Legal Help: Getting Hurt on the Street

Why Informal Child Custody Arrangements Are Bad

Many people handle child custody issues without a formal agreement. They may be trying to co-parent nicely with their ex or at least minimize the confrontation level. However, it is unwise to maintain an informal agreement for any length of time. You should contact a child custody lawyer and start working on a formal structure for the following three reasons. Educational and Medical Decisions At some point, a parent or custodian will need the legal ability to render educational and medical decisions. Read More 

Family Law Mediation: Cost-Effective Divorce Negotiations

Divorce is a difficult process, both emotionally and financially. However, there are ways to mitigate the stress and cost that often accompanies this process, one of which is family law mediation. This method provides a more affordable and cooperative way to negotiate divorce terms, making it a favorable alternative to traditional litigation. Understanding Family Law Mediation Family law mediation is a voluntary process in which a neutral third party, known as a mediator, facilitates discussions between the divorcing parties to reach a mutual agreement. Read More 

Three Common Types Of Contract Disputes That Arise When Entering A Real Estate Deal

Real estate transactions are complex. Sometimes, disputes may arise during or after the deal, leading to costly and time-consuming litigation. However, you may be able to avoid or resolve your dispute with the help of a real estate attorney. 1. Breach of Contract A breach of contract is one of the most common types of contract disputes. One party doesn't meet an obligation, such as paying the agreed price, delivering the property in good condition, or disclosing material defects. Read More 

3 Questions To Ask A Personal Injury Lawyer During The Initial Consultation

If you're preparing to speak with a personal injury attorney after being in an accident or incident where serious injury occurred, you likely have many questions about how the initial meeting will go and what the attorney will say regarding your potential case. Some of these questions may be about the attorney themselves and if they're qualified to handle your case. Personal injury claims are complex. By hiring the right lawyer with the right experience, you can help your case succeed. Read More 

When Visitation Becomes Problematic

Visitation is part of a parenting plan when parents stop living together. Visitation may be ordered during separation in preparation for a divorce. Things can become contentious, and problems can rear up at times. The goal of visitation is to promote spending time with the non-custodial parent. However, the parties can disagree on visitation schedules, cancellations, and more. Read on for some ideas on resolving matters before things get too out of hand. Read More 

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Legal Help: Getting Hurt on the Street

I never gave a lot of thought to needing a lawyer until I was injured while walking down a sidewalk. The accident happened when a biker decided to use the sidewalk instead of the street, and plowed into me as he turned a corner. What followed was a lesson in what is involved with pedestrian accidents. I found a traffic attorney who took my case, and she was able to obtain a settlement that covered the legal fees and my medical bills. If you have been injured through the negligence of another party, you do need legal representation. Keep reading and I'll share how I found the right lawyer and what we did to ensure that my rights were fully protected in a court of law.