The Debate That Changed My Life

The Debate That Changed My Life

Using Your Right To Silence While In Custody

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If you have been arrested, you should know that you can invoke your right to silence at any time. This right exists primarily so you can have an effective defense against criminal charges by not incriminating yourself, and so that you can benefit from legal counsel. It Is Part of the Constitution The 5th amendment of the US constitution gives you the right to remain silent, and the 6th amendment gives you the right to have a lawyer present during questioning. Those two rights are extremely important to every citizen. Unfortunately, people...

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When Will My Partner Receive Benefits When I Die?

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When planning for what might happen if you pass away, you might be concerned about whether you have enough saved to make sure that your family will be taken care of. Your social security benefits that you have paid into your whole life may go to your surviving spouse, but only after he or she has reached a certain age. However, there are some exceptions. Knowing when your spouse will receive your social security benefits will help you plan for after your life. Social security survivor’s insurance exists because the loss of a spouse can...

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Sexual Harassment At Work Takes Place In Many Ways

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Sexual harassment is most commonly associated with unwanted touching or sexual advances by a superior. However, there are numerous other behaviors that can be considered harassment under the law. Once you have understanding of how this is viewed in the legal world, you will be able to identify it and work towards a resolution fast. What Can Be Considered Harassment? According to the Washington State Human Rights Commission, the following can constitute sexual harassment under the law: Repeated requests for dates or sex Indecent exposure...

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4 Components Of Being Successful With Negotiations In Your Personal Injury Lawyer Case

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When you have been injured in an accident that resulted in a personal injury case, there is a great deal of negotiations that are going to be made in order for you to receive the settlement you believe that you deserve. Trying to reach a negotiation on a settlement can be stressful and even time-consuming. In order to minimize the amount of stress and ensure that things run more smoothly, you will want to keep these four things in mind: 1. Be Organized with Notes When you meet with the adjuster on your case, you want to be sure that you are...

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4 Tips For Building A Strong Slip And Fall Case

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If you have endured a fall on another person’s property, this can be a devastating event. The extent of your injury will dictate how much medical care you will need. You may also be unable to work for a certain amount of time, and this could become financially costly for you. It may be a good idea to file a lawsuit against the property owner if you feel you can win. Knowing specific tips that will help you build a strong slip and fall case are imperative to your overall success. Tip #1:  Be legally responsible Did you have the...

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Chapter 20 Bankruptcy: Differences, Advantages & Drawbacks

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While many are familiar with the terms ‘chapter 7′ and ‘chapter 13′ in regards to bankruptcy, most have probably never heard of a chapter 20 bankruptcy filing. The following is a brief description of some of the primary differences, advantages, and drawbacks of a chapter 20 bankruptcy filing. How Is It Different? A chapter 20 filing essentially allows the debtor to first file for chapter 7 bankruptcy, and later complete a chapter 13 filing. In reality, the phrase ‘chapter 20′ is simply an informal...

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The Top 6 Questions You Have About Your Personal Injury Claim

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Making a personal injury claim is something you may have had to do following an accident or work injury. These claims can take time to process, and there are likely a number of questions you want to have answered. Here are the top 6 questions you may have and the likely answers for your case.  Can I Claim? The first question you probably have is if you can legally make a personal injury claim. If you’ve lost earnings, had medical treatment, or had to deal with an unexpected financial impact from an injury that was no fault of your...

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3 Ways In Which Your Attorney Can Defend You Against Domestic Violence Charges

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Domestic violence is an all-too-common problem in society, but if you’ve been charged with this crime, you’re entitled to a defense. And, certainly, some charges are unwarranted. If you’ve been charged with domestic violence, you need the representation of an attorney to help defend you in court. He or she can examine your case and determine if any of the following circumstances may help your defense: 1. Mutual violence In some cases, two people have physical contact, but only one is arrested. The other person may have...

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Tips For Applying For Social Security Disability You Won’t Want To Ignore

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If you have already been without income for long enough thanks to your disability, you might be finally ready to apply for social security. Of course, even though you might have been told that you can apply on your own, that might not be the best thing for you to do. After all, you might want to give yourself every possible chance at getting your application approved as quickly as possible and on your first try. Hire A Lawyer Before You Submit Your First Application Some people will say that you do not need a lawyer unless you have been...

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Important Steps You Need To Take When Filing For Bankruptcy

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Filing for bankruptcy gives you a fresh start financially by wiping the slate clean from bad debts. When you find yourself in over your head financially and unable to make your monthly payments without going further into debt then filing for bankruptcy might be your best option. You should always consult with a financial expert before filing the paperwork, so you can plan out the best option for your specific financial situation. Here are some of the important things you need to know about filing for bankruptcy: Filing For Bankruptcy Will...

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