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Don't Be In The Dark About Our Legal System

Hello, I'm Karla Mitchell. Going through a legal case can be very expensive and challenging. I won't go into details, but I recently underwent my own legal battle that lasted several years. It is finally over and I successfully received a settlement, but I had to spend so much time studying law in order to play my role in my own court case. While I found a great attorney at one point, I felt completely lost initially and I don't want anyone else to experience the same thing. So I decided to create this blog for those who would like to know more about law.


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Don't Be In The Dark About Our Legal System


3 Factors To Compare When Choosing Between An LLC And An S Corporation

Starting a business can be complicated and confusing, especially when it comes to deciding which type of business structure to use. Many startup businesses choose S corporations or limited liability companies (LLCs), and one of these might be right for your new venture. The trouble is determining which one would be better. A business attorney can help you make this decision, and he or she will help you complete the procedures required for forming the company legally.

How To Maximize Your Income As A New Lawyer

As a lawyer you can expect to make more than $60 an hour, especially if you commit to expanding your experience and education after initially earning your credentials to practice law. While an increase in income tends to go hand in hand with working your way "up the ladder", there are a few things you can do to help maximize your income as a new lawyer while you're building a new career for yourself in the industry – here are a few effective ideas to consider:

Workers' Comp: Can A Job Classify You As A Contractor Instead Of Employee?

If your job changed your work status from employee to contractor immediately after you experienced an accident on the job, contact a workers' compensation attorney now. Your job hired you as a full-time or part-time employee, which means they can't change your work status without telling you beforehand or right after you have an accident on the job. Some employers use the tactic to avoid paying workers' compensation and other benefits to employees.

Filing A Divorce While Stationed Overseas

Filing for a divorce if you or your spouse is a member of the US military can be a little more complicated than an ordinary divorce. Although military divorces are handled by civil courts, military members have a few extra benefits, rules, and regulations that can be both helpful and sometimes difficult to navigate. If the military member is currently stationed overseas, either accompanied or unaccompanied by his or her family, things can get even more complicated.

Can You Do Anything If The Bank Refuses To Sell Your Home After Foreclosure?

If your mortgage lender has recently been granted a foreclosure judgment against you, you've likely already begun the process of searching for a new home or apartment in anticipation of your home being sold at auction. Once you vacate your home, you may assume the sheriff's sale has been scheduled and begin to put the entire process behind you. However, in some cases, your mortgage lender may not immediately proceed to sale after a judgment.

4 Questions About DUI Charges Answered

When it comes to the world of moving traffic violations, there are few things worse than receiving a DUI charge. DUI charges can irrevocably affect your life, usually for the worst. After receiving a DUI and sobering up, one of the first things you will want to do is contact an attorney for your trial, or if you have an attorney, make sure that you have a few questions ready to ask him or her regarding how this will affect you and the choices you wish to make later in your life.

3 Things To Know If You Are Considering Filing Bankruptcy Individually When Married

If you have a lot of debt and are having trouble repaying it, you might consider the idea of filing for bankruptcy. If your spouse has great credit and does not owe any debts, he or she may not want to file with you though. You can file for bankruptcy individually, even if you are married, but there are several things you should understand about this before you file. Here are three important things to know before you meet with a bankruptcy attorney.

Getting More Time: 3 Ways To Extend The Statute Of Limitations On Personal Injury Cases

Even if you have a sound and strong case with sufficient evidence, your case can still be thrown out of court if you failed to comply with your state's statute of limitations. The statute of limitations is a specific deadline established for filing lawsuits, and varies by state. In Alabama, the statute of limitations for injuries is 2 years whereas the statute of limitations for the same type of case in Maine is 6 years.

GPS For The Workers Comp Road: How To Talk To Your Boss During The Claims Process

Sustaining a life-changing injury while performing job duties puts many people in an adversarial position with their former employers. After all, if you are challenging the findings of your employer's insurance company--findings that posit your employer has no liability for the incident--it's going to be difficult to navigate conversations between the two of you while you both await the outcome of the case. However, there are some helpful tips you can use to navigate this long and winding road--tips that will help you preserve your professional reputation.

Wrongful Death Compensations And Settlements: Tax Implications To Consider

Here's a shocking fact: nearly 121,000 individuals are victims of wrongful death accidents each year according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Losing a loved one in a wrongful death accident can result financial hardship – not to mention emotional distress. Filing a wrongful death lawsuit may help you recover monetary compensation to deal with tough times; however, the compensation that you receive may be taxable. Here are the tax implications that you need to be wary of.

Visas And Vocations: Limitations And Possibilities For International Student Employment In The United States

If you're an international student currently attending or planning to attend a higher education institution in the United States, you'll have to deal with some red tape surrounding your visa and whether or not you can plan on a career in the U.S. after graduation. Working during school and finding employment after school is over is highly dependent on what type of visa you have and what your home country prefers for students studying overseas.

Three Criminal Defenses You Can Plead When It's Obvious That "You Did It"

In any criminal case, you have a right to plead that you are not guilty, or that there is not enough evidence to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that you are guilty of the crime for which you are being charged. However, in many situations, pleading not guilty is not the wisest option if you and your lawyer are fairy certain there is enough evidence available to prove that you did commit the crime.

3 Tips For Protecting Yourself From Harmful Mistakes During Your Hospital Stay

As if being in the hospital is not scary enough, you may also be afraid of what could happen to you while you are in there because of errors by direct care staff members, such as doctors, nurses, or aides. If so, you can take some control over your safety by using the tips below for protecting yourself from personal injury during your hospital stay. Make Sure Hospital Staff Have The Right Patient

5 Office Work Hazards That Could Entitle You To Worker's Compensation

When people think about an injury on the job, it often involves jobs with physical labor like a construction worker or nurse. While those jobs have dangers, a traditional office job also comes with a variety of hazards. When someone gets injured in an office, they have a right to fight for worker's compensation. This type of case involves a personal injury attorney from a firm like the Law Office Of Daniel E Goodman to represent your rights.

2 Mistakes To Avoid After A Vehicle Accident

Over two million people are injured in car accidents in the United States each and every year. If an injury happens to you, then it is in your best interest to meet with a car accident attorney to make sure medical bills and lost wages are covered by your insurance company. Even if an injury is not involved, you still may need the assistance of an attorney. This is especially true if you make a mistake after a traffic accident.

What To Do If You Get Into An Accident During A Test Drive

Millions of people test drive vehicles every year without incident. There's always that small percentage, thought, that run afoul of Murphy's Law and experience unfortunate events while taking a new or used vehicle for a spin. One of those unpleasant events is getting into an accident. If you had the misfortune of getting into a fender bender while test driving a vehicle, here is what you need to do to resolve the situation.

What Should I Bring When I Meet With A Bankruptcy Attorney?

If you're considering filing bankruptcy, it's a great idea to sit down with a bankruptcy attorney to discuss your various options. The bankruptcy process can be a little intimidating, but it will be less so if you go into your initial meeting prepared and organized. Being organized upfront can also save you money on lawyer fees, since your attorney will need to spend less time hunting down specific financial information.