Three Things You Shouldn't Do During A Divorce

The cost and emotions involved in a divorce are enormous; it's an understatement to say that the process is difficult. This is why you are advised to get not only an experienced lawyer, such as Stimpson & Associates PC, but also a support group that can tide you through the whole process. You should even consider therapy. Otherwise, you may find yourself committing ludicrous – but costly – mistakes such as these three: [Read More]

The Different Types Of Intellectual Property

If you are interested in securing some type of intellectual property rights, then you might be confused about the different kinds of intellectual property. To help you get a better understanding of the subject, here is a comparison of two types of intellectual property: patents and trademarks. What is a patent? A patent is a form of intellectual property that covers inventions. With a patent, you can prevent anyone else from using, making, or selling your invention. [Read More]

7 Things You Should Know About The Marital Settlement Agreement

The marital settlement agreement (MSA) is a document that will set the terms of your divorce and what happens afterward. You aren't strictly required to make one with your soon-to-be ex, but if you have children, debts, and property, you could be at the mercy of the court on custody issues and you will undoubtedly have many other avoidable problems besides. Here are 7 things you need to know about MSAs and what should go into one. [Read More]

Handling Unpaid Debts After Your Parents Are Deceased: How Inherited Debt May Require A Bankruptcy Attorney

Not everyone is fortunate enough to pass away and leave no debts behind. If your parents had multiple unpaid credit cards and/or loans, you might be left to clear up things with your parents' creditors. Some creditors are willing to release the debt and write if off if you can produce a death certificate, but other creditors may insist on the liquidation of any assets and payments to the debt owed. [Read More]