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When Child Support Obligations Are Not Met

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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

3 Instances When A Home Buyer Should Hire A Real Estate Attorney

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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

Consider Setting Up A Memorial Scholarship Fund As Part Of Your Estate Planning

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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

Bankruptcy Tips: Should You Avoid It Or Lean In?

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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

Pros And Cons Of Specifying That You Want To Be Kept On Life Support

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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

Own A Business? How A Commercial Litigation Attorney Can Help Your Company

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If you are a business owner or an executive at a large business, your biggest duty is to ensure that the business stays afloat. As such, it's important that you avoid any sort of legal issues or disputes. This article will list three reasons why you and your business may want to consider hiring the help of a commercial litigation attorney.  Shareholder Issues When you are a majority shareholder in a business, you may run into more than a few issues; especially when it comes to making big executive decisions.

4 July 2018

What To Expect If You Are Called For Possible Jury Duty

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If you have just received notification through the mail that you are being called for jury selection and you have never gone through this process before, you might find yourself wondering what you can expect. Keep reading in order to have a better understanding of what you are about to experience. The Selection Process Many people are going to receive the same exact notice that you have, but there are limited seats for the actual jury.

1 June 2018

Release Your Vehicle From An Impound Lot And Defend Yourself During Traffic Court

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If you park in a busy downtown area, you likely encounter situations where you are rushing to attain a parking spot so that you aren't late for work. If your vehicle was recently towed for being parked in a tow-away zone that was not clearly marked, you may still be liable for some hefty fines. Keep your cool as you attempt to get your vehicle back and defend yourself during a traffic court hearing.

7 May 2018

3 Reasons To Consider Volunteering For Your Local Juvenile Justice System

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When you think about people getting in trouble with the law, you probably think about adults who commit crimes; however, many children find themselves a part of the justice system as well. In many jurisdictions, there is actually a separate juvenile justice system. These systems are generally designed to help rehabilitate minors after they commit crimes to help them get on the right path. If you have never thought about volunteering, you might consider volunteering with your local juvenile justice system.

2 April 2018

3 Things To Know About Divorcing In New York

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When it comes to marriage, not every union goes the distance. Around 40 to 50 percent of marriages end in divorce in the US. The process of divorcing can range from relatively quick and easy to drawn out and difficult. The divorce process can also vary greatly from state to state. Some states require that couples be separated for a certain amount of time before divorcing while other states do not.

27 February 2018