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  • IOUs And Promissory Notes: What To Know Before You Lend Money To A New Business

    A lot of people who start home-based businesses turn to their friends and relatives for a little financial help to get started. Usually, they lack the collateral to go to bank for a loan, so the best they can offer their backers are an "I Owe You" (IOU) or a promissory note as security on the loans. Are IOUs worth the paper they're written on? If you're thinking about lending money to a friend or relative to help with their new business (or any other reason), here's what you should know. [Read More]

  • How to Be a Team Player with Your Auto Accident Lawyer

    A car accident can be devastating, leaving you injured and feeling confused. You've made the smart move and hired an attorney to help you get compensation for your injuries, but did you know that your attorney needs your help? You and your attorney will need to work as a team to be successful. You can help your attorney to successfully fight for you in the following 5 ways. Bring him up to speed with documents. [Read More]

  • What Is The Difference Between An Interrogatory And Deposition?

    If you and your car accident lawyer have not been able to settle your claim with the insurance company, a trial is probably imminent.  In preparation for the trial, you could possibly face an interrogatory or deposition. To know what to expect, it is important that you know the difference between the two procedures.  What Is an Interrogatory? An interrogatory is part of the discovery process before the trial. To interrogate a witness or the other driver involved in the accident, your lawyer would send a questionnaire to him or her. [Read More]

  • Recourse When Your Rights Are Being Violated By A Police Officers On The Road

    When you are on the road and get pulled over, you may be unsure of what your rights are. Some recent civil cases in the news have demonstrated that a person's rights can be abused by a police officer due to an exaggerated desire to find drugs. When the police go too far, the results can be very disturbing. It is important to be aware of things you should comply with, and what things you can object to. [Read More]

  • Why You May Want To File For Guardianship Rights Of Your Child That Has Disabilities

    If your child with special needs is about to turn 18 years old, you may want to visit a family law attorney to find out if there are legal steps you must take to protect the child. Your family lawyer will most likely suggest filing papers for guardianship rights, and here are three things you may want to know about this. Why it is necessary Filing for legal guardianship is vital if you have a child with special needs because the government will automatically view this child as an adult once he or she reaches the age of 18. [Read More]

  • 3 Things That Are Not Granted By A Power Of Attorney

    If you fear that you may have difficulty in the near future handling your financial affairs due to illness or advanced age, you might wish to think about filling out a financial power of attorney form (POA) and having it notarized. This form - found online or at your local library or at an attorney's office - will grant powers to a person that you trust so that they can handle your financial affairs for you. [Read More]

  • Tips For Winning A Car Accident Case

    If you were involved in a car accident where there's debate over what actually happened, the first thing you'll want to do is hire a dedicated accident lawyer to assist you. Often times, these "he said, she said" cases can be difficult to win because proving fault isn't easy. Perhaps the other driver involved in the accident claims his or her traffic light was green when the accident occurred, even though you're 100% sure it was red. [Read More]

  • PEWS : The 4-Fold Plan To Help Your Church Succeed After You File For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

    If your church's leadership is considering filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, you need to remember your PEWS. No, the sturdy rows of benches for your congregants have nothing to do with reorganizing your church's debts. PEWS is the acronym for 4 key steps you must take to emerge from your Chapter 11 bankruptcy as a successful, vibrant church. P is for PLANNING You're not planning for eventual bankruptcy at first. You are planning to make decisions about your church's financial future. [Read More]

  • 5 Common Questions Answered About Environmental Law

    When it comes to environmental law, you may have heard about certain violations, such as littering on the highway. However, environmental law is much more extensive than this. In fact, you may have to deal with an environmental law attorney in the case that you have a neighbor, company, or more that is violating the environmental laws in your state that is causing harm to yourself and the environment in which you live. [Read More]

  • How To Raise Venture Capital For Your Startup

    Venture capital is considered a subset of private equity, and as such it is regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC. Knowledgeable and experienced securities attorneys can provide invaluable advice about the financial dealings of fledgling companies, especially those decisions related to venture funding. In 2012, President Barack Obama signed into law the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, or JOBS Act, and many of the parts of the legislation concerning venture capital went into effect the following year. [Read More]