State Law

The issues and equities involved in using goodwill to determine the value of a marital business, while also assessing spousal support based on the same earnings.

Why evidence of bite mark matching should be viewed skeptically, and can be highly misleading and unreliable.

Information about the courtroom use of forensic computer animation, whether as an exhibit or demonstative aid, or as a reconstruction of an event or as opinion evidence.

What are junk bonds, and what are the risks and benefits of investment.

Common hazards present in residential stairways, platforms and ramps that contribute to falls.

Tips on how to hire and utilize a private investigator.

How lawyers can avoid or reduce the cost incurring the cost of retaining an expert that they do not anticpate will testify, without having that expert's testimony later excluded by a court.

What is probate, and what does it mean to probate a will.

What is a non-compete agreement, when can you be required to sign a non-compete agreement, and will the agreement be enforceable in court.

How do wrongful death claims work, and how do family members recover damages following the wrongful death of a close relative.

What are the basic differences between jails, the local facilities that hold people who are awaiting trial or sentenced to shorter terms of incarceration, and prisons, the facilities that hold...

What are your rights if you accept an offer of employment and later discover that the job title, duties or salary have been changed.

How do pre-prosecution diversion programs work, what are the benefits of diversion, and who qualifies for pretrial diversion.

What is the legal basis for sending a civil demand letter to a person who is caught shoplifting, and what happens after you get a letter.

There is a conflict between federal and some state laws regarding the use of marijuana. While 18 states legalize the limited use of marijuana, federal law is completely against it.

Why project owners should consider an Owner-Controlled Insurance Program (OCIP).

How to change jobs while collecting workers comp, and what to watch out for.

Why you should say "no" when asked to cosign for a loan or lease.

Is it legal for opposite-sex siblings to share a bedroom, and will it matter in a custody case.

How marital debt can become a problem if not paid off or properly handled in a divorce judgment, and sometimes even with the best effort to prevent future problems.

What does it mean if somebody claims to be judgment-proof, or states that it's not worth pursuing a claim against somebody because they're judgment-proof?

With legal protections offered to tenants for service animals and emotional support animals, should landlords reconsider 'no pets' rules.

What to do if you are exposed to pesticides, and when can a personal injury case be brought for pesticide exposure.

How dangerous or defective equipment and machinery may support a personal injury claim, in addition to workers compensation.

What is meant by child custody, including legal, physical, sole and joint custody.

What is an injunction and when may you seek one against another person or business.

Common mistakes made by used car sellers that can create financial and legal nightmares.

Common mistakes that people make when purchasing a used car, and how to avoid them.

When is homicide a crime and what is the difference between homicide and murder

When is a person liable for damages resulting from an intentional tort, an intentionally caused injury.

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