20 September 2016
Most states have dram shop laws prohibiting businesses from selling alcohol to people in excess or to those who are already intoxicated. These laws also let people who are hurt in accidents caused by drunk drivers to hold the businesses who sold alcohol to intoxicated persons liable for some of the damages. However, proving the business knew or should have known the individual was intoxicated can be challenging. Read more to discover two ways you can show that the business in question violated dram shop laws.
30 August 2016
The issuance of a child support order does not necessarily mark the end of disagreements between the custodial and non-custodial parent. Disagreements regarding the child can sometimes lead to issues with the child support, which can have a direct impact on the welfare of the child. If you are a non-custodial parent, here is what you need to know. Does Child Support Entitle You to Visitation? At the time your child support order was issued, the family court might have taken an additional step and established a visitation order.
11 August 2016
When everyone is still trying to squeeze a little bit more fun out of summer, waterparks become popular attractions. They can also become the source of tragedy—like the recent incident in Kansas where a 10-year-old boy was decapitated on the "World's Tallest Water Slide." When an accident like this happens, many people wonder if the park can be held responsible for the deaths and injuries? This is what you should know.
27 July 2016
If you have been injured at your place of work, the actions that you take in the first couple of days will determine how smoothly or how roughly the rest of the claim process will go. Make sure you avoid the following five mistakes. Not Reporting the Injury to Your Employer Some people are hesitant to report workplace injuries because they might be embarrassed, they don't think they have a serious injury, or they think they may get terminated.
7 July 2016
If you have a legally documented will, your family is completely protected if you should pass away. Right? Not necessarily. While a will does document how you want your assets divided, it doesn't provide the best protection for you or your loved ones. That's where a trust comes in. A trust does everything a will does – divides your assets, ensures your wishes are carried out – but it goes beyond the will to provide additional protection.
6 June 2016
One suggestion many wills and trusts lawyers tell people is to begin giving away assets as they age. If you are in your 60s and have a lot of net worth, giving assets to your children at this point could offer benefits. These benefits are not only good for your children, but they can also be good for tax purposes and money savings. Here are several things to know about this.
6 June 2016
If you were recently injured while on the job, one of the first things you should do is look into getting worker's compensation while you are out of work. While you can navigate the system by yourself, you may find that it is an uphill battle. In many cases, these claims are not honored, whether it is due to a lack of evidence, turning in your documentation late, or any other detail that you may have missed.
17 May 2016
When you make the decision to file for bankruptcy, you have likely found yourself in an emergency financial situation. Getting the process initiated as quickly as possible is important. Did you know that your ability to provide accurate information plays a pivotal role when it comes to just how swiftly your case progresses in bankruptcy law? Make certain you are properly prepared for your first meeting with your bankruptcy attorney.
2 May 2016
If you are looking at filing for bankruptcy, it's important to look at the types of debt that you have before filing. Secured debt, back taxes, and back child support still must be paid back. This is a move that will have a big impact on your credit. If your debt is mainly secured debt, you'll still have to pay it back. Filing for bankruptcy is useful when you have an abundance of credit card debt that you can't pay back, or property that you can't afford to pay for any longer such as a car.
18 April 2016
You may not think that it's all that big a deal to let the neighbor kids climb your trees, jump on your trampoline, or swim in your pool. And probably 9 out of 10 times it is. However, if one of those kids gets hurt, you are at risk for being sued for their medical bills. Premises Liability A homeowner has something called premises liability. That means that you are liable for any injuries that take place on your property.