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2 Reasons To Hire A Family Lawyer To Help With An Adoption

Posted by on Feb 24, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

An adoption can be one of the most stressful and time-consuming procedures that you can undertake, mostly because of all of the potential scams and red-tape. The good news is that you can hire a family lawyer to help reduce the stress and risks associated with the adoption process so that you can focus on the many great aspects of adoption. Two reasons to hire a family lawyer are to help with private adoptions and finding reputable adoption agencies. Private Adoptions Private adoptions are quite popular with people who want to adopt, but do...

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Understanding Your Rights During A Criminal Investigation

Posted by on Feb 12, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

With so many procedural police dramas on television, there aren’t many people who haven’t heard the standard Miranda Rights at least once. Even so, it’s a far cry from really understanding what those rights mean. While most people won’t ever find themselves on the wrong side of a police investigation, it’s still in your best interests to understand those rights in the event that you find yourself being questioned by law enforcement. Constitutional Protections The Miranda warning has become a critical part of law...

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Navigating A Civil Lawsuit

Posted by on Feb 6, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Whether you’re being sued or you’re going to court in order to file a lawsuit, the process of civil litigation can be intimidating and frustrating. Understanding how the process works and what to expect can help save you time, money, and patience. Unlike criminal court, a civil case typically involves the need to obtain money from another party for various reasons without criminal prosecution. Usually, the suit involves a consumer filing against a company, or it is often a suit between two people who are seeking monetary...

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4 Aspects Of A Divorce That Family Law Attorneys Specialize In

Posted by on Jan 29, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

During the process of a divorce there are several things that need to be worked out between the couple. And if children are involved, there are going to be even more legalities that will need to be worked through. A family law attorney can help couples to get through all of the different aspects of divorce. This article will discuss 4 of the aspects that a family law attorney specializes in.  Division Of Property While a couple is married, they share many, if not all, of their belongings. However, as soon as they begin the process of...

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4 Helpful Ways To Get Your Affairs In Order

Posted by on Jan 23, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

When someone says they need to “get their affairs in order,” it usually means that they will get the necessary legal documents prepared prior to their passing. Some people choose to do this after being diagnosed with a terminal illness, while others begin the process after retirement age. There are a few different things involved in preparing your estate and getting your affairs in order, which are explained in detail below. Getting Your Important Papers Together The first step to getting your affairs in order is gathering all of...

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Representing Yourself In Court: What You Need To Know Before Waiving Your Right To Counsel

Posted by on Jan 21, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Are you thinking about representing yourself in a criminal court case? If so, there are a few facts that you should know before choosing to take this route. Taking the time to review the facts below can help to ensure that you are really making the best decision possible regarding your need for counsel. Fact: You May Qualify For Free Or Low-Cost Legal Services If your primary motivation for representing yourself is financial, you should know that you may be eligible for free or low-cost legal services. These legal services are made available...

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The Historical And Ongoing Struggle For Women’s Civil Rights In The US

Posted by on Jan 9, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Roughly half the population of the US is female, yet the evolution of women’s rights here has been slow, and it still involves serious issues. Here is a brief history and update on US civil rights for women.   American History and Women’s Rights Elizabeth Cady Stanton wrote a Declaration of Sentiments in the mid 1800’s that outlined the women’s civil rights issues of the day, in which she cleverly co-opted much of the language of the Declaration of Independence, as she discussed these points:...

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Protect Child Support and Alimony Payments with Insurance

Posted by on Dec 18, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

There’s no insurance against divorce, but there are ways to use insurance to protect yourself while you are still financially dependent on your ex-spouse. If you expect to receive either child support or alimony, you can’t afford to overlook important insurance issues during your divorce. What If Your Ex-Spouse Becomes Disabled? Losing alimony or child support payments due to the disability of an ex-spouse can wreck your finances. Insist that your ex-spouse maintain a disability insurance plan for as long as you are owed...

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Can Tax Debts Be Discharged When You File For Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

Posted by on Dec 16, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Getting rid of your tax debts is not as simple as filing for bankruptcy. Although some of your tax debts can be discharged during a bankruptcy, not all are eligible. Whether or not a judge will dismiss your tax debts when you file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy depends on certain conditions.  Discharging the Debt The judge can only discharge your tax debts if your situation meets certain criteria. The tax has to be an income tax debts. Debts such as payroll taxes must remain. Other conditions that must exist include: Your tax return was filed....

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Car Accident Lawyers: When To Hire Them And What Factors Affect Their Rates

Posted by on Dec 15, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Being involved in a car accident can be a traumatic experience. Most victims are therefore not in the right frame of mind to handle the claims, charges and investigations that follow an accident and this is where a car accident lawyer from a firm like McMenamin & McMenamin, PS comes in. The attorney represents you in negotiation and settlements and also handles court proceedings to ensure you are fully compensated for the injuries you sustained both physically and psychologically and your car insurance is also paid. When should you hire a...

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