State Law

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.

What does it mean for a person to be incompetent to stand trial, and how is it different from the insanity defense.

What happens when a parent wants to move to another home or state, before or after a custody order has been issued.

What is meant by the insanity defense, and how does it work in a criminal case.

When might a person be able to bring a defamation case based upon media coverage of a high profile incident or criminal case?

What are the factors that cause a court to award physical custody to one parent, or to modify a custody order.

How to create a trust for the future care of your pets, and alternatives to the use of a trust.

How to transfer property into and out of a living trust.

How trusts work, and when people may benefit from creating a trust as part of their estate plans.

Why it's usually a bad idea to secretly record your ex- in the hope of gaining an advantage in custody litigation.

Factors to consider when creating a joint parenting time schedule, and how to make joint physical custody work for the long-term.

How parents can more effectively communicate about their children, particularly in high conflict situations.

How cooperative co-parenting and communication can help parents create custody schedules and consistency that will help their children.

How parents who have restricted access to their children can develop and maintain relationships for the long term.

What to do when the other parent is inconsistent or doesn't show up for child visitation.