Category Archives: Articles

Workers’ Compensation Law: What Don’t You Know?

By | February 1, 2012

When it comes to workers’ compensation, a lot of us take it for granted. We expected workers’ compensation to be there almost as if granted by invisible forces of nature. But what we don’t take into account is that workers’ compensation is indeed paid for, and in some states the entire system of workers’ compensation is becoming an… Read More »

A Guide to Three Different Types of Corporations

By | January 27, 2012

Incorporating is a major decision for any business – from start-ups to long-held companies. That’s why setting up a legal and tax structure that supports your efforts and gives you all the necessary legal protections you need is such an important step. But if you want to do the best job in incorporating your business, you’re going to… Read More »

When Have My Intellectual Property Rights Been Violated?

By | January 23, 2012

Intellectual property rights, for many people, don’t ring as true as tangible property rights. But those people don’t know just how influential and important intellectual property rights can be. Many famous entertainers make a lot of money simply because they own the rights to the artistic property they’ve created – in many cases, they make enough to live… Read More »

What Constitutes Workers’ Compensation Fraud?

By | January 20, 2012

Workers’ compensation insurance is one of the most useful benefits for employees around the country, because it protects not only against loss of income but helps ensure a peace of mind that many other job benefits do not.

Five Major Differences in Military vs. Civilian Law

By | January 18, 2012

When discussing law, most people are referring to civilian law. But there’s another type of law present in our society: military law. In military law, what applies in certain situations might not apply in others, especially if the differences trace back to the military or civilian status of the person in question. In short, there are stark differences… Read More »

Written vs. Verbal Agreements: What You Need to Know

By | January 16, 2012

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 »

Domestic Violence: Early Defensive Measures are a Must to Protect Yourself and Your Children

By | January 13, 2012

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 »

How To Know When to Download a Legal Form

By | January 11, 2012

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.

Been Pulled Over? Know Your Legal Rights

By | January 9, 2012

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 »

Consider These Alternatives to Filing Bankruptcy

By | January 6, 2012

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 »