This time of year seems to be “bankruptcy season” as many people file for relief from their creditors when they get their taxes filed. In light of that, these are some tips, generally and not specific legal advice, to get you started. 1. For a person, there is generally two types of bankruptcy you can … Continue reading So you think you may have to file bankruptcy? 8 things you need to know
Four Things to do for the beginning of the Year, from an attorney 1. Update your Will, if you have gotten married, divorced, had anyone in your Will become and adult or pass away; 2. Update your Living Will also know as your Health Care Surrogate, just think, If you got divorced, do you want … Continue reading Four Things to Do for the Beginning of the Year, from an attorney.
The biggest complaint, which I am aware of, for clients, is that they don’t understand what exactly they are paying for when they hire attorneys. This is for clients that are billed by the hour, not a percentage of the settlement (what will be addressed in a different post). When a client signs an hourly … Continue reading What do you mean I have to pay my attorney for time not in Court?
From Yale Law: “A public interest law firm is a private, for-profit association of lawyers, like any other private law firm. Public interest law firms are distinguished from other private firms in that their primary mission is to assist underrepresented people or causes, rather than to make money.” So, full disclosure, most of what … Continue reading Why do I practice public interest law?
What is Pride Month? This is from an ally, which means that I support the LGBT community, even while not being in the community. Pride month is in June. This year, 2019, is the 50th anniversary to the Stonewall Uprising or Stonewall Riots, depending on your source. From the Library of Congress: “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, … Continue reading What is Pride?
The three documents that every adult should have, and should keep updated are: 1. Power of Attorney. A power of attorney allows someone to stand in for you in case you need them to sign paperwork for you. Legally, they can only sign things for your benefit and cannot spend your money as their own, … Continue reading 3 documents every adult should have (and update regularly)
These are 3 simple things you can do to make it harder to steal your car, and all of them people do or have done. 1. Lock your car doors; 2. Do not leave a spare key anywhere in or on the car, as someone stealing your car would know where all to check; and … Continue reading 3 things that you should do to avoid having your car stolen