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Is My Husband’s Military Pension Considered Marital Property?

February 18, 2018     By
When military personnel marry someone, these individuals may face their pension or other benefits becoming part of the marriage with...

Traffic Ticket Lawyers - When DO I Need One?

February 18, 2018     By
Traffic tickets are a common nuisance that many face when driving in the wrong place before a law enforcement officer does his or her rounds and...

Common Causes of Winter Automotive Accidents in Illinois and What to Do About Them

February 18, 2018     By
Illinois winters are notorious for the dangerous conditions that they create. Driving in the snow can be treacherous, especially when ice has...

Must Knows of the Clean Water Act

February 18, 2018     By
The Clean Water Act was put into effect to ensure that both ground water and drinking water are clean for use and may provide the public...

In the Wake of Harvey Federal Money to Pay for Water Projects in Texas

February 16, 2018     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
The National Hurricane Center has concluded that Hurricane Harvey, which flooded the Texas Gulf Coast last August, was the worst rain storm ever...

SpaceX Wants $5 Million More for the Boca Chica Spaceport in Texas

February 16, 2018     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
SpaceX, which has been building a spaceport at Boca Chica near Brownsville, is asking the state of Texas for $5 million more to help pay for...

The Five Types of Spousal Support in California

February 16, 2018     By
California provides for various types of spousal support when couples separate or divorce in the state. Divorce is often an expensive...

Effect of New Illinois Child Support Law on Business Owners

February 16, 2018     By
Illinois passed a new child support law that became effective on July 1, 2017. The new child support law makes it simple to calculate child...

Survivor Benefit Elections in Georgia Divorces

February 16, 2018     By
Survivors of a spouse or divorced spouse that dies are not uncommon, and these monetary benefits may transfer to the previously married...

Cruel Swatting Prank Leads to Stranger’s Death

February 16, 2018     By Hebets & McCallin
Swatting is the act of calling in a false report of a very serious crime to police in order to prompt them to send a SWAT team (Special Weapons...

Xarelto Lawsuit Alleges Pharma Companies Rigged Clinical Trials

February 16, 2018     By d'Oliveira & Associates
The Xarelto clinical trial results were compared to a Warfarin study that was mishandled in Eastern Europe.

Can You Sue Facebook in Your Home EU Country?

February 16, 2018     By SMARTLEGAL Schmidt & Partners
This was the basic question in a lawsuit in Austria filed by a private person against the social media giant. In this short article we explain...

5+5 Things Affecting How Much You Pay for an EU GDPR Breach

February 16, 2018     By SMARTLEGAL Schmidt & Partners
Data protection authorities can impose administrative fines up to 20 Million Euro based on the EU GDPR. But what affects the actual amount that...

Punishment for Possession of a Controlled Substance in Virginia

February 15, 2018     By SRIS Law Group, PC
According to the Virginia code, section §54.1 – 3401, the controlled substance in Virginia is “a drug, substance, or immediate precursor in...

Premises Liability Injuries in Washington DC

February 15, 2018     By
Premises liability involves another’s property possessing various hazards and dangers that harm a person when he or she is on the land or in the...

Cheating and Alimony in North Carolina: Does It Matter?

February 15, 2018     By
When a husband or wife cheats on his or her spouse, there are instances where divorce will occur and alimony is part of the resolution to the...

Prenuptial vs Property Settlement Agreements under Cypriot Family Law

February 15, 2018     By Antonis Paschalides & Co LLC
Differences between prenuptial and property settlement agreements under Cyprus Family Law.

U.S. Green Card Marriage Interview: Common Questions

February 15, 2018     By
The process of a green card marriage may lead to several interviews with the immigration authorities where the couple may fall under suspicion...

Marriage in Italy for Foreigners

February 15, 2018     By Arnone & Sicomo
Marriage in Italy for foreigners: general guide and requirements for getting married in Italy

Environmental Laws Every Small Business Owner Must Know

February 15, 2018     By
Small business owners facing potential violations with environmental laws should research these matters before the event ends in disaster. This...

