The Ins And Outs Of Dealing With A Criminal Case

When you are charged with any sort of crime, from petty shoplifting to assault and battery, it is your right and responsibility to get professional representation. These legal professionals will know exactly how to try your case and will give you the best options in terms of dealing with the judicial system. This article will provide some thoughts about criminal defense to help you.  Find A Lawyer Who Specializes In Your Charges Read More 

Do You Have to Agree to a Low Settlement Offer from the Insurance Company?

When your settlement offer from an insurance company seems low, you have to decide what your next steps are going to be. You can choose to accept the offer, or you can attempt to renegotiate a better deal with the insurance company. If you have received an offer, and you think it is low, here is what you need to know.   Was It Too Low? Sometimes a settlement offer might seem low, but it actually is not. Read More 

Why Do Some Mentally Ill Defendants Go to Trial While Others Are Declared Incompetent?

Many people hear of cases where the defendant is deemed unfit to stand trial because of mental illness. In other cases, mentally ill defendants go to trial and plead insanity instead. What exactly is the difference? If both defendants are mentally ill, why are the cases treated so differently? This is what you should know.  Mental illness and incompetency are different mental states. The basic difference between the two types of cases comes from the fact that insanity and competency are actually two different things. Read More 

Planning Ahead: Prenuptial Agreements And You

If you are busy planning your wedding, be sure to add a meeting with a lawyer onto your list. It's easy to overlook how marriage is not just a relationship, but a legal action. If you and your soon-to-be spouse can agree upon some important financial stipulations before your big day, you can help pave the way for a smoother future. Here is what you should include in your agreement and what should be left out. Read More 

A Few Reasons You Should Consider Estate Planning Even If You’re Young

If you are young or don't have much money, you may think estate planning is something you can wait to do until you're older and more wealthy. However, you should know you already have an estate, even if it is a small one. If you don't take charge of it now and something happens to you, then the court will decide what to do with your belongings, savings account, and even your children. Read More