In What County Will My Lawsuit Be Filed?
Mon, Mar 14, 2016
When someone believes they have been harmed they often turn to the judicial system for a remedy. But what happens if the potential defendant lives in another location? Although a person's first inclination may be to seek out the help of an attorney i... Read More
Tenants in Foreclosure
Thu, Jul 02, 2015
It is the nightmare of every tenant. You pay rent, don’t cause any trouble, and suddenly you learn that the property you live in is going through a foreclosure. Worse yet, some tenants do not become aware of the foreclosure until after it is complet... Read More
Does the Homeowners Association Have Teeth?
Mon, May 04, 2015
A Homeowners Association, also known as an “HOA,” is an interesting creature of statute. When an individual buys a property governed by an HOA they automatically become a member of the association and their property is subject to the restrictions set... Read More
Asset Protection – Avoiding the Fraudulent Transfer
Thu, Feb 12, 2015
Most every lawsuit has two phases: obtaining a judgment and collecting on the judgment. When an individual loses a lawsuit or is threatened with a lawsuit one of their first thoughts is how to shield their assets so as to prevent collection. Read More
When Someone Dies – The First 48 (Part One)
Tue, Oct 07, 2014
When a death occurs the surviving family members are often faced with numerous questions and uncertainties as to their responsibilities. One of the first issues that must be addressed is how the body will be cared for. Read More
Stop, Collaborate and Listen: An Overview of Mediation
Thu, Aug 07, 2014
During the 1980s, a scholar, poet, and overall gentlemen by the name of Vanilla Ice released the hit single, “Ice, Ice, Baby.” For those who know the song, it opens with Vanilla Ice emphatically shouting, “stop, collaborate and listen.” Read More
Evictions: How Fast Does the Clock Tick?
Thu, Jun 12, 2014
When a property owner seeks to evict a tenant they always want to know how long the process will take. For most, the initial impression is that the entire action takes approximately forty-eight hours, or that an eviction is as simple as changing the... Read More
Is a Penny Saved Worth a Lawsuit Earned?
Wed, Apr 23, 2014
In the world of internet search engines, information “clouds”, and ready-made forms, I have increasingly noticed that individuals are attempting to self-draft their own legal documents. As someone who prides himself on being cost-c... Read More
Picking Your Personal Representative
Mon, Feb 24, 2014
When people make a will they generally focus on what they wish to have done with their property upon their passing. Although that is certainly important, one of the most overlooked aspects of estate planning is choosing the right person to car... Read More