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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 »

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 »

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 »