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.

Three Tips To Handle Extortion Attempts From A Family Member

5 July 2016
 Categories: Law, Blog

Extortion is a serious crime; many people don't understand that this offense is a crime that is punishable under the law. Extortion is especially difficult for laymen to identify and seek help to prosecute when these threats and demands are coming from a family member. Extortion involves a demand for cash, property or other items, with the communication of a threat of physical, emotional harm, or threats to one's reputation or livelihood. Read More …

Is Anyone Liable for the Salt Damage to Your Vehicle?

28 June 2016
 Categories: Law, Blog

Anyone who has driven on icy roads has given thanks for salt in the past. It makes travel in the winter possible, but it sure looks ugly, doesn't it? No problem. As soon as spring comes along, just hop in the car wash to be rid of it, right? The only trouble is that salt is a corrosive agent, and leaving it on for the entire winter can have adverse effects on your vehicle. Read More …

Working A Part-Time 1099 Job? Should You Pay Estimated Taxes?

16 June 2016
 Categories: Law, Blog

If you've recently taken on a part-time contracting gig to earn some extra money, you may be excited about having a new stream of income and enjoying the relative ease with which you can now pay bills. Unfortunately, this extra income can come with some extra costs as well. While most W2 jobs will withhold federal and state income taxes (along with FICA taxes for Social Security and Medicare) from your wages, self-employment requires you to make these payments on your own -- either through estimated tax payments due quarterly during the calendar year or in a lump sum before April 15 of the following year. Read More …

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

27 May 2016
 Categories: , Blog

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 …

Considering A Swimming Pool Lawsuit? Here Are 3 Things You Need To Ask Yourself

11 May 2016
 Categories: Law, Blog

Swimming pools are meant to be enjoyable and fun, but they can also be very dangerous. Between 2011 and 2013, there were roughly 390 drowning deaths among children between the ages of 0 and 14 each year. During that same time period, there were nearly 5,000 people who were treated in the emergency room for drowning-related injuries. If you or a loved one are injured at a swimming pool, you may want to consider filing a lawsuit. Read More …