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Paternity rights

Sep 25, 17 Paternity rights

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If a married couple has a child, it is assumed that the husband is the child’s father. But when an unmarried couple has a child it may be necessary to establish the child’s paternity after the baby is born. Ascertaining the paternity will protect all parties involved and will help with establishing visitation rights, support, and inheritance. Parents under the law are legally responsible for their children, regardless if they are married or not. Naming the baby and the birth certificate – In the US a child can be given any first, middle and last name as per the parent’s The child does not have to take the father’s last name to be considered legitimate. Often a representative from the local health department will meet the mother in the hospital after the baby is born and fill out an application. The state will then use this information to issue a birth certificate. How to establish paternity – The easiest way to establish paternity is to name the father on the birth certificate. If the couple is not married and the father is not at the hospital, the mother cannot list him as the father on the birth certificate at the hospital. His name will have to be added to the birth certificate later. If the father has signed the document, then legally the father’s paternal rights are established. How to prepare a paternity statement – If the father is not present or has not signed the documents, a paternity statement is essential. Most states offer these forms and provide the father to sign these forms within a time limit after the...

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How to Break Into the Entertainment Law as a Young Attorney

Sep 14, 17 How to Break Into the Entertainment Law as a Young Attorney

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Plenty of law students and attorneys are looking to dip their toe into the field of entertainment law. However, what does entertainment law actually entail? In today’s world, entertainment law is essentially a combination of intellectual property law, contract law, account, and more. So, if you’re looking to dive into the field of entertainment law, there are a few things you should know. Versatility is Key Famed entertainment attorney Barry K. Rothman believes it takes more than just being a quality lawyer to break into this competitive business. For one, you will need to perfect your craft and create a foundation for yourself. Become involved in bar associations and other trade organizations that have entertainment sections. Furthermore, you’ll also need to read the trades and fully understand how the industry functions. It’s crucial that you try and make contact with a variety of entertainment lawyers, managers, and agencies and see if they’re willing to provide your services with whatever capacity they may need. While this may sound relatively demanding as a young attorney, it’s also crucial to become successful when it comes down to it. If you’re considering looking for advice, check out all of Barry K. Rothman reviews online and contact him today. Him and his firm have a wide array of experience within the entertainment law industry and are continuing to break ground. The Bottom Line Becoming an entertainment lawyer involves delving into a variety of different legal fields and understanding what the actual industry is all about. Only then will you gain enough insight to become an asset to today’s growing entertainment...

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Consider the following before hiring a business consultant

Sep 08, 17 Consider the following before hiring a business consultant

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Hiring a consultant to assist your firm with short-term projects is common in business since more organizations are cutting costs and looking at reducing their human resources. Here are a few things to consider before hiring a business consultant. The knowledge approach – If you have a straightforward job that doesn’t require much involvement from other staff members, hiring a consultant is a good idea. A consultant will help to resolve your problem and be able to solve it within a very short period, provided they are given access to all the information they need. The people approach – Consultants that follow the people approach are becoming more popular as they work with an organization’s staff and provide knowledge and learning that can be used in the future. However, this approach will take more time and therefore be costlier. Know the problem – Understand what the problem is and gather as much information as you can before finding a consultant. Using this approach will help a consultant understand the issues a company is facing and be able to provide a solution within a shorter time. Does the company need a consultant – Lyle Charles suggests that If the problem you have has been attempted by many teams within your firm and you are unable to reach a solution, a consultant’s expertise may be a good way to resolve an issue. However, if your staff have not assessed the problem, it is best to instruct them to look into the issue before you look for a consultant. Other sources of help – Look at speaking to other companies about their experiences on similar issues. Although this can be true for certain issues, some technical problems may require the help of a construction consultant....

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What is premises liability law?

Aug 27, 17 What is premises liability law?

