Lawyers and Legal Advice Archive

De Bunking the Myths Surrounding Bankruptcy

The decision to claim bankruptcy is one of the biggest decisions one can make, and a life altering one to be sure. In many cases however, potential candidates for 7, 11 or 13 protection overlook the …

How to Calculate Special Equity value

Special Equity is a concept by which marital assets are unequally distributed to spouses during the process of divorce. It is a special case in which one of the spouses has contributed funding, property, or some …

Your right to Peaceably Assemble the Basics

The right to peaceably assemble is built into the United States Constitution as the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights. It reads: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting …

Medicinal Marijuana in new Jersey

On the table in the office of the New Jersey Legislature are two important medical marijuana bills under consideration. People with serious debilitating illnesses will be closely monitoring the outcome of the bills as they …

Traffic Enforcement Cameras

Technology is advancing every day and many organizations are taking advantage of these advancements.  One organization, which is using modern technology to the fullest, is the police.  There are more ways the police can catch …

What you should know about your Living will

What you should know about your ‘living will’… *Document your wishes concerning your medical treatments or a end-of-life: A living will allows a person to document their wishes concerning their medical treatments at the end-of-their …

The Difference between Mediation and Mini Trial

Mediation and mini-trial are 2 forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). ADR is the use of alternative procedures to resolve disputes without the necessity of a court trial. The US federal courts and most state courts …

Prosecutor Justice Evidence

The answer seems obvious or at least it should. Moreover, “justice” and conviction of the guilty are supposed to go hand in hand. However, there are those who argue that it is not a prosecutor’s …

Legal Information Car Wrecks

In West Virginia, I-64, I-77, and I-79 are notorious for their heavy traffic loads, the amount of truck traffic, and the resulting number of accidents involving cars, trucks, motorcycles, coal-trucks, and tractor-trailers. Even though pedestrians …

Environmental Forensics and where it is used

Environmental forensics is a type of investigation concerned with problems in a specific area. Wherever pollution occurs, scientists look to find the cause and solution to the problem. Its uses occur anywhere that the water, …

Trayvon Martin Stand your Ground Gun Laws

The media buzz surrounding the Trayvon Martin case has been intense. With the nation piecing together what exactly contributed to such a shocking event, much of the news has centered around George Zimmerman and the …

Keeping Christmas activities legal

Christmas is supposed to be the time of joy and peace, though imagine what it feels like to be a parent who cannot share the holiday period with their child. In this world, where divorce …

How Probate Court Works

Probate courts are specialized courts that deal specifically with matters pertaining to wills, estates, trusts and family law matters such as guardianships and adoptions. In some jurisdictions, they have other names such as “Orphan’s Court.” …

Rules Governing Court Sponsored Mediation

Mediation has long been considered the first option in reaching a mutually agreeable settlement for certain civil cases where there is a dispute between two opposing parties. In many cases, such mediation will be suggested …

Shoplifting

As you walk into your favorite retail outlet, you notice a young person standing at the entrance with a placard stating “I SHOPLIFTED FROM THIS STORE.” You can’t help but chuckle and shake your head. …