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What happens to your joint business when you divorce?

When parties pursue a Divorce they are entitled to an equitable division of the marital estate. In long term marriages, an equal, 50/50 division of marital assets may be in order, but that is not always the outcome, and many factors may be considered by the court. It is important to understand that generally, all

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The Do’s and Don’ts of a Deposition

If you are the witness being questioned at a deposition, there are some helpful Do’s and Don’ts that you should follow to ensure your testimony is well-represented. Keep your answers short and concise. Oftentimes, witnesses may add in extra information, not specifically requested, and that information turns out to hurt their case. If you are

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Deposition Details: Everything you need to know about being deposed

A Deposition in a civil lawsuit is the formal questioning of a witness, or a party to the litigation, under oath. It usually occurs at the office of the attorney who is doing the questioning. Every word of the questioning attorney, and the party being deposed, is recorded by a court stenographer and a complete

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Cyclists involved in motor vehicle collisions have rights to compensation, too

Cyclists injured in auto accidents often fail to assert their legal rights to pursue a personal injury claim. Oftentimes, when police perform investigations around a collision, they find fault with the cyclist in the scenario. The fault can be inaccurately and incorrectly placed on the cyclist, because a car or automobile is required by law

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Divorce and Family Law: A Rundown of How an Attorney can Help

Divorce, issues of child custody, support and alimony are complex. Couples can have very unique circumstances which complicate family law and divorces, like the lack of a prenuptial agreement, one working and one stay-at-home spouse, and of course children who will be impacted by a separation. Many factors go into a ruling from a judge

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Hiring an attorney for personal injury gets you the money you deserve

If you have been hurt in an accident caused by someone else, you have a right to recover money through a personal injury claim. You can use that money as compensation for damages, lost wages, medical bills or damage to property. You will want an attorney experienced in these types of claims who will help

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What does ‘Pain and Suffering’ mean in legal terms?

You may have heard the term “pain and suffering” used in legal conversations, on television programs or by peers. This term is often used in discussions of personal injury accidents. Ever wondered what it specifically refers to, and how it is relevant in accident cases? Here is how pain and suffering is used in personal

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A Criminal Conviction Can Be More Damaging Than You Think. Here’s How to Lessen the Impact

A criminal conviction, even for a minor crime, can have an effect on your life in many ways. Those effects can last long beyond the initial ruling and resulting punishment. Here’s an example: A simple drug possession conviction may result in the loss of your driver’s license, but it could also impact your ability to

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The importance of a criminal defense attorney

The role of a defense attorney is to protect the constitutional rights of ALL people I am often asked controversial questions about my role as a criminal defense attorney. How can I represent someone who I know to be guilty of the crime with which they are charged? What if they’re charged with a particularly

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When the Police Come Calling: Go to your Lawyer First

Make sure not to talk to the police before calling a lawyer The police have called; they want to talk to you or a family member and you are unsure of what you should do. The answer is straightforward, and we can’t stress it enough: Do not talk to the police.  You may think you

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