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Testamentary Capacity and Contested Wills

Upon the death of an individual, their property and assets are usually disposed according to their wishes in their will. Occasionally, the way the assets and property were distributed may be contested. For a will to be valid, the testator must have testamentary capacity to create the will. Testamentary capacity is the testator’s mental ability… Read More »

Defective Products and Consumer Protection

Defective products cause harm and injuries to millions of consumers daily.  Consumers who have been injured by a defective product may have product liability claims against the manufacturer of the product. The following are three broad categories of product liability cases. Defective Design. When the product causes harm to the consumer due to a failure… Read More »

What Steps Should I Take When My Company is Being Sued?

It is a stressful experience if your company has a lawsuit brought against it, but it is not an impossible situation. Knowing what to expect during the legal process can help alleviate some of the fear and anxiety that accompanies being sued.  Consulting with an experienced business lawyer will help you through the legal process… Read More »

When is Outside Counsel the Right Choice?

Often, organizations will be faced with a decision of whether to rely on outside counsel as opposed to in-house counsel concerning legal matters.    Deciding on hiring outside counsel may not be feasible for every legal issue.  However, certain legal matters may be better suited for outside counsel.  Outside counsel may be better equipped to handle… Read More »

What are the Basics of Easement?

An easement is a type of property right that gives the holder the right to use land that is owned by another person or entity for a specific purpose and amount of time. The holder has a non-possessory right to use it, according to the easement restrictions, even though it is owned by another. Because… Read More »

Complexity of Guardianship

For some people, age or emotional and physical health issues impact their ability to make smart and safe decisions about their own well-being. When that happens, the court must step in and designate an individual or entity to oversee such decisions for the incapacitated person. Guardianship is a serious matter and should never be approached… Read More »