Three Costs Of A DWI You May Not Have Considered
The holiday season is about celebrating with friends and family, and for many people these celebrations would not be complete without an abundance of alcohol. This does not pose an issue until you decide to celebrate and then get behind the wheel of your vehicle. While many Americans have seen one or more of the numerous public service announcements that air during this time about the costs involved in drinking and driving, there are several other costs that most people do not consider.…Read More »
What To Do If The Custodial Parent Won't Take The Child Back
Childrearing is challenging, and sometimes parents get so frustrated that they take questionable courses of action when dealing with their kids. Although it doesn’t happen often, sometimes the custodial parent will send the child to the non-custodial parent for a court-ordered visitation and then refuse to resume his or her custodial responsibilities. Here are a few things you can do if you find yourself in this situation. Investigate the Reason Why…Read More »
Can You Divorce Without Having to Go to Court Under a Collaborative Divorce?
In the past, if you wanted to get a divorce, you usually had to go through one of two different processes. You, your almost ex-spouse, and your respective attorneys will meet and go through mediation or go through litigation. Unfortunately, with both of these processes, one person usually feels like they come out on the losing end of the deal. In a collaborative divorce, and you will not have to do either of these.…Read More »
Three Reasons You May Not Win An Informed Consent Medical Malpractice Case
Before you undergo a medical procedure, the doctor must tell you about the risks associated with the treatment, so you can make an informed decision about whether or not you want to still do it. If a doctor fails to properly inform you of the risks and you are injured as a result, you can sue him or her for medical malpractice based on lack of informed consent. However, not every case will result in a win.…Read More »
What Happens If You're Injured By Emergency Personnel?
If you’ve been driving for many years, your reaction to flashing red and blue lights in the rearview mirror may be instinctive – pull over and slow down. However, sometimes these base reactions aren’t enough to keep you safe in a major emergency where adrenaline is running high, and you could find yourself facing medical issues after being struck by an emergency vehicle. Do you have any recourse against the emergency personnel who caused you injury, or must you turn to your own health insurance and auto insurance companies for restitution?…Read More »
Live in Texas? What Should You Know About Changes to Truancy Laws?
Getting young children up, dressed, and ready for school can be a challenge. By the time your child has hit his or her teen years, this can feel like an impossible task. With less supervision from both parents and teachers, teens may begin skipping classes or stop attending school entirely. Although some prosecutors will bring truancy charges against teens who skip school, potentially leading to fines or even jail time, a law taking effect on September 1, 2015 could mean that you (as the parent) are punished more harshly for your teen’s actions than your teen himself.…Read More »
Shotgun Wedding? The Challenges of Proving You Got Married Under Duress
Some time ago, women’s basketball star Brittany Griner filed court paper to annul her 28-day marriage to long-time girlfriend Glory Johnson. Among several reasons for the request, Griner stated she had married Johnson while under duress. The courts recognize that sometimes people are pressured into getting married against their will and, thus, any such union will automatically be dissolved. However, proving you married under duress isn’t always as easy as you would think.…Read More »
Steps To Prepare For Filing For Bankruptcy
There is much to do just in preparation for filing for bankruptcy. If you don’t know much about filing for bankruptcy, you might be confused about what you should do in preparation for filing for bankruptcy. This brief article will serve to help you figure out just what you should be doing. Throughout the course of this brief article, you will learn about finding a lawyer, how to stop paying your loans, how to stop paying your credit cards, how to stop paying your bills and how to start budgeting your finances.…Read More »
Steps Needed To Convert A Single-Family House Into A Multi-Family Home
If you own a large house and are considering splitting it up into apartments, you may be able to rent these units and earn a decent profit on the house. Before you can do this, there will be several steps you will need to take, and you will probably need to hire a real estate lawyer for help. Step 1: Find Out About Zoning Zoning is something that is extremely important in real estate, and you cannot use a property for something it is not zoned for.…Read More »
Can You Seize Someone's Property To Satisfy A Judgment?
Winning a personal injury lawsuit is only one battle in the war to get money a liable party may owe you for damages. The other battle is actually collecting the amount due. If you’ve tried other methods of collecting a court judgment and have failed, you can try seizing the defendant’s assets. Here’s what you need to know about accomplishing this feat. Types of Property That Can Be Seized While it may sound like you can simply go to someone’s house, jump into the person’s car and drive off into the sunset, seizing an individual’s assets typically requires quite a bit of legal wrangling.…Read More »