Structured settlements are generally used to settle wrongful death and accident lawsuits. You have the option to designate part or all of your settlement to a structured annuity or receive it all in one lump sum. It may sound like a great idea to have a handful of cash at one time, but there are some reasons why you should accept the structured settlement, four of which are listed below.
You likely have heard numerous sources proclaim the evils of probate when it comes to estate planning. In reality, the complete avoidance of probate is probably extremely unlikely, mostly owing to it's value in dealing with the debts of the estate. It should also be noted that the use of trusts, transfers on death designations and deed assignations can increase the efficiency of the estate process. However, probate is a usually a vital step that must be taken, and it pays to have a good understanding of this legal process.
Once deported, it can often prove challenging for an immigrant to gain the legal right to re-enter the country. It is because of this, it is important to fight a deportation. How you fight the deportation depends on the details of your case. If you are facing deportation, here is what you need to know. Why Are You Being Deported? Obviously, if you are facing deportation, you are not legally in the country.
After having a criminal charge in your record, travel can be difficult. Even if you have been paroled and are eligible to travel around the United States, visiting other countries can be a problem. Many countries have strict rules about people with criminal charges entering their country. However, if you really wish to travel and are willing to take the necessary steps, there are some options, depending on your situation.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that every single day there are more than nine deaths and 1,153 injuries in crashes that are caused by distracted drivers. With distracted driving, there is more to it than just texting and driving, as a person could be trying to talk, apply make-up or eat while driving. If you've been injured in a car accident and believe the other driver was preoccupied at the time, which is what resulted in the crash, how do you prove it?
Hello, I'm Phillip Kerr and I just love the legal profession and courtroom drama. Have you ever watched judge shows on TV? I know that these shows are not an accurate representation of the courtroom, but there is something you may have noticed. Some individuals come into the courtroom well-dressed, articulate, respectful and with the knowledge and documents necessary to support a case, while others come unprepared, slovenly dressed and appear as if they do not have a care in the world. How you present yourself and the knowledge that you have of the law will have an impact on how you are treated, even if you have legal representation. This blog is designed to assist those who are going to trial in doing just that.