a good attorney is expensive, but a DUI is much more expensive. We did the math to find out whether or not hiring a DUI lawyer is a good investment. Spoiler alert: it is.
the most commonly asked question on my website, and probably the internet when it comes to Driving Under the Influence charges, is, without a doubt, "How do I beat the Breathalyzer machine?
for years this question was up in the air. Finally, on April 17, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States has provided some guidance, although not answering all open questions.
aside from wanting to learn how to beat or "trick" the Breathalyzer machine, many people want to know what to do before they even get to the machine at the station..
you heard right -- the law in Kentucky has undergone a major change and starting on July 15, 2016, some 61 felonies will be eligible for expungement if certain criteria are met.
driving under the influence is a terrible decision that many Americans make every year.
typical life milestones are now being delayed for many student loan borrowers as they struggle to get their money issues under control.
over one month ago, we had a big hearing in a big fight over the following facts:
when you're floundering in debt, having some of it cancelled or forgiven sounds great. Be careful. You may be trading a junk-yard dog for Godzilla.
to some bankruptcy practitioners, the second holding may not be obvious. Yet, it applies an established rule to seemingly new facts. The first holding restated what we already know.
bankruptcy courts frame this issue in statute of limitations and issue/claim preclusion theories.
i stumbled on retired Bankruptcy Judge Charles Case's video for folks considering bankruptcy relief. It's the first time I said "amen" after a video.
most of the time people believe that their estate is all “set-up,” even though most of the time it is not. It’s just the process of having gone to an attorney for a plan, like the couple above.
Much of the failure of estate planning is the misunderstanding of consequences. Often, a legal hearing is required to take control over family member’s financial and medical decisions when planning is no longer possible. Probate is the court procedure that interprets the Last Will and Testament or follows the rules of asset transfers when the documents aren’t available. Probate could easily be avoided through proper estate planning.
The following documents are covered under the definition of basic estate planning.
1. Power of Attorney; this is the document that provides authority to enable others to make financial decisions for the benefit of the one who set-up the Power of Attorney.
2. Health Care Surrogate; This is the document that provides authority to a trusted party to make health care decisions for the benefit of the grantor if and when unable to make such decisions.
3. Living Will; This is the document that provides authority to enable a trusted party to make end-of-life decisions.
4. Revocable (Living) Trust; this is a document that control’s how assets are to be handled during one’s lifetime and after death. The trust-maker has the ability to make changes during one’s life.
5. Last Will and Testament. This is the document that handles assets at death and assets that are not properly funded by the trust through the court process called probate.
“Do it yourself” projects related to crafts and furniture may be very trendy and popular at the moment. Who doesn’t love adding your own twist for a lesser price?
how does Division of Marital Property in Colorado work? Parties can decide how to divide their property and memorialize their agreements in a written document called a “separation agreement.”
like property, parties can agree on how much spousal maintenance should be paid from one spouse to the other and how long it will continue. If spouses can’t agree, they’ll end up in court, and a judge will decide for them.
wHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LEGAL AND PHYSICAL CUSTODY?
Legal custody refers to a parent’s authority to make major decisions regarding a child’s health, education, and welfare.
divorce and grief go hand-in-hand. The end of a marriage that began with dreams of happily ever after is now a heartbreak. Whether you are looking to keep the marriage together or if you are taking the first steps to move on, the decision to separate is profound.