Do I need a Trademark?

Do I need a trademark? Are you a business owner who is considering filling for a trademark?  Here are several things you need to know:  Even without realizing it, you, as a consumer, deal with trademarks on a day to day basis.  A trademark is a brand name, and includes any word, name, symbol, device, or any…

Administrative Law | Civil Law   •    Jun 30 2020

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Over the Line: Misplaced fences, roads and other boundary disputes

Over the Line: Misplaced fences, roads and other boundary disputes There’s an old saying, “Good fences make good neighbors.” While that may be true normally, sometimes a neighbor’s fence is out of place and on your side of the property line. Encountering a boundary dispute with an adjacent neighbor is a fairly common issue for…

Someone Placed A Lien on My Property, What Can I Do?

Having a lien placed on your property can be detrimental to the title of the property. A Materialman’s or Mechanics lien will “cloud the title” of the property. This means that the lien will appear in public records. This also means that any lien must be paid off before you, as the homeowner, can sell,…

Civil Law | Property Disputes   •    Dec 4 2019

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What is Title IX?

What is Title IX? Title IX is a group of federal statutes which govern the rules of conduct for individuals enrolled in education institutions, among other things.  Institutions that fail to comply with federal Title IX provisions may lose federal aid.  Title IX provisions require that the campus Title IX office to investigate allegations of…

Administrative Law | Civil Law | Title 9   •    Dec 2 2019

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Should I have an attorney review my small business contract?

wh Law frequently reviews vendor and sale contracts for family-owned and small businesses.  We do so to ensure that the contract is clear and to ensure that the contract actually provides protections for you. In addition, wh Law drafts contracts for employers looking to provide contracts to their employees. In doing so, wh Law draws…

How Do I Serve Someone?

  “It may be the devil, and it may be the Lord, but you’re gonna have to serve somebody.” – Bob Dylan Although I think Dylan was making more of a theological statement than a legal one, it is true: At some point point in your life, you are probably going to have to serve someone….

Civil Law | Family Law   •    Sep 28 2016

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How Do I Keep Someone Away From Me?

Civil Law | Criminal Law | Family Law   •    Jun 6 2016

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Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act Explained

Our subject today is the Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act. There, I said it. This blog exists for a few different reasons, but this is the biggest one: We want to explain how laws that you otherwise would not know or care about can make your life better. Laws are—after all—yours. You should be…

Can You Serve Someone Through Facebook?

Apparently so—at least in New York. Here’s the gist of the story from the Socially Aware blog: In a little-noticed decision, Matter of Noel v. Maria, Support Magistrate Gregory L. Gliedman—a Staten Island, New York family court official—recently permitted a father seeking to modify his child support payments to serve process on the child’s mother…

Civil Law | Family Law   •    Oct 17 2014

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Do We Really Need Lawyers? – Part 3

Or, as an alternative title—”another slightly cynical, non-obvious way for a new lawyer to justify his existence.” Here’s the third (the first and second are here and here, respectively) and final installment thinking through Justice Alito’s recent statement that “Our country needs lawyers.” So what’s the third reason we need lawyers? We need lawyers because…