A few weeks ago, a Catholic priest on the verge of being ordained bishop of Duluth, MN, was forced to resign after being accused of sexual abuse of a minor during the early 1980s. A year ago, Kevin Bourgeois, leader of the New Orleans chapter…
Creating a living will is something everyone agrees is a prudent move, but also something nobody wants to think or talk about. End of life conversations are extremely hard, more so perhaps, when the end seems a long way off. But that’s the time to get one’s wishes documented.
For decades there has been a debate over lawyer advertising. Some say it hurts the profession’s image and other say it allows middle class and poor people – who may not know a lawyer or what it costs to hire one – access to legal service.
You are the proud owner of what was once the family farm, only now your property is surrounded by commercial development and new suburbs. When the local government comes to take by eminent domain a strip of your property to widen the road running in front of it, what are your rights?
There are several qualifications for having a record of arrest expunged or sealed, but the proliferation of data companies today means arrests aren’t buried nearly as deeply as they once were.
Homeowners tempted to join the sharing economy should carefully research their local laws and regulations before renting out a room or their whole house for a weekend.