Common Mistakes in Choosing a Guardian for Your Children

As a parent, the last thing you want to think about is what your minor children will do without you in the event of your death. While most people expect their children to outlive them, the thought of dying when the kids are still dependent on you can be heartbreaking and overwhelming. It is important, however, to give this some thought, however unlikely it may be that you do not survive to see them grow into adulthood. Read More 

What Does It Take To Prove Emotional Distress?

If you suffered a particularly traumatic event as part of your personal injury, you may be able to request damages for emotional distress. To qualify, however, you must first prove that the emotional distress you experienced was traumatic enough to merit compensation. Proving emotional distress in a personal injury case can be difficult, which is why it's important to keep the following in mind as you and your attorney develop your claim. Read More 

Charged With A Federal Crime? Things To Consider Before You Accept A Plea Bargain

If you've been charged with a federal crime, you will probably be offered a plea bargain. In fact, out of all federal criminal prosecutions, 97% are resolved by plea bargain. But before you accept a plea bargain offer that involves incarceration, there are a few important things to consider. Here's what they are. How will your life be affected by incarceration? Some parts of your life will continue outside of the prison during your incarceration, especially regarding your finances. Read More 

Personal Injury Claims On Public Transportation: 4 Things That Could Jeopardize Your Claim

Millions of Americans use public transportation in the United States every day. When you board a plane, a train or a bus, you don't necessarily consider the risk of an injury, but accidents are more common than you may think. For example, the fatality rate per billion passenger-miles for buses is 65 percent higher than aviation. However, if you suffer an accident on public transportation, you may not find it as easy to claim compensation as you would expect. Read More 

Premarital Agreements–What You Need To Consider When You Develop Yours

If you and your significant other are thinking about tying the knot, you're probably in a pretty happy frame of mind. One of the last things you want to think about during this time is what could happen if your marriage doesn't work out. Also, unless you have a significant bank account or some highly valuable assets to protect, it's likely that you wouldn't think about protecting yourself from divorce in a legal sense. Read More