Legal Articles

How To Take Someone To Small Claims Court



Small claims courts deal with many cases, and lawsuits can be filed against people, corporations, partnerships, or other entities. Each state also sets the maximum amount that individuals can sue in a small claims court. So if you’re planning to attend small claims court and need some more information, we’re going to discuss some tips […]

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Guide to Court Ordered Mediation



People often go to court to resolve their disputes, but the court process can sometimes be long and stressful with no agreeable results by either party. Mediation can be one of the solutions to whatever the issue may be, so in this blog post, we will be discussing what court-ordered mediation is and much more.  […]

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Workplace Retaliation – What It Is And How To Handle It



Maintaining a healthy work-life balance can be tough when you have to deal with the stresses of the workplace. The following blog post will explore what constitutes workplace retaliation and how it may impact your career. What is Workplace Retaliation Retaliation is any act taken by an employer or supervisor against an employee, applicant, contractor, […]

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A Guide on Lemon Law for New & Used Cars



Buying a car can be a tricky experience, whether it’s new or used. You may ask yourself a few questions. Am I getting a good deal? What’s the best make and model that is right for me? Is the dealership giving me a fair deal? So many more questions can go through your mind. You […]

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The Exclusionary Rule



The United States Constitution was drafted to protect some of the very freedoms that we enjoy today. In this article, we will take a look at one of the legal rules based on constitutional law, which is the exclusionary rule.    What is The Exclusionary Rule? The exclusionary rule is a legal principle in the […]

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Illegal Eviction – The Consequences & How to Avoid It



Many people would love to have a friendly and easy-going relationship with their landlord or their tenants, but sometimes a landlord must seek to evict tenants to maintain a safe and well-managed property. However, many landlords who are in disputes with tenants are unaware of the proper legal process to run an eviction and can […]

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California Landlord-Tenant Laws



Do you know of any disruptive tenants or a landlord you just don’t know how to deal with? As a property owner, there are landlord laws and tenant laws that you have to consider. These laws are state and federal and do change with time from area to area and from state to state. Both […]

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Section 42 Housing



One of the basic comforts in life is having a solid roof over your head. Unfortunately, securing a safe place to live is more difficult for some due to financial struggles. To help those with individuals, certain programs have been put into place that not only provide easier access to safe living conditions, but also […]

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Types of License Classes



Taking a vehicle out on the open road means different things for different people. For some, heading out for a drive is a form of recreation. For others, a vehicle is necessary to get to work or, in the case of professional drivers, work itself. Just like there are many types of driving, there are […]

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What Can You Do If a Judge is Unfair?



One of the mains goals of the U.S. legal system is to treat everyone with fairness and equality. Unfortunately, several factors can impact this goal, resulting in a less-than-fair situation. One of these scenarios can involve a biased or unfair judge. While this may seem like a problem that is out of your hands, there […]

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How To Obtain A Criminal Background Check In Pennsylvania



Most Pennsylvania criminal background checks are public record. This means information is accessible to anyone who knows how to search for it online or request it by mail. As is the case in all other states, however, juvenile records and officially sealed records can only be accessed by a court order.  Who Needs a PA […]

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How To Avoid Probate



Going through probate after a loved one’s death can be a stressful, lengthy, and expensive process. Fortunately, there are many simple ways to avoid probate as long as you plan in advance. This is an excellent option for many families because it allows you to cut back on or eliminate court fees, executor fees, and […]

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How To Check If A Number Is On The Do Not Call List



Telemarketing calls are nothing new, but many people still receive them on a daily basis. If you do not recognize a phone number calling you, there is a good chance it is an unwarranted sales call. And while there are call-blocking apps and built-in tools on your phone that you can use to ward off […]

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How To Report A Scammer To The Police



If you’ve ever been scammed, you may feel hopeless. Scam artists have many tactics up their sleeves, from selling counterfeit goods to stealing your information online. Sadly, the majority of people have found themselves on the receiving end of a scam, unsure about how to find justice. But fortunately, there are ways you can fight […]

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How To Sue A Company



There are many reasons why someone may want to sue a company, whether that is for a breach of contract, an injury, or another wrongdoing on the business’ behalf. The people that file suit against businesses are often employees, customers, or stakeholders who have been harmed in some way by the company. This harm can […]

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How Does Unemployment Work?



The topic of unemployment can be a sensitive subject. Along with it may come feelings of fear, stress, and worry, as many people experiencing the loss of a job are in a vulnerable position. If you’ve recently become unemployed, you may be considering filing for unemployment, or U.S. Department of Labor’s Unemployment Insurance program, a […]

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How To Find Out If Someone Died



Knowing how to find out if someone died may come in handy someday. Certainly, asking a person’s closest relatives is the most tried and true method. Doing so can also be one of the most awkward ways of discovering the truth. There are other ways to find out if someone died which may be preferred […]

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What Does Disposed Mean In A Court Case?



When a case has been disposed, this means it has been closed. Specific reasons for a case being closed can include dismissal, conviction, admission of guilt, among other reasons. Once a case is officially over, it is removed from the court’s docket. This simply means there are no further dates for that matter scheduled on […]

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Squatter’s Rights & Adverse Possession: What You Need To Know



“Squatter’s rights” is a term used to describe the rights of people who have taken physical possession of a property they do not own. These same people, known as squatters, do not have the express permission of the property’s owner(s), but may still be awarded benefits under the law. Individuals who squat on property that […]

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The Difference Between Sexual Battery, Sexual Assault, & Rape



Sexual battery is non-consensual (IE: unwanted) contact with intimate parts of another person’s body. “Intimate parts” is a term that can mean a person’s genitals, anus, buttocks, or groin. If the person is a woman, the term can also include breasts. Sexual battery is always a crime. Depending upon the circumstances of a case, this […]

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