We all know that in many cases, a document that has been written and signed has an ironclad force behind it, the full power of the justice system. But what do we really know about verbal agreements? If someone makes a promise verbally and breaks it, does that represent a broken contract – or simply a fib that… Read More »
Downloading a legal form – if you’ve never done it – can be quite the learning experience. Not only do you see how easy it can be, but you start to get more knowledge about the same legal forms you were curious about. You get a deeper understanding of the legal process of contracts and signed documents.
Having a lawyer represent you can be exciting, especially if it’s a new experience. They have a lot of legal knowledge and legal access that you don’t, which makes them seem like an expert even if they’re not an expert in particular. It’s also good to know that you have someone in your corner, who is thinking about… Read More »
When it comes to the Internet, many people have two words for the government: butt out. In hindsight, it’s easy to see how the government can be uncertain as to how to regulate the Web. The technology seemed to spring up overnight, and these quick changes to our daily lifestyle immediately brought up new questions. Is the Internet… Read More »
In life, there are no guarantees. You might find yourself in a car accident at age 70 even if you’ve never even had a fender bender before. You might struggle with a marriage after 30 blissful years. Legal entanglements, too, can sneak up on you.
There’s so much legal advice on the Internet that it’s easy to forget how many people struggle to be able to afford it. And when people below the poverty line face genuine, difficult legal problems by themselves, fighting for their rights can feel like an uphill battle. Luckily, this is not the end of the story. Pro bono… Read More »
We all know that the oil spill that took place in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 was a devastating ecological event on par with some of the more notable pollution disasters of our time. The news fed us images of oil-slicked birds and dead fish washing up on shore and we immediately knew there must have been… Read More »
As someone who’s been wronged, you might feel that the world out there feels bigger during tough times. When you’re just one person who’s trying to restore justice to a small group of people, it might appear like an overwhelming task. But one tool at your disposal – the class action lawsuit – is often an effective way… Read More »
Your Credit Score There’s a lot of hype these days regarding knowing your score and identity fraud, like the catchy commercial to get your “free credit score” by signing up for a credit monitoring service. Do your wallet a favor and don’t. Most of your credit is made up of: what types of credit (for example, mortgages, car… Read More »
When you get into trouble, document the reasons for your hardship and sent your creditor a certified letter. Make sure you tell them that they are not to call your place of work as your employer does not allow you to take personal calls. Tell them not to call your relatives, friends or neighbors. They want money which… Read More »