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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.