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.
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.