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Have You Been Offered A Management Position And Shares With Another Company? Hire A Lawyer Before You Sign

Posted by on Jul 4, 2016 in Uncategorized |

If you’re considering taking a management position with a new company and the employer is offering you shares or a partnership, you want to meet and talk with a lawyer before you verbally agree to anything or sign any deals. It’s important to make sure you aren’t setting yourself up for disappointment or failure, and to make sure you know what you’re signing. If you’ve never made a business move that required this type of commitment to a company, and you’ve never been offered ownership in a company, ask the...

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Handling the Logistics of Moving Out in a Divorce That Involves Kids

Posted by on Apr 5, 2016 in Uncategorized |

If you are going through a divorce, this can be a rough time for your entire family. If you are the spouse that will be moving out of the family home, this can be hard for your children to understand. Handling this major change in your children’s lives with sensitivity will be key. Here are three things that you can do to help your kids handle the transition of your move so that the divorce can result in positive outcomes eventually. 1. Talk to Your Kids during the Transition If you are worried you have been labeled the “bad...

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What Do You Need To Start A Corporation?

Posted by on Mar 2, 2016 in Uncategorized |

If you’re starting a business, it might be a good idea to make it a corporation. A corporation gives you legal protection from business losses and lawsuits so that you can only be sued for business assets and not for your own home or other personal assets. Here’s how to get started. Pick a Name Picking a name is actually a more complicated process than it seems. Whether you want to get creative or pick something generic, like “John Doe Plumbing,” there are a few legal steps you need to take. First, you need to search...

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Facial Scarring From A Dog Bite And Financial Compensation For Your Child

Posted by on Mar 2, 2016 in Uncategorized |

Experts estimate that half of all children under the age of 12 have been victims of a dog bite. While many dog bites are minor, some can have a lasting impact on the child’s future. If your child has suffered a severe dog bite, it’s essential that you take the time to understand how the scarring associated with a healed dog bite can affect your child’s future. Taking the following two points into account when mounting a personal injury case can help you get your child the financial compensation he or she will need to battle...

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How Exactly Does A Divorce Work?

Posted by on Mar 2, 2016 in Uncategorized |

TV shows and movies are filled with shouts of, “I want a divorce.” But what happens next? If you don’t really understand the process, you may end up spending extra time or money or give up important legal rights. Here’s what you need to know about filing for a divorce.  Step 1: Filing a Complaint The first step is to go to the courthouse and fill out the paperwork. It’s called a complaint because it’s essentially a special type of lawsuit and complaint is the name given to the papers that state the...

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Buying An Apartment Building? Here’s How A Real Estate Lawyer Can Help You

Posted by on Mar 2, 2016 in Uncategorized |

Buying an apartment building can present an opportunity to make a great deal of money over time. However, because you are investing so much money and are taking on such a big responsibility, it is smart to consult a real estate lawyer before you make the purchase. Here are some ways that a good lawyer can protect you during the buying process. Examining the Leases with Tenants One of the ways a real estate attorney can be helpful is by helping you understand more about the leases in place for current tenants. Tenant rent is an important...

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3 Situations Where You Should Hire A Real Estate Attorney

Posted by on Mar 2, 2016 in Uncategorized |

Hiring a real estate attorney is not always needed when buying or renting property. In many situations you can do it on your own. However, there are also situations where hiring an attorney would be advisable and in doing so you protect yourself. Here are a couple situations where you should consider hiring a real estate attorney. 1. You Own Commercial Real Estate If you are working with commercial real estate in any way, you need to hire an attorney. Commercial real estate is not like residential real estate, especially if you are renting....

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4 Things A Judge Will Consider Before Awarding You Custody

Posted by on Mar 2, 2016 in Uncategorized |

Divorce is rarely a happy event. However, it can be especially difficult if children are involved. If you are divorcing your spouse and you have a child, you may desire full custody. However, a judge will not automatically award custody to you just because you want it. Here are a few things that the judge will consider before awarding you custody of your child: Stability of Your Living Arrangements  A child needs a stable home environment. If you are planning to move to a new location or if you are often traveling for work, it can affect...

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3 Big Reasons You Need A Business Attorney For Your Small Business

Posted by on Mar 1, 2016 in Uncategorized |

Whether you own a small store or you are an up-and-coming entrepreneur, chances are you do a lot of the work that revolves around your business on your own. You may do your own financial planning, keep track of your own inventory, and even develop your own business advertising plans. However, there are some things that are best left to a professional — especially when it comes to business legalities. Here are three BIG reasons why it is always best to have a small business attorney, even if you are a proud entrepreneurial business...

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Winning A Property Dispute With A Neighbor

Posted by on Feb 26, 2016 in Uncategorized |

If you just noticed your neighbor has placed a fence, swing set, shed, or another large item on what you are positive is your property, you will most likely want to have it removed so you can utilize this land yourself. When a neighbor is mistaken about the property line between your parcels of land, you will need to take some steps to have the situation fixed in a responsible manner. Here are some tips you can use to have your neighbor remove their item from your property for good. Start With Friendly Banter Before...

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3 Signs That You Should Hire A Divorce Lawyer

Posted by on Feb 24, 2016 in Uncategorized |

If you are currently in the midst of a divorce, you might be thinking about handling it yourself or working with a mediator. If you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse get along reasonably well and are on the same page about a lot of things, it might be acceptable to handle the divorce without the help of an attorney. However, there are some situations in which it is important to hire a lawyer. These are a few signs that you should consider seeking legal representation. 1. Your Spouse Has a Lawyer If your spouse has already hired a lawyer, you will...

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