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June 2018 Archives

Afraid of dogs? Learn to speak their language.

Dogs can be a joy to be around. However, just like humans, not all dogs behave the same way all the time. Maybe you went to a barbeque at your friend's house, and his dog jumped on your lap and showered you with affection. However, when you spotted the same dog sitting alone in the front yard the following week, you went over to pet him, and he tried to attack you.

The dangers of entrusting your care to a professional guardian

In previous posts, we’ve discussed some of the pervasive issues surrounding nursing home abuse in the United States. However, there is another form of elder abuse that is less publicized: the financial exploitation of elderly people by their guardians.

The essentials of a business partnership agreement

When a business disputes arises between partners, it’s often the result of insufficient discussion from the onset. Before you go into business with someone, it’s important to get on the same page about all of the implications of the business relationship—now and in the future. You probably won’t go into business with someone expecting trouble, but anticipating any hypothetical hurdles can be a valuable step in avoiding conflict further down the line.

Is a handwritten agreement a legally binding business contract?

You probably know that if you sign a business contract with a partner company, you’re legally obligated to abide by its terms. But what if you and your business partner agree to certain conditions over lunch, and you draft an informal agreement together on your notepad? Can this type of agreement be legally binding?

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