25 May 2016
Should you represent yourself in a divorce? Some couples can successfully divorce without the help of a lawyer, while others do require the services of a divorce lawyer. Understanding the circumstances in which it is in your best interest to engage a divorce lawyer can make a big difference in the outcome of your divorce proceedings. When to Represent Yourself If you and your spouse are divorcing amicably, you may be able to successfully represent yourself, as long as these additional circumstances are met.
10 May 2016
If you and your partner have decided that marriage is not in the future but you want to remain committed, you may choose to simply live together. Many people have decided to move their relationship forward in this way. While it is not at all uncommon, it could lead to some issues should the relationship end one day. Unlike marriage, where you enter a legal contract that determines the division of assets if it ends, living together offers no legal protection.
19 April 2016
Have you ever picked something up, read the warning label, and wondered, "Why on earth do they need to tell someone this?" It's because a provision of the law known as a "failure to warn," which is an important part of many product liability cases involving personal injuries. If you've been injured while using a commercially sold product, this is what you should know about warning labels and the law.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.