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.
  • The Ethical Quagmire of Competitive Keyword Advertising
    by Legal Blogger on September 16, 2020 at 7:24 pm

    In the competitive landscape of Google search results pages (often referred to as SERPs), a top ten (or page one) ranking can literally make your brand. It all but guarantees that you will stand out to your target audience and potential customers will click through to your website. But what happens when a competitor gets wind of your success and tries to piggyback onto your brand? When one company uses another company’s brand name in their Google Ad campaigns or The post The Ethical […]

  • Why Coronavirus May Raise the Divorce Rate
    by Legal Blogger on July 8, 2020 at 6:00 am

    With nearly all of the U.S. population forced to quarantine at some point during the past few months due to the coronavirus pandemic, many marriages are beginning to show signs of wear and tear that they may not be able to come back from. In addition to the typical stressors such as money worries, raising children, and dividing up chores, many couples have had to confront how they truly feel about each other. Consequently, family lawyers across the nation anticipate The post Why Coronavirus […]

  • The Legal Profession Returns to Work in the Time of Covid-19
    by Legal Blogger on May 27, 2020 at 7:15 am

    Since the coronavirus has turned our whole world upside down in the last few months, many industries are now struggling with how to return to work as the country reopens. The legal profession is no exception as partners, associates, outside general counsel, professors and even law students adjust to a new legal environment that may never return to business as usual. Remote Work Becomes Both Technologically Feasible and Cost Effective Because lawyers and legal personnel have been forced to work […]

  • Coronavirus Layoffs and Bankruptcy – What to Do
    by Legal Blogger on April 18, 2020 at 9:33 pm

    To say that the novel coronavirus has thrown our lives into disarray and made us uneasy about our futures would be an understatement. In the past few months countless industries from hospitality and food service to airlines to retail have ground to a halt amid social distancing guidelines and explicit stay-at-homes orders handed down by state governors. Regrettably, the resultant layoffs could be just the tip of the iceberg for our economy. What many people are starting to ask is The post […]

  • Gender Neutral Pronouns and College Campuses
    by Legal Blogger on April 15, 2020 at 2:16 pm

    With so much being written and said about gender identity in the last few years, the use of gender-neutral pronouns was bound to become a hot button issue on college campuses around the United States.  Indeed, students’ desire to be addressed by the gender pronoun with which they most closely identify has led to a new protocol on campuses that challenges free speech notions and longstanding gender biases. Harvard Enters the Discussion The debate came into focus again last fall The […]

  • 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 to figure out The post […]

  • 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 collar crimes.  Although […]

  • 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 situation and […]

  • 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 their […]

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