How to Know if Your DUI Charge Can Go to Mediation

Have you or someone you loved been charged with a DUI? If so, it's important to know your options before heading into court. In fact, depending on your specific situation, you may be able to move your case from criminal court to mediation. However, not everyone is eligible for this step. Here's a look at the three...

What to Do if You’re Charged With a Crime

Being charged with a crime can be a scary experience. Whether it's a misdemeanor or a felony, you can potentially face jail time or have to pay hefty fines as a result. If you're currently in this situation, you need to tread carefully. Here are a few things you must do. Call a Lawyer

Is America Too Focused On Lawsuits?

When we consider litigation, we should first recognize that 80% of the world's lawyers live in the U.S, with a 15% increase in lawyers since 2008. This is a clear snapshot of American culture. Over your lunch break, you may discuss with your colleagues how this country's population has become obsessed with earning money by any means...

What Is Personal Injury Law?

The basis for filing a personal injury or tort law claim involves two essential things: liability and damages. If you are able to prove both, you will receive compensation for your claim. This article will discuss some of the basics of this law. What Is Personal Injury? Personal injury occurs when...

Who is at Fault in a Personal Injury Case?

Accidents, incidents or outright attacks, the issue is clear that you were hurt because of someone else. Personal injury cases can include dog bites, car crashes and even catastrophic injuries.  What is Fault? Fault is a two-sided element of the law. On one side, it includes negligent acts, and so someone...

What Happens if You Get into a Rideshare Accident?

Ridesharing is when groups of people use the same car and can include anything from carpooling to companies like Uber and Lyft. Despite ridesharing's popularity, however, this means of travel is no more immune to vehicular accidents than any other. Understandably, the idea of being in a rideshare accident may seem daunting. After all, not only have...

How to Avoid a Long and Costly Divorce

When a relationship is over, the last thing you want to do is spend months and thousands of dollars hashing out the details. Understanding the intricacies of divorce law can be complicated, but with the help of a good lawyer and a good grasp on your goals for the divorce and your future, the process can become...

Misdemeanors and Felonies: Does the Difference Really Matter?

The legal system can be confusing, and in criminal law one of the biggest areas of confusion is the difference between a felony and a misdemeanor. Understanding the difference between the two will give you a better idea of the consequences of each type of conviction. Finding Future Employment One of...

3 Frequently Sued Professions and How They Can Protect Themselves

Lawsuits can be devastating to an individual or business. Facing a lawsuit can eat up a professional’s time and resources, cause significant distress, and potentially end their career if the suit is successful. Certain professions are sued more than others. What measures should they take to protect themselves? Attorney Even though...

3 Things You Need to Know about Requesting a Child Custody Change

Divorce is a complicated process, and often it can happen fairly quickly, even though it seems like it takes forever. During that process you have to make a lot of choices regarding the care of your children, but sometimes those choices don’t work out in the long run. When you’re deciding to make a change to your...

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(Image Source: CapetownVillas.net) South Africa lies on the southernmost tip of Africa. It is the second most visited country on the continent. There is so...

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How to Increase Your Earning Potential in Your Career

At times, you may find yourself reflecting on your current situation and wondering whether or not you could be making more money....