Areas of Law
Last Will and Testament
One thing that everyone knows will happen at some point in our lives is death, yet most fail to prepare for it. It’s of no real consequence if there are monetary assets available for your family to inherit or not. If you have no last Will and testament in place the state in which you live may have first say. Contact us today for your Free Will preparation benefit. Many North Americans don't have a basic will, living will, or health care directive in place. This conversation seems to happen less these days, due to the high cost most law firms charge. Contact us today we can help provide that peace of mind that you deserve.
A will or testament is a legal document by which a person, the testator, expresses his or her wishes as to how his or her property is to be distributed at death, and names one or more persons, the executor, to manage the estate until its final distribution. The will which states your preferences for how you would like your property handled after you die is one of the most important documents you will produce when planning your estate. Without it, disputes among family members often arise, and some property may even be given to the state if no heirs can be found. Complete the legal form on this page to get your free last will and test
If you die without a will, it means you have died intestate. When this happens, the intestacy laws of the state where you reside will determine how your property is distributed upon your death. This includes any bank accounts, securities, real estate, and other assets you own at the time of death. Real estate owned in a different state than where you resided will be handled under the intestacy laws of the state where the property is located. We'll discover exactly where you stand legally, and what can be done to protect you. Complete the legal form on this page to get free legal help now.
About seventy percent of Americans do not have a will. Many procrastinate. They believe they do not have enough assets or they simply do not want to consider their own mortality. If someone has not written a will, one has been written for them. State law determines what happens to the property of someone who has not executed a valid will. Contact us today and ask about our Free Last Will and Testament benefit.
Failing to have a will permits the state legislature’s rules to govern. Without a will, critical issues such as family support, distribution timing, guardianship of minor children and estate tax issues are left to an inflexible system dictated by state and federal statutes. A carefully drafted, considered, and planned will can make certain that personal and family goals are furthered after death, in accordance with the testator’s desires and not according to the rules of the state intestacy laws. Addressing those issues can provide a testator (the person who makes or creates a will).
Family law is a practice area concerned with legal issues involving family relationships, such as adoption, divorce, and child custody. Attorneys practicing family law typically handle divorce, child custody, child support, and other related legal matters. Some family law attorneys specialize in adoption, paternity, emancipation, or other matters usually not related to divorce. States have the right to determine "reasonable formal requirements" for marriage, including age and legal capacity, and the majority of states do not permit same-sex couples to marry (but this is a rapidly changing area of law). Likewise, state laws govern the various rules and procedures for divorce and other family law matters.
Do you have the need to file for legal guardianship or have a need to step in for a distressed friend or family member? Do you need help with establishing a prenuptial agreement? Did you sign a prenuptial agreement and need to dispute the validity of it? Are you considering a separation or divorce? Do you have child custody or support issues? Call now for a free consultation with an attorney in your area or complete the Legal Form on this page for free family law help now.
Most family lawyers work represents clients in divorce proceedings and other matters related to divorce. But family law is a relatively broad practice area, including such issues as foster care and reproductive rights. The most common reasons to hire a family law attorney include:
Divorce: Each partner hires his or her own attorney, who will help devise a settlement plan in order to avoid a trial. Divorce attorneys typically are skilled at dividing marital property, calculating spousal support, and proposing a plan for child custody, visitation, and support (if applicable).
Child Custody or Support: Court orders and settlement agreements involving both custody and support usually are included in the larger divorce case, but may be revisited as conditions change. For instance, child support may be altered after the non-custodial parent's financial situation changes.
Paternity: In most cases, paternity cases are filed by the mother in an effort to secure child support payments from an absent father. But sometimes biological fathers file for paternity in order to have a relationship with their child. Paternity typically is determined through DNA testing.
Adoption Foster Care: Adoption is a complex process that differs according to the type of adoption, where the child is from, variances in state laws, and other factors. Therefore, it is important to consult with a family law attorney. Foster parents sometimes adopt their foster children, but the foster process does not necessarily require legal representation.
Just about anyone can start a family on their own, but certain procedures affecting the responsibilities of family life must be pursued in court. While matters of the heart are very personal, the rights of same-sex couples to get married, laws regarding divorce, and the process of adopting a child are governed by state and federal laws. The family law, therefore, refers to rules, regulations, and court procedures involving the family unit. While some family law matters may be handled without counsel, processes such as divorce and child custody often require the skill and expertise of a skilled attorney. Contact us today for free family law help.
Immigration law refers to the rules established by the federal government for determining who is allowed to enter the country, and for how long. It also governs the naturalization process for those who desire to become U.S. citizens. U.S. immigration law is very complex, and there is much confusion as to how it works. Contact us today for free Immigration Law Help and peace of mind.
The Immigration and Naturalization Act (INA), the body of law governing current immigration policy, provides for an annual worldwide limit of 675,000 permanent immigrants, with certain exceptions for close family members. Lawful permanent residency allows a foreign national to work and live lawfully and permanently in the United States. Lawful permanent residents (LPRs) are eligible to apply for nearly all jobs (i.e., jobs not legitimately restricted to U.S. citizens) and can remain in the country even if they are unemployed. Each year the United States also admits non-citizens on a temporary basis. Annually, Congress and the President determine a separate number for refugee admissions. Complete the legal form on this page for a free consultation with an attorney and if necessary the best time to reach you.
