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  • Pedestrian-Car Accidents: Learn What To Do And Who Could Be At Fault

    It goes without saying that hitting a pedestrian while driving can be an awful experience, and in the chaos that follows the accident, a lawsuit or questions over who might be at fault can often be the furthest thing from your mind. While it is true that drivers are required to be especially careful behind the wheel while pedestrians are present, fault for a pedestrian-car accident does not always squarely fall on the driver's part. [Read More]

  • Playing Fair In Divorce - Tips For The Courtroom

    If your pending divorce is heading to court, this can be stressful and emotional to prepare for. Not being able to come to an agreement on child custody agreements or finances can make both parties angry and sensitive. The one thing you should avoid is coming off badly in court. Here are four tips for preparing for your day in divorce court. 1. A Professional and Conservative Look If you are hoping to have divorce proceedings close in your favor regarding either finances or custody agreements, don't bring attention to yourself by dressing down for court. [Read More]

  • Temporary Court Decisions in the Meantime of Divorce

    Pendente lite (pronounced pen-den-tay lee-tay) hearings are short-cause or preliminary court proceedings that are held before the major litigation of a divorce case.  A preliminary hearing can be scheduled to handle matters of necessity such as child support, visitation and temporary custody, or spousal support. What is decided at these hearings may or may not be kept the same in the eventual divorce agreement. Visitation or Temporary Custody To get a temporary custody order, you will have to show that what you want is in the best interests of the children involved. [Read More]

  • Take Care When Driving During An El Niño Fall

    With predictions of an El Niño lasting through this fall and beyond, people across the country are bracing for changes in weather. While some areas of the country may be drier than usual, others will experience more precipitation. Preparing in advance and practicing safe driving techniques can help you avoid accidents. Wet Conditions (South and Southwest Drivers) Driving during times of heavy rain can be dangerous. Prepare your car for upcoming wet weather by replacing your windshield wipers. [Read More]

  • Can You Require A Seller To Perform Repairs Before Closing?

    Before closing the sale on your new home, you have the opportunity to conduct a pre-close inspection. Ideally, everything in the home will be as it should and you can continue to the close. However, if you notice that repairs need to be made to the home, you need to take action before closing. Here is what you need to know.  What Are Your Options? One of the first things you need to do is make a list of the repairs that need to be made. [Read More]

  • Beyond Safety Issues: Four Reasons For Getting A Restraining Order (that Aren't always Obvious)

    Because of the word "restraining," it's reasonable to assume that the only function of a restraining order is to keep a tormentor away from you and your family. That may be the fundamental reason for getting the order, but it isn't the only one. Here are four further reasons for getting a restraining order:   Restitution Depending on your state, the court may order your abuser to pay for any damages or injuries his or her violence may have caused. [Read More]

  • 5 Things Estate Lawyers Can Help With

    The concept of estate planning is pretty vague to many of us. So how does this type of planning work, and what do estate lawyers help out with? Read on to figure out some of the common ways that estate lawyers help clients to get the most out of the money that they have made. Gifting One way to deal with laws on estate money is through the process of gifting. [Read More]

  • Understanding Divorce And Child Support

    If you are thinking about a divorce or currently going through one, then you have a lot to think about. All of your responsibilities can get pretty confusing and overwhelming, especially when children factor into the equation. To help you out, here's the lowdown on the relationship between divorce, child custody, and child support: What are the different kinds of child custody? First, you have sole custody, where a single parent is given exclusive access to the child. [Read More]

  • Workers Compensation And Repetitive Stress Injuries

    Repetitive stress injuries are caused by repeated motions, such as typing or assembly line work. Over time, the muscles, nerves, tendons and ligaments become inflamed and painful. When you injure these areas, you are actually causing tiny tears that are unable to heal because of the continuing use. If you are experiencing the symptoms of repetitive stress injuries, you may be entitled to workers compensation. Read on for more information on getting compensated for these injuries. [Read More]

  • The Do's And Don'ts Of Making A Will

    If you want to make a will that decides what happens to your property after you die, there are some things you should do and others you should avoid. Before you get started, make sure you understand the following do's and don'ts of making a will. Do: List your property and who will inherit it One of the first things you will do when making your will is decide what property you want listed in the will and assign that property to someone. [Read More]