School supplies abound and the first signs of fall are showing, and that can only mean one thing: back-to-school season. As you navigate your child's return to the daily grind, meeting new teachers and deciding between the debate team or drama club, use these three tips to keep the peace between you and your ex-spouse. 1. Keep It Civil Okay, so this applies all the time, but it's a good idea to stop and remind yourself that getting angry or making snide comments doesn't get you anywhere.
14 August 2015
Estate planning might seem like something you do later in life, but there are actually many benefits to beginning the process at a younger age. Accidents can happen at any age, so don't assume that it is something you should leave for retirement or if you get seriously ill. Here are some things you can do now to start preparing your estate. Choose Your Power of Attorney The first thing you should do when you are planning you estate at a young age is to choose a power of attorney.
12 August 2015
Some couples who are legally separated are not financially able to live in different homes. If you and your spouse fit this category, you have to learn to live together amicably until the divorce is finalized. Here are some tips to help you and your spouse co-exist under the same roof while legally separated. Create a Plan for Daily Interactions When your relationship is over, communicating with each other can sometimes be difficult.
7 August 2015
As a victim of domestic violence, you have the right to take legal action to prevent future abuse. One of the first acts you should take is to obtain a restraining order. When you request the restraining order, a hearing will be scheduled for both you and the accused to appear. To increase your odds of getting your request approved by a judge, it is important you prepare for the hearing.
6 August 2015
If you find yourself facing charges for assault, you'll want to talk with a criminal defense attorney about the best approach to your legal defense. If the prosecution has solid evidence that you committed the crime, you probably can't go into court trying to claim that you didn't do it. Instead, you'll want to create a reasonable defense that justifies what happened. Here are some defense ideas your attorney may consider.
5 August 2015
Fault may seem obvious if you slip or trip and hurt yourself when at a commercial establishment. Most people immediately assume the business is to blame. This may not be the case, depending on where, how, and why the accident occurred. The following guide can help you better understand who may be liable for your accident. Who Can Be Liable? There is no single answer to this question, since each accident is different.
2 August 2015
Commercial litigation is different than other types of lawsuits. In personal injury cases and other types of similar litigation, one of the parties is an individual or a family, and other parties may comprise businesses, government agencies or some other type of organizational office. Commercial litigation is a little different--if you're involved in commercial litigation, or contemplating this type of lawsuit, read on to discover some of the ways that lawyers work through a commercial litigation case and achieve resolution that is fair and equitable to both parties.
31 July 2015
An amicable divorce is a noble goal, but it's also a difficult one. Ending a relationship is often emotionally fraught; add to that the legal complexity of divorce, and you can see why amicable divorces are not more common. But when they are possible, they have a host of benefits. They are generally faster and less stressful than adversarial divorces, and they are less expensive as well. So is an amicable divorce right for you?
31 July 2015
If you are pulled over for drunk driving, it's not the end of the line; there are still some ways that you can avoid getting charged and losing your license. Here are some steps that you can take to clear up your case. Choosing Whether or Not to Plead Guilty In the case of a drunk driving charge, it's often wise not to plead guilty. If you admit to drunk driving when the officer pulls you over, it becomes more of a cut and dry case that will result in a drunk driving charge.
27 July 2015