Archive for September 2020

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What to Do When Someone Dies: A Step-by-Step Guide

Sadly, because of the COVID-19 global pandemic and its mounting toll, many more people than usual are likely to experience the death of a loved one in the coming months. […]

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Signing Under Duress: Can You Be Forced to Sign a Contract?

A valid contract is a legally enforceable agreement between two or more mentally competent parties. Your signature on a contract affirms that you understand and accept the terms, whether they […]

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What Makes a Contract Null and Void?

When you sign a contract, you’re agreeing to its terms and are legally obligated to fulfill them — if the contract is valid. However, a contract may be deemed null […]

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Leaving California: Tax Implications for Out-of-State Workers

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, America is experiencing a wave of suburban relocation unseen since the 1950s. As interest rates fall to historic lows and professional sector jobs […]

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Can a Minor Sign a Contract?

Minors are individuals under the age of majority, which is 19 in Alabama and Nebraska and 18 in all other states. Because they are not considered adults under the law, […]

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5 Great Reasons to Incorporate Your Business

If you’re launching your business or have a side hustle, consider incorporation. Here are our 5 reasons to incorporate your business, it is a great idea for your business, and it’s a lot easier than you think.

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5 Essential Release Agreements for Your Small Business

As a small business owner, you live to provide the best experiences and the best service. Sometimes, providing the best puts you and your business at risk. Getting that great […]

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2020 State-by-State Voter Registration Deadlines

Election Day 2020 is on Tuesday, November 3rd, and it’s bound to be one of the most exciting and consequential elections so far this century. If you’re planning to participate, […]

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What Makes a Contract Legally Binding?

A legally enforceable agreement between two (or more) parties, often an exchange of goods or services, is called a contract. A contract may be legally formed by a verbal agreement […]

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Should I Have Employees Sign an Arbitration Agreement?

Employers typically ask new employees to review and understand their company’s policies, to read and sometimes sign the Employee Handbook, and to go through training. One additional document that you, […]

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6 Legal Documents Every Employer Should Have on File

When you hire an employee, you commit to following all state and federal employment laws. This includes having the right kind of insurance, such as workers’ compensation insurance, and making […]

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Changes to Child Custody and Visitation During COVID-19

If you share physical custody of your minor children with an ex, then you understand the stress these arrangements can cause. You hope the other parent is following the terms […]

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Divorce and Separation During COVID-19: A Legal Guide

Even in the best of times, divorce is stressful and challenging. In the midst of a pandemic, those challenges are multiplied. That’s why we’ve compiled answers to some common questions […]

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Should I Sign a Prenuptial Agreement?

Many people believe a Prenuptial Agreement, or prenup, is a bad idea because it implies they are planning on a divorce at the same time they’re planning a wedding. But […]

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Eviction Moratorium Issued by Centers for Disease Control

Millions of people across the United States are still out of work because of the devastation wrought by COVID-19. While unemployed or furloughed, many are concerned about paying their rent […]

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How to Handle Business Contracts in a COVID-19 World

Small business owners affected by COVID-19 know all too well the importance of written agreements in these uncertain times. What gets included, and what doesn’t, can make or break a […]

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Election 2020: Voting and Registration Questions Answered

Voting in local, state, and national elections is one of the most important ways to ensure that government at all levels adequately represents the will of its citizens. Since voter […]

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Rocket Lawyer Joins Utah Initiative to Expand Access to Justice

In a groundbreaking development in the legal industry, Rocket Lawyer has announced that it will be the first national company to participate in an innovative program to transform legal services […]

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Signing an Employment Contract: Protections to Consider

If you’ve accepted a job offer, it means you’re legally agreeing to an exchange of your services for a salary or hourly wage. Most employment relationships don’t require the use […]

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Closing Documents: What Can I Expect to Sign as a Home Buyer?

Buying a home can be an exciting, yet overwhelming, experience. You will be required to sign numerous documents in order to complete the purchase of your new home. Whether you […]

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Employee Payroll Tax Deferral Questions Answered

This article was updated September 2, 2020. The original publication date was August 19, 2020. President Donald Trump signed several executive orders in early August addressing the negative effects of […]

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Lend Money to Family and Friends the Smart Way

Many people turn to friends and family for loans when buying a large asset or starting up a business. Lending to family and friends is a high-risk undertaking with little […]

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How to Sign Documents on Behalf of an LLC

If you operate an LLC (“limited liability company”), then you probably already know that it’s treated just like a person for legal purposes. You also know that it’s not actually […]