Have you unsuccessfully attempted to become a U.S. Citizen? Are you trying to get a family member into the U.S.? Are you in this country illegally in a sanctuary state? Are you being discriminated against because of your nationality? Have you been denied employment because of work visa issues? Are you having problems with your passport? Are you having issues with getting health care benefits because of your immigration status? Are you or a loved one being deported back to your native country? Contact us today for a free consultation to provide the peace of mind you deserve. We'll discover exactly where you stand legally, and what can be done to protect you. Complete the legal form on this page to get the free immigration legal help now that you deserve.
Immigration laws are quickly changing and understanding your rights is of the utmost importance. Family unification is an important principle governing immigration policy. The family-based immigration category allows U.S. citizens and LPRs to bring certain family members to the United States. Family-based immigrants are admitted either as immediate relatives of U.S. citizens or through the family preference system.
Prospective immigrants under the immediate relatives’ category must meet standard eligibility criteria, and petitioners must meet certain age and financial requirements. Immediate relatives are Spouse of U.S. citizens, minor children of U.S. citizens (under 21-years-old); and parents of U.S. citizens (petitioner must be at least 21-years-old to petition for a parent).
Possible new Immigration Laws in 2017 are real and should be taken seriously. Border walls, National E-Verify, ending birthright citizenship are among some of the most talked about.
The completion of a border wall or at least 1000 miles of it. The border wall is meant to address illegal border crossings that began decades ago and are now near their post-1970 historical low point. Mandated nationwide E-Verify for all new hires in the United States as a means to exclude illegal immigrants from employment. E-Verify is an electronic eligibility for employment verification that checks a new hire’s identity information against government databases to approve or deny them employment.
Civil law is a body of rules that defines and protects the private rights of citizens, offers legal remedies that may be sought in a dispute, and covers areas of law such as contracts, torts, property and family law. Civil law is derived from the laws of ancient Rome which used doctrines to develop a code that determined how legal issues would be decided the body of laws of a state or nation regulating ordinary private matters, as distinct from laws regulating criminal, political, or military matters.
Do you have a civil lawsuit and need legal advice or representation? Do you feel that the settlement that you received was not adequate and should have been more? Have you been hurt and need to file a civil lawsuit? Have repairs done on your car and now it's worse? Are you a defendant in a civil matter and need legal help now? Contact us today for a free consultation to provide that peace of mind you deserve. We will discover exactly where you stand legally, and what can be done to protect you. For a free consultation with an attorney in your area call us today or complete the Legal Form on this page to get the legal help now that you deserve.
In civil cases, a plaintiff is responsible for providing sufficient evidence that a defendant is guilty of wrongdoing. Plaintiffs may seek monetary compensation to cover expenses related to the complaint, such as attorney fees, property repair, lost income and medical bills. When necessary, the court may order a defendant to fulfill obligations owed to the plaintiff. In cases where defendants are deemed accountable for some form of needlessly harmful or malicious conduct, courts may also reward punitive damages to the plaintiff.
In contrast, a criminal case involves an alleged violation of public codes, such as robbery or murder, and the complaint is filed by a government entity. Civil trials don’t involve criminal prosecution, but they may settle civil complaints related to a criminal act. For instance, a defendant may face criminal charges filed by the local government for drunken driving and be involved in separate civil cases for injuring plaintiffs or destroying their vehicles.
In civil cases, the plaintiff who initiated the suit often pursues "damages," or compensation for some form of asset loss, notes the Federal Judicial Center. In other cases, the court may order the defendant to fulfill a specific legal obligation. For example, if a manufacturer enters a contract to produce goods for a distributor at a predetermined price, the manufacturer may file a civil complaint if the distributor decides to buy from a competitor to save money. Instead of covering the cost of producing the goods and losing the sale, the manufacturer may ask the court to award an equivalent amount in damages.
Common examples of civil cases are disputes over contract violations and personal injury claims filed after auto accidents, explains the American Bar Association. Family law cases involving divorce, child custody or child support are also civil suits. A private citizen, federal agency or business entity may pursue a civil case if another private party is accused of infringing upon its constitutional rights or violating legal statutes, according to the Federal Judicial Center. In general, a civil case is a private complaint that accuses a person or organization of failing to uphold a legal obligation or exercising more authority than existing law allows. Civil cases are tried in state and federal circuits, but unlike criminal cases, they do not involve acts viewed as harmful crimes against society at large.
REMAIN SILENT The criminal justice system can be intimidating and even frightening if you don't understand the laws, rules, and procedures that govern it. This section offers an introduction to the concepts that shape the criminal justice system and tips for how to navigate it. Here, you will find information on how to read criminal statutes, how to mount a defense against criminal charges, what to look for when hiring an attorney, and more. Complete the Legal Form on this page for Free Criminal Law help today.
Rule #1 If you are arrested it is always best to use your right to remain silent.
Rule #2 Do not ever take a deal offered by the District Attorney’s office without consulting a private attorney.
Have you or a loved one been charged with a crime? Are you having issues posting bail? Do you feel the charges alleged are inappropriate? Is this a repeat offense and you are worried about the consequences? Are you being accused of a probation violation? Our attorneys can consult with you at no cost on criminal matters like petty theft, DUI, BUI, armed robbery, restraining order violations, breaking and entering, domestic violence, drug possession, minor alcohol possession and much more.
