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!
11 August 2015
If you're disabled and your primary source of income is in the form of federal disability benefits, you may find it difficult to make ends meet with what can feel like constantly increasing expenses. If you've been sued by a bill collector, or have been unable to make court-ordered child support or alimony payments, you could be concerned your income will be garnished or your bank accounts frozen if you fail to make payments in time.
20 July 2015
Trademark confusion is a huge problem in US Law. A trademark is essentially an intellectual property that is owned by an entity that can only be used by that entity. Trademark violation occurs when another entity, be it a person, small business, LLC, or corporation, uses that trademark without the consent of the trademark holder of that intellectual property. Trademark confusion is a bit different. Trademark confusion occurs when an entity uses something that could be confused for the trademarked intellectual property without being the trademarked intellectual property itself.
7 July 2015
Family campgrounds are all about exploring the outdoors. Just because you're experiencing nature, doesn't mean you shouldn't be protected by modern developments. If you or a family member are seriously injured during a camping trip, then the campground owners or other campers could be liable for your injuries.By working with personal injury attorneys, you can determine whether your family should move forward with legal action. Taking the proper legal steps can help you receive compensation for injuries, damaged equipment, and emotional trauma that occurred during the trip.
16 June 2015
If you live in Florida and are considering filing for divorce from an unemployed, stay-at-home, or low-earning spouse, you may be concerned about the potential financial ramifications of this decision. Unlike most other states, even those that grant judges generous discretion, Florida courts have the ability to award "lifetime alimony" to a lower-earning spouse. However, this could soon be changing. Read on to learn more about what factors may be considered when determining alimony under current law, as well as potential changes to this law coming in 2016.
26 May 2015
Law enforcement professionals must use their skills and training to safely pursue, capture and transport people accused of committing a crime. Due to the highly volatile nature of these interactions, when something goes wrong in the process, the person in custody could end up with severe injuries leading to their death. When someone dies in police custody, or because of police actions, the surviving family members can file a wrongful death suit to receive compensation for the loss.