When Can I Sue My Dentist for Dental Malpractice?

February 15, 2018     By
Starting a claim of dental malpractice usually requires the services of a lawyer who understands these matters and has verified there is...

Should You Have Surgery Overseas?

February 15, 2018     By
Before seeking a doctor from another country, it is important to determine if surgery overseas is beneficial and the better option based on the...

Virginia Grounds for Divorce

February 15, 2018     By
Virginia recognizes both fault and no-fault grounds for parties who want to get divorced. The grounds that a spouse alleges will depend on the...

Reckless Driving Ticket Fines & Penalties in Virginia

February 15, 2018     By SRIS Law Group, PC
Reckless driving is a serious traffic violation and therefore, it is categorized as a Class 1 misdemeanor in Virginia

Leaving the Scene of an Accident in Virginia

February 15, 2018     By SRIS Law Group, PC
According to the state of Virginia, based on the circumstances hit and run is a felony or misdemeanor crime, and it's very serious charge.

Updates to Vietnam Patent and Trademark Procedures

February 15, 2018     By Mirandah Asia
New regulations with regard to patent and trademark procedures in Vietnam came into force on 15th January 2018. These amended regulations aim to...

China Issues New Data Protection Standard

February 15, 2018     By MMLC Group
When the new Cyber Security Law as promulgated, it did not include a definition of personal information, and was silent on other key issues...

Even a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Can Affect You for Months

February 14, 2018     By Law Office of William W. Hurst, LLC
Many mild TBIs are classified as “concussions,” a fact which causes victims and their families to believe that it is not a serious matter. In...

Johnson & Johnson Hit with Talcum Powder Lawsuit in Connecticut

February 14, 2018     By d'Oliveira & Associates
A wrongful death lawsuit was brought against Johnson & Johnson by the family of a woman who died of cancer.

Do You Suspect Medical Malpractice? Here's Where You Should Start

February 14, 2018     By Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law
Sometimes when seeking medical treatment, patients experience negative medical outcomes which healthcare providers simply cannot control. But on...

Physical versus Legal Custody in New York State

February 13, 2018     By
New York recognizes two types of custody: legal and physical. Either or both types of custody may be sole or joint in nature. Additionally, more...

Passport Seized Pending Possible Deportation - Will It Be Returned?

February 13, 2018     By
When a foreign national is in the United States, the Immigration Customs and Enforcement agency (ICE) may detain the person if he or she is a...

What Is the Process of Contesting a Living Trust?

February 13, 2018     By Triay Law Office
A living trust (also called an “inter vivos” or “revocable” trust) is a document that allows a person to place his or her assets into a trust...

Proposed Geo-Blocking Regulation by European Parliament Faces Backlash

February 13, 2018     By GVZH Advocates
Following a proposal which was put forward by the Commission in May 2016, on the 6th February, 2018, the European Parliament voted in favour of...

Megyn Kelly Writer Fired after Reporting Bullying to NBC Execs

February 13, 2018     By McOmber & McOmber, PC
NBC is providing an unintentional example of how hard it can be to change workplace culture.

Gross Negligence in Real Estate Property Contracts

February 13, 2018     By
When a lawyer’s hire is necessary for real estate property contracts, the issues with gross negligence may arise where there is an issue with...

Small Businesses and Disposal of Hazardous Waste

February 13, 2018     By
While working under the United States Environmental Protection Agency and ensuring that all guidelines are in adherence, the small business...

How to Manage Business Succession - Passing the Torch

February 13, 2018     By Giambrone Law
Succession is a tricky area for most businesses, especially so for family businesses and for businesses where the founder has a close...

20 Factors New York Courts Consider When Determining Spousal Support Calculation

February 13, 2018     By
After New York courts have determined that spousal support should be paid, they consider the following 20 factors in determining how much...

The Basics of Franchise Tax Board Penalties

February 13, 2018     By
Tax returns with a franchise could lead to severe consequences when the paperwork contains errors or falsifications for yearly income and other...

