When my husband I decided to start a business, we didn't think about the legal aspects of doing so. We didn't realize that purchasing business insurance, getting building permits and making investments all required some type of legal advice. But after speaking to a close friend, who also happens to own a small business, we contacted a business attorney. Now, we have the legal smarts to make the best decisions for our business, as well as the legal representation in case something happens to our company. I hope that you find my blog helpful and informative for your own business. It's a great resource for finding the legal advice, resources and guidance you need to get your company up and running.
8 December 2016
While many people have been jailed for possessing very small quantities of marijuana, the plant has been medically proven to help people suffering from a variety of illnesses. Unfortunately, in many states, you can get arrested if you are caught with the substance regardless of whether you are using it for medicinal purposes or for recreation. However, some states like California have decriminalized marijuana possession in some instances. If you live in the Golden State and have charges against you that dated before California voters passed legislation in late 2016 to decriminalize marijuana, you may be able to get those charges reduced or dropped altogether.
25 October 2016
Getting a traffic ticket can cause your insurance rates to go up and lead to the loss of your driving privileges, depending on the circumstances. Therefore, it is understandable that you would search online for ways to avoid being convicted. However, there is a lot of misleading advice about traffic tickets out there that may make things worse if you were to actually follow it. Here is what you need to know about two traffic ticket myths you may have heard.
9 August 2016
Once you file for divorce, it can take months or years for the divorce to be finalized. During this time, you and your spouse will have to make some decisions and create an agreement to follow until the divorce is through. This is often called a temporary divorce agreement, and it is designed to help you know what your responsibilities are with your assets, debts, and children during the separation. As you make this agreement, there are several tax issues you should discuss and put in writing, and here are a few of them.
10 June 2016
If you've been charged with a crime, you have the right to take the stand during your trial and testify in your own defense. You also have the right not to take the stand, and to allow the evidence, witnesses, and arguments that your defense attorney introduces speak for you. Your defense attorney can advise you one way or the other, but ultimately, the choice as to whether or not to take the stand is yours.
12 May 2016
In a personal injury case, it's not out of the ordinary for the plaintiff to sue for emotional distress in addition to punitive and compensatory damages. As with punitive and compensatory damages, the plaintiff must prove that the emotional distress he or she suffered was sufficient enough in severity to justify a monetary award. However, proving emotional harm can be an uphill battle, especially in cases where there's little to no physical injury.