Tattoos and the Law: Licenses, Age Limits, Safety

So your teenager wants to get a tattoo. As a parent you probably have a strong opinion about whether your teen or young adult child should be indulging in permanent body art. Before you have the big talk however, it’s best to arm yourself with the facts. Talking to your child about tattoos, piercings and other forms of body modification will be much more productive if you know the fundamentals of tattoo law. It will also help if you’re familiar with some of … [Read more...]

What Happens If I Have a Car Accident With An Uninsured Driver?

Being involved in an automobile collision, even a minor one, can be a traumatic experience. You are looking at your vehicle and wondering if it can be fixed, and how much it will cost. You may have injuries, or are worried that strains or whiplash will show up when the adrenaline wears off. Then you find out that the other driver does not have insurance. Sadly, this is not an uncommon occurrence. A 2009 study found that around one in seven drivers in the United States … [Read more...]

Write a Personal Disclosure Policy for Your Blog or Website (and Why You Need One)

Not all aspects of running a blog or running a website are sexy. Some tasks are downright boring. One of the least exciting blogging and webmaster tasks is writing the disclosure policy. Writing and posting a disclosure policy isn't just something that bloggers and website owners do to look important -- it's actually the law. If you are making money from your blog or website -- even if it's only a few cents for the entire year -- the FTC requires you to disclose that … [Read more...]

Rise of Identity Theft and How to Protect Yourself

Ask the average person to name a crime and most will start with murder, theft or some other popular act depicted in the movies. While these crimes are still prevalent, a different kind of crime is having its day, both in the United States and internationally. The United States Department of Justice separates identity theft into three categories, including unauthorized use of existing credit cards, unauthorized use of other existing accounts and the misuse of sensitive … [Read more...]

Divorce: Who Keeps The House?

Usually in a divorce, the couple that is divorcing needs to make the decision about who is going to keep the house. A couple needs to work with an attorney(s) and/or make sure that the courts address it. It is really up to the divorcing couple to decide who keeps the house or any additional property, or if the house/property will be sold and the money divided by the couple. There are other options, too, and it is important to make sure that the decision is best for … [Read more...]