The dram shop laws make negligent alcohol vendors responsible for the actions of their clients. For example, if you are hurt in a car accident caused by an intoxicated driver, you can get the bar that served the driver alcohol to pay for your damages if you can prove that it was negligent. Here are four things you can use to prove a bar's negligence: Not Asking for Proof of Age
27 February 2017
It can be easier than many people realize to get into a bad financial situation in which you are behind on all of your bills and are swimming in debt. For someone in this situation, filing bankruptcy can actually be a lifesaver. However, many people still think of filing bankruptcy as a bad thing. Luckily, it does not have to be. These are a few reasons why it can actually be a very positive decision to make in your life.
13 February 2017
Dealing with discrimination is rarely a pleasant experience. Whether it's on the basis of your race, orientation, or a disability, it can be very hurtful to realize that someone else is treating you poorly over something you can't control. The situation becomes even more dire when the discrimination happens at the workplace since you can't simply ignore it because you need the money. Instead of thinking that you'll just have to deal with it, use this information to learn more about why now is the time to hire a civil rights attorney.
18 January 2017
Frequently couples join together in a union that shares many financial similarities to a legal marriage, but for an assortment of reasons they do not legally wed. When a split-up happens, sometimes there are disputes over these financial arrangements. That is where the idea of palimony was established most notably in an infamous California case, Marvin vs. Marvin. While laws in each state differ, many have been established to protect one or the other of the couples.
29 December 2016
There are many parts of creating an estate plan that are straightforward. When it comes to personal property, like a house or a car, it is a simple matter of figuring out who you want to leave it to and determining the best method to pass it on to limit the amount of taxes that need to be paid. Owning a business will complicate matters, since the steps you will need to take are not so easy.
29 December 2016
If you have a loved one who is currently in jail and awaiting trial, you might be wondering what you can do to help. You may have heard advice to hire your loved one an attorney, but you could be wondering how much a lawyer can actually do. What you should know is that a lawyer can actually provide a lot of help for someone who is in jail. These are a few examples.
11 December 2016
Being involved in a car accident is never something that you want to happen to you, but unfortunately, these things do happen. When you are involved in a car accident, it's important that you know what to do to ensure that you are properly compensated and not taken advantage of by the other driver who caused the car accident. Here are four important things to do. Take Care of Your Injuries: First of all, if you are injured, then you should do nothing but get yourself to the hospital at first.
18 November 2016
If you and your spouse are ready to call it quits, you may want to consider filing for legal separation before you file for divorce. These two legal options can give you the same results for a period of time, yet using separation may be the better option for the following three reasons. It works like a divorce The good thing about legal separation is that it is a legal process that requires an agreement, and this agreement is similar to one in a divorce.
28 October 2016
If you live in New York and are getting ready to retire, then it's important to take stock of your financial situation. You will no longer have a regular income, so you're going to have to understand the different options you have to save money. Secondly, you should understand how to protect your assets in the event you need to enter a nursing home or an assisted living facility. Here's what you should know.
10 October 2016
Every person has the legal right to apply for disability benefits; however, a legal right to file doesn't always mean your request will be successful. In fact, an overwhelming number of first-time applicants are actually greeted with a denial. Of this group, there is often a common trend among the primary reasons for the decision. Taking some time familiarize yourself with these common reasons before you submit your application can possibly help you avoid a great deal of stress.
20 September 2016