Wise management of real estate requires owners to periodically check their tax assessments to ensure they are being assessed correctly. You pay taxes based on the “assessed” value of your home, so ensuring correct assessment can lower your tax liability each year. This applies to both homeowners and owners of commercial property. There are several […]
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Joel Ready is a partner at Cornerstone Law Firm.
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The month of March has been a busy one at the Cornerstone Law Firm! This month, Attorneys David Crossett and Joel Ready have been advocates for a variety of clients, dealing with a broad range of cases and scenarios. After one client experienced physically painful repercussions from a car accident, Attorney Crossett settled the case […]
An amicus brief is a legal document filed with a court by an organization or group that is not a formal party to an action, requesting a particular outcome. An outside group can petition the court for permission to be recognized as an amicus curiae—a “friend of the court”—who can help the court in its […]
What To Do If Insurance Denies Your Claim When an insurance company denies your claim, what do you do? Should you just accept the insurance claim denial, or, should you fight it? Often times, when dealing with an insurance company to whom you have paid premiums for years, it can feel very frustrating when their […]
When a loved one passes away what are the responsibilities that you have as the next of kin in regards to estate administration? In this post, I want to take the opportunity to give you an overview of the process, and to help you prepare for what you’ll expect in meeting with an Estate Administration […]
Everyone needs a will. Every year, individuals die without wills, and their families deal with a great deal of unnecessary headache, stress and sorrow because of the unpreparedness of the family member who passed away. But despite the fact that everyone needs a will, many people don’t know why. So here are 3 reasons you […]
What is an LLC, and why should you get one? LLCs are a powerful and flexible corporate form that provide incredible opportunities and protection for business owners. Even if you’re a small business, an LLC can provide a platform to grow and protect your business—and if you’re large, it’s definitely time to look at the […]
Last week, after observing signs in National Parks purporting to limit the exercise of the First Amendment, Joel Ready sent the following letter to Ryan Zinke, Secretary of the Department of Interior, and to Michael Reynolds, the director of the National Park Service. Dear Sec. Zinke: At the end of August, I honeymooned with my […]
Filming the police has become an act of political speech. Police actions caught on camera have played an enormous role in debates over police brutality and practices over the last twenty years, most infamously in the case of Rodney King. In the wake of such landmark events, many cities and police departments have tried to […]
Police Dashboard Camera Videos Must be Released Police dashboard camera videos are available to the public pursuant to Right to Know requests in Pennsylvania, says the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. The ruling in Pennsylvania State Police v. Grove, which came down Tuesday, affirms that Motor Vehicle Recordings (MVRs) are subject to disclosure unless specific content […]
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