If you are a landlord, you probably know it is a headache evicting a problem tenant with a lease, let alone a squatter. A squatter is a person who settles on your vacant rental property without permission. Sometimes, you don't know they are there for days or even weeks. It can be tricky trying to get rid of squatter because they will claim squatter's rights and may produce authentic-looking documents when confronted by police.
In many educational or promotional settings, it becomes not only important for teachers and leaders but legally necessary to get signed permission from associated parents and guardians to photograph their children in any way, shape or form. While in the past taking a picture of someone else's child (in the background of a photograph of another object or person, for example) was relatively okay, some state laws have begun to shake up the rules regarding what is legal and what's not.
Many people think that they don't need an estate plan. They assume that after they die their loved ones will just get all of their property, so there is no use in meeting with a lawyer. They couldn't be more wrong. There is so much more that goes into an estate plan. Having a good estate plan will only protect you and your family. Here are a couple reasons that you should have an estate plan.
Filing bankruptcy can seem like a great way to get relief from your overwhelming debts and your harassing creditors. If you are having trouble paying your bills, however, you might have found yourself in a rather unique situation: you might think that you're too broke to file bankruptcy. Most bankruptcy lawyers will require some form of payment when they decide to take on your case, and if you don't have the money, you could be wondering what to do.
Slip-and-fall accidents in stores are common, so it is important to know exactly how you can protect yourself if you are injured in such an event. The burden of proof is usually on the injured person who must show that the store owner knew about the dangerous condition that caused their fall - be it a slippery floor or a foreign object such as banana peel - but did not try to rectify it.