Legal Guide

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The Legal Process of Adopting a Stepchild

Stepchild adoption is the most common kind of adoption in the United States, according to statistics, but many people are naturally unfamiliar with the details of the legal process involved in becoming a step-parent. Contrary to popular opinion, if you marry a spouse who already has children, you do not automatically become a step-parent. The child’s other biological parent is still legally... ❯❯❯

Knowing the Difference between Civil and Criminal Law

The American justice system is one of the best in the world, primarily due to the uniformity of rules and regulations. Everything is out there in the public record, and if you find yourself in the crosshairs of legal action you’ll always have an attorney by your side to walk you through it. Every case is different, of course, as are the crimes and the punishments that follow. But the two basic... ❯❯❯

How to Find a Reputable Criminal Defense Lawyer

When it comes to jotting down a list of things that we all need in this life, probably none of us want to put down “get a criminal defense lawyer”. That’s because when someone hires this kind of professional to represent them, it’s usually to help keep them from doing a significant amount of jail or prison time. Yet, whether you did commit a crime or you need someone to prove your innocence, you... ❯❯❯

5 Ways to Find Quality Legal Advice for Less

Most lawyers have a bad rep, but regardless, there comes a time where we might need one or even count on one. A good, qualified lawyer can help us out of a number of jams, like car accident suits, late payments, disputes with landlord, occupational injuries and so on. Yet, good lawyers don’t usually come cheap. It can be incredibly expensive to find quality council and most of the time, if you... ❯❯❯

How to Go About Copyrighting Your Original Music

In today’s digital age it has never been more important to protect your music with a copyright so that it doesn’t fall into the wrongs hands or get exploited. The last thing you want is to put your music online, only for someone to download the music and claim that they were the original creator. A copyright is essentially a legal guarantee that protects the creator of any original piece of... ❯❯❯

5 Reasons to Hire an Adoption Lawyer

The decision to adopt a child is not one that any parent takes lightly. And whether you choose this path because you cannot have children yourself or because you want to open your home to kids in need, you may be considering hiring an adoption lawyer to help you through the tricky legalities of such an undertaking. Here are just a few reasons why you should. Knowledge. Even if this is not your... ❯❯❯

Determining Who Is at Fault in a Car Accident

In some states, like Florida, Michigan, and New York, just to name a few, it doesn’t matter who is to blame for an accident since they follow a no-fault policy by which each driver’s insurance will cover his or her damages in the case of an auto accident (there are twelve states that observe such laws). But in the majority of states it is important to figure out who is at fault since it will... ❯❯❯

How to Find the Best Car Accident Attorney

You’ve no doubt seen those commercials on TV advertising for attorneys who are going to get you a ton of money in a legal settlement for the injuries you suffered in an automobile accident. Just because these lawyers are mugging for the camera like modern-day ambulance chasers doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re bad attorneys, but you may be looking for a higher caliber of professional when you... ❯❯❯

How to Create a Living Trust

It is never too early to start planning for the future, for uncertainty pervades our lives and we can never say for sure what lies around the next corner. In the unfortunate event that something should happen to you, you will want to know that your estate and your family will both be protected. One of the best ways to ensure this kind of security is to create a living trust. Creating a living... ❯❯❯

5 Tips for Settling a Lawsuit Outside of Court

There will come times in life when legal problems escalate to the point at which outside assistance becomes necessary. In these cases, many victims end up taking their claims to court. Courtroom proceedings, however, can be expensive and stressful. Many plaintiffs would rather avoid going to court altogether. If you require compensation, but want to keep your case from going before a judge,... ❯❯❯

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