Your Legal Rights at Work

  • What Happens To A Life Insurance Policy In Probate?

    19 August 2019

    The items that make up an estate can range from a home and vehicles to checking accounts and a coin collection. One commonly overlooked asset is the proceeds from a life insurance policy. To find out how such an asset is addressed after the death of a loved one, read on. Assets Subject to Probate The wide-ranging array of assets most people own are treated differently during probate depending on what they are and how they are designated.

  • Representations, Warranties, And Covenants In Corporate Contracts

    16 July 2019

    Representations, warranties, and covenants are some of the most critical clauses in any business or real estate contract, yet they are sometimes lumped together or their meanings are confused. Here are some of the basics you should know about the differences between representations, warranties, and covenants when you're looking through a potential contract before you sign something that could leave you with an obligation you don't want. What's a Representation?

  • When Your Driving Under The Influence Situation Just Got More Serious

    12 June 2019

    A driving under the influence (DUI) charge can carry extremely serious consequences. The way the laws view DUI charges has become increasingly strict in recent years. While no one can argue that those who drink and drive should be punished, being arrested is not always an indication of guilt in the matter. When it comes to defending yourself against unwarranted charges, the level of those charges can affect the potential punishment a great deal.

  • Do You Need an Attorney for PTSD-Related Workers' Comp?

    13 May 2019

    Post-traumatic stress disorder, more commonly known as PTSD, is a mental health condition often prompted by something terrible one has undergone or witnessed. While most people may associate PTSD with being in the military, the truth is that somebody working in any field could experience PTSD. One of the controversies about reporting PTSD for workers' comp is the fact that many people don't consider filing when they don't have physical symptoms.

  • The Importance Of Hiring An Attorney When You're Planning To Divorce

    4 April 2019

    Divorces typically don't come out of thin air. Many times, there is a slow buildup that culminates in one or both partners deciding to go their own way. If this process happens under a mutual agreement, you may think that you don't need an attorney. However, the moment you decide to divorce, it's vital for you to hire a lawyer who can help you take the journey the right way.

  • Don't Let A Property Easement Scare You Off — Learn About These Details, Instead

    27 February 2019

    Having your real estate attorney inform you that there's an easement on a property that you're thinking about buying may automatically discourage you from further considering that parcel of land. While it's true that the presence of an easement can be a concern, it's not one that should automatically end your consideration of moving forward with a purchase offer. Instead, ask your real estate attorney to provide as many specifics about the easement as possible; he or she can do further investigation and let you know about these details.

  • Retain A Business Law Firm That Has Attorneys With These Specialty Areas

    22 January 2019

    When you run a business, you always need to be attentive to the various laws and legal issues that you may face. While it's smart to learn as much as you can about the law in regards to your business, the reality is that you have a business to run and learning the law would be a full-time occupation. A better plan is to retain a business law firm that has legal departments with specialties in topics relevant to your business.

  • Hit By An Intoxicated Driver – Now What?

    12 December 2018

    If you've been hurt in an accident caused by someone that was driving while intoxicated, you have a long road ahead of you. Here, you'll find a little information to help you know what to do in this instance. Contact a Lawyer There are legal repercussions for the driver that was driving while intoxicated, but there are also financial burdens they will carry as well. You will need a lawyer to help you go after all of the money that driver owes for your medical bills, replacing your vehicle and all of the pain and suffering that you've gone through.

  • What Is A Divorce Deposition?

    3 November 2018

    In some cases, divorces are relatively fast and problem-free, but there are also times when divorces turn into huge battles. If your divorce is becoming a battle, there is a chance you might have to attend court for a divorce deposition. A divorce deposition is not always needed in divorce cases, but there are times couples use them to settle certain issues. Here are three things you should know about divorce depositions if you are told to go to court for one.

  • 4 Things Your Attorney Wants You To Know About Custody Disputes

    26 September 2018

    Whether you're currently going through a divorce or will be in the near future, one fact remains: things can get very complicated when children are involved. If you and your soon-to-be ex have children together, you may end up in a dispute over child custody. If you do, the best thing you can do for yourself is to hire a divorce attorney. In addition to that, there are a few important tips you'll want to keep in mind to increase your chances of reaching a resolution you're happy with.