Common Legal Questions

Answers to Common Legal Questions

Answers to some of the most common questions people have about the law and pending litigation. Often, people have legal issues that can be sorted out or at least clarified by researching common queries other people confront regarding legal matters. Take a look at our blogs if you need help understanding a legal issue or want to keep up with the latest legal developments.
  • Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
    by Legal Blogger on February 6, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    If you are experiencing sexual harassment at work, it is imperative that you understand your rights and options. There are many different forms of workplace sexual harassment that you may not be aware of. Sexual harassment can come from a coworker, a supervisor, a customer or client, and includes anything from unwanted touching, inappropriate comments or jokes, or someone promising you a promotion in exchange for sexual favors. Teasing, intimidating or offensive comments based on stereotypes or […]

  • Chapter 7 or Chapter 13, Which One is Right for You?
    by Legal Blogger on January 15, 2020 at 9:27 pm

    No one ever wants to file for bankruptcy, but there are times when such a filing is unavoidable. If you’ve run into trouble with credit card debt, cannot meet your mortgage payments or have crippling medical expenses, a chapter 7 or chapter 13 bankruptcy may be your only way out of trouble. Because bankruptcy is such a consequential legal decision, it’s critical to consider all your options beforehand. Once you’ve decided to proceed, the next step is […]

  • White Collar Crimes
    by Legal Blogger on December 18, 2019 at 4:32 pm

    When we talk about crime, people conjure up images of shady characters lurking in alleyways or a white chalk outline on the floor. While shows like CSI and Forensic Files perpetuate these types of scenarios, violent crime isn’t the only type of crime that occurs in society. When Bernie Madoff bilks hapless investors out of hundreds of millions of dollars or Jordan Belfort peddles worthless penny stocks to unsuspecting clients, they’re committing white […]

  • Best Way to Handle Divorce and Bankruptcy
    by Legal Blogger on September 13, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    When faced with the grim possibility of divorce, it’s important to know the full extent of the legalities before filing the paperwork.  The termination of a marriage is often met with grief or anger, which may lead to impulsive decisions.  However, informing yourself before acting can evade unforeseen issues down the road and better prep you and your partner for the new start.  One of the ways couples can prepare for a split is by reviewing their financial […]

  • How Ethics Rules Have Lagged Behind the Legal Profession
    by Legal Blogger on July 29, 2019 at 9:28 pm

    Ethics Law Within the legal profession, the term legal ethics refers to a code of conduct which oversees proper professional behavior. In order to be able to practice law, a lawyer agrees to abide by the American Bar Association’s Rules of Professional Conduct which have been adopted by the bar associations of every U.S. state with the exception of California, which uses a similar code. Essentially, ethics law stipulates the minimum standards required of judges and lawyers in […]

  • Gray Divorce and Its Effects on Health and Finances
    by Legal Blogger on July 24, 2019 at 5:47 pm

    Many people tend to think that divorce is more prevalent among younger couples who got married too young to deal with real life obstacles and too soon to get to know each other properly. However, recent studies suggest that the divorce rate for couples over 50 is increasingly rapidly as the baby boomer generation delves further into the golden years. Moreover, divorcing later in life can have more drastic repercussions on things like health and finances than splitting up earlier

  • Social Media Influencers and The Law: How Governing Bodies Are Cracking Down
    by Legal Blogger on June 4, 2019 at 8:43 pm

    While it may seem that having the last name of Kardashian or Jenner guarantees a bidding war among companies vying for their endorsements on social media, the clamor for media or sports celebrities such as Justin Bieber or Steph Curry has quieted a bit in favor of lesser-known names that companies are enlisting to hype their products. As any business matures, however, legal issues crop up of which both companies and influencers need to be aware. Moreover, we’re now seeing

  • Is Social Media Inadvertently Drawing Up New Legal Boundaries?
    by Legal Blogger on April 3, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    Who new in the early days of social platforms like Friendster and Myspace that their successors would provide the staging grounds for legal battles that test our constitutional limits and place new checks on high profile CEOs and even world leaders? To understand where we are in the evolution of social media and the law, one might need merely to follow the twitter feeds of Elon Musk or Donald Trump. Elon Musk seems to enjoy appearing in court almost as

  • The Future of Workplace Discrimination
    by Legal Blogger on March 15, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    Although Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawed workplace discrimination on the basis of sex, religion, race, color or national origin, that certainly doesn’t mean it ceased to exist. On the contrary, recent cases highlight many of the problems in a system that lets employers off the hook more often than it holds them accountable, leaving many workers frustrated and helpless. In a case from 2006, Ron Law and 18 of his African-American co-workers at […]

  • White Collar Crime in the 21st Century
    by Legal Blogger on November 30, 2018 at 10:34 pm

    Coining the Phrase When the sociologist and professor, Edwin Sutherland, coined the phrase “white collar crimeâ€� back in 1939, he lifted the veil on an entire stratum of society that was accustomed to managing their more nefarious affairs in secret.  Previously, people usually talked about crime as the province of the lower classes, often committed on inner-city streets by those with very little to lose.  Sutherland, however, […]

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