Standing accused of wrongdoing or even being investigated in a matter can leave you feeling confused. How do you defend yourself when someone who works for the government says you may have committed a crime? Fortunately, the government, generally referred to in court filings as "the state," has a number of responsibilities it must fulfill before it can take you to court and prosecute you. Let's take a look at those responsibilities in the way a criminal law attorney would.
20 March 2019
If you are the parents of a child under the age of 18 and are divorcing, child support is almost inevitable. The parent who is not awarded physical custody of the child must usually pay child support. The amount owed varies depending on the state of residence, the income of both parents, and the parenting plan chosen. The law takes this financial responsibility very seriously and the punishment for getting behind on payments can be harsh.
12 February 2019
In the process of buying a new home? If so, this is probably an exciting time. You may be busy looking at houses and dreaming about your new home. While a home purchase can be exciting, it can also be complicated. It's not uncommon for issues to arise during the purchase process. In some cases, those issues could cause the transaction to fall through and leave the buyer with a sizable loss of down payment or other costs.
8 January 2019
As people age, one of the things that they frequently think about is their legacy. This term can mean different things for different people. Deciding how you'll divide your estate among your family is an important topic concerning your legacy, but you might also wish to use your money to help others. While people frequently leave requests in their wills to make donations to one or more charities, another avenue that you can explore is setting up a memorial scholarship in your name to allow underprivileged people to seek post-secondary education with money from your estate.
28 November 2018
Debt is a major problem for people throughout the US. This isn't simply because people are bad with money; there are many factors that can result in the best of us finding ourselves under a mountain of debt such as a sudden illness that makes us unable to work. When you're in such a debt crisis, one of the options that you can take is to file for bankruptcy. However, this is not an option a lot of people are scrambling to pick.
18 October 2018
If you are an American citizen and are planning to marry a foreigner, there are certain things you should know because there are many misunderstandings about how the process works. The following are just a few things that you may not be aware of. Your spouse must be in the country legally It is a common misconception that if an American citizen marries a person who is in the country illegally, this person automatically becomes a legal resident and can then obtain a green card.
11 September 2018
One of the biggest questions that you'll need to consider when you're drafting up a living will to share with your family members is whether you should be kept alive via life support. As a result of a serious accident, life-threatening illness, or other medical issues, your care team will need to consult with your immediate family members to ascertain your wishes. When you've provided a living will, your family will know how your doctors should approach your care.
8 August 2018