If you are on the board of a Home Owner's Association, it is your duty to make sure that the rules your association creates, and how they enforce them, are fair and beneficial to the residents of your housing complex. If your rules and regulations have not been updated in awhile, or if you have people with varying levels of ableness living in your complex, it is a good idea to consult an experienced real estate attorney to help you assess the areas where you may be, unknowingly, discriminating against disabled residents.
Getting arrested for a DUI can be costly, even if you don't get convicted. It's important to understand the various costs that are involved when arrested for a DUI, because not paying for them could cause you to be unable to reinstate your driver's license in the future. One thing that many people don't realize is that driver's licensing requirements after a DUI arrest are separate from the criminal court proceedings.
If you've recently received a discharge of debt through a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, or have finished a Chapter 13 repayment plan, you're probably looking forward to a fresh start. You may have already taken steps to begin repairing the damage to your credit, like applying for a secured credit card or small installment loan. However, in some cases, one or more of the debts you discharged or repaid through the bankruptcy process may actually be resurrected in a phenomenon known as "
Bankruptcy is really nothing to be ashamed of. Sometimes filing for bankruptcy is the smartest financial decision that you can make in your current situation, and you should give yourself credit for handling the problem in the most efficient way and not feel bad about your decision. Still, you probably don't want your bankruptcy to be public knowledge, for any number of reasons. No matter how necessary the bankruptcy is, some people will judge you negatively because of it.
Slip and fall injuries have, in the eyes of many, earned a bad rap. Seen as exaggerated injuries by con men (or women) seeking to milk companies out of exorbitant amounts of money, the real physical and emotional pain from legitimate victims often goes unnoticed. However, every year slip and fall accidents result in one million emergency room visits and comprise 85% of all workers comp claims. If you have slipped and fallen because of an employer or store manager's negligence, your pain is quite real, and you need legal help that is just as genuine.