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Thousands of people are unfairly convicted of crimes because the system puts you at a disadvantage. You are up against experienced, government funded prosecutors and juries that are eager to assume guilt. Without deep pockets and the right connections, most people simply cannot mount an adequate defense. We level the playing field by providing the best attorneys in the nation with a passion for caring regardless of income. In-house, financing is available to fit any budget and we can also help with bail with little to no money down. If a loved one has been arrested and you are seeking help contact us today and make sure they retain their right to remain silent. Contact us today we can help.
From 1980 to 2008, the number of people incarcerated in America quadrupled-from roughly 500,000 to 2.3 million people. Today, the US is 5% of the World population and has 25% of world prisoners. Combining the number of people in prison and jail with those under parole or probation supervision, 1 in every 31 adults, or 3.2 percent of the population is under some form of correctional control. African Americans now constitute nearly 1 million of the total 2.3 million incarcerated populations. African Americans are incarcerated at nearly six times the rate of whites and many are from inner-city areas with no equal access to the legal justice system. We are here to change that contact us today for Free Criminal Law Help.
Landlord Tenant Law
Landlord-tenant law governs the rental of commercial and residential property. It is composed primarily of state statutory and common law. A number of states have based their statutory law on either the Uniform Residential Landlord And Tenant Act or the Model Residential Landlord-Tenant Code. Contact us today for free landlord tenant legal help.
From a landlord's perspective, you may need help working out tax deductions or determining how to evict a non-paying tenant. Tenants, on the other hand, may need help understanding their rights to tenant safety, the return of security deposits, and whether they can sublet.
Lease Agreements the basic legal parameters of the landlord-tenant relationship are outlined in the lease agreement, which protects the interests of both parties. Most states also recognize lease agreements made orally, but only for periods of one year or less. Provisions found in a typical lease agreement include the following:
#1 The names of the two parties involved
#2 Address and description of rental unit
#3 Amount of security deposit
#4 Whether pets are allowed
Some lease provisions are illegal, though. You should contact us today for your state's specific laws if in doubt, but generally, landlords may not include any of the following terms:
#1 Discriminatory exclusion of tenants
#2 Waiver of right to sue landlord
#3 Waiver of right to receive a refund of the security deposit
Do you feel that you are being wrongfully evicted? Did you receive a three-day pay or quit notice? Has your landlord raised your rent prior to the expiration of your lease? Has your landlord illegally entered your home without notice? Are you a landlord and having issues collecting past due rent? Do you need to know what the eviction laws are in your state and the process thereof? Is there damage to your property that you need to collect money on for repairs? Contact us today we can help. We'll discover exactly where you stand legally, and what can be done to protect you. Complete the legal form on this page to get the free identity theft insurance legal help now that you deserve.
Whether you are a landlord looking to find the perfect tenant, or a tenant looking for reasonable accommodations and a pleasant landlord, there are several things to consider. Both parties need to know the basics of renting out a place, how to collect or pay security deposits, the basics of fair housing laws, and more. Complete the form below or call us today, we can help.
Small Claims Court
Most small claims courts can only hear civil cases involving small amounts of money, usually $10,000 or less. Although small claims courts can hear most types of civil cases, such as contract disputes and personal injury claims, most courts do not hear family law cases, such as those involving child support, or probate cases. Practically anyone can bring a small claims case or be sued in small claims court, including individuals, large corporations, and small businesses. Contact us today for Free Small Claims Court Help.
Small claims court is a forum where people can have their legal disputes heard without the expensive and time-consuming process of a full trial. Small claims cases are usually informal proceedings, where litigants can present their own evidence and make their own arguments directly to the judge. The judge then renders a verdict after hearing both sides of the case. Small claims courts are courts of limited jurisdiction, meaning that they can only hear specific types of cases.
Small claims courts primarily resolve relatively small monetary disputes. Lawsuits in small claims court are limited to between $3,000 and $10,000, depending on your state in which you live and or where the proceeding is. Although we cannot represent you we can ensure that you are well prepared to successfully present your case in court. Contact us today to find out how we can help or complete the legal form on this page for immediate help today.When you file your small claims lawsuit the court will notify the opposing party by issuing a summons to appear in court. You will then have to attend court to prove your case. Many states, such as California, provide mediators to help the parties make one last effort at resolving their disputes before taking the case to the judge.
If you've failed to settle your dispute with phone calls and letters, SmallClaim.com takes the hassle out of filing a small claims case. You do not have to struggle with court documents or time-consuming filing procedures. Simply answer a few questions online, and SmallClaim.com will take care of the rest. We will create the necessary documents for you, and in some states, even file them with the proper court.
Chasing down security deposits and getting paid for money owed are two of the most common reasons why people file small claims suits. But apart from a few restrictions, just about any dispute can be taken to small claims court, if the amount of money requested falls within the maximum amount allowed by state law. In small claims court, there are no attorneys, juries or special courtroom procedures. Most of the time, the only people involved are you (plaintiff), your opponent (defendant) and the judge. In recent years, many states have increased the maximum amount you can recover. Plus, court judgments have become increasingly simple to collect.
Taxes are one of life's few constants. Every year, the vast majority of Americans are required to file an income tax return with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Even though "tax season" has become an integral part of American life, the process involved can still be confusing and even overwhelming for many Americans. Complete the Legal Form below for Free Tax Law Help Today.