Basics of Possession of Child Pornography Charges in Florida

February 13, 2018     By
Prosecutors in Florida and federal law enforcement agencies fight diligently to convict individuals who are found to be in possession of child...

What States Allow a Common Law Marriage?

February 13, 2018     By
When living with a romantic partner, it is possible for common law marriages to occur through time that may affect both parties in different...

Potential Liabilities Associated with Alcoholic Consumption at Employer-Sponsored Events

February 13, 2018     By Katz Law Group, P.C.
While an employer's potential liability for injuries caused by employees who consume alcohol at company holiday functions varies from state to...

Can Bankruptcy Solve Home Mortgage Problems?

February 12, 2018     By
Home mortgage problems often lead to default and foreclosure of the property the individual is attempting to purchase. While bankruptcy may be...

Am I Liable When My Uber Passenger Causes an Accident While I’m Driving for the Company?

February 12, 2018     By
Working for Uber may lead to certain situations where an accident occurs during or after work hours for the driver. However, it is important to...

What to Do When in Receipt of a Massachusetts G.L. 93A Consumer Protection Demand Letter

February 12, 2018     By Katz Law Group, P.C.
Massachusetts has a very powerful and comprehensive consumer protection statute that allows consumers to file a lawsuit against a business for...

Third-Party Software Licensing Agreements in Federal Contract Bids

February 12, 2018     By
To remain in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation and properly handle federal contracts, the company must ensure that third-party...

At What Point Does an Email Become a Binding Contract?

February 12, 2018     By Katz Law Group, P.C.
Massachusetts, as well as other jurisdictions, have allowed emails to form the basis of a binding contract.

The Department of Labor Issues New Guidelines When Hiring Interns

February 12, 2018     By Katz Law Group, P.C.
In reaction to very recent decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Benjamin v B & H Education, Inc, the United States Department of...

Hazardous Air Pollutants from Mobile Sources

February 12, 2018     By
Air pollution is still a problem in the United States, and when these issues arise from mobile sources, it is crucial to control the equipment....

Indiana Hotel Charges a Customer for Posting a Negative Online Review

February 12, 2018     By Katz Law Group, P.C.
In March of 2016, Katrina Arthur and her husband were guests at the Abbey Inn in Nashville, Indiana. In statements made to the press and to the...

Substantial Misstatements and Franchise Tax Board Penalties

February 12, 2018     By
The penalties for mistakes and misstatements in tax documents are costly and may lead to severe consequences for those involved. However, when...

Steps to Take to Secure Your Family Law Goals in Florida Cases

February 12, 2018     By
Some steps that you should take to secure your family law goals in your Florida case include:

How to Draft a Consumer Protection Demand Letter under Massachusetts G.L.C.93A, Sec. 9

February 12, 2018     By Katz Law Group, P.C.
Litigation involving claims of unfair or deceptive business practices under Chapter 93A is, to say the least, a frequent occurrence in...

Massachusetts Welcomes the Pregnant Workers' Fairness Act on April 18, 2018

February 12, 2018     By Katz Law Group, P.C.
On April 2, 2018, "An Act Establishing the Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act"( "PWFA") becomes law. With this new law comes new...

Impact of Non-Conforming Use on Commercial Real Estate Contract

February 9, 2018     By
When an owner of land or property has made changes or improvements to the land before current zoning laws are in effect, he or she has taken...

False Identification Law in Virginia

February 9, 2018     By
Sometimes students or other underaged individuals may procure false identification to buy cigarettes, buy alcohol or gain admission to locations...

Immigration Law: How to Become a Student with a Visa?

February 9, 2018     By
Becoming a student with a visa in the United States usually starts at the home country of the foreign national. These steps start with contact...

A Medicaid Work Requirement for Texas?

February 9, 2018     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
One of the ideas being floated to help rein in the cost of Medicaid is to impose a work requirement for the program.

Texas Governor Proposes New Property Tax Reform Measure

February 9, 2018     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
One of the vexing problems that the Texas Legislature has failed to address is the tendency of property taxes to increase every year, often...

