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!
18 December 2014
You've probably heard the expression, "It's all fun and games until somebody gets hurt," right? Well, in the world of worker's compensation, that phrase has even more meaning now. If you've been injured during a "fun" or team-building activity in your workplace and have had to miss substantial time from work because of it, you could be eligible for worker's compensation benefits. When Ball Games Attack In 2014, South Carolina's Supreme Court ruled that a man who was injured while playing in a voluntary workplace kickball game was eligible for worker's comp benefits.
12 December 2014
If you've been accused of a drug- or alcohol-related crime, the first thing you need to do is talk about your situation with an attorney. Even if you intend to plead guilty to the charges, you may be missing out on the the chance for a softened plea bargain or reduced sentence without skilled legal counsel representing you. Be sure to consider the positives of hiring a defense attorney before your court date, and you may be able to better weather the legal storm.
10 December 2014
If your business needs to raise cash, you might want to consider selling shares of stock. While this actually means selling portions of your business, there are ways to do this without losing the control you currently have. Before you decide to take this plunge, it's important to seek help from a corporate lawyer because there are several things you need to think about. Reasons To Sell Stock Selling stock is something corporations can do to raise money.
5 December 2014
In 2010, the United States Census Bureau collected information that showed that at that time $41.7 billion was being paid in some type of child support. This payment averaged out to approximately $430 per month. Some support orders are much higher, while others are much lower. Calculated annually, the average annual payment is only $5,150. Unfortunately, many children, as well as their custodial parents, do not see nearly this amount. Even the court orders that are put into place to collect an award often go unpaid.
1 December 2014
If you've begun to fall behind on your regular bills, and fear that you'll never be able to catch up, you may be considering filing for bankruptcy protection with the help of a site like http://wfactorlaw.com. However, you likely also want to help reorganize your finances while creating a minimal disruption to your everyday life. You may be concerned that filing bankruptcy will cause you to lose your home. There's no need to let these fears prevent you from filing -- in general, you'll be allowed to keep your home, even after filing for bankruptcy.