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A lawyer can become your new best friend when you find yourself facing the legal system. I learned about the legal system and have information to help others.

In Financial Trouble? 5 Things You Should Know About Bankruptcy

9 November 2015
 Categories: Law, Blog

You probably thought that bankruptcy was something that affected other people. You had a good job, you paid all your bills on time. You even had a little bit of money left over each month to go and have fun with. Then the bottom fell out. You got sick, lost your job or had to file for divorce. Now you're facing financial ruin. You can't pay your bills and the creditors are calling non-stop. Read More …

What Is Included In An ALJ’s Determination Letter For A Disability Claim Appeal?

21 October 2015
 Categories: Law, Blog

If you request an appeal of a denied Social Security disability benefits claim and lose the appeal, a hearing with an administrative law judge, or ALJ, is scheduled if you want to continue the appeals process. The judge will review the evidence and make a decision. You will receive a determination notice that provides a look into what factors the judge considered. To help you understand the judge's decision, here is an explanation of three areas which should be included in the notice. Read More …

3 Reasons You Need A Lawyer When Developing Your Estate Plan

24 September 2015
 Categories: Law, Blog

Can you truly say you have it what it takes to draft your own estate plan? For most of you, you probably can't. There is a lot more to an estate plan than listing your assets and deciding who gets them once you pass. Things can get a lot more complicated. Here are three reasons that you should consider hiring an attorney to handle your end-of-life plans: 1. A Lawyer Can Help You Accurately Craft and Customize a Will. Read More …

Tips for Hiring Your Criminal Defense Lawyer

14 September 2015
 Categories: , Blog

Going to court unprepared can give you a rude awakening, especially if you are facing criminal charges. You'll need to be sure to put some time and energy into hiring a credible criminal defense lawyer so that you are able to develop a strategy that will help you to either walk with an acquittal or receive a lesser sentence via a plea bargain. When you're going through the process of hiring a professional, highly reputable criminal defense lawyer whose business you trust, consider these guidelines. Read More …

3 Reasons A Judge Would Grant A Fault Divorce

28 August 2015
 Categories: Law, Blog

If you are filing for a divorce, chances are that you are filing a no-fault divorce. This means that one person in particular did not cause the end of the marriage. Instead, both spouses for their own reasons decided that they no longer wanted to be married to each other. However, in some cases you may have grounds to a fault divorce, meaning that one spouse did something that caused that made the marriage unsalvageable. Read More …