The dangers of not having a promissory note when loaning money

By | May 13, 2008

When you make a monetary loan, it is always a good idea to have a promissory note setting forth the terms of the loan. A promissory note is also used in real estate transactions.

Why should you have a formal partnership dissolution agreement?

By | May 13, 2008

If you have a business partnership with one or more persons and someone wants to leave the partnership, a formal agreement is truly necessary to protect everyone involved. The technical term for this type of agreement is a dissolution, which is the change in the relationship of the partners caused by any partner ceasing to be associated with… Read More »

When is a limited liability partnership agreement necessary?

By | May 13, 2008

As with a general partnership, a limited liability partnership requires an agreement so that each partner’s role, protections and expectations are clearly defined. The limited liability partnership (LLP) has been an ever-growing form of business organization in recent years. It protects a partnership in much the same way as a limited liability corporation protects the business. It is… Read More »

When should a partnership agreement be created?

By | May 13, 2008

A partnership is created when two or more individuals decide to form a business or enter an endeavor together. The partnership agreement is meant to clearly define the terms of the partnership, clarifying the responsibilities and benefits for each partner.

Do I need a general power of attorney or a limited one?

By | May 13, 2008

A power of attorney is a document giving a trusted friend or lawyer the right to perform any legal act on your behalf. Anyone should be very cautious about utilizing these documents, as the person holding the power can literally perform any transaction in your absence. However, many times this grant of power is absolutely necessary to handle… Read More »

Why should I sign a consent form if my child is traveling with relatives or friends?

By | May 13, 2008

At times your child may have the opportunity to take a vacation or trip without you present. However, unexpected problems can always arise, which might require your consent. Let’s say, for example, that your child travels with a friend for school vacation to visit another state. While there, your child falls out of a tree on the family… Read More »

What is a mutual non-disclosure agreement?

By | May 13, 2008

A non-disclosure agreement is very similar to a confidentiality agreement – which document to use is often simply a matter of personal preference. Both require the stipulation that specific information will not be disclosed to third parties for any reason. Additionally, neither agreement format prohibits anyone from reporting a crime or violation.

Can I use a form to change my name?

By | May 13, 2008

In a word, the answer is yes, you may utilize a form to have your name legally changed. There are many reasons why someone would want to change their name, the most common being upon a divorce where the wife has taken her husband’s name and now wishes to return to her maiden name.

When do I need a mechanic’s lien?

By | May 13, 2008

If you own a business or perform services for someone, you expect to be paid, unless previous arrangements have been made for the donation of your time and materials. In order for your business to continue in a profitable manner, you have to rely on customers to pay their bills on time. However, in many cases, this simply… Read More »

Why is a letter of credit important?

By | May 13, 2008

Guidelines for letters of credit are set up in Article 5 of the Uniform Commercial Code. Letters of credit are important for business entities and individuals alike. When a business is attempting to purchase goods, services and technology to serve their clients, a letter of credit is essential. Most businesses do not pay cash or write a check… Read More »