April 2, 2019
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Common Breaches of Contract in Business Law

If you are in business, you likely have several contracts that you have signed. What happens you or someone involved in your business isn’t living up to their end of the contract? It’s a question that you should always have on your mind. Breach of contract occurs when an agreement between two business entities is […]
April 2, 2019

Why You Need a Lawyer for Real Estate Transactions

If you are interested in buying or selling real estate, you should definitely add the cost of a solid real estate attorney into your budget. Without a real estate lawyer, you are susceptible to a lot of different mistakes that can end up costing you big in the long run. Buying a home or commercial […]
April 2, 2019

The Difference Between a Living Trust and a Will

If you have ever dealt with estate planning before, it’s likely that you’ve heard the terms living trust and will before. These are often misunderstood legal concepts that each have very different implications. Each one helps with distributing property and assets after your death. However, the real difference between them lies in how the assets […]
April 2, 2019

4 Reasons Why You Need an Estate Plan

The idea of planning for your own death can be frightening for many people. However, it’s a reality that everyone must deal with. That’s why estate planning is such an important task for us. We want our families to be set up when we pass on and help them deal with the grieving process without […]
April 2, 2019

3 Estate Planning Pitfalls to Avoid

Many of our clients come to us in need of help with the estate planning process. Derryberry & Associates LLP is always ready to help you come up with a proper estate plan for your family so that they are taken care of in the event of your demise. Many times, people fall into some […]
April 2, 2019

What to Do if You Get an Eviction Notice

Sometimes you are expecting an eviction notice and sometimes they come out of nowhere. As a tenant, you have certain responsibilities to your landlord that are outlined in your contract. If you don’t uphold those responsibilities or if your landlord thinks that you are not, it’s likely you will get an eviction notice. There are […]
April 2, 2019

What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of an LLC?

If you’ve ever had a great business idea or have thought about starting your own business, it’s likely you’ve heard about limited liability companies before. From a business law standpoint, a limited liability company allows you to start your business without a lot of personal liability. It’s always best to hire a top-notch business lawyer […]
April 2, 2019

Qualities of a Bad Lawyer to Watch Out For

If you are looking for legal services or a business lawyer to help you out, you’ll probably notice how many options there are to choose from. It can be really challenging to find an expert in business law that has your best interests in mind. Sometimes, in order to find the right lawyer for your […]
February 27, 2019

The Smart Way to Handle a Business Lawsuit

Getting sued can feel like the world is crashing down on your business. It can add lots of stress for business owners and lead people to make decisions that simply don’t make sense. Having a great business lawyer on your team is a priceless resource in situations when your business is fighting a lawsuit. If […]
February 27, 2019

Common Lawsuits that Are Filed Against Businesses

Lawsuits can be a big problem for a business to have to deal with. They can derail your everyday operations and end up costing businesses thousands of dollars. Not to mentioned certain lawsuits can harm a company’s reputation. Hiring a business attorney that you know and trust is always a great idea, particularly if you […]
October 16, 2018

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 […]