Families come in all shapes and sizes. Today, many families include children who have been adopted by stepparents. These relationships can be very special, and they can become legal parent-child relationships thanks to the court. Are you thinking about adopting your stepchild? These are some of the steps involved in the legal process. Make Sure Adoption Is Right for Your Family Adoption is a great choice for many families, but it is not the best choice for every family.
29 December 2020
Among the biggest worries that criminal lawyers have is that their clients might be victims of police or prosecutorial misconduct. It can be hard to undo problems with a case even if there has been misconduct, and the best way to handle the issue is to try to protect yourself from it. Here are three ways suspects, witnesses, and defendants may be able to improve their chances when faced with authorities who are being sketchy.
30 November 2020
Most car accidents can be pretty easy to make sense of. If another driver hits you, that driver is considered at fault as long as you can prove it. However, if you are involved in a complex multi-car accident, you may have a difficult time finding out who is at fault and assigning the percentage of the blame to each party. The Ensuing Battles with Insurance Providers When there are multiple cars involved in an accident, each insurance provider will look for ways to blame the other parties and will also try to reduce their liability as much as possible.
29 October 2020
When you work for a living you expect to be paid a reasonable amount for the work you do. You also expect that your paycheck will come in a reasonable timeframe, and within the pay period set up by your employment contract. If this doesn't happen, you have legal rights to contact an unpaid wages lawyer to get the payment owed to you. What are some of the wage laws you should know to ensure you are paid on time and every time?
30 September 2020
If you're trying to make sense of what happened with an estate, there's value in trying to think about the case as a probate attorney would. You're probably not a provider of probate attorney services, but you can examine these four basic issues to determine whether you ought to contact a professional. Recent Changes to a Will It's not necessarily a red flag right away, but recent changes to a will in the time leading up to a loved one's death deserve greater scrutiny.
25 August 2020
There are a number of reason for which one might hire an expert witness in regards to investments within a trust. First and foremost is for their expert opinion in objectively being able to analyze the potential suitability of an investment, given the objective and purpose of the trust in which it is suggested it be held. For example, if the trust in question is designed to hold assets in conservatorship for a disabled beneficiary, it would be implied there would exist a low risk tolerance for investments.
28 July 2020
There are many branches of the law, and an injured party might wonder what makes a particular case a personal injury matter. Take a look at why a case may call for the help of a personal injury attorney. Civil Liability One distinguishing feature of an injury case is that it will be governed by civil law. Generally, legal matters either fall into criminal or civil law. Civil liability is different because it's designed to try to restore the status quo as much as possible by compensating a victim.
29 June 2020
Like those that practice any other form of medicine, dentists are legally considered doctors. As a result, they are bound to the same levels of patient care requirements as any other medical doctor. This also means that dentists are susceptible to malpractice claims just as any other medical care provider is. If you've had dental implants and believe that your dentist has made a mistake, here's what you need to know about the potential for malpractice associated with your dental implants.
22 May 2020
Battery is intentional contact with another person that is offensive or harmful to the victim. Physical beating is a classic example of battery, but it is not the only one. Unique forms of battery exist, and they can all give rise to intentional tort claims. Below are examples of these unique forms of battery. Poisoning a Drink Poisoning someone with a drink is not only a crime, but it can also give rise to an intentional tort claim.
9 April 2020
Are you facing criminal charges and want the best legal representation for your case? An excellent way to find the best lawyer is by interviewing several attorneys in your city. As you talk to them, you should ask questions. You can write a list of questions before you go to your visits, and you might want to include these five on your list. How Long Have You Practiced Law? If you want an experienced attorney, you should look for one that has years of experience.
10 March 2020