Developed A New Chemical Compound? 4 Reasons You Should Choose Patent Protection Over Trade-Secret Status

If you've developed a new chemical compound, you might have considered protecting it as a trade secret. While this may work well for some soda manufacturers, trade secret status isn't always a reliable way to protect your invention. To reach trade secret status, you need to develop a sure-fire way to protect your product from breach, which can be difficult to do. Here are four reasons why it's smarter to obtain patent protection, instead of going for trade secret status. Read More 

Two Reasons Your Case May Need An Audio/Video Forensics Expert

The proliferation of personal and public recording devices (e.g. traffic cameras, smartphones) means there's a good chance your auto accident was caught on camera. Video and audio evidence can help or hurt your personal injury case, which is why you may want to consider hiring an audio/video forensics expert to review any recorded evidence that may be available. Here are two reasons you should consider this option. To Validate or Invalidate Evidence Read More 

Bringing In New Evidence After VA Claim Denial

The Veterans Affairs (VA) disability system can be difficult. In addition to being a strict system that has to protect funds for veterans in need, there are systemic problems and scandals that can ruin even a legitimate and well-prepared claim's chances of success. If you've been denied, keep in mind that you can appeal as much as you need to--and that you can ask for help to make sure the job gets done. Read More 

Filing A Decedent’s Taxes As An Executor

When you're an executor of an estate, then one of the things of which you are responsible is the decedent's tax returns. This includes both the individual income tax return and the estate's income tax return. If there is a surviving spouse, then that person may be able to file the individual tax return jointly and that will solve that part of the problem. But if this isn't the case, then you will need to do it yourself as the executor. Read More 

Equitably Resolving Probate Disputes Over The Estate Of A Deceased Parent

Few times are as somber as when an adult child has to lay one of their parents to rest. You may have cared for your parent at the end of their life, been given power of attorney to make important medical and legal decisions, but making changes to a final will can be acrimonious at best. Whether you are satisfied with your inheritance or believe that the final will left you with an insufficient piece of the estate, you could find yourself disputing how to split up your deceased parent's estate with your siblings. Read More