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Everything’s Shakin’ in Oklahoma

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Not that I wish misfortune on any other state, but after years of living in California and answering snide “Aren’t you afraid of earthquakes?” questions from denizens of Heartland, U.S.A., it’s nice to be able to look those folks square in the eye and reply, “Hey, at least it’s not Oklahoma.” The New Earthquake Capital…
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The Legal Side of… Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is imminent, and once again, in matters of the heart, it’s litigation, not love, that’s in the air. Hoo boy, are there a whole lotta love, “love lite,” and marriage-related cases in the courts. It’s been almost a half-century since Jimmy Ruffin asked “What Becomes of the Broken-Hearted?” and in 2015 we have…
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Infographic: 4 Ways to Get that Traffic Ticket Dismissed

Nobody wants to pay a traffic ticket, but most of us don’t know how to get one dismissed. Guest contributor Scott Desind shares his tips. If you receive a traffic ticket, you might assume that there’s nothing you can do—so you just pay it. What you don’t know can hurt your pocket book: It is possible to get…
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Unhealthy Business Practices Impact Health Supplements

For 51 weeks of the year, Americans hate advertising. They DVR programs to avoid it, employ software to block it, and otherwise gripe about how advertising is ubiquitous, boring, insulting to their intelligence, manipulative, cynically targeted to children, duplicitous, and disruptive. Then comes the Super Bowl, and we eagerly preview ads. We tune into the…
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Popping The Question Over The Holidays? You Need Community Property 101.

It’s the holiday season and love is in the air! Christmas Eve is one of the most popular dates to get engaged. If you’re planning on getting married in the new year, you may want to familiarize yourself with the legal concept of Community Property before becoming one with your soulmate – spiritually and financially.…
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Give Your Family the Gift of Rocket Lawyer for the Holidays

By now, you’ve probably nursed your turkey hangover to health, which is your annual cue to start your Christmas shopping. Woo! …or boo? Some love the prospect of hunting for the *perfect* gift, while others dread the very idea of stepping foot into a mall, only to circle around the parking structure, zigzagging for hours.…
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Six Ways to Co-Parent Over the Holidays Without Killing Each Other

Ideally, the holidays are supposed to be a time of togetherness, tradition, and peace. In reality, we all know that the holidays can be immensely stressful, especially during and after a major family change like a separation or divorce. Balancing quality time with your children during their winter break can be a struggle when you’re still…
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Celebrity Role Models: Estate Planning Edition

When celebrities pass away, we reflect on their life’s work and commemorate the legacy they’ve left behind. But with millions of dollars in net worth, it’s not just their legacy that lives on. Granted, most celebrity estates are grander in scale than our own, but there’s still much to be learned from their Estate Planning.…
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5 Reasons Why You Should Start Your Estate Planning Now!

Over 64 percent of Americans don’t have a Will. And if you’re not retired yet, that number is even higher. So why is it that no one wants to start their Estate Planning? Not enough time? Too complicated? Or just plain laziness? These are just some excuses people use to justify their procrastination. But how…
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Rocket Lawyer Pongtoberfest Raises Over $1,000 for Next Generation Scholars

October was a spectacular month for sports fans at Rocket Lawyer. First of all, the San Francisco Giants won the World Series (go Bumgarner!). But more importantly, we held our first annual Pongtoberfest: a month-long bracketed ping pong tournament amongst coworkers and archrivals — and a smashing success. The best part: we raised over $1,000…
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