2017

Frequently Asked Questions About The Statute Of Limitations And Wrongful Death Cases

If your child, parent, partner or spouse passed away, and you feel someone caused their death, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the responsible parties. If this is something you are considering, you need to know about the statute of limitations. Many people are not familiar with this term. However, it plays a huge role in your ability to file a claim. Here are a few of the questions you may have in regards to the statute of limitations and wrongful death cases. Read More 

Using Negligence Per Se To Claim Injury Damages From A Landlord

As a tenant, you can use ordinary negligence laws to hold your landlord responsible for your injuries if you can prove that the landlord owed you a duty of care, breached the duty, and the breach caused your injury. In typical landlord-caused injuries, it means that you have to prove that the landlord knew a dangerous condition existed, didn't fix the danger, and it caused your injury. The legal principle of negligence per se, however, allows you to pursue your claims without proving that your landlord knew or should have known about the dangerous condition. Read More 

Things To Know About Your State’s Divorce Law

Every state handles divorce a little bit differently. Be sure to ask your lawyer about these aspects of divorce law in your state.  Is it a Fault-Based State? The biggest thing to know right off the bat is whether your state recognizes fault-based marriages or not. In a fault-based state, the judge may rule that the divorce was caused by a particular spouse's actions. That can have a big impact on how assets are awarded or even how custody is handled. Read More 

Alternatives To Leaving Money To A Charity In Your Will

If you have been thinking about your funeral planning options, you may have thought about leaving money to a charity in your will. This can seem like a good idea if you are passionate about your charity of choice, and it can be a noble option. However, there are some great alternatives to leaving money to a charity in your will. These are some of the other options that you may want to look into. Read More 

Want To Dissolve Or Leave Your Business? What Will You Need To Consider?

Whether you've had an emotional falling out with your business partner or are ready to retire and want to be bought out, dissolving or transferring your ownership in a business can be a complicated process. While it's important to seek legal advice whenever pursuing this step for your own business, knowing some of the basics can help you be more efficient when discussing your options with counsel. Read on to learn more about the logistics of dissolving a business or requesting a buyout of your share by your partner(s), as well as how you may want to handle some of the additional issues that may come up during your exit process. Read More