Kylie Phillips

If you rent a house or an apartment, it's very beneficial to know the laws that protect tenants. Hi, my name is Sally Riddell and when I moved into my first apartment, I wanted to make sure that I knew all of the laws concerning the rights of tenants. I researched tenant laws and I also spoke with a family friend who is a lawyer to make sure that I understood my responsibilities and rights as a tenant. Because I knew this information before I started renting my apartment, I felt confident when signing my rental agreement. If you're considering living in a rental home or apartment, I suggest that you read my blog first. If you are already renting, this blog will also help you if you ever have any concerns.

Personal Property As Part Of A Sale: Hammering Out An Acceptable Contract

23 August 2016
 Categories: Law, Blog

Trying to sell a house in a buyer's market can be frustrating for sellers, and many times the sellers will throw in extras to get the house to sell or the buyers will ask for more advantages and benefits as part of the sale. For example, a buyer might say that if you leave the container fruit trees in the backyard (instead of taking them with you to your new home), they'll buy the house at your asking price. Read More …

4 Strategies To Avoid Paying Spousal Maintenance After Divorce

3 August 2016
 Categories: Law, Blog

If you are against the idea of paying spousal maintenance after a divorce, there are some strategies you can employ to escape this duty and hopefully save money. However, you may have to adjust your lifestyle or have a plan prior to getting married if you are to successfully do so. Read on for 4 tips on how you can get out of paying alimony after divorce. Prove your spouse was unfaithful Read More …

How Timeshares Are Handled in Bankruptcy

21 July 2016
 Categories: , Blog

If you have a timeshare (joint investment in a property) and you need to file bankruptcy, you may wonder what will happen to it. Owners of timeshares usually file bankruptcy when they can no longer pay the mortgage. You have the option of keeping the timeshare or surrendering the timeshare. Here is some more information on timeshares and bankruptcy. How Bankruptcy Treats Timeshares Bankruptcy treats timeshares as luxury items or as leases depending on the type of timeshare and the type of bankruptcy you file. Read More …

Three Tips To Handle Extortion Attempts From A Family Member

5 July 2016
 Categories: Law, Blog

Extortion is a serious crime; many people don't understand that this offense is a crime that is punishable under the law. Extortion is especially difficult for laymen to identify and seek help to prosecute when these threats and demands are coming from a family member. Extortion involves a demand for cash, property or other items, with the communication of a threat of physical, emotional harm, or threats to one's reputation or livelihood. Read More …

Is Anyone Liable for the Salt Damage to Your Vehicle?

28 June 2016
 Categories: Law, Blog

Anyone who has driven on icy roads has given thanks for salt in the past. It makes travel in the winter possible, but it sure looks ugly, doesn't it? No problem. As soon as spring comes along, just hop in the car wash to be rid of it, right? The only trouble is that salt is a corrosive agent, and leaving it on for the entire winter can have adverse effects on your vehicle. Read More …