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What Is Wrongful Termination?

What Is Wrongful Termination?

Were you illegally fired from your job? Most employees in the United States work “at will,” which means they can be fired at any time, for any reason that’s not illegal. However, even at-will employees cannot be fired for illegal reasons (referred to as “wrongful termination”). This article explains some of the exceptions to the […]

Child Custody: The Facts

Child Custody: The Facts

  Custody issues are probably the most upsetting aspect of divorce and separation, affecting all parties concerned. If relations between the couple have completely dissolved, they’re unlikely to agree on this delicate point. It can also be extremely painful for the child caught in the middle- either they’re too young to fully understand what’s happening, […]

Expunging or Sealing an Adult Criminal Record

Expunging or Sealing an Adult Criminal Record

by: Paul Bergman   You may be able to seal arrest or conviction records. Here’s how. A criminal record can create difficult downstream consequences whether you (or your child) was arrested or convicted (or both). For example, employers and landlords commonly ask job applicants and apartment seekers whether they have ever been convicted of (or perhaps even arrested […]

Types of Patents

Types of Patents

by: Rich Stim, Attorney There are three types of patents: utility patents, design patents, and plant patents. Have you invented or designed something new? You may be able to protect your rights with a patent. A patent is a grant by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) that allows the patent owner to maintain a monopoly for a […]

Elements of a Good Personal Injury Lawsuit

Elements of a Good Personal Injury Lawsuit

A good personal injury lawsuit is one that contains liability, damages, and collectability, and if any of these three items are missing from the case, the results will not prove favorable for the plaintiff. An experienced personal injury lawyer will have to prove all three elements during the trial or settlement proceedings. The first item […]

Landlord/Tenant Dispute Resolution

Landlord/Tenant Dispute Resolution

  Many times disputes arise among landlords and tenants. The lease will usually contain a dispute resolution provision which will provide for alternative methods of resolving disputes such as arbitration, mediation or filing an action in court. Landlord tenant dispute resolution litigation cases, and other forms of alternative dispute resolution, are frequently resolved only with the representation […]

Denied F-1 visa? Don’t give up yet. Here is another way to approach it

Denied F-1 visa? Don’t give up yet. Here is another way to approach it

  So supposedly you are in the most frequently denied category of F-1 visa applicants: Female Late 20s early 30s From a developing country No strong ties to home country And you applied for a full degree program in America, such as an undergraduate degree or even an associates degree from a community college, chances […]

Probing Probate: What You Should Know

Probing Probate: What You Should Know

By N. Brian Caverly, Esq. and Jordan S. Simon from Estate Planning For Dummies   Probate is a term that is used in several different ways. Probate can refer to the act of presenting a will to a court officer for filing — such as, to “probate” a will. But in a more general sense, probate refers to the method […]

Making a Financial Power of Attorney in the District of Columbia (D.C.)

Making a Financial Power of Attorney in the District of Columbia (D.C.)

  Know what a D.C. financial power of attorney can do for you. Why do I need a financial power of attorney in D.C.? If you become ill or injured and you can’t take care of your own finances, someone else must step in to help. With a financial power of attorney (also called a […]

Age Discrimination at Work for Older Employees

Age Discrimination at Work for Older Employees

  Unfortunately, Americans still seem undecided about the unique value older workers can contribute to the workplace. While some stereotypes of older workers may be justified, many people are living longer and are able to keep making highly valuable contributions to the workforce and their professions long beyond current, mandatory retirement ages. Yet the tendency […]

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