The complex nature of federal tax law is, in part, to blame for the confusion. To give you a better idea of how tax law works, this section provides a number of articles and resources on federal taxation, tax forms, audits, and tax problems. You'll find detailed information on filing your return, claiming exemptions, taking advantage of deductions, dealing with an audit, avoiding tax issues, and getting legal help with your taxes.
Most Americans are required to pay taxes on their personal income each year. For the purposes of taxation, "income" typically includes any earnings, tips, commissions, dividends, alimony, capital gains, unemployment benefits, IRA distributions, and Social Security benefits received during the tax year.
However, not all income is taxed at the same rate. The U.S. has a progressive tax system. That means each level of income is taxed at a progressively higher rate. For example, let's say you earn $60,000 in a year. Under a hypothetical progressive tax system, the first $20,000 would be taxed at a marginal tax rate of 10%, while the next $20,000 would be taxed at a rate of 20%, and so on.
Taxpayers can also apply deductions and credits to lighten their tax burden. Deductions are expenses that may be subtracted from your taxable income. Common deductions include student loan interest, medical and dental costs, property taxes, mortgage interest, and college tuition. Similar to deductions, tax credits reduce taxable income for certain groups of individuals, like first-time home buyers and people caring for dependents.
Are you in debt to the IRS and need legal help to get you through the maze? Is there a lien against your property or paycheck? Would you like to negotiate a tax settlement including back-tax payment plans? ? If so we can help you resolve the issue. We'll discover exactly where you stand legally, and what can be done to protect you. Complete the legal form on this page to get the free immigration legal help now that you deserve.
Based on the amount of raw power the IRS has, and their reputation for having the willingness to use that power may have some people in fear of the IRS and taxes. The IRS has put taxpayers in jail, it does happen and can happen to just about anyone. Contact us today for that peace of mind that you deserve.
Identity theft and identity fraud are terms used to refer to all types of crime in which someone wrongfully obtains and uses another person's personal information in some way involving fraud for financial gain. Identity theft laws in most states make it a crime to misuse another person's identifying information. Complete legal form below to learn about our free identity theft insurance promotion from one of the world's largest providers.
Such information (including social security numbers, credit history, and PIN numbers) is often acquired through the offender's unlawful access to information from government and financial entities or lost or stolen mail, wallets and purses, identification, and credit or debit cards. Identity theft is one of the fastest-growing crimes in North America, robbing its victims of time, money and peace of mind. Identity thieves often use the Internet but also can obtain sensitive personal data from trash cans and other unsecured locations.
Because of the rise of identity theft and it's harmful consequences, congress passed a law making it a federal crime. Under the Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act, it is a federal crime for a person who knowingly transfers or uses, without lawful authority, a means of identification of another person with the intent to commit, or to aid or abet, any unlawful activity that constitutes a violation of Federal law, or that constitutes a felony under any applicable State or local law. This law was followed by the Theft Penalty Enhancement Act which increased penalties for aggravated identity theft, requiring courts to impose additional sentences of 2 years for general offenses and 5 years for terrorism-related offenses.
Did you know identity theft is the number one white collar crime in North America and is growing at an astonishing rate? Has your identity been stolen and negatively affected your credit? Have there been new credit accounts opened up in your name that is felonious? Do you need identity theft insurance? Do you need legal help now to remove the fraudulent items from your credit report bringing your FICO score down? Would a free consultation provide the peace of mind you desire, so that you can discover exactly where you stand legally, and what can be done to protect you? If so we can help. Contact us today for a free consultation to provide the peace of mind you deserve. We'll discover exactly where you stand legally, and what can be done to protect you. Complete the legal form on this page to get the free identity theft insurance legal help now that you deserve.
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SELF HELP MUST DO'S OF ID THEFT
#1 Notify affected creditors or banks
#2 Put a fraud alert on your credit report
#3 Check your credit reports
#4 Possible credit freeze on your reports
#5 Contact the FTC
#6 Go to the Police
#7 Send creditors copy of your ID theft report
#8 Contact credit reporting agencies
#9 Change all account passwords
#10 Contact Social Security Fraud Hotline
#11 Get a new drivers license
#12 Contact telephone & Utility Companies
Wrongful Billings or Charges
If you have been erroneously charged and are having difficulties coming to a mutual agreement in regards to the billing you are not alone, it happens. Contact us today for free legal help and peace of mind, we've been there and can help.
Has a product failed and caused injury to yourself or a loved one? Do you need experienced legal representation? Are you getting charged late fees or interest rates that you feel are outrageous or illegal? Have you been given sudden interest rate increases on your credit cards with no warning or reason? Do you have unpaid medical or insurance claims and need legal representation? Are you having troubles getting a refund or credit for a faulty product or service? Are having problems returning a defective product? If so we can help. Contact us today for a free consultation to provide the peace of mind you deserve. We'll discover exactly where you stand legally, and what can be done to protect you. Complete the legal form on this page to get the free legal help now that you deserve.
Ever seen unexpected charges on your phone or cable bills? We have too and recommend that you contact us today for a free consultation with a local attorney to get this resolved.
