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.
In all the years I’ve served my family law clients, rarely have I heard a client voice pleasure over the end of a marriage. Even clients getting out of abusive relationships confided to me that no matter how relieved they were to get away from the harmful, or even downright dangerous marriage, they felt real loss over the… Read More »
Liability is one of the most important legal concepts in our modern justice system. Today’s courts use liability to determine who is at fault in medical cases, car accidents, and even product malfunctions. Needless to say, any case in which serious injury has been caused is potentially a big money-winner for the plaintiff, particularly if the liability of… Read More »
If it sounds like an odd agreement between two parties, that’s because it often is: the quitclaim (or sometimes the “quick-claim deed”) is a very unique agreement that could have your head spinning by the time you finish reading this article. But once you get a basic handle on it, you’ll understand its uses and, of course, why… Read More »
It’s one of the most powerful legal moves you can make, and yet not many people are aware of it. What is it? Well, when you consider the fact that it allows someone else to sign documents and write checks on your behalf, you’ll probably be asking that very question. And the answer is as simple as reading… Read More »
In today’s economy, it’s an all-too-common occurrence. People pay for everything on their credit cards, or spend so much time ordering merchandise online that they begin to lose track of it all. Soon the collection agency starts sending letters – and you’re so lost you don’t even know where to begin.
If you’ve never been to small claims court before, the process can seem daunting. Sure, the name “small claims” isn’t exactly intimidating compared to regular court proceedings. But in the face of a justice system that’s so experienced with just about every case under the sun, you may find yourself asking if you have much of a case… Read More »
The country’s justice system is set up to ensure both fairness and security. The problem is that sometimes, what’s fair is not necessarily…well, all that big of a deal. But even small claims might mean a great deal to you. That’s why small claims courts can be great ways to ensure that you receive justice, even if you’ve… Read More »
In business, there’s no escaping this simple fact: we operate in a world of laws. In many cases, we might not agree with these laws, as excessive and wasteful regulations hamper the progress of innovation. But many of these laws work to our advantage, and there are good reasons they’re kept in place. These are the kinds of… Read More »
An office action is a letter from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) notifying the applicant of a problem with a trademark application. In an office action, the U.S. government trademark examining attorney informs you, the applicant, of a specific problem with your application. The problem could be anything from a technical error with your application… Read More »