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What should you know about environmental audits?

In many industries these days, environmental audits comprise a critical part of compliance with the government. From the start of operations, you should have a solid plan to comply with environmental audits. It is not something you can simply skate through at the last...

Is your risky business partner worth it?

Going on a business venture with a partner is often an immensely fulfilling journey. It also offers numerous benefits compared to starting off alone. However, there are some major hurdles as well. Many come into play if a person's business partner is less than ideal,...

What is a mediator’s role in disputes?

When working through a dispute with a business partner, it is important for both parties to do whatever they can to preserve the business tie. After all, a business is only as healthy as its relationship with others. One way to do that is by aiming for mediation...

What you should know before becoming executor

If a family member or close friend approaches you to propose you become the executor of their estate, you may want to do some research before agreeing to the important role. When someone asks you to oversee their estate once they pass it may seem like a compliment....

Can a sibling dispute end in probate litigation?

Not everyone experiences a childhood with siblings without conflict. In fact, childhood spats are common, and it is just as common for those rivalries and arguments to carry on into adulthood. Of course, adding money to the mix is never a good thing, and relatively...

3 methods of resolving business disputes

When you own a Mississippi small business, the odds of you finding it involved in some type of business dispute at some point is high. Business disputes often involve a contract, shareholder, employment or fraud issues, among others, and, in some cases, they may cost...

Who is responsible for a decedent’s debts?

Losing a loved one can be an emotionally trying time, so you probably want your relative’s estate to clear probate so you can seek closure. However, sometimes difficult issues turn up during probate. For instance, your relative may have some outstanding debts. This...

How do commercial leases differ from residential ones?

Renting commercial space is a significant consideration for any business. The success of your business is largely contingent on its location and the terms of the lease you entered into.  Before you engage a landlord, you must understand how a commercial lease differs...