In 2014 and 2015, the FCC, working together with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Federal Trade Commission, and states' attorneys general agreed to major fines and settlements with the country's four largest wireless companies for billing customers millions of dollars in unauthorized third-party premium text messaging services. Through these "cramming" cases, the FCC and its partners brought a total of $353 million in penalties and restitution against the U.S.'s four largest wireless carriers, structuring these settlements so that $267.5 million of the total will be returned to affected customers. Claims by AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon wireless customers must already have been submitted to be eligible for a refund.
Ever been overcharged for medical bills? We have too and know how frustrating it can be.
Imagine you’ve been denied employment because of something in your medical history. You and your doctor can’t figure it out until you do a little digging into your paperwork. Turns out, someone in your doctor’s office transposed some digits on a billing code and accidentally billed you for leprosy. Contact us today we can help!
Moving Traffic Violations
More than 90 percent of the people in this country age 16 or older are licensed to drive, and there is more than one car registered for each one of them. These figures translate into trillions of miles driven each year with millions of traffic infractions, making traffic control an issue of immense proportions. The first traffic laws and regulations began to appear in the 1920s, and they now constitute a huge part of most state codes. Contact us today for FREE moving traffic violation help.
What follows is a general overview of traffic tickets and the underlying legal aspects of traffic citations, including an explanation of the information typically included on a written citation. The majority of traffic tickets are issued for strict liability offenses. This means that no particular criminal intent is required to convict a person of the offense. The only proof needed is that the person did the prohibited act. Strict-liability traffic offenses typically include such offenses as speeding, failure to yield, turning into the wrong lane, inoperable head or tail lights, parking in a handicap spot without the required sticker, overdue parking meters. We'll discover exactly where you stand legally, and what can be done to protect you. Complete the legal form on this page to get the FREE legal help now that you deserve.
Most people find it easier to just pay a traffic ticket than to try to fight it. This is especially true if the ticket is for a minor traffic violation. However, there are times when the time and energy to fight a ticket is worth it. For example, if the traffic ticket would lead to too many points on your driver's license or higher insurance premiums, it may be worth fighting the ticket. CONTACT US TODAY.
First of all, it's usually best to not pay the ticket if you have decided to try to get it dismissed. Although it's not true in all states, a lot of times paying the ticket is an admission of guilt. Of course, don't just ignore the ticket, but contact us to find out how you can get your day in court to fight the ticket. The easiest way to have a traffic ticket dismissed is when the police officer doesn't show up to. Since everyone has a constitutional right to question their accuser, when an officer doesn't show up, it usually results in an automatic dismissal of the ticket. There are a couple actions you can take to increase your chances of getting a no show. One is to postpone the court date because usually, the officer schedules all of his or her court dates for one day. Another way to increase your chances for a no show is to pick a date closer to the holidays or summer vacation because the officer might be on vacation. Contact us today we can help. Another way to have a ticket dismissed or reduced is to attend traffic school. This is not always an option, and usually, you can only attend traffic school once a year, but it can still be a good option because it's easier than going to court to fight the ticket. Plus, you can usually attend traffic school from the comfort of your own home. The best way to find out if traffic school is an option for you is to research the laws in your state.
Real Estate Law
The term real estate generally refers to ownership or use of land. Real estate law is a branch of civil law that covers the right to possess, use, and enjoy the land and the permanent manmade additions attached to it. Real estate law directly or indirectly impacts most of us on a daily basis, affecting homeowners, renters, landlords, home buyers and home sellers. Contact us today we can help.
In the United States, every state has exclusive jurisdiction over the land within its borders. Each state has the power to determine the form and effect of a transfer of real property in its jurisdiction. As a result, state law requirements vary significantly from state to state.
Do you need general help in your real estate transactions? Are you a realtor with legal questions concerning your industry? Do you have a property line dispute and require legal advice? Do you have problems dealing with the Real Estate Investment Trust or the Federal Fair Housing Act? Do you have issues or questions about HUD, Fannie Mae, or REO property questions? Would a free consultation provide the peace of mind you desire, so that you can discover exactly where you stand legally, and what can be done to protect you? Are you in or about to be in foreclosure status and need free real estate legal help? We'll discover exactly where you stand legally, and what can be done to protect you. Complete the legal form on this page to get the free real estate legal help now that you deserve.
Contact us today resources to help you get a handle on mortgage payments, avoid foreclosure, get better prepared for the foreclosure process. This section also provides key information on foreclosure alternatives and tips to help you avoid or stop foreclosure through credit counseling, mortgage modification, bankruptcy, and other strategies. Foreclosure is a difficult process to undergo, not least of which is the loss of one's home, but much more tolerable when armed with the right information.
One of the first challenges home buyers face is financing their home purchase. A home is the most expensive purchase most people make, and funding those purchases raises several legal issues. Below, you will find information about home loan options, qualifying for a mortgage, borrowers' rights, fair lending, and other related matters. You will also find information about how to borrow against the equity in your home through structures such as home equity loans and reverse mortgages, which are legally similar to mortgages. The articles and resources in this section will help you prepare for the mortgage application process.
Starting and running a small business requires a very broad skill set and is not for everyone. Even successful entrepreneurs encounter failure from time to time but learn from it to move forward. Contact us today for business law help. Complete the form below for a free consultation with a local attorney. Have peace of mind obtaining financing and hiring employees, to choosing the right insurance policies and filing taxes. Those who operate small businesses typically wear many different hats, but also must know when and how to seek help from others.
