When should a landlord require tenants to sign a lease?

By | May 13, 2008

When you own rental property, there are many circumstances and agreements under which you may choose to rent it. However, you should always protect yourself in the event your tenant does not uphold their part of your agreement.

Should I have a durable power of attorney for health care?

By | May 13, 2008

The durable power of attorney for health care is another documents that should go hand in hand with the living will as part of a person’s estate planning. The durable power of attorney for health care works much in the same manner as a limited power of attorney. It assigns the right of making health care decisions to… Read More »

Should I have a living will?

By | May 13, 2008

The question of a living will is becoming more and more popular as time goes on. Years ago the idea of designating someone to make such a personal decision regarding your life was unthinkable. Decisions were simply made by doctors and family members as to the best course of action without regard to what the patient might wish,… Read More »

How can I correct errors on my credit report?

By | May 13, 2008

Throughout our lives, banks, lenders, landlords, insurance companies, stores, and often employers, gather information about our credit for one reason or another. Due to the abuses of reporting by various agencies (or simply human error), Congress, in 1970, passed the Fair Credit Reporting Act as part of the Consumer Credit Protection Act.

When is a covenant not to compete warranted?

By | May 13, 2008

You’ve had a partner or employee for years who has learned every secret of your business. You find that they now wish to move on and work in another organization or develop another business of their own, or you’ve recently bought a business and you are now worried the former owner will set up shop down the block.… Read More »

When would it be wise for my business to utilize confidentiality agreements?

By | May 13, 2008

Along the same lines as covenants not to compete are confidentiality agreements. Many times an employee or partner will leave a business and the need for a complete “no competition” agreement is not necessary. A simple confidentiality agreement may be entirely suitable when attempting to protect a company’s secret food recipe, cooking technique, perfume formula, varnishing mixture, anything… Read More »

When should I use a bill of sale?

By | May 13, 2008

Many people think that a bill of sale is not necessary when selling an antique table or the old junk car in the backyard. However, a bill of sale should be used when any personal property is disposed of. It is a necessary contract to protect both parties. The bill of sale sets out the terms upon which… Read More »

What is a notice of assignment?

By | May 13, 2008

An assignment takes place when one party is holding a right to property, claims, bills, lease, etc., of another party and wishes to pass it along (or sell it) to a third party. As complicated as that sounds, it really isn’t. Strangely enough, many assignments can be made under the law without immediately informing, or obtaining the permission,… Read More »

What is an affidavit?

By | May 13, 2008

An affidavit is a simple statement of fact sworn to by the person signing it. Affidavits are used under many circumstances when a person wishes to give their testimony of truth to another party.

Protect your Business with Non-Disclosure and Confidentiality Agreements

By | May 12, 2008

Are your concerned about your business’ trade secrets or intellectual property? If so, you can take advantage of special agreements designed to prohibit the disclosure of companies’ most vital and sensitive information. The two types of labor forms most commonly used by businesses to protect their confidential information are Non-Disclosure Agreements and Confidentiality Agreements.