Understanding Contingency Fees: Empowering Accident Victims

Navigating the aftermath of an auto accident is never easy. Amidst the emotional trauma and the physical pain, victims often grapple with mounting medical bills and loss of income. Pursuing a lawsuit might seem like the logical next step, but the fear of legal fees can be a daunting barrier. This is where the concept of contingency fees becomes a beacon of hope.  The Basics of Contingency Fees At its core, a contingency fee is a simple agreement between the attorney and the client: if the lawyer doesn't win the case, you don't pay them. [Read More]

Lending Your Vehicle And Accidents: What To Know

It's very common to let a friend or loved one borrow a vehicle to run an errand or even to take a short trip out of town. However, when an accident occurs during one of these actions, some are unsure of what will happen next. The way things go after an accident depends on several factors. Read on and find out more below.  Factors that Affect the Situation Here are some common scenarios that could occur assuming that your friend or loved one was at fault for an accident with your vehicle: [Read More]

The Custody Arrangements — Legal Advice For Parents

If circumstances between yourself and your ex are hostile, you may benefit from consulting with a child custody attorney. An attorney will examine your children's current living circumstances. They will form a custody proposal that is fair to your children, yourself, and your ex-partner. Custody Matters Custody matters do not require legal intervention. When two parents are able to amicably form an agreement that both parties are in favor of, the agreement can be followed as planned. [Read More]

Divorce In An Equitable Distribution State

Equitable distribution is a method of dividing marital property during a divorce in which each spouse is entitled to a fair and just share of the marital assets and debts. Equitable distribution is used in most US states, which are known as equitable distribution states. What to Know About Equitable Distribution Divorce In equitable distribution states, marital property is divided according to several factors, including: The length of the marriage Each spouse's income and earning potential Each spouse's contribution to the marriage, both financially and non-financially The value of each spouse's non-marital property, such as property owned prior to the marriage or inherited property The economic circumstances of each spouse Equitable distribution states require a complete and accurate accounting of all marital assets and debts, including real estate, investments, retirement accounts, and personal property. [Read More]