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November 28, 2018
starting a business from scratch

5 Key Steps to Remember When You’re Starting a Business From Scratch

Thinking of starting a business from scratch? If you start it in 2018 you’ll join the other 8% of entrepreneurs who began a business. But sadly, that’s slightly lower than the 9% of businesses which closed this year. Starting your own business isn’t for the faint of heart. 50% of you will fail in the first […]
November 25, 2018
small business legal services

Your Guide to Small Business Legal Services: When You Can Skimp & When You Should Splurge

There are more than 30 million small businesses in the United States, and that number keeps growing. As millions of Americans know, running a small business is both challenging and rewarding. Managing your budget is one of the many challenges facing small business owners like you. You may be tempted to cut costs to make […]
November 24, 2018
Workplace Discrimination

The Types of Workplace Discrimination Every Employer Needs to Know (& Avoid!)

As an employer, you should know that the United States Department of Labor protects your employees from workplace discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. You may not discriminate against your employees based on sex, pregnancy, color, race, religion, and national origin. But the discrimination laws get more complex. Other EEO laws also protect […]
November 24, 2018
estate planning attorney

The Important Questions You Should Ask Your Estate Planning Attorney

More than half of all American adults don’t have any kind of plan in place for when they pass away. They haven’t thought about writing their will yet or setting up an estate plan, which is a risky game to play. Whether you’re only in your mid-30s or you’re about to turn 60, you need […]
November 21, 2018
business formation

How to Choose the Right Type of Business Formation: Understanding the Differences Between an LLC, Partnership & Corporation

When you first start a business, you’re probably imagining how you’re going to change the world. People don’t start companies because they want to sift through paperwork. They do it because they want to make something that people need. Yet, there are still many, lengthy, legal processes that all budding entrepreneurs need to go through. […]
November 20, 2018
business lawyer

6 Reasons You Need to Hire a Business Lawyer (Even if You Don’t Think You Do!)

Does your small business have a lawyer on its side? If not, you should consider finding a business lawyer right away. Lawyers will be there when something goes wrong for your business, but there are other benefits they can offer as well. Keep reading to see how a business lawyer will benefit you. Find a […]
November 20, 2018
probate law

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 […]
November 16, 2018
landlord laws

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 5, 2018
eviction letter

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 1, 2018
probate lawyer

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 […]
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 […]