If you rent a house or an apartment, it's very beneficial to know the laws that protect tenants. Hi, my name is Sally Riddell and when I moved into my first apartment, I wanted to make sure that I knew all of the laws concerning the rights of tenants. I researched tenant laws and I also spoke with a family friend who is a lawyer to make sure that I understood my responsibilities and rights as a tenant. Because I knew this information before I started renting my apartment, I felt confident when signing my rental agreement. If you're considering living in a rental home or apartment, I suggest that you read my blog first. If you are already renting, this blog will also help you if you ever have any concerns.

How Timeshares Are Handled in Bankruptcy

21 July 2016
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If you have a timeshare (joint investment in a property) and you need to file bankruptcy, you may wonder what will happen to it. Owners of timeshares usually file bankruptcy when they can no longer pay the mortgage. You have the option of keeping the timeshare or surrendering the timeshare. Here is some more information on timeshares and bankruptcy. How Bankruptcy Treats Timeshares Bankruptcy treats timeshares as luxury items or as leases depending on the type of timeshare and the type of bankruptcy you file. Read More …

Why Can Trying To Join ISIS (Or Even Expressing Support For Them) Lead To Your Arrest?

27 May 2016
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There are new headlines almost monthly about someone that's been arrested for trying to join the Islamic State, known as ISIS. Many of them may not have realized, prior to their arrest, that they were doing something illegal. As U.S. citizens, people tend to be accustomed to the idea that they have the freedom to associate with like-minded people, and the U.S. isn't officially at war with ISIS, so how can these acts be criminal? Read More …

The Importance Of Hiring A Competent DUI Attorney

9 December 2015
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A DUI arrest can cause stress for the subject of the arrest. While it is possible for the individual to go to court without an attorney and present their own case to the judge, it is not advisable. No matter the circumstances of a DUI charge, there is hope; this hope comes in the form of a competent, experienced DUI lawyer Getting the Charges Dropped It is entirely possible for a competent attorney to get a client's DUI charges dropped, especially if the circumstances causing the arrest are mild. Read More …

3 Mistakes To Avoid In A Slip And Fall Case

24 July 2015
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While no one expects to slip and fall, it can happen when you least expect it. Whether it be walking through the aisles at the grocery store or coming out of the bathroom stall at work, accidents can happen in the most unexpected places. If you find yourself injured after a slip and fall accident, there are a few things you need to do to make sure you don't jeopardize your accident claim. Read More …

Fighting False Allegations: Don’t Give Your Accuser Any New Ammunition

6 February 2015
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While physical violence is a serious issue, so are false accusations of bodily harm. But not every single allegation is true. If you've just been handed a temporary restraining order (sometimes called an order of protection), you're probably angry, embarrassed, and a little scared. What do you do? Is there even a way to fight the charges, when it seems like it was so easy for someone to go into court and make up or exaggerate a tale of violence? Read More …