Month: January 2019

How to Handle the Divorce Process

Marriage is one of the world’s oldest and most universal institutions, and in the modern age, all kinds of laws and personal assistance is available for getting married, fixing a troubled marriage, getting a legal separation, or if a marriage is doomed to fail, getting a divorce. The divorce process is dreaded by many, as it may involve drama, lawyers, and more, but if a person knows how to handle the divorce process correctly with the aid of a mediator or a divorce lawyer, then this legal undergoing can be made relatively smooth, and it may end in a way that satisfies everyone involved. A divorce attorney can be hired if a spouse feels that their marriage must be brought to a legal end, and the other spouse may find their own divorce lawyer or a custody lawyer when the spouses battle over money, assets, children, and more. When the divorce process is l (more…)

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Why You Need Estate Planning

Many people are under the impression that estate planning is only for the extremely wealthy. However, everyone has an estate, which consists of all their possessions like a car, home, bank accounts, financial investments and life insurance policies and even furniture and books. Estate planning is the process of making sure that your estate is disposed as you wish in the event of death or incapacitation. Estate planning law is complex, and planning is best done in consultation with professionals. Many reputable law firms have multiple practice areas, and have real estate, personal injury and car accident lawyers who also specialize in estate planning.

What is the purpose of estate planning?
Estate planning means deciding in advance how your property and possessions will be divided and disposed of after your life or if you are incapacitated. It allows you to specify the beneficiaries, and to control how your property will be used to benefit people or organi (more…)

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Tips on How to Avoid Intellectual Property Issues

Intellectual property (IP) is not necessarily a priority in the minds of all entrepreneurs. However, the violation of copyrights and other infringements of intellectual property rights could lead to a significant expense, so it is important to know the legal limitations and the possibility of you breaking the law.

In order to avoid Intellectual property issues, you first need to understand what the IP is. An IP can either be protected by trademark, patent, copyright or trade secrecy.

Trademarks
Trademarks are commonly used to protect branding aspects that define brand, goods, services, brand and company, these include brand color, taglines and symbols.

Copyrights
Copyrights focus majorly on original artistic work such as book, music, video, picture, website, computer software. Copyrights laws help address intellectual property issues that arise from utilization or commercialization of non-original work while allowing authors to monetiz (more…)

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