Most of us have heard of Defamation or Slander or used the words, but people don’t know legal nuances of what these words mean. There are varying types of defamation and slander that differ from one another. Merriam-Webster defines defamation as “the act of communicating false statements about … [Read more...] about Defamation, what is it?
We plan to go on vacation. We plan to have dinner with friends. But when it comes to planning for how we will be taken care of as we advance in age, many of us prefer not to think about it, believing it will somehow all work out. Unfortunately, when it comes to long term care … [Read more...] about The Importance of Planning Ahead
If you are a real estate investor and frequently buy and sell real estate, you must know about §1031 exchanges. A transaction structured as a §1031 exchange can defer taxable gains on certain real estate sales. Sometimes referred to as like-kind exchanges, a §1031 exchange allows a person to sell … [Read more...] about Buy and Sell Real Estate? You Must Know About 1031 Exchanges
In general, an uncontested divorce is a better option than a contested divorce so long as there is not a disparity of power or abuse in the relationship. Uncontested divorce requires that both parties want a divorce and are also in agreement as to the resulting issues. Both parties must agree to the … [Read more...] about The Benefits of an Uncontested Divorce
What steps do you need to take? Write your business plan.Figure out funding for your business.Choose a business structure.Choose your business name.Register your business.Get federal and state tax IDs.Apply for licenses and permits.Open a business bank … [Read more...] about Is your New Year plan to finally start that new business?
The other day, a man that needed an attorney badly met with our team of attorneys. The only problem is, he needed an attorney several years ago and this was our first meeting. Unfortunately, this person procrastinated and now it is too late for him to do much of anything legally. The best lawyer … [Read more...] about Do you have a Possible Legal Issue? Don’t Wait.
By: Ashley Land There are many reasons someone may have a background check performed—applying for a new job, applying for a loan, volunteering with youth, etc. If you want to ensure that your record is clean and you don’t miss out on an opportunity because of a misdemeanor on your record from … [Read more...] about Expungement: What You Need to Know About Clearing Your Record
By: Dustin Humphrey How do you prepare for the future? Do you need a will or a trust? There are so many options these days it can often become overwhelming. Our team at Skeeters, Bennett, Wilson and Humphrey wants to provide you with a basic breakdown between these two common estate-planning … [Read more...] about Wills vs. Trusts: What is the Difference?
By: Dustin Humphrey Depositions are a common part of nearly every lawsuit. Many people find themselves uneasy about depositions but knowing what to expect can ease anxiety and lead to success. At Skeeters, Bennett, Wilson and Humphrey, we believe every party to a lawsuit should understand the … [Read more...] about The Ins and Outs of Your Deposition