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July 25, 2019

The Right Ways for Landlords to Collect Rent from Their Tenants

One of the biggest issues that end up causing problems for landlords is rent payments. As a landlord, you will quickly realize that some tenants will pay late, some will try to pay in strange ways, and some will simply not pay their rent at all. You need to have a specific plan of action […]
July 25, 2019

Important Steps for Avoiding Employee Lawsuits

As an employer, one of the worst issues to deal with is when one of your own employees is suing you. This can occur for plenty of different reasons, which is why it’s always a great idea to have a basic understanding of employment law. Hiring a great business lawyer that understands the intricacies of […]
July 25, 2019

3 Common Issues That Can Lead to Employment Law Problems

As an employer, it’s up to you to create the policies and regulations that let your employees come to work in a safe and productive work environment. Unfortunately, many employers neglect to put the time and effort into making sure employment law problems don’t come up. Creating a Human Resources department and making sure that […]
July 25, 2019

Why Real Estate Transactions Go More Smoothly with A Lawyer

Putting together a real estate deal can be stressful and intimidating if it’s your first time. The truth is that even experienced business owners can get nervous around the closing date of a big real estate transaction. That’s why it makes so much sense to hire a great business lawyer to help you out with […]
July 25, 2019

Eviction Mistakes to Avoid Making

Part of owning property and dealing with tenants is accepting the chance that you might have to evict one of your tenants one day. It can happen for a variety of different reasons and is a common responsibility for many landlords out there. Evictions can either go smoothly and without incident or they can lead […]
July 25, 2019

How to Be a Successful Landlord

Owning property can be a great opportunity to gain expertise in the business world and learn how to deal with all different types of people. Your return on investment can be quite large if you treat your tenants right and learn how to handle being a landlord the right way. There are plenty of landlords […]
July 25, 2019

4 Valuable Steps for the Executor of an Estate to Take

Being the executor of someone’s estate can be an honor, but it always requires that person to take on a fair amount of responsibility. The idea that someone is putting their faith in you to handle matters in the event of their death is certainly powerful. Being named the executor of an estate means that […]
July 25, 2019

4 Types of Legal Services Offered by Derryberry & Associates LLP

Hiring the right attorney to help you out can be the difference between failure and success when it comes to legal matters. There are so many different lawyers out there trying to get your money that you really want to make sure you are hiring the right one. It’s important to consider what specific area […]
June 20, 2019

Tips for Starting a Small Business

Taking your first steps towards becoming an entrepreneur or making your business idea become a reality are always exciting. However, there are plenty of people that don’t understand the steps required to get things started the right way. Instead of trying to figure out things like financing and choosing the right business type as you […]
June 20, 2019

4 of the Most Common Small Business Myths Debunked

If you are an aspiring entrepreneur or you already own a small business, you are well on your way to learning priceless lessons about business and about yourself. People tend to have ideas about small businesses that are far from the actual truth. Myths about small businesses are easily spread around, especially because most people […]
October 16, 2018
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5 Signs It’s Time to Evict Your Tenants

Have you been having trouble with some of your tenants? Have you tried giving them warnings, issuing official statements, and trying to reason with them all to no avail? Then it might be time to evict. Eviction might seem harsh, but as the landlord, it’s your right to evict tenants under certain circumstances. It is […]
October 19, 2018

Top 5 Tips to Find the Best Estate Planning Lawyer

Whether we like it or not, we’re all going to die one day. And when we do, its easier for our families if our affairs are in order. Unfortunately, not everyone sees things this way. Even the wealthiest people sometimes forget to get their estates in order. Singer Aretha Franklin, for example, passed away in […]
October 19, 2018

What to Do When a Tenant Refuses to Leave

Today, the number of renters in the United States is at its highest since 1965. While the number of households in the US grew, the number of owners stayed flat. This is a consequence of the housing bust in the country. That said, it does mean that more people have the opportunity to increase their […]
October 20, 2018
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5 Legal Issues Real Estate Agents Need to Be Aware Of

For you, nothing compares to the thrill of making that home sale and collecting that check on closing day. And you’re not the only person who feels this way. Research shows that more than 440,000 people in the United States were real estate agents in 2016. However, as exciting as being a real estate agent […]
October 24, 2018
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4 Employment Laws Every Manager Needs to Know

There are a couple of ways to look at employment lawsuits. The first one is to take the “What’s the worst that could happen?” approach. Managers who know that workers only win 1 percent of federal civil suits that go to trial are more likely to take this approach because they figure the odds are […]
October 28, 2018
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3 Reasons You Need to Hire an Estate Lawyer When Writing Your Estate Plan

Do you have a plan for what happens to your personal property after you pass away? What about a legal document outlining what you’d like to have happen if you become incapacitated? If not, then you need to consider creating an estate plan. In this post, we’ll tell you just a few of the many […]
November 1, 2018
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Top 5 Reasons You Need to Hire a Probate Lawyer

The Holmes-Rahe Stress Inventory rates various life events for stress. Not surprisingly the death of a spouse is the top item and death of close family is in the top five too. It’s not surprising then that it’s at a time like this that executors and families turn to professionals to help them. The legal […]
November 5, 2018
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How to Draft an Eviction Letter

It’s unfortunate, but there are times when we have to say goodbye to tenants. Those times often happen through the process of eviction. There’re many reasons to evict tenants. Nonpayment is most popular. But lease violations, property damage, and illegal behavior are others. If you must release a problem tenant from your property, there’s a […]
November 16, 2018
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Landlord Laws You Should Memorize Before Renting Property: Know Your Rights & Your Tenant’s Rights

Being a landlord comes with a lot of responsibilities. You are allowing someone, most often complete strangers, to move into a home or apartment you own. There are landlord laws on the local, state and federal levels that you must adhere to. It is important that both the property owner and client understand these tenant laws. […]
November 20, 2018
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4 Things Everyone Should Know About Probate Law & How it Works

The residents of California are lucky in that the probate process isn’t especially difficult. Unfortunately, it can be expensive. California is unique in that it is one of the few states that let lawyers charge a fee based on the percentage of the assets going through probate. These rates are set out in the California probate […]