If you have an elderly parent who will move to an assisted living facility or a nursing home in the near future, you could be hit with a bill for their care at some point. It's called filial responsibility law and 29 states have it. If you fail to pay the bill, you could be faced with a lawsuit. However, filial responsibility can be avoided with proper planning. Here's what you need to know.
19 May 2017
Did you put your trust in a professional to perm and style your hair? If the results were unsatisfactory due to the perm injuring your scalp, the stylist may be legally liable for your suffering. It is in your best interest to consult with a physician to find out if your injuries are permanent, as it can lead to you winning more money if you decide to file a lawsuit against the stylist.
13 May 2017
Going through divorce proceedings can be one of the most challenging and frightening experiences of your life. There are steps that can be taken to protect yourself against the worst consequences of a divorce, but people will frequently neglect to take these steps to protect themselves. Have Your Prenuptial Agreement Reviewed The loss of one's most valuable or prized assets in a divorce can be one of the most frightening aspects of a marriage.
13 May 2017
If you've been injured at the hands of another person, it's absolutely vital that you receive adequate compensation. Not only do you need restitution for your current medical expenses, you also have to account for any future earning losses that may come about. That's why it's so vital for you to have an attorney on your side who can fight for you. However, as much as you may want to hire an attorney, the issue of cost could be holding you back.
10 May 2017
Many people will never have an occasion to be engaged with the legal system in their lives. Since the consequences and costs are both perceived to be severe, some may even go out of their way to avoid judicial entanglements. Unfortunately, this aversion may put you in a position where your interests are insufficiently protected. It's important to know when you should overcome these concerns and be willing to pursue legal action, and personal injury is one of the events that should fall in this category.
8 May 2017
If you have been named the executor of your parent's estate and there has been a death, you may think that the probate process is straightforward, so there is no reason to involve a probate attorney. But there are several reasons why this is not a good idea. The following are only a few of the significant reasons you should consider speaking with a probate lawyer. You have siblings who expect a certain inheritance
17 February 2017
With tax season fast approaching many people are wondering what they can do to save money on their taxes. If you constantly are owing money on your taxes each year, you should consider making some changes so that you don't get hit so hard when it comes tax season. Here are some things that you can do throughout the year to help you avoid owing money on your taxes. 1. Withhold More Throughout The Year
15 December 2016
When you decide to adopt a child, you have to decide what type of adoption you want to engage in, an open or closed adoption. This is a very important decision because it is not only going to impact your life, but it is going to impact your child's life as well. When you choose an open adoption, your child's birth parents are able to stay informed about what is happening in your child's life and is able to possibly see and have a life-long relationship with your child.
28 September 2016
Problems between tenants and landlords appear on a regular basis. It is one of the most common reasons for people to go to a county court, and many of the claims are due to negligence. Knowing the most common negligence claims between tenants and landlords could help you—both as a tenant or as a landlord—to make sure problems don't arise in your home. Injury Due to Poorly Maintained Elements Injury claims are among the most popular, usually because the landlord has failed to maintain a particular element in the property.
3 May 2016
If you are facing deportation, it is important that you take action immediately to avoid being removed from the country. Depending on why you are being deported, there are several options available to possibly extend your stay. If you have received notice you must leave, here is what you need to know. What Is in the Deportation Notice? The notice you receive regarding the deportation usually contains a date and time to attend an interview at the Canada Immigration Enforcement, or CIE, office nearest you.
8 February 2016