The Village of Huntley grew from by almost 20,000 people in the eight years preceding a 2008 special census. Such growth required a large amount of construction, so the village adopted and amended several building codes to regulate and monitor construction practices. Violation of these...
A passport is an essential travel document if you intend to travel abroad for any reason. It provides proof of your identity and nationality and is generally the only acceptable form of identification outside of your home country. To obtain a United States passport for the first time, you must apply
Being able to make decisions on behalf of your parents can be useful in the latter stages of their lives. Illinois allows one person to grant another power of attorney (POA), the legal right to make decisions for that person. For example, parents can give their children the right to make health car
Service of Process is when legal documents such as court summons, complaints, and subpoenas, are delivered to an individual to notify them of a court process against them.. Court Documents must be served, or delivered, by an individual, commonly called a Process Server, who is not a par
How to Report Illegal Dumping. Illegal waste dumping causes ugly garbage to pile up in the community. It can include throwing away any kind of waste, be it trash, oil, appliances, furniture or yard waste in area not designed for garbage. Whether dumping occurs on city or private property, it is cons
Court judicial hearing officers are taking larger roles in courthouses across the country today. These judicial hearing officers undertake different functions depending on the specific court system in which they are working. Consequently, different jurisdictions maintain different practices and proc
No stranger to controversy, former Rep. Richard Pombo is best remembered for his sponsorship of the Threatened and Endangered Species Recovery Act of 2005, which according to environmental groups would undermine the progress made through the 1973 Endangered Species Act. Aside from his goal of disman
A mortgage is a promise to pay on a note. The new name does not have to be on the note or the deed in some states. Some states require that the name is on all three documents. If a name is added to the mortgage and one of you defaults on the mortgage, both parties' credit will be affected.
The reservation law of California is called Public Law 83-280. The law gives Indian tribes complete criminal and civil juridiction over what occurs on their reservation. A special election for the law must be voted by a majority of the adult Indians.
The rules for notaries vary from state to state. However, there are some common threads. The standard state mandated fee is just one example though. Today, there are more uses for notaries and career options in many cases. Therefore, more rules and procedures have been added to keep up with advances
When traveling overseas it's important that you check with the U.S. Department of State website to assure you have all the documents necessary to travel abroad. Security is high at airports, and without proper documentation you can be denied travel, even though you might have paid thousands of dolla
Tennessee has passed several laws aimed at curbing abuse of its elderly population. Elderly persons, because of their age and health, are considered an at-risk group that is susceptible to physical/sexual abuse and neglect. Recognizing the signs of elder abuse and reporting actual or suspected inci
Medicine and law are the two professions most people think of when asked to name a successful career choice. Of those who choose the legal profession, many find that becoming a criminal lawyer is the most challenging option, as well as the most rewarding. Being a criminal lawyer also opens the path
An implied contract is a promise made between two or more parties. Upon accepting a job at the end of an interview, the hiring party is likely to shake the new hire's hand. This is an implied contract. The implication is that the new hire will get the job. To breach such an implied contract is a leg
A variety of different types of issues can develop between landlord and tenants. These can include matters pertaining to rent payments, the terms and conditions of a lease and problems at the rental property. If you are a tenant, you may feel that you are outgunned when it comes to dealing with issu
In order to add a father to a birth certificate, a request must be filed with the Texas Vital Statistics Department. Texas Vital Statistics requires supporting documentation before an amended birth certificate can be filed. You must submit the court order, acknowledgment of paternity or a certified
To allow a trusted relative or friend to make decisions regarding your personal health care when you can't speak or communicate for yourself, you need to obtain a durable health care power of attorney. In his book, "Powers of Attorney Simplified," attorney Daniel Sitarz shows how easy it is to obtai
Civil law refers to all legal disputes that fall outside criminal law. As a result, civil law involves everything from divorce to death. Given the wide scope of legal areas encompassed by civil law, a civil lawyer can advocate or advise on a large amount of diverse issues. As a result, they can be a
As difficult as it can be for family and friends to watch someone struggle with mental illness, getting involved directly introduces new concerns and uncertainties. Many cases require the prudent use of involuntary psychiatric commitment. The United States Supreme Court has upheld the legality of su