Believe it not, it's perfectly legal for an adult to be adopted by another adult. There are, however, laws that prevent this type of adoption in some cases. To find out about the motivation behind such adoptions and when they are not appropriate, read on. When is Adopting an Adult Okay? The situations listed below are not very common and it's advisable to speak to a family law attorney before you begin to plan such an action.
29 July 2020
If you are facing DUI (driving under the influence) charges, you might be tempted to plead guilty and conclude the case as soon as possible. However, that is not a decision you should take lightly. In fact, pleading guilty may only make sense under the following circumstances. Once You Understand the Implications Pleading guilty to a DUI means all that remains is the sentencing stage. The judge will hand down your sentence, and the conviction will be part of your criminal record.
22 November 2019
If you are injured while at work, your employer must have insurance to cover your medical bills and time out of work. Getting the benefits that you are entitled to is not difficult if you were not acting negligent or doing something unsafe. Some insurance companies are harder to work with, and if you are getting the run around from them, you may need to get a workers compensation attorney involved to help expedite the process.
22 September 2019
Finalizing a will, trust, and any other estate-planning document is a big accomplishment, one that you can happily cross off your to-do list. And while you don't have to constantly monitor your will situation once you're done, you can't totally ignore it. There are times when you'll have to review how you've planned your estate and possibly change your plans. Four situations stand out, although depending on what happens in your life, you may have additional reasons to revise your estate plan.
2 June 2019
Making the choice to drive from one state to another can save you money, give you the chance to enjoy the scenery, and allow you to spend time with friends and family as you make your way to a destination. Unfortunately, when you're driving, just about anything can happen to transform your beautiful day to one that you'd happily forget today. You see, when you're driving, you're responsible for following all of those laws of the road—including the speed limit and not driving recklessly.
16 April 2019
Many who file for SSDI benefits often have to take their claim to court because many claims are initially denied by the Social Security Administration. If you plan to fight for your benefits in court, it is best to use an attorney. You will find many benefits to having an attorney on your side. Some people are on the fence about paying for an attorney for this purpose. The following are some things you should know about if you are considering whether or not you need an attorney to help you get your SSDI benefits:
23 January 2019
Being arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol can lead to a series of consequences in your life. While the risk of jail time, community service, and a fine can all be a concern, one thing that you might immediately be worried about is the revocation of your driver's license. For many people who rely on the use of an automobile, not being able to drive is about more than just losing a form of their freedom — it can have serious ramifications.
4 December 2018
Caring parents who are also divorcing parents can often disagree on important child-related issues. The creation of a fair and simple parenting plan is of utmost importance, but emotions can run high when parents try to agree on those issues. To make sure that you are prepared to deal with this potentially divisive issue, read below for some child custody tips. Go On the Offensive If you have reason to believe that your spouse will contest custody, you must take an offensive stance.
10 October 2018
Being accused of wrongdoing by the police or the courts can leave you feeling stunned, but a criminal defense lawyer, like those at Goble & Yow PLLC, can guide you through the process of presenting a case. It's important, however, to have a full understanding of what your attorney's job actually is. Protecting Your Rights Before any other obligation is considered, your lawyer is there to explain to you what your rights are and how you can look out for your best interests.
4 September 2018
In many states, not a day goes by without a news headline about an unsolved hit-and-run accident. But while the proliferation of security and traffic cameras make it easier than ever to track down potential hit-and-run offenders, many of these cases remain unsolved. And in some parts of the country, the penalty for driving while intoxicated (and killing a pedestrian in the process) may be far steeper than the penalty for leaving the scene of a fatal accident.
26 July 2018