If you've been injured in an accident, can you recover lost wages? What kind of behavior counts as negligence? What can you do if a product malfunctions? We have answers to all of these questions and more. Learn about the law by clicking on one of the topics below.
What kinds of warnings should a pharmaceutical company provide for a medication? Are prescription medications treated differently than over-the-counter remedies? What sorts of damages are you entitled to if you are injured by a defective drug?
Whether you are considering launching a new business, or you own or operate a going concern, there are legal matters you must address. What's the best type of structure for your business? A partnership? A limited liability company?
When things aren't going well in your family—the bonds between you and your spouse have been broken, or you've been unable to build a family—the emotional challenges can make it difficult to take the right steps to protect yourself. Uncertainty about what the future holds can cause significant stress and anxiety.
You've been saving for a down payment for your own place…or the family's growing and you need more room…or the kids are on their own and it's time to downscale. When you are looking to buy, sell or rent real property, the more you know about the law, your rights and your options, the better you can protect your investment.
While taxes are, for most of us, an unavoidable part of life, there are legitimate ways that you can minimize the burden. Whether its state or federal income tax, a levy on the sale of goods or property, or an estate or inheritance tax, the more you know, the more likely you'll be able to avoid unfavorable or unnecessary tax consequences.
What is the difference between a felony and a misdemeanor? When can a police officer search your car? When can a criminal record be sealed or expunged? Our overview of the basics provides answers to all of these questions and more. Learn about the law by clicking on one of the topics below.
Can a student or business visitor get a temporary visa? How does a person become a permanent resident or citizen of the United States? Under what circumstances can refugees be granted asylum? We have answers to all of these questions and more. Learn about the law by clicking on one of the topics below.
Under American immigration laws, any foreign national who seeks to enter the country must present a valid visa at the port of entry, whether it be an airport or a border crossing.
More people are hurt in motor vehicle accidents than in any other type of accident. The injuries you suffer in a motor vehicle accident can change your life in an instant.
As a general rule, real property taxes are imposed by municipal or county governments, with owners of property paying a percentage of the assessed value of the property.
Divorce and all the legal issues associated with it—child custody, visitation, child support, alimony or spousal support, property division—these matters all differ based on state law.
When you or someone you love has suffered from food poisoning or contracted any illness or injury because of exposure to food-borne pathogens, there are a number of avenues you can...
If you have built any kind of net worth, or if you own any property at all, you need an estate plan. When you die, decisions will have to be made about who now has right...
A mortgage involves two important legal documents: a promissory note and either a mortgage document or deed of trust.
A business partnership is an agreement between two or more people, express or implied, to conduct certain business activities.
Litigation can be a costly enterprise, both in terms of dollars and the amount of time it can take to resolve a legal dispute.
In general, businesses facing financial problems have the same options in bankruptcy as individuals: the discharge of debt in exchange for the sale of assets pursuant to Chapter 7;
The owner of a copyright has the right to reproduce a copyrighted work, prepare derivative works based upon it, distribute copies of it and publicly display or perform it.
When a member of your family dies because of the carelessness or negligence of another person, you have a right to seek compensation for your losses
A trademark is a symbol, picture, word or phrase that a seller or manufacturer uses to distinguish a product or service from that of a competitor.
The defenses raised in criminal cases generally fall into two categories: you did not commit the crime, or you committed the crime, but should not be held responsible.