Policies Governing Employees' Use of Computer Equipment

February 9, 2018     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
Have you ever walked up on an employee using Facebook on the clock or standing at the copier with a stack of personal documents?

Employment Agreements Such as Severance, Non-Compete, etc.

February 9, 2018     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
There are a variety of agreements that should be considered for your company's employment documents, depending on the complexity and nature of...

Who Is at Fault for an Injury? An Introduction to Liability

February 9, 2018     By Louthian Law Firm, PA
You might think it’s pretty simple. Car A went through an intersection, against the red light and hit Car B, injuring its driver, so Car A’s...

Contemplating Potential Consequences to Changes in the Net Operating Loss Rules

February 9, 2018     By
There are current tax rules that permit corporations to carry net operating losses from two previous taxable years and ensure these amounts are...

Foundation Companies Can Now Be Incorporated in the Cayman Islands

February 9, 2018     By Loeb Smith Attorneys
With effect from 19 October 2017, it is possible to incorporate Foundation Companies in the Cayman Islands. The Foundation Companies Law, 2017...

Changes to the Illinois Retail Theft Laws

February 9, 2018     By
Illinois lawmakers have recently enacted changes to the retail theft laws in the state. The changes were made to the definition of the crime, as...

Small Business' Need for Defending Size Protests

February 9, 2018     By
Small businesses need to defend and appeal protests against the size of the company when acquiring certain government and other agency...

Disaster Losses and Gains for Businesses

February 9, 2018     By
Disaster losses occur with frequency when a natural disaster occurs in the area which affects the possible gains in profits and revenue. The...

Legal Developments and Recent Trends for the New Cayman LLC

February 9, 2018     By Loeb Smith Attorneys
What impact has the introduction of the new Cayman LLC had since it was introduced in 2016?

Responding to a Creditor Lawsuit if Filing for Bankruptcy

February 8, 2018     By
When filing for bankruptcy, it is important to receive letters and information from current creditors while refraining from an immediate...

Top Ten Risks for the Crypto-Currency Investor: A View from the Cayman Islands

February 8, 2018     By Loeb Smith Attorneys
The rise of the financial technology businesses in recent years brings new legal issues, requiring entrepreneurs, investors and professional...

Insolvency in the Cayman Islands: Setting Aside Antecedent Transactions

February 8, 2018     By Loeb Smith Attorneys
The Trade Marks Regulations, 2017 were finally published on 26th May 2017, and the new regime is now scheduled to become effective 1st August...

What to Do if British Citizens Have a Car Accident Abroad to Support a Claim

February 8, 2018     By Giambrone Law
To be injured in car accident is always a shocking thing to experience but if you are injured in an accident abroad it is so much harder to...

Two-tiered Profits Tax Rates Regime in Hong Kong

February 8, 2018     By Masson de Morfontaine
A two-tiered profits tax rates regime was proposed by the Hong Kong Government during the last quarter of 2017 and the relevant Inland Revenue...

Financial Accounting Standards Board Implements New Accounting Standards

February 8, 2018     By
The accounting standards managed through the private-sector organization created the Financial Accounting Standards Board or the FASB for proper...

Australia: Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry

February 8, 2018     By Doogue + George
It is interesting to reflect now on how this Royal Commission will proceed and on what lessons can be learnt from the recent Royal Commissions....

What You Need to Know about Wetland Protection Laws

February 8, 2018     By
The Environmental Protection Agency protect the wetlands, and it is important to know what these details entail for those that may reside or...

Special Legal Rights Enjoyed by Teachers

February 8, 2018     By
Teachers are provided special legal rights through employment contracts, prohibition of instances of discrimination, protections from dismissal...

Who Gets the Family Pet in New York Divorce Cases?

February 8, 2018     By
It is common in divorce cases for spouses not to agree on how to divide their property. They may also disagree as to which party should have...

Defending Against Identity Theft Charges in Florida

February 8, 2018     By
Florida has the highest reports of identity theft of all states. Due to the prevalence of the crime, prosecutors take this offense very...