All businesses will encounter certain legal matters, such as questions about taxes or drafting contracts. But a small business owner's legal obligations and risks generally depend on the type of industry, business model, inherent risks involved, state laws, and a host of other considerations he or she faces. It's always best to consult an attorney before opening up shop, but anyone starting a small business will likely be confronted with legal issues. We'll discover exactly where you stand legally, and what can be done to protect you. Complete the legal form on this page to get the free immigration legal help now that you deserve.
While small business owners act in a number of capacities, the successful entrepreneur knows when to ask for help. This is especially true of legal matters, which can sink a business if handled poorly or ignored altogether. With Affordable Legal Help Now you will have unlimited free consultations with an attorney in your area for peace of mind with a variety of things such as creating a legal partnership agreement, submitting necessary tax forms, and drafting contracts with partners.
But some issues are too time-consuming, too complex, or too high-stakes to handle without the care and expertise of a business lawyer. These include defending against wrongful termination claims by former employees, making a special allocation of profits and losses, or negotiating for the acquisition of another company's assets. Your legal needs will be unique to your business.
And while seeking counsel for complex legal issues is smart, contacting us today to help prevent legal problems from occurring in the first place may be even smarter.
We'll discover exactly where you stand legally, and what can be done to protect you. Complete the legal form on this page to get the free immigration legal help now that you deserve. Small businesses are required to pay taxes just like everyone else, but they face more complicated filing requirements and typically have quarterly or monthly deadlines. Business Taxes" section includes information about your tax obligations and benefits (such as valuable deductions and incentives). This section will help you prepare for a business audit, understand which tax forms are needed, take advantage of significant tax deductions, learn the difference between current and capital expenses, and more.
Whether you are entering the job market for the first time or were recently terminated, it is important to understand your rights as a worker. Both federal and state governments have enacted a wide range of employment laws protecting employees from discriminatory treatment, unfair labor practices, unsafe work conditions, and more. Contact us today for a free consultation on in-depth resources on all phases of the employment process.
Employment law issues can arise in a wide range of situations. One of the most common circumstances occurs when an employee is fired for an illegal reason. Under federal law, employees may not be terminated on the basis of their race, gender, ethnicity, religion, disability or age. Employers who do so may be subject to civil liability for wrongful termination. The ban on discrimination applies not only to firings but to other aspects of employment, including hiring and promotion decisions.
Federal and state laws also protect employees from unfair labor practices. Employers must comply with wage and hour laws, like the Fair Labor Standards Act, that dictate how long an employee can work and how much he or she must be paid. Employees' rights extend to family life as well. For example, the Family and Medical Leave Act ensures that employees are granted time off to welcome a new baby, or deal with illness.
Other employment law issues involve workplace conditions. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, for example, requires employers to provide a safe workplace by adhering to national safety standards. Failing to do so can lead to fines and civil liability. In addition, employees generally have certain privacy rights while at work. For example, employers typically can't monitor personal telephone conversations or search an employee's car. Have you been wrongfully terminated and need legal advice? Have you been harassed, sexually or otherwise at your job? Does your employer owe you money that you can’t collect? Were you hurt and are having troubles being compensated? Are you not being paid overtime when overtime pay is required? Call now for a free consultation with an attorney in your area or fill out the Legal Form on this page to get the legal help now that you deserve. We'll discover exactly where you stand legally, and what can be done to protect you. Complete the legal form on this page to get the free immigration legal help now that you deserve.
If you or a loved one is involved in an employment law dispute, it's in your best interests to consult with an attorney. Since employment is such a broad area of the law, employment lawyers typically specialize in one or a few aspects of practice. It's, therefore, important for you to contact us for a free consultation with a lawyer who is experienced in the relevant area of employment law. For example, if you feel that you've been the victim of workplace discrimination, you should have an attorney who has experience handling the type of discrimination claim you're bringing. On the other hand, if you're looking to appeal a workers' compensation decision, you should have an attorney who is versed in the administrative procedures involved in workers' compensation law. Contact us today for free employment law help.
Dispute With Neighbors
Unless you live on hundreds of acres of land, you have probably had to deal with neighbors in some capacity. In most cases, neighbors are not family members or friends, yet instead, tend to come from multiple backgrounds. Often these differences in lifestyle, socioeconomic level, misunderstandings, and other factors may lead to neighbor disputes and make for an unpleasant neighborhood experience. Contact us today for a free consultation and information about how to handle neighbor disputes, including practical advice on neighbor relations; how to avoid becoming an annoyance to your neighbors; what to do if you believe your neighbor is becoming a nuisance; and relevant legal implications.
Everyone has a slightly different idea of what it means to be a nuisance, whether it's a barking dog or frequent all-night parties. When you file a nuisance lawsuit against your neighbor, you essentially make the claim that your neighbor's actions are interfering with the enjoyment of your property. Nuisance claims are considered either private or public. We'll discover exactly where you stand legally, and what can be done to protect you. Complete Legal Form for immediate free legal help.
A private nuisance claim is one that affects just one or a handful of neighbors, such as a loud rooster that crows at dawn every day. A public nuisance is typically much more far-reaching and involves the public in general. For instance, a nearby hog farm that fails to properly treat its waste, thus permeating the entire community with extremely unpleasant odors, would be considered a public nuisance. A nuisance typically involves non-physical elements, such as odors or sounds.
