4 Tips for Surviving a Criminal Charge

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Getting charged with a crime is likely everyone's worst nightmare. The thought of spending time in jail and having a criminal record can definitely put you in a panic. Although dealing with a criminal charge is no walk in the park, it is possible to get through the experience. Here are four helpful tips for surviving a criminal charge. Do Not Talk to the Police No matter what, do not give any information about your case to the police.

14 October 2016

What Are Discharged Debts In Bankruptcy?

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When you're considering filing for bankruptcy, you'll see a lot of information about discharging debts. The purpose of filing for bankruptcy is to discharge as many debts as possible, which are debts that you are unable to pay off. If you are not sure of what it means to discharge a debt, keep reading to learn more. What Are Discharged Debts First, you must understand what a discharged debt actually is.

28 September 2016

Four Documents That Should Be Part Of Every Estate Plan

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Estate planning is one of the most commonly misunderstood legal processes for adults of all ages. Many people believe that it's just about drafting a will, but there's a lot more to it than that. If you want to be sure that all of your legal needs are addressed, you'll want to talk with an estate planning attorney. Before you do, here's a look at the key documents that you should be considering.

7 September 2016

How A Spouse's Death Can Affect Your Tax Filing Status

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If you were married, but your spouse died during the current tax year, you may have questions about how to file your tax return – particularly if you and your spouse usually filed as "married filing jointly." When filing a final joint tax return with your deceased spouse, you must report income your spouse earned from the beginning of the tax year until his or her date of death. After filing that final return, the filing status you choose in subsequent years changes how much money you will pay in taxes.

18 August 2016

How Does Personal Injury Attorney Payment Work?

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While many lawyers charge an up-front fee for their services, you'll likely find many personal injury lawyers who work on contingency. This guide will help you understand how the contingency policy works in a personal injury lawsuit.  How Contingency Fees Work A contingency fee helps to ensure that your lawyer is paid only for the value they provide to you as a client. If your trial is unsuccessful, the lawyer will cut their own losses.

1 August 2016

Disgruntled Employee Litigation & Office Decorum

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As the owner of a business, large or small, civil litigation can cause issues for your company. There is the headache of having to deal with a legal case, plus image and reputation problems that can be an inherent part of having a civil action brought against your business. Issues at the office between employees can turn into these types of legal headaches. By establishing rules for decorum for your employees that are reasonable and consistent you can reduce, or even eliminate this potential problem.

18 July 2016

3 Reasons To Hire A Court Reporter During A Business Proceeding

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If you are involved in a serious business proceeding, it's not a bad idea to hire a court reporter who can take notes of each and every word that is spoken throughout the proceeding. These are a few reasons to consider hiring one of these professionals during this important time. 1. The Court Reporter Will Be Neutral First of all, it's always a good idea to have a neutral party around during something as serious as a business proceeding.

1 July 2016