Thanks to the Internet, drawing up a will yourself is easier than ever. You have access to the forms and opinions from different lawyer websites and blogs as to what information should be included and not included in a will. However, if you need to put together a will, you may find yourself wondering if doing one yourself is really the best option or if you are best paying for an estate planning attorney to help you.
Lawsuits happen all of the time. There are many people who tell themselves that they will never end up in a position where they are fighting over money, or in a legal dispute, but sadly, it happens and even to those people who least expect it. This is why it is so important that you protect yourself and avoid making mistakes that can hurt you in the long run. Here are some mistakes that you should avoid.
With the divorce process leading to so much stress and confusion, it can be easy to focus attention on the big issues like child custody and the division of property and debt. You shouldn't let this focus allow you to neglect a potentially valuable perk of divorce, the QDRO. The Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) allows divorcing spouses some special privileges in regards to retirement plans, so read on to learn more.
Chances are you've heard about jury nullification from the occasional reference in modern media. There have even been a number of high profile court cases where the issue of jury nullification has come up, such as the case involving Ammon Bundy and several other participants of the recent Oregon standoff. Jury nullification is an interesting and sometimes contentious element of the judicial process. The following not only sheds more light on the issue, but also how it could potentially affect your criminal case.
Although an estimated 30,000 to 50,000 people are involved in polygamous "marriages," the law doesn't support this type of non-traditional relationship. People can be sexually and/or romantically involved with as many individuals as they want at the same time. However, they can only be legally married to one person at a time. This can present significant problems for the unmarried persons in the relationship when the married couple legally separate. Here are some of the challenges you may face and what you can do to protect yourself.