If you're looking at having a divorce, it's important to have a solid idea of how the no-fault system works. A divorce lawyer may tell clients to be aware of the following three things. The de Facto Rule A strict interpretation of most states' divorce laws, though not all of them, would say that a fault-based divorce is possible. However, no-fault divorce is such a common occurrence that it is the de facto law of the land.
4 January 2021
If you currently have a child custody order in place, you may have wondered if it is possible to change it. Perhaps your current custody schedule leaves you feeling that you and your child are not able to have a strong relationship, or maybe you feel that the current custody order is creating more tension with your former spouse. Or maybe you have a child support order in place that is leaving you with less money to pay your bills.
30 November 2020
When parents divorce, someone will see to it that the child has as much contact as possible with both parents. If the parents don't agree on a plan that promotes that idea, then the courts will order it done. Sole physical custody assigned to one parent will usually result in the other parent being awarded visitation. Read on to find out what might happen when things go wrong with visitation and the resulting adjustments.
3 November 2020
When trying to restructure your debts and pay them down, there are two options. Debt consolidation is a process where you take on a loan that pays off your existing debts and puts everything under one roof with a single obligation. Chapter 13 bankruptcy is a legal process where you ask the court to restructure your debts with a repayment plan that usually runs between three to five years. Each approach has its strengths and weaknesses.
5 October 2020
Creative people invent things every single day. That is what's amazing about today's society. If you have your very own invention and want to protect it, you'll need a patent. Getting one can be much easier if you take these legal steps. Read Up on Patent Law First Getting a patent doesn't just happen overnight. Particular forms must be filled out and an approval process is necessary, which isn't always quick.
2 September 2020
If you were involved in an accident that resulted in you being injured, you will need to reach out to the insurance company of the person responsible to report the case. However, it will help to follow these tips for what to say to them. Keep the Facts Basic During your initial phone call, it will help to report only the essential facts of the accident to the insurance company. For example, let them know when the accident occurred, where it happened, who was involved in the accident, the police department that got involved in the accident, and if a police report has been filed.
31 July 2020
Being the victim of a careless driver can throw your life into chaos in an instant. No one is really prepared to deal with wrecked vehicles, missed time from a job, and injuries as a result of an accident. It's important that accident victims see their way clearly and take action in a timely manner, however. To help makes things clearer, read on and find out how to know whether or not a personal injury lawyer should be involved in your case right away.
6 July 2020
Putting together an injury claim is a process, and that means there are a lot of potential little issues that can create big trouble. Even if you've hired a personal injury lawyer to represent your interests, it's wise to keep an eye on the things that can wrong. Here are three mistakes every personal injury attorney will tell you to watch out for. Not Getting Immediate Medical Care Arguably, this is the biggest mistake on this list.
27 May 2020
If you have been arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) and you are innocent (and even if you aren't) one of the first things that should be on your mind is hiring a lawyer. The information here will help you to understand just some of the facts you may have on your side and why a lawyer is so important. Police must have probable cause A police officer can't just decide to pull you over hoping that they will be able to catch you doing something wrong and then arrest you for driving while intoxicated.
27 April 2020
Hearing that your home or place of business is subject to foreclosure can leave you scrambling for answers. It's wise to go into the process with an understanding of what your options may be for responding to a notice. Here are 5 suggestions a foreclosure attorney might offer. Citing Process Violations The Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) is a federal law that imposes certain disclosure requirements upon lenders. They must inform the borrower of details like the costs related to the mortgage and particular information about it.
18 March 2020