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Family Law

Marriage Law: Questions to Ask Before Getting Married

What questions should you ask before you get married? Does my fiancé like dogs? Does my fiancé replace the top of the toothpaste tube? Does he or she snore? These are important, but they’re not the most important when it comes to marriage law. Last Saturday I was blessed to officiate my only daughter’s wedding.  It was a happy festive…

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Bankruptcy, Business Law

What Happens If Your Business Files for Bankruptcy

If your business has racked up so much debt that you’re thinking about making the difficult decision to file for bankruptcy, don’t hesitate to consult with an experienced business lawyer first.  A lawyer can properly advise you about what happens when you file for bankruptcy, so that you know exactly what you’re getting into. Once you’ve talked to your lawyer…

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Criminal Law

Field Sobriety Test: Walk and Turn

The second most performed field sobriety test in a DWI investigation is the Walk and Turn.  To fully understand this field sobriety test, you must become familiar with the phases and scoring of the test.  After you are acquainted with proper administration, you can then point to the issues which may arise during the test. Instructions for the walk and…

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Appeals

Appellate Attorney | Should I Hire an Attorney for My Appeal?

Should I Hire an Appellate Attorney for My Appeal? The short answer is yes. I doubt you’re surprised by that answer. When is the last time, after all, that anyone heard of a lawyer turning down business? Truthfully, everything really doesn’t require a lawyer. Powers of attorney and (truly) uncontested divorces and simple wills can all be done without (or…

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Bankruptcy, Business Law

Legal Options When You Can’t Pay Your Business Debts

If your business has been struggling and you simply can’t pay your debts, it’s time to take stock and consider your options. But what’s the first thing you should do? Consult with a business attorney. If you continue on the path you are on without making any changes, things are likely to become untenable, and your business may never recover….

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Estate Planning

Avoid These 5 Mistakes With Help from an Estate Planning Attorney

Estate planning is essential for everyone, not just the rich. Putting plans in place now is the best way to safeguard the future for you and your family. It’s always advisable to enlist the services of an estate planning attorney to assist with the process. An estate planning attorney is familiar with the will and estate laws of your state,…

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Criminal Law

HGN Test: What You Need to Know

Many people are somewhat familiar with some of the tests that are given by police officers when they are investigating a possible DWI. The first test which comes to mind for people when they think about DWI testing is the eye test, or the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus test. To understand the HGN test, you will first need to know what…

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Bankruptcy

Why should I choose Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

First, Chapter 13 may be your only option. Debtors must qualify to file Chapter 7. If you don’t qualify, then you must file Chapter 13. That is an easy one. If you qualify for Chapter 7, you might nevertheless want to file for Chapter 13 for the following reasons: You want to repay your debt. In Chapter 13, you will…

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Business Law

LLC: Outside and Inside Liability

In my last blog I discussed dreaded idea of being found liable for some injury or harm caused to another person.  Liability means your assets, or your company’s assets, are going to be used to make the harmed individual whole.  In other words, you are going to pay for the injury.  Broad exposure to unlimited liability can bankrupt you.  I…

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Family Law

Child Support Laws: Equitable and Fair for Both Parents?

We all know how traumatic divorce can be, and the stakes are raised when children are involved, because there’s the whole matter of child support. However, the trauma is often the same even for children conceived outside of marriage. Unfortunately, many people, particularly men, feel that child support laws are not equitable and fair for both parents. When there is…

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