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,

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

How to Get Rid of a Timeshare

How can you get rid of a timeshare? If you’re wondering about how to get out the timeshare or even need help to cancel timeshare after grace period, you’re definitely not alone. A U.S. Shared Vacation Ownership Consolidated Owners Report produced in 2016 found that 9.2 million American households own

How Courts Use Legislative Intent to Establish the Meaning of a Law

When courts and administrative agencies are called upon to interpret existing law, they sometimes refer to legislative intent to help them understand the original purpose of the law. If the meaning of a statute is ambiguous or if it can be interpreted in more than one way, the courts refer

When Defective Automobile Parts Cause an Accident

People are hurt in a collision every hour in the United States. In fact, in an average year, three million people will be injured in car accidents on America’s roads. There are six million car accidents happening every year. The main causes of car accidents are usually reckless driving, distracted

Know Your Rights if You’ve Been Injured

There are a lot of ways a person can be hurt and need to file a personal injury claim. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that every year 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs. The Consumer Products Safety Commission has found that floors contribute to slip and

FIrst Steps to Qualifying for Medicaid

For those with medical needs, Medicaid is of vital help in meeting those needs and getting the healthcare they need at prices they can afford. Many people know about the existence of Medicaid but aren’t sure about how to go about qualifying for Medicaid. If you’re one of those people,