In order to get relief from a nuisance claim, the offending action must be both substantial and continuous. This means the occasional barking dog or annual all-night party would not be considered an actionable nuisance by most courts. But as a practical matter, it's usually best to work it out directly with your neighbor than to file a claim (which should be your last resort).
Depending on where you live, you may be surprised to learn that it's completely permissible for your neighbors to keep small livestock and replace the grass with crops. Some of these animals, particularly roosters, tend to be quite loud at odd hours of the day and may be considered a nuisance. Actual farms have "the right to farm," which means nuisance laws typically don't apply as long as the farm is following all laws and regulations.
But if your neighbor's small flock of hens is guarded by a rooster that wakes you up every morning at 4:30, you may have a valid nuisance claim. Again, talking to your neighbor directly is usually the best course of action; but if a loud rooster is causing a nuisance, you may have some leverage.
Neighbors and Water Damage
While a nuisance may interfere with your peaceful abode, water damage caused by a neighbor's actions typically requires expensive clean-up work. But it's important to know exactly what your neighbor's responsibilities are before pursuing a claim. For instance, neighbors typically are not responsible (i.e., liable) for water damage the results from naturally occurring rain runoff. Water will always flow from higher to lower ground, so it's your responsibility to protect your property from such predictable forms of water intrusion.
But if the excess water is the result of an altered landscape, plumbing issues, or some other condition for which the neighbor should have anticipated or corrected, then they most likely would be held liable for any damage. But in reality, these claims are often quite complicated and involve questions of physics, alternations, and the "reasonableness" standard. Disputes with neighbors are never pleasant, but knowing your rights and responsibilities will make for a better neighborly experience.
Owners have certain responsibilities for their animals, whether they are pets or livestock. For instance, a dog that has bitten a neighbor on more than one occasion may be declared dangerous by a judge and ordered to be confined in the home or behind a fence. Also, local ordinances may determine whether you may keep chickens or other livestock in your backyard.
Dogs or other animals inflicting bites, scratches, or other injuries may make their owners both civilly and criminally liable for such behavior. In some jurisdictions, an animal can be declared dangerous by a court and a judge may order the animal be confined or destroyed. States differ on the threshold for liability, however. For instance, some states hold owners strictly liable if they're dog bites an individual. But in other states, the owner must have known (or should have known) that the dog was dangerous or unpredictable.
If the issue is that the neighbor has too many pets, the neighbor could be in violation of a zoning, health code, or noise ordinance. Also, the welfare of the pets may be called into question, especially if they live in unsanitary conditions or don't receive adequate food, water, or medical care. It's best to speak with an attorney to determine how to proceed if a neighbor has too many pets. Contact us today for a free consultation.
It certainly can be frustrating to have a picturesque view blocked by a neighbor. But is it illegal? Home buyers consider a number of factors when choosing a place to live, including the views of the surrounding landscape. Likewise, a home with an ocean view typically will be worth much more than a home across from an oil refinery. So what are your legal options if you returned to your coastal vacation home only to discover that your neighbor has built a large addition that blocks your view? It really depends on where you live, since some cities have view ordinances. But if you don't live in such a city, you still have a couple of options. Contact us today we can help.
Racial profiling refers to the targeting of particular individuals by law enforcement authorities based not on their behavior, but rather their personal characteristics. It is generally used to encompass more than simply an individual's race. If you are a victim of racial profiling contact us today for a free consultation. We'll discover exactly where you stand legally, and what can be done to protect you. Complete the legal form on this page to get the free racial profiling legal help now that you deserve.
Most laws guaranteeing and regulating civil rights (including laws prohibiting race discrimination) originate at the federal level, through federal legislation (such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964). Civil rights have also been defined and interpreted through federal court decisions (such as those handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court). States also pass their own civil rights laws (usually very similar to those at the federal level), and even municipalities like cities and counties can enact ordinances and laws related to civil rights and race discrimination.
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While you might think it would be conservative Southern states that don't ban racial profiling, it is generally the opposite. Georgia, Mississippi, and South Carolina are the only states south of the Mason-Dixon line that doesn't have laws against racial profiling. Generally, it's Western states like Idaho, Wyoming, and the Dakotas, along with states with a liberal reputation like Vermont and New York that have yet to ban profiling. You can see the full map, along with a chart of the applicable laws in each state in the NAACP Report. If you feel that you've been racially profiled or otherwise unfairly targeted by police, stand up for your rights and contact us today for a free consultation.
Are police legally able to racial profile? It almost seems silly to ask whether racial profiling is allowed in policing. Obviously, there are laws against racial discrimination in law enforcement, right? As it turns out, there are still 20 states that have not outlawed racial profiling by police. Statutes can differ even in the states that have. Here's a quick look at how some states deal with racial profiling.
After revelations that an Arizona Sheriff’s Department was systematically targeting Latinos and the Department of Justice’s conclusion that police in Ferguson, Missouri profiled black residents. People are wondering whether, and how, this kind of police profiling is allowed. As a recent NAACP report points out, while the majority of states (including Arizona and Missouri) have laws prohibiting police from racially profiling, many others do not.
