Examples Of Problems That May Convince The Court To Grant Your Case A Continuance

20 December 2016
 Categories: Law, Blog

Did you know that the court can grant you a continuance (a short delay in proceedings) if there are problems with your defense? This only works if the problems weren't foreseeable or couldn't have been prevented. Here are three examples of issues that may convince the court to grant you a continuance: Inadequate Time to Prepare You may also get a continuance if you can prove that you didn't have enough tim e to prepare your defense. Read More 

Law Change: Unsafe California Companies Can’t Use Immigration Status To Cheat Injured Workers

30 November 2016
 Categories: Law, Blog

A recent law passed by the state assembly of California makes it easier for undocumented immigrant workers to report and receive compensation for injuries resulting from safety violations and/or accidents that happen while the worker is on the job. While the new law only affects workers and companies in California, it sets a precedent for the way safety violations and lawsuits involving immigrants should be handled by the courts to be fair to all parties. Read More 

4 Punishments You Should Expect For Getting A DUI

9 November 2016
 Categories: Law, Blog

To some, a DUI may seem like a simple thing. You hear about people getting them often in the news, and so it may seem as though the punishment is not that severe. This is generally not the case; while some people do dodge the punishment, in most cases there can be severe consequences if you are pulled over while under the influence of legal or illegal substances. Here are some things you should expect. Read More 

Divorce After 50: 3 Things To Know

20 October 2016
 Categories: Law, Blog

Divorce is something that many adults go through in their lifetimes. In fact 41 percent of first marriages end in divorce as well as 60 percent of second marriages, and 73 percent of third marriages. Many of these divorces occur before the age of 50. However, there has been an uptick in older Americans divorcing. Today, couples over the age of 50 account for 1 in 4 divorces. There are many reasons for the rise in older Americans divorcing. Read More 

3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Waive Your Right to Read the Deposition

29 September 2016
 Categories: Law, Blog

If you have to give a deposition for your personal injury case, you are entitled under the law to read the deposition before you sign off on it. When you give a deposition, a court report records everything that is said. When the deposition is over, you are required to sign off on the deposition. Here are three reasons why you need to read the deposition before you put your signature on it. Read More