Paralegals are legal professionals that have less schooling than lawyers, but often handle many day-to-day operations in a law firm. If you schedule a meeting to speak with a law firm about your issues, you may find yourself meeting first with a paralegal. The paralegal may be able to provide you with some legal advice free of charge, as well as refer you to an appropriate lawyer in the firm. Here are some other legal services that are provided by a paralegal and why it may be helpful to consult a paralegal first.
If you have found yourself in a situation that requires a trial attorney, you may not know what to expect. You may know the basics of how this will work out and the courtroom proceedings. What you may not know is what to expect during the first consultation with your trial attorney. Here are a few things you should expect and a little information on how to prepare for this consultation.
Distracted driving claims roughly 8 lives and injures 1,161 people every day in the United States. Drivers get distracted by everything from a cup of coffee to their cell phones and GPS devices. Lately, however, lawyers are starting to ask if someone other than the errant driver should be held responsible for the distraction—especially if it's a major company that seems to be encouraging both reckless behavior and distracted driving. If you've been in an accident due to a distracted driver who was using Snapchat, this is what you should know.
Many people watch a lot of courtroom drama shows and courtroom "reality" shows, most of which are hardly reality at all. Usually what you see happening between divorcing couples on these shows is scripted, since there is very little in the way of accusations and compensation allowed in family court. If you are worried about your ex and what he or she might do or say in family court, or you are wondering what legal claims you can make against him or her and the proof you will need, the following information should help.
In most instances, filing for bankruptcy ends with either a discharge of your debts or a repayment plan that allows you to pay off your debts in a reasonable amount of time. However, in some cases, the bankruptcy can be dismissed by the judge. If your bankruptcy was dismissed, here is what you need to know. What Are the Types of Dismissal? Bankruptcies are dismissed with or without prejudice. When dismissing your case, the judge will state which one he or she is using in your case.
If you are unable to work because of an illness or injury, you may qualify for social security disability payments. This money comes from a fund you have probably contributed to during your time in the work force, and it is likely that you have the right to disability payments using this money. As an attorney specializing in social security disability, I have a great deal of experience in helping clients determine if they qualify for disability payments. I hope that this blog will help people who have been injured understand what it means to qualify for social security disability benefits and how to go about getting that help.