Is there a statute of limitations concerning civil rights? A. There are different statutes of limitations depending upon what state you live in. However, it’s very important to speak with an attorney as soon as you feel as though your civil rights have been violated... Should I hire an attorney? A. If you feel as though your civil rights have been violated in some way, it’s best to at least speak to an attorney knowledgeable in this area of the law. A lawyer can let you know whether... What is the compensation one seeks when suing because their civil rights have been violated? A. The person suing will either receive monetary compensation or injunctive relief. This means that someone (typically a government organization such as the police or courts) will stop the violator...
William the Conqueror, who reigned as King of England from 1066-1087, established the original curfew law, which required that citizens extinguish all candlelight and fires by eight o’clock each evening. It’s believed the law got its name from the French phrase “couvre few,” which translates to “cover fire”.
Laws against Religious Discrimination
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title VII of that Act protect employees and students from religious discrimination in the workplace and in the educational setting. Employers cannot discriminate against their employees or prospective employees on the basis of their religion. This means that they cannot treat employees or job applicants more or less favorably on the basis of their religious beliefs...
Beneficiary and Fiduciary Liability for Income, Gift and Estate Taxes
It can be either a blessing or a curse to be appointed as the Personal Representative of an estate or Trustee of a trust (collectively a “Fiduciary”). One of the most over looked aspects of the job...
Estate Planning and Irrevocable Trust
Estate planning and irrevocable trust are important tools in any financial planning strategy that can save your family time and money in probate court. An irrevocable trust is a financial arrangement much like other forms of trusts except that the grantor relinquishes ownership and control of the property, assets, and any funds in the trust. An irrevocable trust cannot be revoked, modified, or terminated by the grantor once created, except with the permission of the beneficiaries. The grantor is not allowed to withdraw any contributions from the irrevocable trust. Once the grantor donat
Nearly everyone who thinks about death, who cares about how much of an inheritance he will leave to his survivors, and who doesn’t particularly want to make a lawyer wealthy, says