What Type Of Company Should You Form For Your Small Business?

If you're planning to launch a business, you've probably already put a great deal of time and effort into finding the perfect name, location, and other details. But one of the most crucial factors in the success of your business is the legal structure that underpins it. Business law can be complicated; what type of corporation should you form for your business? If you choose a less advantageous corporate structure, can you change this later?

Not All Wills Are Created Equal: Here's Why

Each state has its own laws regarding what makes a will legally valid, and if yours does not meet these standards, it may not stand up in probate court. Different ways exist to create wills, but not all of these methods are created equal. It is important to understand these what is needed to make your will legally valid. If you want to make sure your final wishes are carried out, take the time to decide which type of will is best for you.

5 Things To Consider Before You Decide To Represent Yourself In Civil Court

Your right to represent yourself in a civil case dates back to 1789, when the 1st Congress passed--and President George Washington signed--the Federal Judiciary Act.   Since then, state and federal courts have seen a steady uptick in self-counselled--or pro se--plaintiffs and defendants.  Some pro se litigants felt competent enough in their legal knowledge to proceed without a lawyer; some have already reached an agreed settlement with the opposing party, so they feel counsel is unnecessary; some simply wish to avoid paying an attorney's retainer or contingency fees.