When it comes to estate planning, the last will and testament has always served as the centerpiece in any plan to provide guidance for disposing of a loved one's property. Lately, however, an alternative to the will has become increasingly popular: the revocable trust. Also known as a living trust, this method of dealing with property after death can be an excellent supplement to the traditional will. Read on to learn more about how a trust can play a valuable part in your estate planning needs.
23 March 2016
You've probably seen the following happen a few times on TV or in the movies: a detective takes a suspect by the arm, turns him or her around to put on handcuffs, and loudly begins to recite, "You have the right to remain silent." That's the first few words of the Miranda warning. It's also known as being "read your rights." And, it's one of the most commonly misunderstood rules of the criminal legal system.
22 March 2016
If you're a licensed driver in one of the 12 states (or Puerto Rico) with no-fault auto insurance laws, you may enjoy the assurance that comes with paying a slightly higher auto premium but with the knowledge your rates are unlikely to skyrocket after a fender bender. However, in some cases, you may find yourself facing a summons to appear in court if you're sued for injuries or other damages suffered during an auto accident for which you were responsible.
21 March 2016
Long before you get to the settlement or trial phase of any personal injury lawsuit, there will be a lot of legal motions filed back and forth between the plaintiff's attorney and the attorney for the defense. Both are doing what they should: trying to gain even a slight advantage for his or her client as the case moves on. One of the things that you might not expect is for the defense to ask for the personal injury case to be removed from the state court where you filed it and into a federal one.
21 March 2016
Virtually all employers are now "equal opportunity employers," which means that if you have the education, background and experience that an employer is looking for you are on equal footing with other qualified candidates. Your rights under the law state that you cannot be denied work because of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation or even age. However, if you feel that you were denied employment based on one of these protected categories, you can sue the employer.
18 March 2016
Going through a divorce can be harrowing, even more so if you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse are not on agreeable terms. When it comes to agreeing on important issues like child custody and property division, making choices about them before going to court is best. A judge will not be as lenient as you and your ex may be if you can find common ground to agree on. Bear in mind that judges must go by the law, so you or your spouse may not be happy with the final orders.
18 March 2016
Have you become tired of arguing with the person that you have children with about when you can spend time with the kids? Rather than continuing to be in such a stressful situation, you can hire an attorney to help with putting legal custody arrangements in place. The article below will give you a general idea of what an attorney will do to make spending time with your children a more peaceful thing to do.
16 March 2016