Category Archives: Articles

What You Need to Put in Your Renter’s Application

By | October 26, 2011

Submitting a renter’s application can be a seminal moment in your life – maybe you’re moving out of the college dorm room and are finding an apartment of your own for the first time. Maybe you’re moving into a new city and the renter’s application represents the first time you’re putting your new life down on paper. Or,… Read More »

Ever Wonder What All the Legalese in a Lease Agreement Means?

By | October 21, 2011

You tell yourself that “this time, I’ll make sure to read the full lease agreement.” After all, no one likes being blind-sided by a landlord who has an eye for fine print and legalese. You’re determined that everything you sign will be something you fully understand. Good for you, of course. But there’s just one problem: the lease… Read More »

When is a Product’s Manufacturer Being Negligent?

By | October 19, 2011

Most of us have heard the legal term of “negligence,” though that doesn’t necessarily mean that we understand all of its complexities. Sure, most people know that negligence that results in someone else’s injury can imply fault according to the law. But when it comes to product manufacturers, we often forget just how relevant a term that “negligence”… Read More »

Why Your Business Might Legally Need Workers Compensation Insurance

By | October 17, 2011

An employee injury is a terrible thing – but it’s even more terrible if that injury sinks the business too. That’s the role “workers’ comp” insurance plays in our society. It can not only protect your employees from loss of income as a result of work injury, but it can protect a business that would otherwise be unable… Read More »

Don’t Let It Get To This Point: Avoid Increasing Violence in Divorce & Custody Cases

By | October 14, 2011

It is getting to the point that almost every week a tragic attack concerning a child custody or divorce dispute appears in the news. A spouse disputing property and finances falls victim to an assault by the other party. Children are abducted and have been killed by a parent seeking revenge on the other parent.

How To Deal with the IRS When You’re Being Audited

By | October 12, 2011

If death and taxes are the only two certainties in life, then perhaps our second-greatest fear is being audited by the IRS. Most of us pay our taxes the way we’re expected to precisely because we’re afraid of getting audited; and yet many of us end up getting audited anyway. There are a number of ways to prevent… Read More »

Budget Buzzkill: Your Vanishing Access to the Family Law Courts

By | October 10, 2011

Unless you were on a remote island for the last two years, you’ve suffered daily inundations of bad news about the state of the economy. California’ s overall unemployment remains over 10% and housing values crushed by the weakened real estate market continues its downward slide. In these hard economic times it can sometimes make good sense to… Read More »

Three Acts of the United States that Protect – or Restrict – Your Internet Privacy

By | October 7, 2011

When it comes to the Internet, many people have two words for the government: butt out. In hindsight, it’s easy to see how the government can be uncertain as to how to regulate the Web. The technology seemed to spring up overnight, and these quick changes to our daily lifestyle immediately brought up new questions. Is the Internet… Read More »

Five Signs You May Have a Case to Sue a Corporation

By | October 6, 2011

Ever since the film “Erin Brockovich” was released in 2000, a lot of people across the country have dreams of taking down an unethical company. Other people simply have dreams of collecting the kind of awards only big corporations are capable of doling out. But if you want to sue a large company or corporation, it has to… Read More »

EU Financial Transactions Tax – Legislative Proposal Preparation

By | September 30, 2011

Finance ministers and Central Bank governors of European Union Member States debated during the last informal Economic and Financial ECOFIN Council of September 17, the current condition of the economy and the situation in sovereign bond markets.  The debate on the European Union’s financial stability was also attended by representatives of European financial oversight authorities. The working session… Read More »