Self Defense And "Stand Your Ground" Defenses: What You Can Learn From Two Famous Cases
23 December 2015
A successful self-defense defense requires evidence that you weren't able to retreat and avoid the threat, you only used force necessary to meet the threat, and you stopped when the threat was over. Stand-your-ground laws do not require you to retreat when facing a threat, are more liberal about the amount of force that can be used, and expand coverage to meeting a life threatening situation with force anywhere you have a legal right to be (as long as you aren't engaged in an illegal activity).
Can You Still Apply For Disability Benefits With A Poor Medical Treatment History?
8 December 2015
The Social Security Administration, or SSA, places a great deal of importance on your medical records when evaluating whether or not you qualify to receive Social Security disability benefits. If you have been unable to receive medical treatment due to financial problems or other reasons, your chances of receiving disability can be impacted. However, it is still possible. Here are some options for improving the likelihood you can still get benefits.
Law Tips: Tips For Your Business Partnership Agreement
19 November 2015
You've always wanted to start a business, and you are finally seizing that opportunity with the help of your partner. You may want to make sure you do everything right because business partnerships are somewhat similar to a marriage: everything must be in sync. The following guide will show you a few things to consider when drafting up a business partnership agreement.
What The Agreement Should Include
It might be helpful to first--before you and your business partner get started with this agreement--understand what both you and your partner expect out of your partnership.
Should You Set Up A No-Contest Clause In Your Will?
2 November 2015
Even the closest of families can experience in-fighting and disputes about inheritances after a loved one passes away. If you want to make sure that no family member contests your will because he or she feels entitled to more, then a no-contest clause in your will might be the answer. Here are a few things to know about this unique addition to your will.
Your Beneficiary Loses Out In A Contest