Studies show that nearly 15.5 million children witness domestic violence every year. The cost for domestic violence is estimated to be up to $5.8 billion every year. Most of the expenses are related to health care. Domestic violence is a form of violent crime that involves disputes arising in a familial context. This form of violence is confined within homes or private spaces, hence the term "domestic." If you're a domestic violence victim, you should consult your family lawyer for the best course of action.
29 April 2021
If you are the executor of another person's estate, you have a lot of responsibility on your hands. You have many people counting on you to administer the estate in a timely and accurate fashion. That is why it is critical to prepare properly and take everything one step at a time. Here are some common probate mistakes you should avoid making. Taking Too Long to Begin the Process When you are grieving the loss of a family member, it is understandable that you do not want to immediately begin the probate process.
31 March 2021
If you are working with a car accident lawyer, there is a good chance that you are doing so because you were injured in a car accident. If this is the case, then you might be hoping that your lawyer can help you with getting compensated for medical bills and lost income due to your injuries, and you might be hoping that you will get help with future loss of income and future medical bills, too.
3 March 2021
Government regulations dictate the actions of individuals working in certain industry sectors. Unfortunately, the government doesn't have enough resources to effectively police these industries. To help combat this lack of resources, special laws protecting whistleblowers have been enacted. Learn more about what it means to be a whistleblower so you can do your part to keep the nation running efficiently in the future. 1. The Government Prioritizes Whistleblower Tips Government officials realize the important role whistleblowers play in helping guide enforcement activities.
29 January 2021
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