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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


Your Workers Compensation Benefits And Working Through A Denial

Workers compensation insurance is designed to provide employees who are hurt on the job with a paycheck until they are able to return back to work. If you are hurt at work and you file a workers compensation claim, you may find yourself getting the benefits you deserve denied. This can be for a range of reasons, and you may be surprised to discover that you aren't getting a check anytime soon.

Working with a Professional to Handle 4 Family Law Matters

Encountering a need to handle family law matters can be stressful for anyone. In addition to the complex legal issues that these disputes can create, there is also the potential for immense emotional strain. However, there are a handful of problems that individuals are most likely to encounter when it concerns their family law issues. Guardianship Changes Individuals often assume that guardianship changes will always be highly contested. However, there are many instances where these changes are voluntary on both sides.

Setting Up A Special Needs Trust For Your Loved One

For individuals with special needs, daily life can be an immense challenge. As a result, it is common for these individuals to have a number of needs that must be met if their health, safety, and comfort are to be preserved. One tool for ensuring that the resources are available to meet these needs will be the creation of a special needs trust. This trust will ensure that the financial resources are available for your loved one's ongoing needs.

Ready For A Split? How To Prepare For Your Divorce

If it looks like you're heading for divorce, now's the time to start making plans. The first thing you need to do is hire an attorney, even if you're not quite prepared to file. Early communication with an attorney can help you avoid problems with your divorce. In addition to seeking legal advice, here are three steps you should take before you file for divorce. Have a Financial Plan If you're going to file for divorce, it's crucial that you have a financial plan in place.

Legal And Allowed In An Illegal Situation: The Growing Legal Issues Surrounding Marijuana

More and more states are legalizing marijuana for both/either recreational and medicinal purposes. While that is good news for many proponents of this drug, it is not such good news for many police officers who stop people in cars and make arrests on possession charges. In fact, there is a whole new set of legal problems to come out of the individual states legalizing marijuana, and it has everything to do with people traveling between states where it is legal here, but not legal there.

Questions & Answers About Auto Accident Lawsuits

Car accidents happen on a daily basis, and it is sometimes impossible to avoid them, no matter how well you drive. Unfortunately, many drivers are negligent and don't consider the safety of other people, while they are behind the wheel of a vehicle. For instance, people who drive with a large amount of alcohol in their bodies are known to cause some of the most fatal crashes. If you were involved in an accident that you survived, but were left with severe injuries, it is something that might have an effect on you for a long time.

Enough Is Enough! How To Know When To Call A Lawyer

Life is full of pitfalls. Things happen out of the blue, at no fault of your own, that can really ruin your quality of life. All people deserve a chance to live life to its fullest, and if that has been taken from you there are things you can do to get your life going again. One of those things is calling an attorney to make things right. Through websites like injury lawyer referral services you can be connected to someone that can help.

Are You Seeking Custody Of Your Grandchild?

If you have been providing care for your grandchild, then you may have considered the option of taking legal custody of that child. Holding legal custody would give you the right to make decisions for that child, such as where they go to school and how they are raised. Obtaining custody as a grandparent is often harder than you would think, however. Even if you have been the one to provide care for the child so far in their life, the court may be reluctant to take custody away from the child's birth parents.

Charged With A Traffic Crime? 3 Ways An Attorney Can Assist You

When facing a traffic ticket, you can show up in court and represent yourself if you want to. This is not the level of crime for which an attorney is provided for free. However, you can choose to hire an attorney to represent you if you are facing a traffic violation you don't agree with or wish to have the charges lessened. A traffic law attorney can represent you in court, help negotiate the charges, and advise you.

Legal Steps Sexual Assault Victims May Want To Take

Sexual assault can be one of the more demeaning, embarrassing and frightening experiences that a victim can go through. As with many other accidents, assaults and other unfortunate incidents, there are victims that may not be informed when it comes to the steps that are available to them for documenting and pursuing justice against this violation. Report The Incident To The Authorities A key step for victims of sexual assault to take is to file a police report.

Two Things To Try To Work Out In Divorce Mediation

One misconception many people have about divorce proceedings is that it automatically goes to court where a judge will make all of the hard decisions for you. Divorces only need to be settled in court when there are disagreements, with it being preferable to settle issues in mediation, where you have some say in the final outcome. Here are some issues you should definitely try to work out during the mediation process.