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Judge Judy versus small claims court: a battle for the real people's court

Our top six comparisons between Judge Judy and the real deal, better known to us as small claims court. Read More »

Can I get overtime pay?

Overtime pay comes down to whether employees are considered exempt or nonexempt.  Read More »

Student rights: yes, they have them

Students’ rights are no different from anyone else’s, but they may be balanced sometimes with the needs of the educational system and its mission.  Read More »

What qualifies as defamation?

Defamation is a tricky area, particularly as it pits harm to one’s reputation against free speech. Read More »

Online shopping safety guide a must-read

Ninety-six percent of American adults have shopped online at some point. If you'e among them, are you staying safe? Read More »

Child custody: how can I get missing father's permission for international travel?

My 13-year-old daughter hasn't had contact with her father for several years (we don't know where he is). My husband and I want to take her on vacation, but I recently learned that to take her in and out of the country, she needs a notarized letter of consent from her father..  Read More »

My ex says she has tenancy rights to my home

She says I should be the one to move. Read More »

New associate joins Johns, Flaherty & Collins law firm

Katelyn Doyle has joined the Johns, Flaherty & Collins, SC, law firm as an associate attorney. Doyle recently graduated... Read More »

Curfew Laws: Why you need to know where your child is

Many parents today remember a time when the 10 p.m. news began with a question for viewers: “It’s 10 p.m. Do you know where your child is?” Read More »

Business partnerships: What you need to know about getting in, out

The many benefits that can come with a business partnership often entice people to begin working together before they have formalized all the details.  Read More »

The odds of a felony conviction [Infographic]

Infographic showing the latest data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics reveals the number of felony charges that actually end in convictions. Read More »

If I’m fired, will I lose my pension?

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act, sometimes called ERISA, provides important protections should you be terminated prior to retirement. Read More »

Service Dogs Nothing to Sniff At [INFOGRAPHIC]

Want to know the difference between service animals and emotional support animals? How about signs of a true service animal? Or laws to protect service dogs? This infographic has answers. Read More »

For sale by owner: avoid common legal problems

With today’s do-it-yourself approach to many things home-related, it’s not uncommon for home sellers to take the for-sale-by-owner route. Read More »

Service animals at work

Like any other requests surrounding disabilities, employers must treat seriously employee requests to bring service animals to work. Read More »