Many people sign their name to a rental lease without giving it much thought. If you've moved around a lot, you may have gone through the process numerous times and might find it all quite routine. While most leases are fairly standard, this is no reason to skimp on proper care and caution. Don't forget to take these important steps before you sign.

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Intellectual property law can get complicated, especially if you're new to the idea. However, there are many aspects of intellectual property law that everyone should be familiar with. Because of that, we've put together a list of frequently asked questions to help you better understand what you need to know about intellectual property law.

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As a digital marketer, you work primarily in an online world. You may collaborate with coworkers and clients remotely, send your invoices digitally, and manage all the essential functions of your business without so much as a single scrap of paper to clutter your desk. You can easily build an entire company around a skeleton staff or become a marketing brand all on your own. While this gives you immense power over the direction of your business, it can leave you feeling a bit overwhelmed if something goes wrong.

Understanding civil law as it applies to digital marketing and small businesses will give you an edge in sticky situations. Know your obligations and your rights, so you can navigate troubling times and resolve any potential legal issues confidently.

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We live in the information age, and today we have unprecedented access to any information we want. With so much knowledge right at our fingertips, our society has changed the way we research information and do business. The advancements in technology and information sharing have caused two questions to frequently rise in the minds of people who need legal help. Does the Internet really serve as a suitable replacement for a lawyer? Why do I need an attorney when I have access to vast amounts of legal information from my smartphone or home computer?

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All too often we see people make mistakes with property ownership laws that can cause emotional suffering and dangerous financial risks. One of the biggest mistakes we see is that people will often simply put their child’s name on the deed to their house instead of properly setting up a will. At face value this may seem like a good idea—it simplifies the process by removing the need to deal with a probate. But here’s the catch: that course of action only eliminates the need for interacting with a probate for the home. If there is other property in question, your child is still going to need a probate.

In reality, the disadvantages to adding your child to the deed to your home far outweigh the benefit of simplifying the process of ownership transference of one aspect of your estate. The following are some of the greatest disadvantages you need to consider.

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Whether you already have your wishes for estate planning, wills, trusts, and life insurance in order, you need to make sure that you name a beneficiary. If you don't, the funds and assets that you set aside for your loved ones could end up in the wrong hands.

This can be especially challenging due the changes the family unit has seen in recent decades. Adoption, divorce, and "non-traditional" family structures are not that uncommon anymore, and you need to make sure that you provide help to your loved ones by naming a beneficiary before you pass.

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Here in Lafayette, we have a great view of the Flatirons just down Baseline Rd. Boulder, Colorado—the startup capital of America—is a destination for many like-minded entrepreneurs looking to start their businesses.

While these individuals may have great ideas and even greater aspirations, there can be many hurdles along the way, not the least of which is just getting started!

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All the way from ease of setup and liability protection, there's a lot to consider when designing your business structure. To help you choose the best option and avoid legal trouble in the long run, we've laid out the basics, advantages, and disadvantages of the 6 common forms business enterprise:

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No matter your marital status or financial situation, creating a will is one of the most important things you can do for you and your family. Having a will is absolutely necessary to have control over where your assets go and protecting your loved ones from lengthy legal processes and extra stress. Here are the four most important reasons why you should have a will:

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What is the difference between a will and a trust? Which one do you really need? When it comes to handling your assets, you need to understand which legal documents you need to give you and your family peace of mind and control over the distribution of your properties. 

To help pick what's best for you, here's an explanation of the similarities and differences between a will and a trust: 

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