Lawyers and Legal Advice Archive

The Charles Mansons of this Century

One of the scariest things about serial killers is that these vicious predators can sometimes hide in plain sight, seamlessly blending in with the rest of society. Others, like Charles Manson, are flamboyantly psychotic brutes …

Stopping Foreclosure with Bankruptcy

Financial circumstances often make it challenging for homeowners to meet their monthly obligations. Economic challenges occur and sometimes a homeowner falls behind on their mortgage payments. When late mortgage payments start, too often homeowners have …

Qualities of a Good Lawyer

Lawyers have been the butt of many jokes for years. The legal profession is a very demanding career and many lawyers are extremely competitive and do behave like sharks. What does it take to be …

What to do if you Receive a Deficiency Judgment

With the huge increase in both foreclosures and short sales, more mortgage lenders are beginning to exercise their rights to sue defaulted borrowers for a deficiency judgment. If a judgment is granted the borrower becomes …

Looking for a Quality Lawyer

Most people that find themselves in need of a lawyer, usually have a problem. They are getting divorced, have custody issues, need to file a lawsuit against someone or have need of a good criminal …

Legal Reasons for Marriage

Many people believe that marriage is outdated and unnecessary and that living together, co-habiting in legal jargon, is right for them and their circumstances. However, there are legal reasons why marriage is the better option. …

Why Time is Important when you File a Lawsuit

Every facet of the lawsuit process is governed by time. The clock starts ticking the moment an accident or other incident occurs. Deadlines are set based on what happened and the jurisdiction where it occurred. …

The Main Parts of the Criminal Justice System

There are three main components of the American criminal justice system, each linked to one of the United States’ three branches of government.  The legislative branch creates the laws which must be followed by members …

Refugeeasylee Adjustment of Status

The procedure for getting a green card through refugee or asylee status is similar but also different in some respects.  Both a refugee and asylee are in the US because of fear of persecution in …

Choosing the best Personal Injury Lawyer

Choosing a personal injury attorney is not a decision to be taken lightly. After a serious accident, victims and their families have one opportunity to secure justice from the responsible party or more likely, their …

Legal Resources available for Military Families

With the United States currently fighting two wars in the Middle East, most members of all service branches, both active duty and reservists, have faced a deployment.  During their deployments, the legal affairs our nations …

Understanding the U.K.’s smoking ban laws

Since U.K. smoking laws came into effect, authorities have seen a large decline in smokers in that kingdom. They reported that in the same year the ban went into force, 400,000 smokers quit the practice. Today, …

Law Scandals of the Times

Scandals come in batches, in Britain, political, parliamentary, banking, press, food, and law scandals follow hard on each other’s heels. Any scandal is bad, but law scandals are the most shocking because law, legal and …

When to Charge a Finders Fee

A finder’s fee is charged whenever a person in the position to be an intermediary helps two parties to broker a deal between them that is mutually beneficial to both. The intermediary normally has something …

Career Advice for Women Lawyers

Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Sonia Sotomayor are about as different as two women can be, yet both their lives offer meaningful lessons for women lawyers. Lesson #1 – There is no glass …

Becoming a United States Citizen

Becoming a United States citizen is a goal many people shoot for in their lifetime.  Many of these people achieve the goal and many do not.  Some attempt this illegally and some are honest.  Whatever …

What is a Living will

A living will is an advance health care directive that tells your doctors what kind of health care you want under extreme conditions. This kind of will has nothing to do with your personal assets. …