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  • 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]

  • 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]

  • A Criminal Defense Lawyer Can Help You Avoid Legal Woes When Moving Firearms Into A New State

    Anyone moving to a new state should understand the laws related to importing a firearm. Working with a lawyer prior to bringing any weapons into the state could help you avoid felony charges for "honest mistakes". Remember, even without criminal intent, improperly transporting and possessing a legally-owned firearm could be a crime. Know the Law People get into trouble because they may not be familiar with the specific laws of the new state. [Read More]

  • Dispelling Myths About Parental Rights

    Having children is supposed to be one of a person's crowning life achievements, but these joyous events can lead to complicated legal problems for the new parents. These situations can be further complicated by misinformation that many people believe about family law issues. This can lead to believing a couple of myths are true, which can cause you to make poor decisions when it comes to your new family. By understanding the reality that underpins these myths, you will find yourself in a far better position to keep your child safe and happy. [Read More]

  • Tips For Reporting Your Auto Accident To Your Insurer

    The car accident report you present to your insurance carrier has a big influence on your eventual claim. Your report can subject you to a complicated claim (that probably ends in a small settlement) or a straightforward claim with a reasonable recovery. Do you wish to know how to arrive at the latter? Here are a few useful tips: Be Professional You may be hurt angry and tired, but you shouldn't take out your frustrations on the adjuster. [Read More]

  • IOUs And Promissory Notes: What To Know Before You Lend Money To A New Business

    A lot of people who start home-based businesses turn to their friends and relatives for a little financial help to get started. Usually, they lack the collateral to go to bank for a loan, so the best they can offer their backers are an "I Owe You" (IOU) or a promissory note as security on the loans. Are IOUs worth the paper they're written on? If you're thinking about lending money to a friend or relative to help with their new business (or any other reason), here's what you should know. [Read More]