Do Wills Help You Avoid Probate?
I receive a lot of questions from potential clients about wills and there’s a common misconception that if you have a will then you will avoid probate. That’s not necessarily true in most cases. You wouldn’t do a will in order to avoid probate. What a will is, is a document that outlines your wishes […]October 17, 2019
Example of Attorney review of a Commercial Lease
Before signing a commercial lease agreement, you should always have an attorney review it, as you are likely to have to live with it for years to come. Here at Morris Law Center, we love to review contracts, and then assist with revisions if needed. The excerpt below if from a memo we wrote to […]September 25, 2019
6 Tips & Tricks for Depositions
A deposition is testimony, under oath, outside of the courtroom, and recoded by an official court reporter. It can be very intimidating to sit across from the opposing side’s attorney to answer questions about what you know regarding a case. Aside from the obvious things to get ready for a deposition, like preparing with your […]August 30, 2019
Things To Look Out For In Marital Trusts
The following blog has been transcribed from our podcast Around the Gavel: Episode 2. Look up “Around the Gavel” on Spotify, Soundcloud, Google Play, and iTunes to listen in. SARAH: Hi, and welcome to our new show Around the Gavel. I’m Sarah Morris and attorney partner, as well as the CEO, of Morris Law Center. […]August 25, 2019
Should You Go To Law School?
The following blog has been transcribed from our podcast Around the Gavel: Episode 1. Look up “Around the Gavel” on Spotify, Soundcloud, Google Play, and iTunes to listen in. SARAH: Hi, welcome to Morris Law Center’s podcast. I’m Sarah Morris, and today we’re talking with my partner, Brian Morris, and Sydney Soder, who is a […]August 22, 2019
Skip Counterfeit and Go With the Dupe
A common myth is that it is illegal to purchase and use counterfeit goods. There have been at least a few urban legends of tourists being seized at U.S. customs for carrying fake Gucci handbags. In reality, it is not illegal to purchase counterfeit items for personal use in most countries. If you happen to […]August 10, 2019
Moving to Strike Fees in a California Quiet Title Action
Issue: Can a defendant in a quiet title action in California properly move to strike a claim for attorney’s fees in a complaint before discovery? Conclusion: Yes, a defendant in a quiet title action in California can move to strike a claim for attorney’s fees in a complaint before discovery if the claim is irrelevant, […]July 18, 2019
Are Non-Compete Agreements Enforceable in Nevada?
Many employers want to have their employees sign contracts prohibiting them from working for a competing business after they leave their current job, commonly called “non-compete agreements.” In Nevada, these agreements are allowed, but must meet certain requirements to be enforceable in court. Nevada Supreme Court’s Decision in Golden Road In 2016, the Nevada Supreme […]June 30, 2019
More Than You Want to Know About Renewing Judgements
Generally, a judgment is only valid for six years from the date it was entered. NRS § 11.190(1)(a). This means that if the judgment is not collected within that six-year period, the ability to collect the judgment expires. However, Nevada allows for judgments to be renewed, which if done correctly will continue the judgment for […]June 20, 2019