Business Attorney,Lawyer
Written by Edward Lai

What to Look Out for to Start a Business in 2017

Starting a new business is never an easy task; there are constant changes in the corporate world that a potential business owner has to look out for. There are numerous laws and regulations for owning and operating a business on not only the federal, state and county level, but in some states at the city level as well.

So what are some of the potential changes that business owners have to look out for in 2017? Let’s take a quick look at the some of the important points:

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Family Law Oakland CA
Written by Edward Lai

What Happens to the Family After the Parents Split Ways

Letting go of something that you as a parent and a couple have fought for through many years is never easy. Many young parents and now separated couples are finding that breaking up a family is not an easy task.

While it be through divorce or through “separation” splitting a family is difficult for all those involved. However in the end it could be for the best. So what exactly happens when a family is ultimately split apart? There are certain steps that must be taken to ensure that any children involved are to be protected and raised properly.

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family-immigration-lawyer
Written by Edward Lai

Unauthorized Immigrants with Criminal Convictions are Priority for Removal

The first few days of the new Trump administration will be critical when it comes to implementing his plans for unauthorized immigrants in the United States. According to most experts the unauthorized immigrants who have criminal records both abroad and in the US will be among the first to be deported.

During a recent interview with 60 Minutes, then President-elect Trump stated that his pledge to deport unauthorized immigrants has not faltered from the stance he took during his presidential campaign. According to Trump there will be at least 2 million unauthorized immigrants that can be deported due to criminal records alone.

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Lawyer,Oakland CA
Written by Edward Lai

Tax Tips for Personal Injury Claims

Tax season is just around the corner and many who have filed and won their personal injury claims will have to report the money they were awarded on their returns. But surprisingly every year more and more of those who have won settlements do not file their taxes properly and end up losing money unnecessarily.

So what should you look for when filing taxes and including your personal injury claim? Not so surprisingly there is a lot of money that can be filed as tax free if done properly.

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Family Law, lawyer,
Written by Edward Lai

Tips on What NOT to do During a Divorce

The unfortunate trend in today’s society is divorce.  Gone are the days when couples stayed together forever. Many more couples are finding themselves in court rather than in a retirement home together.

While the divorce proceedings could take months or even years to complete, one must learn to avoid several behaviors that many adults find themselves in. Here are several common mistakes young adults make while going through divorce:

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Business Attorney
Written by Edward Lai

Employee Fired after Calling Emergency Services

The owner of a now closed beef jerky business is  being sued by the federal government after firing an employee who called 911 after a co-worker severed his thumb.

The owner of Lone Star Western Beef Plant in Fairmont West Virginia, John M. Bachman could face serious charges after the result of a lawsuit the US Labor Department filed against him and his company.

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Business Attorney,Construction
Written by Edward Lai

What Job Searchers Should Look Forward to in 2017

The U.S economy is looking stronger as a new report shows that the unemployment rate has dropped below five percent. With this being said, those seeking jobs will have a lot to look out for when job hunting during the next year. If those looking for a job are left unprepared they could find themselves jobless for longer than expected.

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family-immigration-lawyer
Written by Edward Lai

Republicans Look to Begin the Legal Immigration Debate

During his campaign president-elect Donald Trump fought fiercely over the subject of illegal immigration. However the president’s Republican Party now looks to battle over a subject almost as important– legal immigration.

The current debate about legal immigration is that if the current limitations that have been in place for many years are fair for those looking to legally enter the United States, or should those limitations be made reduced as to eliminate unfair competition for Americans looking for work?

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Construction Defect Family Law
Written by Edward Lai

Mediator Tells States to End the Water Wars

The month-long trail which was to end the high stakes water war between the states of Georgia and Florida ended with a special master telling the two neighboring states to negotiate a settlement.

Special Master Ralph Lancaster reminded both states that there is still a lot to lose, be it for the blooming metropolis of Atlanta or the residents of the small town of Apalachicola, Florida. According to Lancaster the two sides should “settle the blasted thing,” and that either way one side is going to be unhappy with the results. Lancaster even hinted that both sides may not like the outcome of the court mandated mediation.

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Lawyer,Legal Mediation Oakland CA
Written by Edward Lai

Important Questions to Ask When Looking for a Personal Injury Lawyer

Accidents happen all the time, and very rarely do they come with any warning. When these accidents happen many are left without knowing what to do.

Aside from seeking immediate medical attention, the next most important action one should take is finding the correct legal representation. But how does one actually find the correct lawyer out of the numerous available attorneys out there?

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