Attorney-in-fact — Defined

When you initiate a Power of Attorney, whether for financial purposes, medical, or other, you must choose someone to act on your behalf should the time come when you are unable to make decisions for yourself. This person is known as an attorney-in-fact, and while not necessarily a lawyer, they…

Default Judgment – Defined

Default Judgment – Defined If you are a party in a lawsuit and fail to perform a court-ordered action, such as appearing before the court by a certain date, the judge hearing the case can hand down what is known as a default judgment. This means they are automatically ruling…

Appeal – Defined

Appeal – Defined. You hear all the time that a judge’s ruling is final. While this is true, you may have the ability to challenge that decision – especially if it didn’t go in your favor – and possibly have it overturned. This is called an appeal. An appeal is…

Plaintiff vs Defendant – Defined

Plaintiff vs. Defendant – Defined This may seem like a rudimentary discussion for many of you, but there are plenty of our readers who do not know what the difference is between the terms plaintiff and defendant – and we are here to remedy that. After all, if you find…

5 Easy Ways To Avoid Being Sued

5 Easy Ways To Avoid Being Sued – The thought of being sued over even the smallest of disputes can make anyone nervous about what could happen next. This is especially true if it’s for something that you weren’t aware you did wrong, a situation that wasn’t meant to get out…