Indemnification provisions are present in many types of contracts- service agreements, leases, insurance contracts, and employment agreements - to name just a few. To "indemnify" someone is to promise to pay the cost of future damage, loss, or injury and therefore to protect them from future monetary damage. Indemnity provisions are common, "boilerplate" language. This leads many careful, … [Read more...] about What are Indemnification Provisions?
Supporting the Caregivers of Persons With Dementia
If you are a caregiver for a person who has dementia, you need all the support that you can get. Luckily, support is available. Here are some resources, and some things that you may be able to do to make your daily life go a little more smoothly. Support Groups online. Many online resources exist for caregivers. Social media sites such as Facebook have pages and groups that you can join. … [Read more...] about Supporting the Caregivers of Persons With Dementia
Can Your Attorney Withdraw from Your Case?
Can your attorney withdraw from your case? It is permissible for an attorney to seek withdrawal from a case. If your case is in litigation, the judge in the case will need to approve the withdrawal of the attorney. This withdrawal may be approved by the judge as long as the case is not too close to trial (or other deadlines) and the case can proceed without that attorney. The judge may deny … [Read more...] about Can Your Attorney Withdraw from Your Case?
Success Is In the Follow Up!
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!
What to Bring to a Will Consultation
So you are finally going to get your will done. This has probably been something that has been placed on your "to do" list and moved to the bottom time and time again. Once you have finally decided to proceed, you've called the estate planning lawyer and made the appointment. Now, what to bring to the appointment? Option One: nothing but a notepad. If you have never had a will before, … [Read more...] about What to Bring to a Will Consultation
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….
How to Harm Your Chances of Getting Custody of Your Children
Fighting for custody is a heartrending, exhausting, and sorrowful experience. No matter what the results, it is hard on everyone. In fact, people become so completely emotional and exhausted that they are not on their best behavior. If there is a time to be on your best behavior, it is while you are asking for custody. Here are some of the top mistakes that people make when involved in a … [Read more...] about How to Harm Your Chances of Getting Custody of Your Children