Legalities of Buying a Used Car from a Private Seller

There are two main options for buying a used car; purchasing from a dealer, or purchasing from a private seller. All of these have their merits and demerits and it’s what this article will focus on.

How to handle purchase from strangers

More often than not, you will meet strangers when you decide on purchasing a used car, whether it’s from a dealer or a private seller.  If it’s a private seller, you may be required to meet at a personal residence, normally after working hours. On the other hand, purchase with a dealer will require you to meet in a business premise during working hours.

The most important safety precaution to take with private sellers is to transact your business in open, public places. Avoid holding your meeting and finalizing your purchase in a private location. Ensure that you inspect and test drive the vehicle in a neutral, public location, and send payments electronically after you are fully satisfied with the vehicles specifications.

Handling Paperwork

One notable disadvantage of buying from a private seller, as opposed to a dealer, is that the responsibility of handling paperwork that pertains to transfer of ownership will be yours.  You will be expected …

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Family Law, Advice

How to Find a Good Divorce Lawyer

Finding the best lawyer in your state is one of the first steps in getting a divorce. It is going to be the most important thing and outcome of your case depends largely on this step.

It is also good to know couple of pointers to keep costs down and get everything exactly the way you want, child custody, child support, financial settlements etc.

Here are few things to look for when you are looking to hire a local professional


One of the most important parameters is attorney’s experience in Family Law. Choose lawyers who expertise specifically in Family Law. These are the people who have important connections with local judges and authorities in your state.

Best way to make sure your targeted attorney is up for the job, is to ask him questions about amount of previous similar cases he has handled, and other specific questions that are important to you.

You are likely going to spend lot of money, so make sure you hire an expert with whom you can easily communicate. These tips have been adapted from – divorce law – mistakes moms make.

Questions to Ask

Good way to filter out the right …

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Benefits of Working With a Truck Accident Attorney

When you are involved in a serious car or truck accident in Houston, TX, it is in your best interest to hire a lawyer to help you. An experienced car accident attorney in Houston will fight for your rights to ensure you are given a fair compensation for your losses or injuries.

Working with a lawyer is recommended for various reasons. Here are two of the most important reasons:

Get a fair compensation

If you don’t understand Texas personal injury law, also known as Tort law, you may not know how much you are entitled to in an accident case. Yes, you can represent yourself and even win the case. However, the amount you are likely to win will not be as significant as what an attorney would have gotten for you. In most cases, you will be shortchanged by the insurance company. This is why it’s advisable to hire an attorney to look into your case.

An experienced car or truck accident lawyer Houston firm  will have worked on many cases like yours in the past. Therefore, the attorney or firm will know how much the court can award you based on past cases determined. This means you can …

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Requirements for Texas Plumbing License

In Texas, anyone who practices plumbing should have an updated Texas State License.  This goes for contractor employees, sub-contractors and full contractors.

Plumbing is the term used for:

  1. Practice of repairing piping fixtures, appurtenances in regards to storm drainage facilities or sanitary drainage
  2. Practice of medical gas piping, venting systems, private or public water supply systems, within or nest to a building, conveyance or structure
  3. Undertaking alterations, maintenance or installation of the above.

Plumbing is also used to refer to the practice of any materials used in extending, maintaining, altering or installing sewerage, storm water or water supply systems of any building or conveyance that’s connected to an acceptable terminal or a public disposal point.

In accordance to the provisions of this chapter, a Dallas heating and air conditioning company holding a valid utility contractor license or a person with a valid master plumbing license is qualified to perform activities that touch on plumbing.

As from 1st July, 1997, journeyman plumbers and master plumbers are required to have a certificate from the Division of Master Plumbers and Journeyman Plumbers to ascertain their qualification to do plumbing work that involves:

  • Construct, repair, or alter any plumbing system that extends
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Disability, Animals

Psychiatric Service Dogs & Emotional Support Animals Law

Many people with disabilities rely on the help of service dogs. The Federal law grants certain protections and rights to people with disabilities that rely on guide and other service dogs.

Access to Public Places

There are a number of laws that govern how service dogs should be used in different contexts. One of the laws is the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The ADA act guarantees people with disabilities that rely on service dogs equal access to public places such as government buildings, shops, theaters, hotels, hospitals and restaurants. Owners of these public places are required by ESA law to modify their practices to accommodate service dogs, if necessary.

However, the rights are only valid for dogs that fall under ADA’s definition of “service animals”. The ADA defines a service animal as a dog that has been trained to perform specific tasks to help a person with a disability. The dog should have been trained to perform tasks that are directly related to the person’s disability.

Under the ADA regulations, a “helper” cat or monkey does not fit the description of a service animal. This is because the definition is limited to dogs. In some cases, the ADA requires …

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