What is an Advanced Medical Directive?

What is an Advanced Medical Directive?

Unexpected situations can arise at any time. Therefore, it’s important for all adults to have protections in place, not just the elderly. An Advance Medical Directive allows you to give instructions for your doctor or caregiver if you fall into a coma or become terminally ill, seriously injured, or mentally incapacitated.

10 Signs that an Uncontested Divorce is Right for You

10 Signs that an Uncontested Divorce is Right for You

There are two types of divorce in the state of California, “contested” and “uncontested.” Both contested and uncontested divorces are very common in the Golden State. A case is “contested” when you and your spouse disagree on one or more issues, such as property, finances, debt, child custody, child support or spousal support. Although no divorce is ever truly “uncontested,” the term applies when the parties don’t have any disagreements that require resolution in court.

Quiz: Is an Uncontested Divorce Right for You?

Quiz: Is an Uncontested Divorce Right for You?

If you and your spouse are contemplating separation, consider limiting your costs by pursuing an uncontested divorce. Although no divorce is ever truly “uncontested,” the term applies when the parties don’t have any disagreements that require resolution in court. Take the following quiz to find out if an uncontested divorce may be right for you.

Should You Make a Roommate Contract?

Should You Make a Roommate Contract?

Whether living with a partner or just a group of friends, a cohabitation/roommate agreement can help establish the terms of your relationship to avoid future conflict and allow for a peaceful living environment.  Conflicts are avoided from the start since each party’s role has been clearly defined.

Why do music streaming services like Pandora, Google Play, and Spotify place so many restrictions on users?

Why do music streaming services like Pandora, Google Play, and Spotify place so many restrictions on users?

According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), which represents the major music industry labels, streaming music helped drive an 11% increase in music sales in 2016. Streaming revenues increased 69%, representing a majority of the industry’s sales (51%) for the first time in history. This figure represents a dramatic shift from the early 2000’s when more than 80% of revenues came from the sale of physical copies (CDs, Vinyls, and Videos). The digital revolution has transformed the music industry over a few short decades, allowing on-demand wireless access with the touch of a button.

10 Things You Can Copyright

10 Things You Can Copyright

The U.S. Copyright Office has registered an average of 516,000 Copyrights per year since 2000.  Following are 10 Copyrightable Subject matter and examples that can apply for copyrights registration.  If you have created any of the original works listed, contact our office or a local attorney to learn more about copyright protection.

Can I Trademark My Name?

Can I Trademark My Name?

If you are involved in the world of entertainment, plan to use your name in commerce and your name has developed a “secondary meaning” (distinctiveness) to consumers of your brand, then you may be able to trademark your name.