Ways To Get Around Using The U.S. Flag In Your Company's Logo

For many businesses, it can be tempting to include an image of the U.S. flag in their logo. Doing so can show that you're a patriot and draw other like-minded individuals to your business. What you might not realize, however, is that using the flag in any form of advertising is against the Flag Code. You don't want your use of the flag in your logo to get you in hot water, so it's a good idea to speak to a trademark attorney who can assure you that you've done everything by the book. [Read More]

Detail Oriented: Social Security Application Success

When it's time to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, you will need to fill out Form SSA-16-BK. This form gets your quest for benefits started, and great care must be taken to fill it out accurately and completely. This is no time to be ashamed of your condition – SSDI is not a charity or a government handout. Each time you earn a paycheck you add funds to your account so that you can use the benefits when you are unable to work or when you eventually retire. [Read More]

What Are Some Common Federal Crimes?

Individuals charged with serious offenses will be prosecuted by either the state where the crime occurred or the federal government. The majority of crimes, such as robberies, assaults, and thefts are are handled by the state and prosecuted by a district attorney. Some serious crimes, however, fall under federal jurisdiction and are prosecuted in federal court. This article takes a look at some of the more common offenses that fall under the authority of the United States government. [Read More]

How To Keep Your Children's Exes From Taking Their Inheritance

Although your children marry expecting to be with their spouses forever, there's a good chance the relationships will end in divorce, and there's a real risk your kids' exes will take some or all of their inheritance. If you want to ensure your children's spouses can't get their hands on any money or assets you leave your heirs, here are a couple of ways you can protect their inheritances. Ask for a Pre- or Post-Nuptial Agreement [Read More]