One thing that everyone knows will happen at some point in our lives is death, yet most fail to prepare for it. It’s of no real consequence if there are monetary assets available for your family to inherit or not. If you have no Last Will and Testament in place the state in which you live may have first say. Contact us today for a free consultation with a local attorney and peace of mind.
Probate law can be complex and quite frankly frustrating during a time of grief. There is a legal process in which property is transferred after a person's death. A process is known as probate and legal issues related to the collection, management, and distribution of an estate. Probate is a court-supervised process designed to sort out the transfer of a person's property after they have died. Some property passes automatically to another party upon death. Certain trusts, life insurance policies, and Totten Trusts (also called payable-on-death accounts) are capable of avoiding probate by making transferring ownership to the beneficiary before death, or automatically upon the creator's death. Other property that is subject to probate will be examined by the court and granted to the appropriate party. Contact us today for a free consultation with a local attorney and peace of mind.
You may have heard of probating a will. This refers to the situation where a will is presented to the court that fulfills the legal requirements to be upheld as valid. The court then takes into account the direction of the will and, to the extent that it is not overridden by law, divides the property according to the deceased's wishes.
Probate may be contested or uncontested. In a contested probate there may be a disgruntled party seeking a larger share. In these situations legal and factual arguments are introduced to support or undermine the claims of various parties.
The probate of most estates is uncontested, however. In these cases the property is collected, debts and taxes are paid, disputes are settled, and the remainder of the estate is transferred to the heirs.
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Probate is often criticized as being costly and time-consuming. Avoiding probate can ensure that beneficiaries receive their benefits more quickly and that less is lost to administrative and other expenses. As a result, many methods have been developed to try to avoid probate.
Joint Property Ownership, Death Beneficiaries, Revocable Living Trusts, and Gifts have all been used to avoid probate. Each of these processes has benefits and drawbacks. After learning the basics it is advisable to research more closely to ensure that you create new problems trying to avoid probate.
Jointly owned property that includes a right of survivor ship avoids probate because on death the deceased joint owner no longer owns the property, leaving only the surviving owner. Assets that permit you to designate a beneficiary upon death are termed death benefits, and they may also avoid probate. Revocable Living Trusts function similarly to Joint Property Ownership, in that upon death the property automatically transfers to the beneficiary, meaning that it isn't the deceased's property when probate occurs. Finally, making a gift of something before death will also allow the gifted property to avoid probate because the deceased no longer owns the property they gave away.
In addition to these methods, probate may be avoided through the use of a probate exemption. Exemptions allow for the avoidance of probate or a simplified probate process for smaller estates. In some states probate is eliminated or simplified for property left to the surviving spouse. Contact us today for FREE LEGAL HELP.
The probate process can be long and costly, taking months and sometimes years to resolve. The longer it takes, the more it will cost, leaving potential heirs with less than the deceased may have intended. For these reasons, most people will try to avoid probate in any way possible.
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Transferring assets outside of the probate process can not only save the estate a lot of time and expense but can also help loved ones avoid years of legal hassle. There are four general ways to pass on your property and avoid the probate system: Joint Property Ownership, Death Beneficiaries, Revocable Living Trusts, Gifts.
Jointly owned property with the right of survivor ship avoids the probate process for one very simple reason: upon death, the deceased joint owner no longer owns the property and it passes to the living joint owner. There are several ways to do this, and the chosen method will depend on what a particular state recognizes.
To create any of these forms of joint ownership with a right of survivor ship, states typically require a written document that sets out the joint ownership relationship, the property that is jointly held, and the right of survivor ship. Here are the most common forms of joint property with a right of survivor ship: When two or more people own property like a home, either as joint tenants or tenants in common, each individual owns a share or interest of the entire property. This means that specific areas of the property are not owned by any one individual, but rather shared as a whole. While joint tenants with survivor ship are similar to tenants in common in many ways, particularly the right of possession with respect to the property, there are some important differences with respect to what happens when a co-owner dies.
While none of the owners may claim to own a specific part of the property, tenants in common may have different ownership interests. For instance, Tenant A and Tenant B may each own 25 percent of the home, while Tenant C owns 50 percent of the property as a whole. Tenants in common also may be created at different times; so an individual may obtain an interest in the property years after the other individuals have entered into a tenancy in common ownership. Contact us today for peace of mind and a free consultation with a local attorney.
Divorce for Men
We've all dreamed of finding lifelong love, but not every romance was made to last. Studies have even shown that many marry their high school sweetheart and then discover years later that it’s unfortunately not going to work. Getting a divorce can have serious, long-term effects, both emotionally and legally. There are also strict legal requirements that cover everything from choosing a method of legal separation, to selecting where and how to file, to deciding how the property should be divided. The divorce process can be confusing, especially without legal assistance. Contact us today for a free consultation, we offer many free and highly discounted divorce legal services for men.
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Divorce for Women
We've all dreamed of finding lifelong love, but not every romance was made to last. Studies have even shown that many marry their high school sweetheart and then discover years later that it’s unfortunately not going to work. Getting a divorce can have serious, long-term effects, both emotionally and legally. There are also strict legal requirements that cover everything from choosing a method of legal separation, to selecting where and how to file, to deciding how the property should be divided. The divorce process can be confusing, especially without legal assistance. Contact us today for a free consultation, we offer many free and highly discounted divorce legal services for women.
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