Spring is a time of renewal. Occasionally, that renewal raises legal questions. Hiring someone to paint your house this spring? You’ll need a contract outlining the terms of the task. Do you know someone who is finally fulfilling her resolution to draft a will? She might want to talk to an attorney.
Regardless of whether the issues are simple or complex, FindLaw.com helps consumers with their legal spring cleaning.
Here are just a few of the legal issues that consumers might need help with this spring.
- Home Improvement. For those who have been waiting for the winter chill to thaw before changing the roof or hiring a landscaper, now is a great time to schedule the contractors for domestic updates. First-time homeowners may need a little help navigating the process, and FindLaw has tips about the type of information that should be included in a home improvement contract and how to choose a contractor.
- Lease Issues. Unfortunately, spring means the return of heat and insects. What happens if the air conditioner breaks? Or if ants invade? A lease typically explains which party is responsible for the repair workers and exterminators. FindLaw has extensive landlord-tenant law resources for the tenant who thinks that her landlord isn't upholding his end of the contract.
- Don't Forget Taxes! The income tax filing deadline is rapidly approaching. For those who want to learn more about your tax responsibilities, FindLaw's Learn About the Law section has a primer on tax law. If a consumer needs help with a complicated tax issue, he can find a tax attorney in the Lawyer Directory.
Whether spring means cleaning up a home or cleaning up documents and preparing for the future, FindLaw.com -- the most popular online legal information resource -- can help consumers get started with legal projects this spring.
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