12 December 2019
Much of the direction of a trial, be it civil or criminal, is dictated by who sits on the jury. As a process, jury selection has many pitfalls. For that reason, it's not unusual for attorneys to turn to jury selection services firms for help on cases. Let's examine why a lawyer might hire a jury selection services provider. Sprawl Especially when dealing with cases that pull in multiple directions, it can be hard to direct your energies toward the many things it takes to get to trial.
19 November 2019
There are situations in criminal law when defendants may be able to take advantage of something called a diversion program. This program is not offered in all states and for all cases, but it is available in some situations. If you are facing your first criminal charge, you may want to research this type of program and talk to your lawyer about it, as it offers a lot of key advantages to first-time offenders.
17 October 2019
One of the main ways judges determine child support amounts is by comparing each parent's income. The non-custodial parent is required to pay the custodial parent the amount the judge states. But what if you are the custodial parent and do not agree with the calculations the judge makes? What if your spouse is self-employed and is hiding income from you? If you suspect this, here are several things you can do that may help you get a higher amount of child support each week.
12 August 2019
When you are married to someone who serves in the military, you have to realize the strains it can put on the relationship. While many military marriages last for decades, others do not always survive. If you are married to a member of the military and you are concerned about your marriage, consider these tips: Look for Signs of Troubles If you have a gut feeling that your marriage is on the rocks, do not ignore it.
12 August 2019
When it comes to estate planning, many people do not realize how important the process is. Some people think that estate planning is only for those who are really wealthy, when the truth is that everyone needs to have an estate plan of some kind. If you are new to estate planning, you should know some of the mistakes to avoid, so you do not run into problems later: Not Creating a Will
9 July 2019
Even a small accident with a trucker could prove especially dangerous due to the immense size of most vehicles that are used for trucking. If your vehicle was struck by a much larger one, you may have sustained significant property damage or personal injuries. If the accident was not your fault, you may be able to file a lawsuit or negotiate a settlement in hopes of obtaining financial compensation. Here are some tips to keep in mind after a bad run-in with a trucking company.
12 June 2019
When illness makes it impossible for you to continue at your job, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has a benefits program aimed at people like you. The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program targets workers who have put enough into the system via payroll deductions to qualify. Having enough work credits is only part of the qualifications, however. You must have a medical condition and show proof that it prevents you from working.
15 May 2019
Bankruptcy provides filers who have money troubles with a way of making a fresh start. Not only does a chapter 7 bankruptcy filing eliminate nearly all consumer debt, but it also puts a stop to detrimental creditor actions. To find out what might happen to a debtor's court cases when they file for bankruptcy, read on. When Creditors File a Lawsuit Getting behind on your bills can prompt a number of actions in an attempt to collect on a debt.
28 March 2019
If you are at a time in your life when you are overwhelmed with your financial responsibilities, get the support you need. When you own a home and you don't want to lose your home in a foreclosure sale, you have some choices. Sitting back and ignoring the problem until it's too late is never going to benefit you. A foreclosure attorney can talk to you about stalling your foreclosure through bankruptcy or preventing the foreclosure completely if you are trying to save your home.
23 February 2019
When a couple is happily married, hiding assets is not likely to enter your spouse's mind. Unfortunately, marriages that are coming to an end could cause a spouse to take protective actions. It's vital that you have an accurate accounting of all marital assets when going through a divorce. Read on to learn more about identifying marital property, signs of duplicity, and how to deal with hidden assets. Identifying Marital Property