Bailing a Friend Out of Jail: Yay or Nay?
Hopefully, you’ll never be in a car accident. However, with an average of more than 10 million motor vehicle accidents occurring in the United States each year, it’s always best for drivers to know the proper steps to take after an accident. One of those steps that’s often overlooked is that of filing a police report, which is a legal requirement in most states–provided that the accident occurred on a public road. Still, there are a few specific things that you’ll need to know in the event that you need to file a...read more
There are approximately 2.2 million Americans who are in prison and almost 7 hundred thousand of them are released each year. Since almost two thirds of those who are released are estimated to find their way back into incarceration within three years of getting their freedom, it’s likely that they face some amount of difficulty in finding their place in the outside world. This difficulty can possibly be compounded by the amount of time they have been incarcerated and the fact that an estimated 56 percent of them have...read more
In some business settings, it seems like it would be harmless to allow customers to bring their pets along with them to shop or obtain service. However, there is a good reason why the majority of businesses you enter have clearly visible signs that state pets are not allowed inside. Regardless of the type of business you are in, allowing pets beyond the threshold of the front door may not always be the best idea. There are things that you should consider about the relationship between your liability as a business owner and the dangers of...read more
Many states in the U.S. are beginning to recognize domestic partnerships between same sex couples and unmarried heterosexuals, and more states are legalizing gay marriage. However, the couples who decide that love does not always equal marriage struggle to gain the same rights as married couples, there are some things they can do address the drawbacks and limitations they face. If you are living in domestic partnership, you can take some additional legal steps to provide your partner with some of the same rights and benefits associated with...read more
Nothing about divorce is easy, especially when you have children. What makes it even worse, is when the family undergoing a separation is faced with the holidays. After all, the holidays are supposed to be a time of joy and understanding—but during a divorce, it is often the opposite; and that can really take a toll on the children involved. If you are in the process of a divorce—or are already divorced—use these three tips to make you, your ex-spouse, and your children happy during the holiday season: 1. Create and Embrace New Traditions The...read more
By the time many people consider bankruptcy, things can be very rough financially. This may be true of you, and you may wonder how you can possibly afford to pay the legal fees involved. You do have three basic options to be able to file. Do-It-Yourself If you have simple problems, filing your own chapter 7 bankruptcy is doable without an inordinate amount of stress. You can find books on how to do this in your local library. Usually public libraries do have an in-depth copy of your state’s bankruptcy code to refer to. You will need...read more