law

  • 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]

  • How to Be a Team Player with Your Auto Accident Lawyer

    A car accident can be devastating, leaving you injured and feeling confused. You've made the smart move and hired an attorney to help you get compensation for your injuries, but did you know that your attorney needs your help? You and your attorney will need to work as a team to be successful. You can help your attorney to successfully fight for you in the following 5 ways. Bring him up to speed with documents. [Read More]

  • What Is The Difference Between An Interrogatory And Deposition?

    If you and your car accident lawyer have not been able to settle your claim with the insurance company, a trial is probably imminent.  In preparation for the trial, you could possibly face an interrogatory or deposition. To know what to expect, it is important that you know the difference between the two procedures.  What Is an Interrogatory? An interrogatory is part of the discovery process before the trial. To interrogate a witness or the other driver involved in the accident, your lawyer would send a questionnaire to him or her. [Read More]

  • Recourse When Your Rights Are Being Violated By A Police Officers On The Road

    When you are on the road and get pulled over, you may be unsure of what your rights are. Some recent civil cases in the news have demonstrated that a person's rights can be abused by a police officer due to an exaggerated desire to find drugs. When the police go too far, the results can be very disturbing. It is important to be aware of things you should comply with, and what things you can object to. [Read More]

  • Why You May Want To File For Guardianship Rights Of Your Child That Has Disabilities

    If your child with special needs is about to turn 18 years old, you may want to visit a family law attorney to find out if there are legal steps you must take to protect the child. Your family lawyer will most likely suggest filing papers for guardianship rights, and here are three things you may want to know about this. Why it is necessary Filing for legal guardianship is vital if you have a child with special needs because the government will automatically view this child as an adult once he or she reaches the age of 18. [Read More]

  • 3 Things That Are Not Granted By A Power Of Attorney

    If you fear that you may have difficulty in the near future handling your financial affairs due to illness or advanced age, you might wish to think about filling out a financial power of attorney form (POA) and having it notarized. This form - found online or at your local library or at an attorney's office - will grant powers to a person that you trust so that they can handle your financial affairs for you. [Read More]