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A do-not-resuscitate order is a medical order that is put on a person by their own choice, which would prohibit the resuscitation of the person in a medical emergency or procedure. The choice of creating (Read on)

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To See or Not to See: The Unreliability of Eyewitness Testimony

Eyewitnesses are often not lying when they point across the courtroom and “finger” the defendant. They believe that they’re 100% sure, but sometimes they're simply wrong. So how does an attorney prove that the witness was mistaken? Find out more here...
5 Things to Know about Personal Bankruptcy and Student Loans

While filing for personal bankruptcy may seem like a viable option when faced with mountains of student loan debt, there are several factors that can make this option less appealing. Find out more in this article.
Kids and Traumatic Brain Injury: What Parents Must Know

Researchers from Australia conducted a thorough study on traumatic brain injuries and found that these can have many residual effects in children. As a parent, here's what you need to know when your child suffered from such an injury.
7 Things to Keep in Mind as You Prepare for Your Deposition

One of the most challenging aspects of the litigation process, whether as a plaintiff or defendant, is having your deposition taken. Under ordinary circumstances, you are deposed only once and there are no do-overs, so it is important to be prepared...
Expungement and Texas DWI

If you've been arrested for DWI in Texas, you may be tempted to plead guilty. Unfortunately, many DWI convictions in Texas cannot be expunged, which means you'll have a criminal record. Here's how to determine the best course of action for your case...
The Top 5 Biggest Mistakes of the Criminal Defendant

Criminal defendants can make a bunch of mistakes between the commission of a crime and the trial. But some cause significantly more harm to their case than others. Read on for five of the biggest errors that lawyer Brian Fishman repeatedly comes across.
Long-Term vs. Short-Term Disability: What the Differences Mean to You

Does the Federal Government provide disability insurance for both long and short-term disabilities, or is this something that you have to purchase on your own? We've got the answer to this and more questions about disability right here...
Do You Owe Child Support? Here's What You Need to Know

When it comes to child support, there are several things for the non-custodial parent to consider: What happens if child support is not paid? Are there add-on expenses? When does child support stop? Learn the answers to these and more questions here...
How to Prepare for Family Court

Is your case going to family court? Whether the issue is divorce, custody, domestic abuse or child support, the key to a successful outcome is preparation. Learn more about that here.
Do You Need a Criminal Defense Lawyer?

If you've been charged with a crime, you may be scared and not sure what to do next. You might even be tempted to represent yourself in court, which is probably a bad idea. Learn why you should hire or at least consult a criminal defense lawyer.
VIDEO: Been Served Divorce Papers? Here's What to Do

If you've been served divorce papers, it doesn't mean that there's a war between you and the person who filed them. The two parties could still be amicable, reach an agreement and even finalize the divorce without ever having to step into court.
Do I Have to Have a Permanent Disability to get SSDI Benefits?

SSDI benefits are offered to those who have a severe mental or physical health condition that does not allow them to perform substantial gainful activity for at least 12 continuous months. Find out if you qualify for such benefits...
8 Steps to Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit

If you've been injured due to the negligence of another person or entity, you may have the right to seek compensation by filing an injury lawsuit. Whether you decide to file the injury claim on your own or hire a lawyer, there are specific steps to take.
Losing or Leaving a Job? Know Your Rights

Nothing lasts forever, including employment. If your job is coming to an end (voluntarily or otherwise), there are some legal protections that you may want to keep in mind. Read on to find out more.
An In-Depth Look at the Legal Side of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

Older people are legally protected by elder law, which covers nursing home abuse and neglect. In this article, we take a look at the different types of elder abuse, laws regarding dependent adults, and the criminal penalties for such abuse & negligence.
VIDEO: Common Myths About Criminal Defense

Don't always believe what you see on TV. In this video, Jonathan Lynn, an experienced criminal defense attorney, discusses some of the most common myths about arrests and criminal defense.
Disability Benefits: A Guide to the Resources Available to the Disabled

The amount of information available about disability benefits can be overwhelming and lead to confusion. If you don't know where to start looking, this guide to resources for disabled people can help you.
Debts that Are Exempt from a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Discharge

Most debts are eligible for a discharge under Chapter 7. However, there are some debts that the Bankruptcy Code exempts from a bankruptcy discharge. Find out whether or not your debts are dischargeable.
4 Signs You Should Fight that Traffic Ticket (and that You’ll Win)

What should you do if you have been stopped and ticketed for running a red light, speeding, an illegal stop or for any number of other illegal driving actions? Sometimes, it’s best to just pay the ticket, but there are times when you should fight it...
How to Search for Criminal Records and Arrest Records

Criminal records and arrest records provide important information about a person's history with law enforcement. Both of these are public information and can be accessed by anyone. In this article, you'll learn how to search for these records.
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A sanction is a punishment or a penalty. There are different types of sanctions that can be applied for different types of reasons. In the context of the law, Read more

Lost wages are payment for an income that a person who has a disability would otherwise be earning. Lost wages are paid by disability insurance companies. Many Read more

Small claims court is used to deal with cases in which there is a lower value under consideration. The maximum limit of small claims courts in the United States Read more

Roe v. Wade 1973 is a landmark case in America that dealt with abortion laws. The result of the case was that the United States Supreme Court decided that women do Read more

An estoppel letter is a legal letter that is written and signed by a tenant for use by their landlord to confirm that certain circumstances are true with regard to Read more
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