Legal Guide

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Legal and Ethical Issues Surrounding Umbilical Cord Blood Banking

Many parents are interested in the prospect of banking their baby’s umbilical cord blood following delivery. The procedure is considered to be totally safe and generally ethical, much more so than collecting stem cells, for example, and the blood is equally valuable in terms of future use. In case you didn’t know, banking blood present in the umbilical cord could save the life of a... ❯❯❯

3 Famous Cases Where The Insanity Defense Actually Worked

James Holmes, the man who is accused of killing 12 people in a movie theatre in Colorado, plead insanity for his alleged crimes. This is a risky move for the defense, since the insanity plea is only used in less than one percent of all criminal cases, and it is only successful in a small fraction of that one percent. Despite how rare it is, that doesn’t mean that Holmes has zero chance of... ❯❯❯

What Are the Penalties for Driving With an Expired License?

Although there are plenty of vagaries and gray areas in daily life, the rules of the road are not one of them. The Department of Motor Vehicles is crystal clear as to what is legal and what is illegal, and will hold you to account at each point. Most people inherently understand these differences, but that doesn’t stop them from pushing the line at various points. Everyone has been there... ❯❯❯

5 Benefits of Cultural Diversity in Law School

Cultural diversity is important in a lot of fields and industries, but when it comes to law school, diversity can have a number of benefits that can offer students a unique opportunity to keep more open minds and to be more tolerant. These are the basic tenants of what it takes to become successful in the field of law – no matter what career path you consider taking. Even if you are taking... ❯❯❯

How to Change or Modify a Child Support Order

After a judge has made a child support order you may decide that you want to change the order. This is possible as long as you can prove that there has been a “change of circumstances” since the original or most recent child support order was determined. Many situations may arise that lead to a need for a change in the child support order. These include income changes for either parent... ❯❯❯

Can You Declare Bankruptcy More Than Once?

It’s no secret that Americans are addicted to credit cards. If you tally up the amount of personal debt most households owe, it far outweighs the entire national debt. Sometimes these issues develop because of poor financial planning, but more often than not it is circumstances beyond your control that create an untenable situation. During the recession millions of people lost their jobs,... ❯❯❯

How to make a fatal accident claim

We can’t possibly imagine how you must be feeling.  Making a fatal accident claim is something we truly wish you didn’t have to do.  But, in a strange way, we are glad that we are the ones who are there to help you.  Because we know that our fatal accident claim process is there to claim the right level of compensation for you and your family, after your traumatic... ❯❯❯

Why it may be time to make a fatal accident claim

If you feel that you need to make a fatal accident claim then firstly we would like to say sorry.  We are sorry for the pain you are going through.  We are sorry for the distress you are experiencing.  And we are sorry for all the stress and anguish you must be feeling. We are here to help you make a fatal accident claim.  We know that this in itself is extremely... ❯❯❯

Sick pay for self employed workers

Are you self-employed? Are you currently ill or injured and unsure what to do next?  Sick pay for self employed workers can be a tricky one.  There are lots of people offering advice, but it is not always clear.  Getting sick pay for self employed work can certainly be confusing.  But you can! If you head to the DWP health and work website, which is a government run website,... ❯❯❯

Big US Retailers Take on Visa and MasterCard in Battle over Swipe Fees

Major retailers in the US are rallying against credit giants Visa and MasterCard in an effort to fight what they believe to be unfairly inflated credit processing swipe fees. National retail chains such as Target, Macy’s and JC Penny are involved in the lawsuit, along with many other merchants. The increased swipe fees, according to the retailers involved in the legal battle, place an unfair... ❯❯❯