Connection—Confidence—Awareness

It's a connected world, and the power of connection is often in the confidence and awareness it provides—important factors when you need help resolving a legal problem. Below, you'll find access to the GetLegal blog, which will keep you updated and aware of trends or important issues.

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  • Do I Have a Right to See My Grandchildren? State Law and Visitation

    When a marriage ends, that event affects more than the couple involved: friendships may be strained, ties with in-laws become attenuated, and matters become even more difficult if the couple has children. The dissolution of a marriage can mean that grandparents who previously enjoyed an active role ... Read more

  • Do You Own the Rights to Any Oil or Gold in the Ground Beneath Your House?

    You’ve probably heard the old saw that a man’s home is his castle, but it probably never crossed your mind that you may not have the right to determine what happens to the moat or the dungeons. Depending on where you live, you may enjoy only “surface rights” to your property – that is, you... Read more

  • Dog Bites and Liability

    We’ve all heard that dogs are man’s best friend, that pets can brighten our days and lengthen our lives. But what happens if your pet misbehaves? Worse, what happens if your dog injures someone? Common law followed the “one-bite” rule, which held a dog owner liable for injuries caused by ... Read more

  • The Legal Implications of Driverless Vehicles

    Autonomous vehicles, that is, vehicles that can operate without human drivers, have become a more common feature of cityscapes across America. States have begun to pass laws that regulate autonomous vehicles, or autonomous driving systems (“ADSs”). These laws may specify when and how an ADS is u... Read more

  • Voter ID Law Review

    As election day approaches, there is plenty of debate over the status of individual races – will Georgia turn blue? Will the Democrats succeed in flipping the House? A more pressing question for some voters may be whether they have the correct identification to allow them to vote. Currently, 3... Read more

  • Hate Crimes and Domestic Terrorism

    On October 27, 2018, a man walked into a synagogue in Pittsburgh and opened fire, killing 11 people and injuring several others. The shooter, Robert Bowers, was arrested and charged with 29 separate charges: 11 counts of obstruction of exercise of religious beliefs resulting in death, 11 counts ... Read more

  • Safety and Scares: Liability Law and Haunted Houses

    It’s nearly Halloween, and you know what that means: trick-or-treaters in the streets, candy on the grocery store shelves, and haunted houses around every corner. But haunted houses these days are more than cardboard skeletons and creaky jump scares. Places like Blackout and Freakling Bros. offer ... Read more

  • Modifying Child Support Payments

    When a couple with children separates, one of the first and most important issues they should settle is child support ‒ that is, they need to agree on how much money is needed to take care of the costs associated with raising their children. Typically, the non-custodial parent (the parent with who... Read more

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