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Premises liability law, holds landlords and tenants responsible when someone enters their property and as a result, is hurt. This law is based on negligence and can be different to personal injury situations. The most common injury is slip and fall cases, which are caused by wet floors, snow and ice, unmarked obstacles, and faulty stairs. Cases also arise due to vicious animals, open swimming pools, broken elevators, and unruly customers or guests. Plaintiffs will have to file a suit against the owners, landlords, business owners, residential tenants, maintenance companies, and or other parties that control the property. The laws for premises liability will characterize the injured based on the reason he/she entered the premises. Plaintiffs who entered without permission are considered “trespassers.” Social guests and others who entered for their purposes are labeled as “licensees.” Finally, those who entered to further the purpose of the landowner such as a business customer are considered “invitees.” The law will award each group different levels of protection from harm. Traditional laws state that the landowners have no legal responsibility to keep trespassers safe. However, if the owner knew that trespassers were present, and failed to warn them about dangers, they could be held liable. Regarding licensees, the landowner has to warn them of dangers that the licensees are unlikely to discover on their own. Invitees (customers) are given the most protection. In this case, the landowners must inspect the premises and make sure it is safe for these...

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How to manage a plastic surgery injury?

Like any surgery, there is potential for injury. Plastic surgery is no different, and injuries can occur as a result of a doctor’s negligence which can result in a medical malpractice claim. When you visit a plastic surgeon and request them to perform a treatment for you, you are committed to the best possible outcome. However, a breakdown in communication and expertise can cause severe injuries. Unfortunately, in plastic-surgery medical malpractice may not be identified until several days after the surgery. Often plastic surgery mistakes are in areas that are obvious to others, and therefore the trauma of the injury can be difficult and emotionally draining for the patient. When you visit your surgeon and book a surgery ensure that you read all documentation you are signing before the surgery. The most common indicators of plastic surgery malpractice are: Operating the wrong body part. Not taking into consideration the patient’s accurate medical history. Not using an experienced anesthesiologist. A non-plastic surgeon completing a cosmetic Completing complicated procedures in private clinics that cannot deal with complications. The patient will have to illustrate that: The doctor had a responsibility to the patient. The doctor breached that duty by behaving negligently or failing to act. As a result, the patient sustained an injury. The injury was due to the doctor’s breach. If you or someone you know has suffered an injury as a result of plastic surgery, it is advisable to consult a medical malpractice lawyer to protect your rights....

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Property division in a divorce

Jun 25, 17 Property division in a divorce

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In a divorce, parties may not be able to some to an agreement regarding property division. In this case, a judge will use a state law as a guideline to divide the property and assets of the couple. There are two main types of divisions, and they are separate division and marital property, division. Separate property – This area includes non-marital property that each spouse brings into the marriage and has kept in his or her name. The non-marital property will also include gifts and inheritances that a spouse has kept in his or her name. Marital property – This form of property includes property and earnings that have been acquired during the marriage and includes work income, real estate, furnishings, and personal property, Although the property is titled in one spouse’s name but has been acquired during the marriage and paid for with marital funds, it is categorized as marital property. Therefore, a pension earned during the marriage is considered marital property. In states that follow community property laws, marital property will be divided equally. However, in equitable distribution states, the courts will divide the property on a case by case basis. Factors that would be considered are who will take responsibility for the children, is the spouse employable and are they able to support themselves. It is best to speak to a reputed lawyer that can handle cases that involve property division as divorce laws will vary from state to...

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Dental Malpractice: Why you should consult a lawyer

Jun 15, 17 Dental Malpractice: Why you should consult a lawyer

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Blog submitted by Dane Levy Attorney of, a provider of legal services for those injured by dental malpractice in California Dental malpractice is almost the same as medical malpractice, in that you sustain injuries at the hand of your dentist, causing either physical or mental harm. Your dentist took an oath to perform proper dental care. A malpractice lawsuit can involve damage, injury or even negligence. When malpractice does occur, it is important to consult a lawyer as quickly as possible, as you could end up carrying a lifetime of injury without any compensation. There are several types of injuries and trauma that can result in a medical malpractice suit. Here are a few examples of such injuries: Improve use of anesthetic, either too much or too little. Failing to diagnose a disease or recommending a treatment in time. Improper use of dental tools or equipment, including diagnostic tools. Damage to the jaw resulting in a broken or fractured jaw due to a procedure. When you lose a tooth. Some form of dental implant injury due to a dental procedure. The main reason you need to see a lawyer as quickly as possible is to ascertain if you can file a suit. The malpractice lawyer will help you through the process. It is important to get the details correct, and that happens when the incident is still fresh in your mind. When a dentist crosses the line puts your health at risk, you need to ensure that you can prove he or she did so, or you could lose the case....

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