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October 23rd, 2014
 
 

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30 Things You Can Do With A Law Degree

Not everyone who goes to law school, gets a law degree and even passes the bar wants to practice law. Some do it for the education and the skills law school can teach...

 
 

Avoiding Problems When Using Electronic Signatures

Although the benefits of signing documents electronically heavily outweigh the potential disadvantages involved in this process, individuals choosing to use an electronic signature service should be aware of the following pitfalls that may...

 
 

How To Find a Pro Bono Attorney

There’s so much legal advice on the Internet that it’s easy to forget how many people struggle to be able to afford it. And when people below the poverty line face genuine, difficult...

 
 

What To Do When Your Driver’s License Has Been…

“License and registration please.” These words can be unnerving enough during a routine traffic stop. But consider how these words feel when you’re driving with a suspended license. They probably sound like impending...

 

Archive for Real Estate, Property, Landlord & Tenants

Three Legal Tips for Dealing with Tenants Who Don…

We’ve all heard of bad landlords – people that seemingly take no interest in their property, are slow to respond to complaints, and generally don’t get around to cashing rent checks until a...

How to Legally Rent Out a Room in Your House

Renting out a part of your house or apartment, or subletting, is a great way to earn extra (and generally passive) income – income that can help supplement your own rent payments. But...

Five Real Estate Documents You Need to Understand

The business of real estate – even in a slow economy with low house prices like our current state of affairs – is a big one. Real estate transactions happen every day, and...

What You Need to Put in Your Renter’s Applicat…

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...

Ever Wonder What All the Legalese in a Lease Agreeme…

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...

The Ins and Outs of Quitclaim Deeds

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...

Foreclosure – What Are Your Rights?

If you ask most people, they’re not interested in the law. Sure, they’ll enjoy a good courtroom drama on television, and they’ll listen to interesting cases on the news, but when it comes...

When might a quitclaim deed be more appropriate than…

When any property transfers from one owner to another, a deed of transfer must be recorded with the local registry in the appropriate city or county. Generally, when one party purchases property from...

When do I need a mechanic’s lien?

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...

When should a landlord require tenants to sign a lea…

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...