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 »
THE GROWING PROBLEM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE A disturbing trend that unfolded in parts of the Bay Area in the past year was a surge in domestic killings. As reported by Mark Gomez and Sean Webby for the San Jose Mercury News, ten of Santa Clara County’s 55 homicides involved domestic violence, with an additional five related suicides. This… 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.
Getting pulled over by a police officer can be an anxiety-inducing moment for anyone, even those who know that they haven’t done anything wrong. But while too many people channel their anxiety into aggression for the police officer, it’s important to first understand what your rights are – and what the officer’s rights are, as well. Here are… Read More »
While the protections that come with filing bankruptcy might sound like a major relief to many people in debt, it’s important to remember the long-lasting ramifications bankruptcy can have on your financial life. For some people, these ramifications are well worth the protections – but for others, filing bankruptcy just might be an unnecessary backwards step on the… Read More »
As the definition of family in America expands and shifts, California courts are trying to keep pace by redefining individuals whom the law regards as parents. Judges in recent California cases have moved beyond traditional notions of biology and adoption and have begun at times to assign parental rights to adults with no genetic or legal ties to… Read More »
Contesting a will can be a difficult decision – and it can have difficult consequences. Problems from inheritance have plagued mankind for millennia, and even in modern times, there are never any easy solutions for everyone. At some point, if a will is being contested, someone is going to end up unhappy. But it’s important to understand when… Read More »
If you’ve come to this article because of a troublesome relationship with a spouse, you know just how tough these situations can be. A marriage is a major investment – not only of money and time, but of your own emotions, your hopes for the future, and countless sacrifices. Talking about getting a divorce seems to erase all… Read More »
Trouble in the workplace can be a major issue for a lot of people. After all, you likely spend around 40 hours a week at your place of work – time that could otherwise be spent with friends and family. A hostile work environment can put a damper on your entire daily routine, and the fact that you… Read More »
We’ve all heard the stories in the news: a product has failed, and someone who was hurt or injured as a result of that failure is filing a lawsuit. It might seem like an unlikely scenario – at least, until product liability becomes a major part of your life.