Filing for bankruptcy is often the last resort for individuals who just can't handle their debt anymore. If you think you might fit into this category and are thinking about officially filing in bankruptcy court, you'll want to plan your next moves carefully. Financial decisions you make in the last few months before officially filing could actually have an effect on your bankruptcy case itself. Here are three things you do not want to do if you are certain you are going to file for bankruptcy in the near future.
Legal Services That Are Often Handled By A Paralegal: Why It May Be Helpful To Consult A Paralegal First
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.
Was The Driver Who Caused Your Auto Accident On Snapchat At The Time? You May Have A Bigger Case Than You Imagined
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.