There Goes The Neighborhood -- When A Neighbor's Dilapidated Home Begins Depressing Your Property's Value

Real estate agents will often tell you that you're better off to purchase the worst house in an up-and-coming neighborhood rather than the best house in a neighborhood on the decline. If you've followed this advice with your last home purchase, you may be surprised and dismayed to discover that a neighbor is allowing his or her home to fall into disrepair -- or even actively accelerating this process by storing old cars or appliances in the yard. [Read More]

When You Share The Rights To A Property: Understand Waste As A Cause Of Action

"Waste" is a cause of action that you can take against someone for the improper use of a property that they're legally entitled to inhabit. If you own property that somebody else is living on, it's important to understand this concept. Here's what you should know: When is waste an issue? The issue of waste frequently comes up between family members due to complicated divisions of property in inheritance. One family member may exert physical control over a piece of property even though several family members share rights to the place. [Read More]

2 Reasons To Hire A Lawyer To Help With A Slip And Fall Case

Slip and fall cases are some of the most common personal injury cases and usually occur as a result of negligence on the part of a home or business owner. Listed below are just two great reasons to hire a personal injury lawyer when you have been involved in a slip and fall incident. Investigate The Area Where The Accident Occurred One of the most important ways in which a personal injury attorney can assist you with this type of case is by investigating the location where the accident actually happened. [Read More]

3 Tips To Make Sure Your Social Security Back Pay Is Processed On Time

Social security disability is a nice way of getting supplemental income if you become injured and are unable to work. If you file for social security disability, you will most likely not receive your first payment until a few months have passed. As a result, once your application is approved the government will pay you for those months in between the time you filed until the time you received your first payment. [Read More]