Articles Written by S.M. Oliva

Getting Damages from a Car Accident That Wasn’t Your Fault

How to establish proportional comparative fault in a Wisconsin


Modifying Child Custody Arrangements in Massachusetts

Why divorce doesn’t always end disagreements over parental rights


We’ve Agreed to Joint Custody, But Now What?

How Rhode Island family courts decide placement, visitation and support


Connecticut’s Right to Paid Sick Leave

State laws also dictate the right to unpaid leave


What Is Considered Reasonable Accommodation in Massachusetts?

Federal and state employment rights for individuals with disabilities


Steps to Take if You're Being Wrongfully Evicted in Texas

A landlord cannot just change the locks without warning


How Do I Set Up a Nonprofit in Texas?

Rules and laws for forming up a 501(c)(3) business


Another Driver Caused My Accident. How Much Can I Get?

When motorcycles, cars, and the law collide in South Dakota


Overtime Rules in Washington State

Can an employer mandate overtime hours?


The Legal Traps of Filing a Citizenship Application in Washington

An immigration attorney can help; just make sure they're legitimate


Suing Your Employer for Injuries at Work

What happens when you sue in a Pennsylvania workers’ comp claim


I Fell and I Can’t Pay Up

How to recover damages in a West Virginia slip-and-fall accident


How Long Do I Have to Make a Workers’ Comp Claim?

The deadlines and details of work injuries in New Mexico


Recovering Damages for an Injury Where I'm Partly at Fault

The basics of New Jersey's “modified comparative negligence” rule


How to Obtain a Work Visa in California

What does it take for a foreign worker to be admitted to the United States?


Establishing Fault in a Car Accident Lawsuit

Who is liable and considered negligent in a San Diego auto accident?


How Civil Asset Forfeiture Works in Illinois

How you can lose your property even without a conviction


How to Make a “Clear and Convincing” Argument in a Workers’ Comp Suit

Louisiana’s standards of proof for disability claims


Can I Get Maintenance From My Spouse?

How the Kentucky courts decide spousal support in a divorce


Tax Liabilities for My Home-Based Business

The hidden costs (and benefits) of working for yourself


How Prenuptial Agreements Work in Minnesota

Is there a difference between prenuptial and postnuptial agreements?


Washington State’s Strict Liability for Dog Bites

Are owners responsible even if their dog has never previously bit anyone?


How Businesses Protect Trade Secrets in Pennsylvania

What qualifies as a trade secret, and what damages can you seek for unauthorized disclosure?


Bankruptcy Considerations for Small Businesses in Pennsylvania

Your business structure can limit your options, so plan ahead


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