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October 3, 2019

4 Components of a Legal Contract

Most business owners aren’t experts in the legal world, which is why it’s important to hire a reliable attorney. Anytime you are dealing with a legal contract, the margin for error is very slim. Knowing the difference between what constitutes a legally binding agreement and what doesn’t can be very valuable. That’s why we’ve created […]
October 3, 2019

4 Remedies for Breach of Contract

If you work in business, you probably know just how important it is to always have contracts in place. Contracts can protect your business and act as a legally binding agreement in court should you ever run into problems. Breach of contracts will occur quite frequently in business, which is why it always pays to […]
October 3, 2019

Estate Planning Services from Derryberry & Associates LLP

Creating a solid estate plan is essential for anyone that wants to help provide for their family when they are gone. It’s never fun to think about death, but it’s important to remember that death is simply part of life. An estate plan allows you to lay out what you want to occur after you […]
October 3, 2019

Important Policies for Small Businesses to Have

Owning a small business requires you to lay down a certain framework for your employees to operate under. There are certain policies you should get down in writing to avoid potentially disastrous legal consequences. These policies will help you mitigate risks in the workplace and keep your employees productive and happy during the time they […]
October 3, 2019

4 Big Mistakes Companies Make When Terminating Employees

Things can get complicated quickly if you are an employer that doesn’t understand the right procedures for terminating a current employee. It’s your responsibility as an employer to follow state and local employment laws when the time comes to move on from an employee. Failure to adhere to employment laws can lead to litigation and […]
October 3, 2019

Small Business Errors to Avoid

The responsibility of running a small business can put a lot of pressure and stress on you if you aren’t careful. It’s easy to find yourself overwhelmed while trying to handle multiple tasks. This is when business owners tend to make costly errors. Sometimes, business owners learn valuable lessons the hard way by costing themselves […]
October 3, 2019

The Benefits of Incorporating Your Business

If you are a business owner, the chances are good that you have thought about incorporating before. It can be an expensive endeavor at first, but the benefits can ultimately make it worth your time and effort. If you aren’t familiar with the concept of incorporating a business, it essentially refers to creating a separate […]
October 3, 2019

Why You Should Consider Using a Non-Disclosure Agreement

Whenever you are entering into a new business relationship, it’s always important to have a certain level of confidence in trusting your new associate. Partnering up can be a great way to grow your business, take advantage of new perspectives, and obtain access to additional capital. However, if confidential information about your business will be […]
September 6, 2019

Choosing the Right Executor for Your Estate

Whenever you are working on your estate planning, it’s always a good idea to think about who is trustworthy enough to take care of your estate when you are gone. You want to choose an executor that is both reliable and honest so that you know your family will be looked after when you pass […]
September 6, 2019

Common Landlord Mistakes to Avoid

If you are a landlord, it’s important to treat your property like a small business. That means keeping your tenants happy and constantly learning from your mistakes. As time goes on, you will learn a lot about what types of things you want to avoid and what actions help you succeed as a landlord. Many […]
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 […]