3 Reasons You Need an Estate Lawyer

Posted by on August 25, 2016

Estate planning is a vital process which will ensure your assets are divided as you wish them to be if you pass away or are seriously incapacitated. However, the process of estate planning can be complex so it is important that you seek the advice of a will and estate lawyer. Below are 3 ways a will and estate lawyer can assist you. Establishing Power of Attorney Power of attorney will allow an appointed person the power to act on your behalf in relation to legal and financial matters if you become incapacitated and cannot make your own...

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Sexual Harassment and the Law: 3 Things You Must Know

Posted by on August 22, 2016

Sexual harassment is often responsible for some of the serious disputes between colleagues at the workplace. Unfortunately, not all employees are as informed as they ought to be about this unsavoury situation. For this reason, cases of harassment often go unreported and problems continue. Below is a discussion on three things that every employee needs to know about sexual harassment at work. It’s Not All About Sexual Advances Contrary to what many employees think, sexual harassment does not necessarily have to involve unsolicited sexual...

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When Do You Need an International Law Firm for Your Business?

Posted by on August 22, 2016

When running a business, no doubt you’ll eventually need some legal advice on your business practices, personnel, and the like. However, there are times when it’s good to choose an international law firm for that business as opposed to someone who is only skilled with local business law. Note when it’s good to hire a law firm that specializes in dealing with legal matters that are beyond your standard local needs and why this can be so important. When encouraging trade or trying to expand If your company is looking to expand...

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2 Strategies To Deter Will Contestation

Posted by on August 19, 2016

Many people die without leaving behind a will. Many of those who create a will during their lifetime are often concerned about the possibility of contestation upon their demise. This would mean that their wishes as expressed in the will document might not be respected. There’s no full-proof way to ensure that your will won’t be contested. However, there are certain things you can do to prevent the likelihood that someone will contest your will or that they will be successful if they do. Read along. Have A Less Valuable Estate As...

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Understanding the Various Kinds of White-collar Crimes

Posted by on August 19, 2016

Criminal activities have evolved over the years. Technological advancement has widened the scope of crime beyond physical injury and outright violation of the civil rights of another person. A good example is white-collar crime. White-collar crime is a form of non-violent crime that is motivated by the need to make financial gains or cut financial losses. In most cases, people of respectable social status or technical expertise and means to manipulate existing systems and regulations are the ones who commit white-collar crime. Here are some...

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How Battered Women Syndrome Can Play An Important Role In Your Self-Defense Case

Posted by on August 18, 2016

If you are involved in a marriage or partnership that is most of the times tainted by physical abuse and violence, then you may be a victim of battered women syndrome (BWS). Battered women syndrome is a mental disorder that affects victims of physical abuse and domestic violence. The syndrome was first defined years ago by Lenore Walker, who is also the person that founded Domestic Violence Institute. According to Walker, the syndrome has three phases. In the first phase, tension erupts between the partners. In the second, the woman is on the...

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