What Causes Indoor Air Pollution and When Am I Liable?

February 7, 2018     By
Air pollution is a serious problem for workers and those that reside indoors for most of the day or night, and these issues could lead to...

Differences between Guardianships and Conservatorships

February 7, 2018     By
Loved ones who are concerned about a loved one may decide to seek a formal appointment as the individual’s guardian or conservator. Which...

How Illinois Businesses Are Evaluated in Divorce Cases

February 7, 2018     By
Illinois is an equitable distribution state, meaning that if a couple gets a divorce, their assets and debts that they accumulated during the...

Ground Leases to Retain Family Ownership Interests

February 7, 2018     By
Leases are necessary to ensure that a person owns a parcel of land for the period of the lease agreement which is a legal binding contract. In...

Uber Driver Injury Claim Made Long after the Initial Accident - What to Do

February 7, 2018     By
It is important to file an accident claim immediately after medical treatment is sought to ensure there are fewer complications with acquiring...

How to Factor the Depreciation of Commercial Buildings

February 7, 2018     By
Factoring in depreciation of a building that has been purchased for commercial means is important for taxes, the value of assets and if the...

When Can You Appoint a Liquidator for an Estate in The Netherlands?

February 7, 2018     By AMS Advocaten
In the event of an inheritance, it sometimes occurs that a third party – a creditor or other stakeholder, for example – wishes to have a...

When Are Estate Taxes Due?

February 7, 2018     By
When someone dies, someone must take on the tasks of finalizing his or her estate. If the decedent had a will, this individual is the executor...

Pitfalls Related to Renewing a Lease

February 7, 2018     By
Renewing a lease is complicated when the tenant does not know what to look out for in clauses and conditions that are added or changed with the...

Will Adultery Affect My Alimony Award in New York?

February 7, 2018     By
Many cheated-on spouses feel that they have been irreparably harmed and disrespected in their marriage and that they will be able to get...

Lawyer Advertising: Being Sued for Calling Yourself the "Best Lawyer"

February 6, 2018     By
The rules of professional responsibility govern the ability to advertise services of a lawyer as the best in the industry or in a certain...

Dental Malpractice: Will a Personal Injury Lawyer Take My Case If My Dentist Has No Insurance?

February 6, 2018     By
Dental malpractice claims arise when the dentist or his or her staff cause an injury to a customer that needs dental work completed. While the...

Failure to Maintain Control, Leads Charges for Reckless Driving in Virginia

February 6, 2018     By SRIS Law Group, PC
If anyone living in the state of Virginia is charged for failure to maintain proper control, it refers to the reckless driving offense. You must...

Natural Disaster Victims and Tax Relief

February 6, 2018     By
Natural disasters cause injuries, death and destruction in their wake, and many require the relief of various agencies and the government to...

Summary of Sentencing Guidelines for Misdemeanor Offenses in Illinois

February 6, 2018     By
If a person is convicted of a misdemeanor crime in Illinois, he or she should be aware of the potential penalties that he or she may be facing....

Self Defense Principles Under Florida Law

February 6, 2018     By
In Florida, self-defense may be asserted as a defense when someone exerts force in a manner that would otherwise be considered unlawful. This...

Self-Driving Cars Permitted in New York and What Happens if They Cause an Accident

February 6, 2018     By
Vehicles with self-driving capabilities may exist and drive many individuals to various locations throughout the United States, and this...

Can I Acquire Work Authorization While I am a Student with F1 Visa?

February 6, 2018     By
When a foreign national is already a student through granted F1 visa status, he or she faces several restrictions that may remove the...

Planning for Reorganization in a Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

February 6, 2018     By
When a company is unable to remain open for business under the current capacity, bankruptcy is often the option chosen through Chapter 11 to...

How Do I Know if I Need a Lawyer?

February 6, 2018     By Thomas Creech Law Offices, LLC
There are times in your life when you may be faced with legal issues. If you are injured due to no fault of your own, you may need legal...

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