Child Custody Evaluations: What You Can Expect

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When it comes to child custody cases, the courts must make a determination based on the best interests of the child or children involved. As a result, you may find that the judge orders a custody evaluation before they will make a determination on your case. For those who have never experienced such an evaluation, you may not know what to expect. Here's a look at what your child custody lawyer wants you to understand about the upcoming evaluation.

12 February 2021

How Your Family Could Be Impacted If You Don't Handle Estate Planning Now

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Many people wait too long to start thinking about estate planning, and some people end up passing away before making plans for how their assets and money will be handled after their death. This can have a serious impact on your family, however, so it's important to focus on estate planning if possible. They May Have to Cover Your Funeral Expenses Many people don't really think about how expensive a funeral can be, especially if they have never had to plan and pay for one.

18 January 2021

Objective Vs. Subjective Forseeability In Injury Cases

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When it comes to injury law, the American system frequently emphasizes the foreseeability of what happened. The system uses two terms, objective and subjective foreseeability, in ways that might seem odd to the average person, though. It's important to understand how both kinds of foreseeability work and what they mean to a personal injury lawyer. Subjective Foreseeability The legal sense of subjective foreseeability refers to what was specifically known to the subject, meaning the defendant, in the time before an incident happened.

14 December 2020

Two Times When The Other Party Has To Pay Your Attorney Fees

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In the American court system, each party to a lawsuit is expected to pay for their own attorney. Thus, judges typically won't order plaintiffs or defendants to pay the other's legal expenses if they lose. However, here are two times when that rule is exempted, and one party may be required to pay the lawyer fees of the other. The Contract or State Law Requires Payment It's not unusual for business contracts to contain clauses stipulating the losing side is responsible for paying the winning side's attorney's fees in the event of a lawsuit.

13 November 2020

What If The Victim Was Partially At Fault In An Injury Case?

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One of the biggest reasons why people choose to not hire a personal injury lawyer is that they're worried they partly contributed to what happened. Fortunately, the system allows some room for this sort of scenario, and such people are often able to successfully pursue claims. Let's look at the factors which will determine if you can recover damages and how they may influence what you might receive as a settlement or judgment.

16 October 2020

How To Protect Yourself In A Divorce

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Marriage is not always what it seems in the movies, it often involves fights and a lot of work. Usually, you can work through the hardships as a unit, or at least that is how it is designed to go. When it doesn't, and the struggles become more than the enjoyment, divorce is often brought up. In some cases, divorce can be a surprise, and other times, it is something you have been expecting.

14 September 2020

5 Less Usual Cases Where Filing An Injury Claim Is A Good Idea

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A personal injury attorney helps clients pursue claims in a range of circumstances that might be surprising to some folks. There's more to the work of a personal injury lawyer than slip and fall incidents and auto accidents. Here are 5 less usual times where filing an injury claim may be worth your time. Exposure Injuries come in many forms, and that includes exposure to organisms, chemicals, and even radiation. These cases range from the seemingly mundane, such as food poisoning, all the way to stuff out of science-fiction, such as chemicals from government-funded laboratories.

13 August 2020