Leaving Probate Behind

Most people have heard the term "avoiding probate", but until you begin to deal with issues concerning an estate you may remain confused about exactly what it means. Probate is an age-old legal method of dealing with the debts and assets of those who have passed on, and whether you have a will or not, many loved ones will be left to deal with probate issues after a death. There are several surprisingly simple ways to deal with estate property that does not involve probate, however.

What Wrongful Convictions Look Like

One of the pillars of American society is the criminal justice system. As part of this system, each citizen is to be granted access to a fair trial. In the overwhelming majority of the cases tried in the criminal justice system, this goal is accomplished. However, there are still those that find themselves on the opposite side. The Facts The United States has the world's largest prison population, with around two million people currently incarcerated.

Housing Discrimination Problems And How To Avoid Them

Housing discrimination problems are still a major issue in this country. Try as you might, you probably will still encounter someone who refuses to rent a home or apartment to you. There are some ways around these issues, however, and here is how you can avoid housing discrimination. Go Through a Housing Authority Office Your city's or county's housing authority office searches for several affordable housing options. It secures the landlord's permission to find renters, thereby blinding the landlord to any physical or personal feature that would cause him/her to refuse you shelter.

Three Reasons You Should Incorporate Your Small Business

If you are thinking about starting your own business, you need to consider what form your business will take. It is common for a new business to simply be in the form of a sole proprietorship or sometimes a partnership, but a small business can incorporate in a similar fashion to the way large businesses do. The following are three good reasons you should consider doing this. Your personal assets are protected

Three Signs Your Divorce Will End Up in Court

Although collaborative divorce, DIY divorce, and mediated divorce stand out as alternatives to taking your divorce to court, it's also true that in some situations only litigation will do the trick. If your situation is one of these, you'll have to plan to pay a lot of money and settle in for the long haul. Here are three signs that your relationship might be one of those that can only be ended by a court proceedings.