Lawsuits can be long and complicated. There is nothing easy about a lawsuit, which is why many people try to settle the dispute as quickly as possible. After the initial lawsuit has been filed there will be a time for discovery. Discovery is where all of the facts and evidence about the case are put together to give each side an idea of what they are working with. Here are some things that you need to know about the discovery process:
Are you concerned that you might be facing higher child support payments and you can't afford it? You can hire a child support attorney to help you argue your case in court so you won't fall into a financial bind that makes it difficult to pay bills. Find out below how an attorney can help you avoid an increase in child support payments and what you can expect his or her help to cost.
If you are a landlord, you probably know it is a headache evicting a problem tenant with a lease, let alone a squatter. A squatter is a person who settles on your vacant rental property without permission. Sometimes, you don't know they are there for days or even weeks. It can be tricky trying to get rid of squatter because they will claim squatter's rights and may produce authentic-looking documents when confronted by police.
In many educational or promotional settings, it becomes not only important for teachers and leaders but legally necessary to get signed permission from associated parents and guardians to photograph their children in any way, shape or form. While in the past taking a picture of someone else's child (in the background of a photograph of another object or person, for example) was relatively okay, some state laws have begun to shake up the rules regarding what is legal and what's not.
Many people think that they don't need an estate plan. They assume that after they die their loved ones will just get all of their property, so there is no use in meeting with a lawyer. They couldn't be more wrong. There is so much more that goes into an estate plan. Having a good estate plan will only protect you and your family. Here are a couple reasons that you should have an estate plan.
We all know that lawyers are professionals who help people interpret and work with the law, but do you know how a law firm works from the inside out? I am a professional paralegal, and I have worked in both large and small law firms during my career. I can tell you that a successful law firm needs more than just lawyers to keep it running smoothly, and sometimes things can get really crazy! Take a tour through a law firm in my blog, and find out what really goes on behind the scenes of an active and successful law firm.