Probate And Probate Attorneys: General Faqs


When you are left as the executor of an estate after someone in your life passes away, you may or may not have to go through the probate process. Probate is a process that takes place to settle outstanding debts, handle distribution of assets, and ensure those designations in the will are properly carried out and is usually only necessary if an estate is specifically complex or complicated. Here is a look at some of the most common questions people have about probate and hiring a probate attorney.

8 February 2018

How Do You Get A Supervised Visitation Order Removed?


When there's a concern that a non-custodial parent may not properly care for a child during his or her visitations, the court may order those visitations to be supervised by a third party. As you can imagine, these types of visits can make it difficult for parents and children to truly engage with each other and build their relationships. However, ending a supervised visitation order can be challenging. Here's what you need to do to handle this situation.

25 January 2018

Five Things To Consider Before Filing Bankruptcy


If you are completely in over your head financially, you may be thinking of filing bankruptcy. This approach has been likened to hitting the "hard reset" button on your finances, and it can be a good solution if you otherwise have no way to repay your debts and re-establish financial solvency. However, the process is a bit more complicated than most people assume. Before you head into your bankruptcy attorney's office to file, make sure you consider these five factors.

12 January 2018

2 Things You Can Do To Help Your Child Custody Case


Getting a divorce is never easy. Dealing with child custody issues can make it even harder. If you have to have deal with child custody issues, you want to make sure that you have a lawyer that can help you with your custody issues. Your attorney may give you some things to do that will make your custody case easier.  Keep a Log One thing you can do is to keep a log of what happens with your ex when it comes to your child.

17 August 2017

Things To Know About The Discovery Phase Of Your Lawsuit


Going through a lawsuit will involve the completion of many different formal steps. These steps are necessary to ensure that the case is resolved fairly for both sides of the dispute. Discovery can be one of the most important steps in the process of launching a lawsuit. Yet, this is one step that both plaintiffs and defendants will often find themselves unprepared to address, which can lead to stress. What Is The Purpose Of The Discovery Process?

15 August 2017

Medical Records That Your Doctor Has The Authority To Withhold


If you are pursuing a personal injury claim, your medical records are some of the best forms of evidence you can have in your arsenal. Note, however, that you won't have unfettered access to all manner of information in your medical records. Here is some of the information that the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act 1996 (HIPAA) allows your doctor to keep away from you: Your Doctor's Notes Your doctor's notes aren't your personal records; they are the products of the doctor's work.

27 July 2017

When To Challenge A Traffic Ticket


Traffic cops perform a necessary function in keeping roadways safe and orderly. When you receive a traffic citation, you should always treat the police officer issuing the citation with respect, and you should not try to worm your way out of a justly issued ticket. On the other hand, everyone makes mistakes, and traffic cops are no exception. If you we feel like an error was made and that you did not deserve a ticket you received, then you should consider challenging your ticket.

18 July 2017

Three Things A Father Should Look For When Searching For A Child Custody Attorney


If you are a father and are facing a custody issue involving one or more of your children, you will need an attorney to advocate on your behalf. As you begin your search for the right attorney, there are several things to look for. The following are three of the most important attributes a child custody lawyer should have when representing a father. Look for an attorney with experience representing fathers

29 June 2017

Fighting Criminal Charges When You Are Innocent


When a prosecutor files criminal charges against you for a crime that you did not commit, you can choose to fight the charges. Despite the evidence that the prosecutor has that makes you look guilty, there is a possibility that you could win your case. If you are potentially facing criminal charges and you are innocent, here are some options you have for fighting the case.   Talk to the Prosecutor  If the prosecutor has not filed charges against you yet and you suspect there is a possibility that he or she will, contact him or her.

11 June 2017

Are You Doing What You Can To Mitigate The Damages After An Accident?


As the victim of an accident, you are likely entitled to receive compensation for your injuries. However, not being at fault does not let you off the hook when it comes to the extent of the damages. You have a legal obligation to mitigate the damages. If you fail to, you could be left to pay for some of the damages. If you were hurt in an accident, here is what you need to know about mitigating the damages.

29 May 2017