Grandparent's rights are a complicated issue. While every state is different and has its own take on the rights of grandparents to see their grandchildren (or even gain custody) over a parent's objections, the reality is that grandparents are not on the same legal footing as a child's biological parents. Generally speaking, the law presumes that a parent is acting in the best interests of a child -- unless you can prove otherwise.
19 June 2019
When a minor is involved in an accident — the parents of the teen often find themselves right in the middle of the process, and not just in a supportive role. In some states, a law known as vicarious liability can actually put the parents at risk of responsibility for any damages or injuries caused by their child. All parents of teen drivers should understand this statute and learn how it might affect them.
16 May 2019
Not only is a divorce a hard thing to go through due to the emotional aspects, but the financial side of things can be difficult to work through. When a couple has existing debt that needs to be divided during a divorce, it can make for problematic divorce proceedings that you need to work through. Here is what you need to know about how these three types of debt can cause problems during a divorce.
16 April 2019
Slip-and-fall claims are cases that often boil down to very basic questions. Who was responsible for keeping a location safe for foot traffic? Did they have ample warning that an area needed to be dried of water or cleared of ice or snow? For these reasons, it's critical that you get the basic information right early in the case, so take a look at what a slip-and-fall lawyer would tell you to keep an eye out for.
8 March 2019
For those who are unable to work at their jobs due to a medical or mental condition, the Social Security Administration (SSA) offers benefits. For those who have worked many years already and are close to retirement, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) may help bridge the gap. To find out more about using SSDI and your Social Security retirement benefits, read on. Ready to Retire? If you apply for Social Security disability benefits and are approved, you are actually taking part in what might be called an early retirement.
29 January 2019
When a loved one passes away, probate is usually necessary. In all but the rarest cases, estates must be filed with the local probate court. Probate is a way of ensuring that people who are owed money by the deceased can be paid, that the will is valid, that all potential beneficiaries are notified of the death, and more. Most cases tend to follow a similar pattern, so read on for a simple step-by-step guide to probate.
8 November 2018
If you have been turned down for the Social Security benefits you need, you are not alone. The application approval process can be confusing for most applicants, and the chances of being denied after months of waiting are high. Fortunately, all Social Security applicants are entitled to appeal an adversarial ruling. If you are determined to get the benefits you need, you should consider both appealing the decision and using an attorney to do so.
8 November 2018
According to Crash Stats supplied by the Department of Transportation, 88,000 motorcyclists were injured in crashes in 2013. Motorcycle accidents involving another vehicle commonly result in severe injuries, and most of the time, these accidents are caused by the driver of the larger vehicle and not the motorcyclist. If you are ever involved in a motorcycle crash that is not your fault, it is always a good decision to speak to a motorcycle accident attorney.
1 October 2018
A domestic violence charge is a serious offense that can affect the rest of your life. While surprising to learn, an estimated 60 percent of all adult arrests stem from some sort of domestic violence. Whether you have been falsely charged or have admitted to a physical altercation with a spouse or partner, understanding the severity of a domestic violence charge is imperative. Even though so many people are arrested for this offense, most people are not familiar with this charge.
28 August 2018
Divorce can be a very drawn-out and stressful ordeal, but when you're pregnant, it's even harder to traverse the emotional roller coaster of separation. Anxiety, apprehension and even fear flood your being, because you have so much at stake, all while feeling precarious about your life, home, and what the future holds. 1. Make Sure Your Feelings Aren't Due To The Pregnancy While you've probably thought the idea of divorce over carefully, it may be worth examining a second or even third time to make sure your emotions aren't being overrun by pregnancy hormones.
23 July 2018