp claim will depend on numerous factors. When do you need a lawyer? If any of these are true, you ought to retain a lawyer as soon as you can: Workplace injuries are serious enough to need surgery. Workplace injuries […]

The Real Cost Of A Business

Most people dream of having their own business.  They have visions of running the business on their own terms, working the hours that they want to.  They see themselves having perfect employees and making money hand over fist.  That’s a lovely picture and sometimes, if someone is prepared to go into business for themselves they […]

How To Start A Trust

Everyone should prepare their finances for the day when they are no longer with us.  Your estate can be dispersed anyway you see fit.  Why would someone consider setting up a trust instead of dispersing an amount immediately to someone?  It could be a matter of age.  If a person is leaving an amount of […]

What is Guardianship?

Most folks are familiar with the terms “adoption” or “foster care”.  We know these terms involve caring for children and/or making them a permanent part of our family.  Are you familiar with the term “guardianship”?  You may not be as familiar with it as the other two, but chances are you will have the occasion […]

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