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.

Missing Something? 4 Reasons You Need To Learn Shorthand

1 October 2017
 Categories: Law, Blog

When it comes to taking notes, there's nothing more valuable than the ability to write in shorthand. Even if you think you can write fast on your own, standard writing doesn't come close to the speed and accuracy you can receive from shorthand. Shorthand isn't just abbreviating words, it's its own language. If you've been passing up the opportunity to learn shorthand, you might be missing out on a lot more than you think. Read More …

Clearing A Default Judgement In Your Divorce Case

21 February 2017
 Categories: Law, Blog

No one enters into a marriage with the intention of getting a divorce. Unfortunately, some couples grow apart and find that they no longer wish to be legally married. Since a marriage contract is a legal document, steps must be taken in court to dissolve this contract. When one party fails to respond to divorce pleadings, a default judgement may be entered against him or her. Here are three things that you can do to help clear a default judgement against you from your divorce case in order to protect your interests. Read More …

Contemplating a Contamination Suit

31 January 2017
 Categories: Law, Blog

Everyone has the right to live in a place of health and safety, no matter what section of town or how cheap the housing prices are in a particular area. Sadly, the instances of property contamination are all too common, and the ability to get property compensated for the harm done can vary widely. No matter what the source of the contamination, from ground water to accidentally moving into a home where crystal methamphetamine was manufactured, there is always the potential to make the negligent party pay. Read More …

Expecting Alimony After the Divorce? Stay Alert to These Devious Money-Hiding Practices

4 January 2017
 Categories: Law, Blog

When you build a life with someone, you become accustomed to living a certain lifestyle because of their income being considered as something you have access to. In these situations, it is not at all uncommon for a divorce judge to determine you are entitled to alimony or some form of spousal support after the divorce. The only problem is, just because you feel you are entitled to alimony, your soon-to-be ex partner probably will not be happy with being expected to support you partially after your divorce. Read More …

Thinking Of Sharing Expenses With Another Single, Elderly Friend? Do These Things First

30 November 2016
 Categories: Law, Blog

Housing costs can be expensive no matter what your age or where you live. That's why a lot of people of all ages—not just young, career-oriented people and college students—have started looking for roommates to help share the burden. Older adults, in particular, who find themselves alone after many years of having a spouse or a family may want to consider splitting the rent and utilities on a nice 2-bedroom apartment instead of settling for an affordable efficiency in an area of town they don't like. Read More …