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,

Know Your Rights with Sex Crime Defense Attorneys

Unfounded criminal allegations can destroy someone’s reputation. Even when found to be false, the damage may already be done. When accused of a crime, it is important to get a lawyer that understands the specific situation and the laws around it. When accused of a sex crime prostitution, or other

Legal Representation Is Necessary in Many Situations

It is the one thing that you have never shared with anyone. Not even your husband. It is the one thing in life that you are the most ashamed of. When you were working long hours at a clothing store in college you never had enough money. It was difficult

Divorce-Related Legal Trouble? Consider Mediation to Resolve Your Issues

Are you experiencing legal trouble due to an upcoming or ongoing divorce? When you need legal help to assist you with finalizing a divorce, dealing with child custody and support, alimony payments, or other relevant issues, you want an aggressive attorney by your side. Divorce proceedings, in general, tend to

When You Need to Start Calling Personal Injury Attorneys

If you’ve been in an accident that’s due to someone else’s negligence, you’re probably considering the benefits of going ahead with personal injury claims and hoping to find the best personal injury lawyer around. Choosing an attorney can be quite a process and one that you don’t want to take

Five Tips For When You’re Going Through a Divorce

Divorce can be a difficult process both mentally and emotionally. According to the Journal of Family Issues, 10.6% of couples who have divorced report their separation was caused by drug abuse and drinking while 19.2% report incompatibility as their cause of separation. Whichever is the case, divorce can be stressful

The Advantages Of Police Departments Using Body Cameras

There has been a recent growth in demand for accountability on the parts of police officers. Of course, there has always been a need to hold police officers accountable — they’re only human, and sometimes mistakes are made by complete accident. However, that doesn’t mean that those who make such