Tenant Rights and Responsibilities According To The Law

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.

Expecting Alimony After the Divorce? Stay Alert to These Devious Money-Hiding Practices

4 January 2017
 Categories: Law, Blog

When you build a life with someone, you become accustomed to living a certain lifestyle because of their income being considered as something you have access to. In these situations, it is not at all uncommon for a divorce judge to determine you are entitled to alimony or some form of spousal support after the divorce. The only problem is, just because you feel you are entitled to alimony, your soon-to-be ex partner probably will not be happy with being expected to support you partially after your divorce. Read More …

Thinking Of Sharing Expenses With Another Single, Elderly Friend? Do These Things First

30 November 2016
 Categories: Law, Blog

Housing costs can be expensive no matter what your age or where you live. That's why a lot of people of all ages—not just young, career-oriented people and college students—have started looking for roommates to help share the burden. Older adults, in particular, who find themselves alone after many years of having a spouse or a family may want to consider splitting the rent and utilities on a nice 2-bedroom apartment instead of settling for an affordable efficiency in an area of town they don't like. Read More …

Mistakes You Should Never Make When Agreeing To A Premarital Agreement

30 November 2016
 Categories: Law, Blog

When two people are in love and desire to be married, those who go see their lawyer will know that a premarital agreement, which is colloquially referred to as a prenup agreement, is a smart way to go. Although some criticize it as being unromantic, the opposite can be true. A premarital agreement allows both parties to show how much they love each other by ensuring that the other person is happy and well-protected in the marriage. Read More …

What To Do If Your Teen Is Injured When Another Teen Was Behind The Wheel

9 November 2016
 Categories: Law, Blog

Automobile accidents are the leading cause of death among United States teenagers, and the crash rate for teens between the ages of 16 and 19 is 2.7 times higher than the rate for all other age groups. It's no wonder that parents get nervous when their teens get behind the wheel of the car, and if teens are in the car with other drivers their age, that can be even more worrisome. Read More …

What Does It Mean to File for Bankruptcy?

20 October 2016
 Categories: Law, Blog

It is all too easy to end up in debt. Once you are in debt, it can be really hard to get yourself out of it. If you get to the point that there is no way that you can pay all your current bills, let alone your back bills, and still have money to live on, your only solution may be to declare bankruptcy. But what does declaring bankruptcy actually mean? Read More …