Category: Legal

There is still some confusion surrounding the differences between a power of attorney and an executor of estate. Despite some similarities, these legal terms serve different purposes. This article aims to differentiate the two. Summary...
An autocracy and a dictatorship are similar systems of governance that are used interchangeably. This article aims to separate these systems by highlighting their distinct characteristics. Summary Table Autocracy Dictatorship Headed by only one person...
Easement and right of way are two distinct examples of property rights. Although they bear similarities, they are completely different in a number of ways. Summary Table Easement Right of Way Permits a third party...
People familiar with the justice system will have no problem differentiating a trial court and an appellate court. For most people with no legal know-how, or who have not watched at least a season of...
Being in the army and being in the navy are two different things. Well, they both mean being in the military, being in a specific chain of command, undergoing training, being called on missions, wearing...
A trust agreement is a legal document that provides instructions on how a property held in trust is supposed to be handled for its beneficiary. Aside from the beneficiary, the grantor and the trustee are...
The US has the highest prison population in the world with more than 2.2 million inmates. A portion of these are incarcerated in the 122 federal prisons and the 1,719 state prisons all over the...
It’s common for people to think decriminalization and legalization mean the same thing. However, these words are not interchangeable. Defining these legal terms will help the non-legal folks be more aware how different these important...
We have our civil rights and civil liberties and we feel protected by them. But do we know what the difference is between them? For example, if something were to happen to you, would you...
For what it matters to a victim, theft, robbery, and burglary, all end up with him/her losing something to someone who took advantage of a moment of carelessness or who took it by force. However,...