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
If you are getting married soon, one important thing to think about is a prenuptial agreement, especially if one or both of you are bringing significant assets to the relationship. While this is not the most fun thing to think about in the flurry of wedding planning, it is a crucial step to take in order to protect your wealth. The following are some questions to think about when deciding whether or not to get a prenuptial agreement:
30 August 2016
Being charged with a criminal offense can be a terrifying experience for a person to go through. This stress can be further compounded by being uncertain about what should be expected. If you are uncertain about what the process of being arrested and charged with a crime entails, it can be easy to find it difficult to make sound choices for handling this serious matter. When Will Your Bail Amount Be Set?
11 August 2016
Going through a divorce is a major life change. Even if the separation from your spouse is the best possible thing, it still will be stressful. One of the best ways to ensure that your divorce runs smoothly, and that you minimize as much stress as possible, is to prepare ahead of time. Here are some things that you should do as soon as the divorce process starts. 1. Open Separate Bank Accounts
27 July 2016