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!
7 June 2016
As your child matures and transitions into adulthood, they will likely make several mistakes that turn into good learning lessons. Unfortunately, in some cases these mistakes may be small crimes that lead to arrests and charges. Among some of the most reported crimes for teenagers is theft. A petty theft charge varies by state, but typically involves the theft of an item or items that are valued under $1,000. If your child has been charged with petty theft, it can be a really scary situation as the charges move forward.
3 May 2016
Mountain biking is a great hobby that involves exploring the outdoors, staying in shape, and using great recreational equipment. If you've been involved in a car accident that causes severe injuries, not only will you be limited in future mountain biking, but there may be some financial impacts as a result of the injury. As you help build a settlement case and consult with a car accident lawyer, you can explore these financial impacts and help make them an essential part of a settlement case.
2 March 2016
Going camping involves the great outdoors, some survival instincts, and a natural change to your everyday environment. When you go camping, you are increasing your risk for injuries, but when these injuries could have been prevented by the campground, then you may deserve compensation for your damages. If you've suffered a personal injury while at a campground, it's important to consult with a lawyer for any possible cases or compensation. As you plan out a case, there are five factors that may be involved.
2 March 2016
One of the biggest factors that comes up during a divorce is typically money. This not only includes your annual income, but other forms of income in your home. If you have any hobbies that you get paid for, these activities can have a large impact on your divorce case. It's important to be upfront and open about these paid hobbies. Instead of getting accused of dissipation and hiding these hobbies, keeping everything in the open is the best way to continue these hobbies and still earn money from them.
1 February 2016
If you have been seriously injured on your job, and may not be able to return to work, you may need to apply for social security disability in the near future. If this occurs, and you are currently receiving workers' compensation benefits, there may come a time in which you may need to create a workers' compensation Medicare Set-Aside Arrangement or Trust. What is this arrangement, and what does it have to do with your workers' compensation benefits?