February 27, 2013

Requesting a higher court to review the decision or sentence of a trial court because the lower court made an error.


February 13, 2013

A court document, or pleading, in a civil case, by which the defendant responds to the plaintiff’s complaint.

Fiscal Cliff Agreement Impacts Gift and Estate Taxes

February 7, 2013

The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (HR 8) was overwhelmingly passed by the U.S. Senate on January 1, 2013, and similarly approved by the House the same day. This much- anticipated agreement reached by Congress included not only income tax relief for many taxpayers, it also extended a historically generous gift and estate tax […]

February 6, 2013

A periodic listing of general definitions of commonly used legal terms (not intended as legal advice but useful to better understand frequently used legal phrases) Affidavit: A written statement made by an individual under oath