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. [Read More]
Love Doesn't Always Equal Marriage: Understanding Your Domestic Partnership Rights
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 married couples. [Read More]
The Holiday Season And Divorce: Three Tips For Keeping Your Children Happy And Loved
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: [Read More]
How Can I File Bankruptcy When I Am Broke?
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. [Read More]