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!
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.
1 May 2015
A dog bite can be a traumatic event and can cost a lot in medical bills and lost wages. On top of that, you may be left with an ugly scar. It's only natural that you would want to seek compensation for your troubles from the owner of the dog or the person who was responsible for it at the time that it bit you. However, a dog bite lawsuit can present some unique challenges that you may not see in other cases.
8 April 2015
If you've been in a car accident that wasn't your fault, you probably have a lot of questions, especially if you've been injured or if there is severe damage to your car. These five must-know facts can help you during this difficult time, so you know what to expect from insurance, a lawyer and the other driver. Your Insurance Premiums May Still Increase Even when you don't cause the accident, you may see an increase in your monthly premiums.
24 March 2015
When it comes to settling a divorce, the legal process can be lengthy and emotional. If your divorce attorney suggests the possibility of mediation, you may wonder if it's right for you. Mediation is a process in which you and your spouse will meet with an independent third party to negotiate the divorce and talk through your final settlement agreement. In most cases, an agreement obtained through mediation is approved through the court system without the necessity for an official hearing in the courtroom.