It's great to make plans and it's great to start projects, but what good do they do if you never finish them? It isn't uncommon for us to regularly hear comments like these around the law office; I came to see you about this legal problem 2 years ago and never did anything about it and now I am getting sued; I meant to send this creditor evidence that I had already paid this … [Read more...] about Success Is In the Follow Up!
LEGAL 911— WHEN should you Contact a Lawyer?
So, you have a legal problem... maybe. But maybe you can handle it yourself. Or maybe it won't get too serious... or maybe it will go away.How do you decide when to see an attorney?Of course, the decision varies from person to person and case to case. But here are some situations that should cause you to seek help right away. You have been served with a lawsuit. If you have been served, … [Read more...] about LEGAL 911— WHEN should you Contact a Lawyer?
I no Longer Represent You….
Some legal situations have a clear start, and a clear finish. For instance, a deal is proposed between two people, negotiations happen, a contract is drawn up, then revised, then signed. The deal proceeds and the event is concluded. Everyone goes on with their lives. A good example of this is a home purchase. Closing occurs, money exchanges hands, new deeds are filed. The new people move in. … [Read more...] about I no Longer Represent You….
What can Happen if you Refuse to Answer Discovery in your Case
Discovery. Most people hate it. If you are a party to a divorce, or any other type of adversarial lawsuit (child support, modification, probate contest, contract suit, neighbor dispute, suit for money or property, and many other types of case) you may be served what is called "discovery". The term "discovery" can include a deposition or subpoenas to bring documents or things. It also includes … [Read more...] about What can Happen if you Refuse to Answer Discovery in your Case
Before you Embark on a Journey of Revenge…
"Revenge is sweet" according to a popular expression. However, Confucius warned, "Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves." While the idea of revenge may feel satisfying, there is no doubt that it takes a toll on both parties. There is nothing that gets strong emotions going like a legal fight. Divorce, custody fights, business break ups, property disputes- these are … [Read more...] about Before you Embark on a Journey of Revenge…
The 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
This month marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (the "ADA"). This was the first comprehensive law to protect the civil rights of Americans with Disabilities. We are now used to seeing wheelchair ramps, handicapped parking spaces and telephone or ATM options for people with disabilities. But, 25 years ago, these everyday items were not common. The ADA has made … [Read more...] about The 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act