With bump clauses, sellers can keep shopping for better buyers

Keep your bird in the hand while continuing to search for others in the bush. That’s what you get with a bump clause.

In home sales, a bump or “kick out” clause lets sellers enter into a contract while continuing to seek out alternate buyers. If the sellers get a better deal, they can bypass the original buyer.

Attorney Christopher Slusser and the staff at the Slusser Law Firm in Hazleton and Philadelphia can ensure that your real estate interests and rights are protected.

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Make an estate plan for your digital assets

Today, 77 percent of Americans go online every day, according to a recent Pew Research Center survey, and most of us maintain at least some kind of digital data in the cloud. We save emails, post to social media, and store photos in online albums.

All of this digital information has created a new issue for you, your heirs, and the technology firms that hold your assets. The key concern is maintaining your privacy and security and determining who can legally access this information upon your death.

A statute called the Revised Uniform Access to Digital Assets Act provides a legal path for fiduciaries (such as your executor or attorney-in-fact) to manage your digital assets if you die or become incapacitated. But under the law, which has been adopted (often in slightly modified versions) by most states, a fiduciary can access your digital assets if, and only if, you’ve given proper consent.

Attorney Christopher Slusser and the staff at the Slusser Law Firm in Hazleton can assist you in navigating how you should handle your digital assets.

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Fitbits may be helpful tool in employment cases, but reliability concerns still an issue

Wearable technology has exploded in popularity over the past few years as a way of monitoring fitness, athletic performance, health and alertness. Fitbits can track things like calories burned, your heart rate at different times, the steps you’ve taken over the course of a day or a week, your blood sugar levels and even your sleep patterns.

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