A Law Career

  • 3 Misconceptions Surrounding Social Security Disability Benefits

    23 February 2016

    Disability can affect anyone at any point in time. Thanks to social security disability payments, you can make sure you get the money you are entitled to and focus on what you need to do to get things straightened around once again. However, many people have formed a few misconceptions about social security disability payments that end up making the application process even more confusing when they apply. To make sure you know what you are dealing with, here are three common misconceptions you need to be aware of.

  • Share The Streets: Understand Florida's Vulnerable Road User Law

    12 February 2016

    Thanks to Florida Statute 316.027(b), also known as the "Vulnerable Road User Law," drivers may face increased penalties if they hit a pedestrian or other at-risk users of the roadways. Here's what drivers in Florida should know: The vulnerable road user law This Florida statute was passed into law in 2015 at the urging of bicyclists and others who share the streets and highways with standard vehicular traffic. The goal of the law is to lower the number of fatalities on Florida's roads.

  • How To Challenge A Student Loan Wage Garnishment

    12 February 2016

    If you've been dealing with paying down your student loan, it can be a long road until it's paid off completely. In some cases, current and former students can have their loans deferred in order buy them some extra time. When your deferment period runs out or you stop making payments, you could face a possible wage garnishment. A garnishment can be detrimental to your take-home income and often will continue until your student loan is paid off.

  • Three Personal Injury Situations That Call For An Attorney

    26 January 2016

    If you have been injured because of the negligence of another party, you can sometimes rely on your injury being covered by the at-fault party's insurance. While there is always the possibility of being offered a fair settlement, there are certain types of personal injuries that are more complicated and difficult to prove. For an overview of 3 of these personal injury situations that call out for an attorney, read on.

  • Two Tips To Help You Get An Attorney When You're Low On Cash

    9 January 2016

    If you're currently facing criminal charges, one of the most critical things you can do is obtain a criminal defense attorney.  However, if you're low on funds, you may think that getting a good lawyer is out of your financial reach.  Don't let your budget limitations keep you from getting the quality representation that you deserve.  Use this information to learn more about how you can hire an attorney when you're low on funds.

  • Why Your Child May Be Tried As An Adult Criminal

    21 December 2015

    As a rule, minor criminal offenders are tried in juvenile criminal courts, but there are exceptions to this rule. If your child is facing a criminal offense, you should be prepared for the possibility of him or her being tried as an adult. Here are some of the laws that may make this possible: Judicial Waiver In some states, criminal court judges have the power to refer juvenile offenses to adult criminal courts.

  • What You Need To Know About Wrongful Foreclosure

    4 December 2015

    In the year 2014, there were more than one-million foreclosure filings made. While many of these foreclosures represented buyers who failed to meet the terms of their mortgage agreement, the harsh reality is that some of these filings were made against innocent people in a process known as wrongful foreclosure. Wrongful Foreclosure At its core, a wrongful foreclosure is a situation where a lender completes a foreclosure filing against a borrower based on misinformation or predatory lending practices.

  • How To Help Your Young Family Member Seek Out Emancipation After Parent/Child Domestic Violence

    17 November 2015

    Teens experiencing abuse from parents is a serious situation that should be rectified immediately. If you have a teenager in your family who is going through an abusive situation, you should report any violent incidents to the proper authorities immediately. If your family member decides that they would prefer to go through the emancipation process rather than being permanently placed with another family or in foster care, here are some steps to help them take to work out their permanent plan.

  • How To Financially Plan For A Disabled Child's Care In The Long Term

    30 October 2015

    If you're concerned about the long-term well-being of children who have developmental disabilities that make it difficult for them to support themselves, then it's important to take some steps to handle this issue. Here are a few ways you can do this. Setting Up a Quasi-Revocable Living Trust If you're also worried about your own long-term mental state, a good approach is to set up a quasi-revocable living trust to care for the child in the long term.

  • It's All Your Fault: Understanding A Fault-Based Divorce

    14 October 2015

    When you're filing for divorce, it's going to be your decision whether you file for a no-fault or a fault-based divorce. Your attorney may suggest one over the other, but understanding what constitutes a fault-based divorce is important before you file. After all, fault-based and no-fault divorces both require that you have some legally valid grounds to file for divorce, but the grounds required for filing a fault-based divorce are limited.