While lawyers and judges are the ultimate legal experts, of course, I believe that every citizen should take the time to learn a little about law for several reasons. First, it is important to know your rights, and knowing them can come in handy if anyone ever accuses you of a crime you didn't commit or threatens you legally in another other way. Second, learning about your local, state, and federal laws can help you act as a better citizen. When election time comes around, you can then truly understand ever change in law being proposed by a candidate and whether it benefits society or not. I plan to share posts about law topics explained in plain English on my new blog, so you can come back often to sharpen your legal knowledge!
10 March 2017
When you're dealing with a death, it's difficult to see beyond the pain of losing someone; however, if that death was wrongful, you have a limited time to pursue a case and many variables to consider. The following questions and answers should help you determine if you have a wrongful death case and how you should proceed. 1. How Do You Know If The Death Was "Wrongful"? Everyone dies, eventually, and since death is considered an inevitability, survivors might assume the liability rests with nature or circumstances beyond the control of humans; however, if the death occurred while an individual was in the care of someone or some institution, it could very well have been wrongful.
9 January 2017
No one plans for a divorce, and it can come at random times in a person's life. When you're in your fifties, there are a lot of life changes and plans going on. If you're planning a divorce, you do not want the financial impacts of this divorce to mess with your future years, retirement, or any financial planning that you have already started. By consulting and hiring a family law attorney, you have the ability to understand various finances, figure out different parts of the divorce case, and try to protect as much of your finances as possible.
2 December 2016
After filing for bankruptcy, it's time to begin the uphill battle to long-term financial security. Recovering from massive debts and poor financial circumstances may seem impossible to you, but with planning and careful decision-making, you will eventually gain the financial freedom you seek. 1. Stay in contact your lawyer. Even after the case is complete, your lawyer is still a wealth of information. Your lawyer can provide you with any legal documents you might need to show your landlord or employer regarding your bankruptcy.
17 October 2016
Families of murder victims and the public often have misconceptions about the insanity defense. The most common misconception is the insanity defense is a tactic used by the accused allowing them to get away with their crimes. Use of the insanity defense is more complex than many people realize. The Insanity Defense Is Rare The use of the insanity defense is rare in itself with some states eliminating the option. Most defendants plead guilty or not guilty and the case moves forward.
29 July 2016
After a judge declares that you are divorced, you may think you will never need to speak to your divorce attorney again. While this is true in many cases, there are also times when people will need to contact their attorneys after their divorces are finalized. One example of this is if you are having trouble collecting the child support your ex-husband owes you. If you are currently in this situation, your divorce attorney might be able to help you collect the money your ex owes you for child support.