Lawyers: Popular Perceptions and the Reality

Did you know that, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, lawyers earned an average salary of $130,880 as of 2012? Lawyers do pretty well for themselves, and representations on televisions, and in popular culture, largely contribute to an overall negative opinion of those in the legal profession. What is the reality of the situation,

Are You in Trouble with the Law? Four Sources for Finding a Good Lawyer

Did you know that, according to the NAACP, the United States comprises only 5% of the world’s population but accounts for 25% of its prisoners? The fact is that huge numbers of Americans are arrested, brought to court, and incarcerated on a daily basis for a wide variety of crimes. According to the FBI, the

What Is the Bankruptcy Filing Process Like When You Have a Lawyer?

Approximately 1,221,091 Americans were overwhelmed by debt, and filed for bankruptcy in 2012. There are certain warning signs that indicate you could also be in danger of needing to file. If you use a credit card to pay for another credit card, if you are only able to afford the minimum payments, if you are

Thing to Consider When Looking for a Divorce Lawyer

A divorce can be a stressful and heart wrenching event in your life, regardless of the circumstances. And the effects can be felt long after the lawyers have been paid and all the correct paperwork has been filled out and signed. Doing what you can now to make the process as easy and efficient as

What Can You Do About Divorce Costs?

An average United States divorce, from start to finish, costs about $15,000. There are, of course, many variables that can make that figure fluctuate, some of which you can control and some of which are out of your hands. Here are a few of the big factors, how they affect the cost of your divorce,

Being A Doctor Does Not Make Divorce Easier

The dissolution of a marriage is one of the most difficult things that a couple can go through. In the United States the divorce rate raises higher and higher every year, with a reported 73 percent of marriages ultimately failing. For physicians, divorce can be even more difficult as they

Common Driver Safety Issues and How to Avoid Them

In the United States, the economic cost of car accidents is fantastic. In the year 2010, car accidents cost us $242 billion. Property damage alone from these car accidents was more than $76 billion and accounted for 31% of all economic costs that year. Not only are there property damage

Investment Fraud and Other Cases Handled by Litigation Attorneys

There are thousands of securities brokerages located throughout the United States. As recently as 2015, for example, there were 26,823 in operation. While the number of firms and payroll amounts may have fluctuated since that time, it’s interesting to note that in 2015, the overall payroll for these securities brokerages

Why a DUI Conviction is a Serious Matter With Lasting Consequences

Drunk or distracted driving is responsible for thousands of traffic accidents each year. These can result in serious injuries and fatalities. This is why a charge of DUI is a serious matter. If you have to appear in court to face charges related to drunk driving, this could be a

How Can You Tell if You Have a Personal Injury Claim?

If you’ve suffered an injury due to a traffic accident or because of a slip and fall accident on a slippery surface, you may be able to file a personal injury claim. In personal injury cases, someone who has been injured because of the fault or negligence of another person

Why You Should Avoid The Purchase Of A Time Share

Timeshares and timeshares resale has become popular in many places all throughout the United States. Many people buy a timeshare or timeshares resale – as much as three percent of the entire adult population of the United States – on the hopes that it will provide them with a vacation