What are Your Rights as a Shareholder?

Did you know you have rights as a shareholder of a company’s stock? Even though only 8.9% of Americans own their own business, a much more significant percentage of Americans own stock in public companies.  …but what does that really mean? Is stock ownership only good for growing wealth, or are there other benefits to […]

Establishing Paternity & Collecting Child Support

Establishing paternity and collecting child support go hand in hand. Until the court proves that a man is actually the child’s father, they aren’t responsible for providing child support. Think of it as the cliche “innocent until proven guilty” line that you hear sometimes in TV shows or movies.   But before we get into that, […]

Everything You Need to Know About the Branches of Commercial Law

Commercial law is complex. Just like there are different branches of family law, there are several different branches of commercial law.  While we can’t go into the nitty gritty with every single branch, this article will give you a high-level view and understanding of each branch.  Contract Law Contract law, as you would expect, pertains […]

Marital Property: What is it and Who Owns What?

Marital property isn’t black and white. Like so many other things in life, many elements factor into how the court determines the ownership of each person’s property.  Marital Property vs. Separate Property Marital property refers to assets that the couple earned while they were married. Every state is different, but here are a few examples […]

Choosing the Best Legal Structure For Your Business

When you set up your business, there is quite a bit of upfront work involved. Some things, like launching your website, are customer-facing. Others, like setting up the legal structure for your business, are behind-the-scenes. But sometimes, those things that aren’t as evident to your customers are the most important.  Picking the best legal structure […]

The Spousal Support Options You Have in a Divorce?

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When you get divorced, you may find yourself in a situation where you need to provide spousal support to your ex. Or maybe you’re on the other side, where you are receiving spousal support. Either way, you should know the different spousal support options available to you. How is Alimony Calculated?  Alimony is financial assistance determined […]

The Basics of Sole Proprietorship: Everything You Need To Know

When starting a business, one of the first decisions you’ll need to make is what type of entity it will be. There are several types of business entities to choose from, but a sole proprietorship is one of the most common. This blog post will discuss the basics of a sole proprietorship: what it is, […]

What to Expect As You Finalize The Adoption of A Child

If you’re in the process of adopting a child, congratulations! You’re embarking on a beautiful journey that will change your life forever. However, the last step of this journey is to finalize the adoption in court. This is when the judge will make a final decision about whether or not to approve the adoption. In […]

The Benefits of a Prenuptial Agreement and How it Protects You

For many engaged couples, a prenuptial agreement is likely low on the list when preparing for their big day. A search for a wedding caterer will probably supersede the search for a family law attorney. A prenup seems more the business of billionaires or celebrity marriages. However, even couples with modest assets can benefit from […]

What is the Process of Mediation?

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During a divorce, there are several methods of dispute resolution: mediation, arbitration, and litigation. An attorney is usually crucial in all forms but will play different roles for their client in each. If going through a divorce with minor children, you will likely be involved in some form of mediation, even if you choose litigation. […]