Levitt & Gordon Attorneys At Law

FAQs

  • Do I need legal representation when I buy a house?

    It is in your best interests to have an attorney. Residential real estate sales and purchases require many documents with legal complications, including those relating to title searches and financing.

  • Can you explain Child Custody?

    Child custody refers to custodial awards or determinations involving a minor child. These determinations involve who has the right to make decisions about the child, or legal custody, including decisions about education, religion, medical issues, and discipline, as well as where the child will live, or physical custody. With "sole custody", you alone have legal and physical custody of your child. In a "joint custody" arrangement, you and your ex-spouse share legal and/or physical child custody. If you and your spouse cannot agree on a child custody arrangement, a court will likely make a child custody decision based on the "best interests of your child." Read on to learn more about child custody law, and to locate a child custody lawyer or child custody attorney. All child custody information is kept strictly confidential.

  • What happens if you are stopped for DUI/DWI?

    It is against the law in every state to drive a car, a boat, or any other motor vehicle while intoxicated. DUI "Driving Under the Influence" or DWI "Driving While Intoxicated" covers serious DUI law criminal offenses related to driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of either alcohol or drugs. If you are driving erratically or violating traffic laws, the police may stop you and, if they believe you are intoxicated, ask you to submit to a field DUI DWI sobriety test. They may measure your blood alcohol content by asking you to submit to a breathalyzer test or by asking for a blood and/or urine sample.

  • What constitutes a personal injury case?

    Personal injury is the name given to the branch of tort law that covers any wrong or damage done to another in his person, property, rights, or reputation. A personal injury can happen at work, in a traffic accident, because of a faulty product or a faulty repair, because of a mistake during medical treatment, or because you slipped and fell on a wet floor or pavement. The personal injury can be physical or psychological but, to be considered actionable, it must occur due to the negligence or unreasonably unsafe actions of your employer, a manufacturer, your doctor, your landlord, or some other person or organization who owes you a duty of ordinary care. Examples of personal injury law causes of action include professional malpractice, wrongful birth, wrongful death, liable, slander, trespass, and nuisance.

  • What is an employment contract?

    An employment contract is an agreement between an employer and an employee setting out the important terms and conditions of employment, including wages, hours, holiday and sick leave, and disciplinary and grievance procedures. To be an enforceable employee agreement, an employment contract doesn't have to be a formal, written contract or an employee offer letter. It can be an oral contract for "at will" employment. In some circumstances, a written employee handbook can take the place of a formal, written employment contract, as can state employment contract law governing issues like working hours, working conditions, and the minimum age of employees.

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