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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
Businesses, individuals and organizations use indemnity forms to outline and record details involving financial responsibilities every day. Insurance policies are one example of indemnity agreements.
There are many reasons individuals choose to change their name. Marriage is one reason and divorce is another, but these are certainly not the only two life events that prompt people to change their names.
A power of attorney is someone who can make important financial decisions on your behalf if you are incapacitated or unable to do so. Many people think about a power of attorney as they approach old age or begin to suffer from ill health.
Accurate recordkeeping is essential to the success of any type of business. Unless you are educated in accounting and have previous recordkeeping experience, you will probably find keeping track of your business’ finances a real challenge. The task is so overwhelming for many people, their businesses actually fail as a result of poor accounting practices.