• Received A Traffic Ticket? Why You Should Hire An Attorney

    If you've been pulled over by a member of law enforcement and issued a traffic ticket, you know just how frustrating such an experience can be. You might be living on a tight budget and just don't see how you'll be able to find the money to pay the expense. Although you may be thinking about going to court and attempting to beat the ticket on your own, it's a much better idea for you to get a lawyer on your side.
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  • Affirmative Defenses That Can Help Your Kid Facing Burglary Charges

    As a parent, few things are as devastating as learning that your kid was caught burglarizing an apartment. However, just because they were caught doesn't mean that they are guilty and that they will be automatically convicted. Depending on the circumstances of the event, there are a few affirmative defenses that may help the young one. For example, the young one may escape the charges by proving that: They Believed They Had the Owner's Consent
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  • Out On Bail: Now What?

    Getting arrested may be one of the worst things to ever happen in your life. Your recent days might have all been a whirlwind of handcuffs, questioning, and holding facilities. Once bail is granted, you may find yourself with some time to think and prepare for court with your attorney. Ensure that you're also doing the following. Avoiding Certain People Your friends may be the people you want to be with most once you've gotten released on bail.
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  • 3 Reasons To Start Over With Social Media Accounts During A Divorce

    Social media can certainly be a double-edged sword. It can be a wonderful way to share your life with everyone from your old friends from kindergarten to relatives who live far away. It can simplify connections but at the same time allow for meaningful ones. When you are facing a divorce, though, looking through an account that chronicles the happy times in a marriage can be painful, and you may want to simply start over.
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  • 3 Reasons You Should Consult A Commercial Litigation Attorney As A Business Owner

    When you are initially building your business, you usually don't suspect that legal issues will ever come about that threaten it. However, it is not at all uncommon for business owners to face commercial litigation at some point in their development and operation. The truth is, there are so many facets to business operation that legalities can become a concern at some point, and when they do, it can be scary and even threaten your entire business.
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  • Intestate Succession—What It Is, And How Best To Avoid It

    If someone dies without a will, then the court must figure out how to distribute the property of the deceased. This practice, known as intestate succession, can lead to many problems for those left behind. Here's a little on how intestate succession works, and what you can do to prevent it. Who Stands to Inherit When No Will Exists State laws govern intestate succession. Each state has a list of people who can inherit assets.
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  • How Your Previous Car Accident May Be Used Against Your Personal Injury Claim

    If you were previously involved in a car accident during your lifetime, that information may be used against you by the defendant should you decide to file a personal injury claim in relation to the car accident that you are currently involved in. Here are the two most common ways that the insurance company and/or the defendant may try to use your previous car accident against you. #1 Preexisting Injuries
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  • Tips For Winning Custody Despite Having A Disability

    If you should get a divorce and have children, you are likely going to want to take custody of your children. However, if you have a disability, you might worry that you are going to be considered to be less fit. The courts might worry that you are not going to be able to physically prevent a child from running into the street if you are in a wheelchair or that you won't wake up to help a child if you have a narcolepsy.
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  • What Happens To Your Residual Income After Your Death?

    The recent untimely death of pop superstar Prince -- reportedly without a will in place to govern the ownership and use of a "vault" of unreleased recordings -- has illustrated a problem that affects far too many families. In fact, the majority of adults with children die without a will, often leaving a legal and logistical mess behind them as grieving family members struggle to piece together the financial puzzle. And dying with a source of residual income (like book or music royalties, a patented product, or certain types of small businesses) can become even more complex.
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  • What Happens When A Spouse Dies During A Divorce?

    It's not unusual for separating spouses to wish the other person would just drop dead, especially if the divorce is acrimonious. What would happen, though, if one spouse actually did die during the proceedings? While it may immediately resolve some issues such as child custody, the death of a spouse could complicate other matters. Here's what you need to know to be prepared if your spouse dies during your separation.
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