There are few things more nerve-wracking than getting arrested by the police. Whether you have been arrested for a petty crime or a felony, being charged with a crime can negatively affect your life in several ways. For example, you could lose your job or strain your relationships with family and friends. However, it is important to remain calm. If you panic, you could make mistakes that could hurt your case. [Read More]
Are You Legally Required to Stop (or Help) After Encountering an Auto Accident?
If you've ever been involved in an auto accident on a busy stretch of highway, you may have been dismayed at the number of fellow drivers who breezed right by you—or worse, audaciously honked their horns for you to move out of the way—without stopping to see whether you needed help. However, it can be difficult to know how you'll react in a situation until you're confronted with it directly, and if you're late for work one day or simply don't want to risk putting yourself in danger, you may find yourself driving past after witnessing an accident. [Read More]
Understanding Common Language In An Accident Release Form
After you settle an accident claim with an insurance company, it will typically send you a form to sign essentially stating you won't continue pursuing compensation for the incident. This is fairly standard procedure, and you are generally required to sign and return the form before you'll receive your settlement check. Here are some legalese you may come across in the form and what it means. You completely release and fully indemnify [driver] and [insurance company] from paying additional moneys outside of the agreed amount. [Read More]
Should You File For Bankruptcy Before Or After Your Divorce?
If you and your spouse have made the decision to get divorced and are in poor financial shape, you might also want to talk about filing for bankruptcy. Bankruptcy is a great way to get out of debt, but you should determine if it would be better to file before you get divorced or after. To make this decision, you will need to know the following important things. The Main Differences In The Two Types Of Bankruptcy Chapters [Read More]