Three Things to Do to Prepare for a Divorce

Questions to ask an attorney about divorce

Divorce is one of those things that you assume will only happen to other people, until it happens to you. Part of getting married to begin with is the assumption that the relationship isn’t going to end, which makes divorce that much more difficult. There are a number of things that must be dealt with in a divorce, and nut just the relationship itself — there are assets, children, and other things to worry about. It can be tough to be fully prepared for a divorce, but here are a few things to keep in mind to get you started.

1. Take an Inventory.
Part of the divorce process is the splitting up of assets. This can include financial holdings like checking and savings accounts, as well as real estate, and belongings. One of the first things you should do if you kn Continue reading

What Homeowners and Business Owners Should Know About Chapter 7, Chapter 11, and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

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When many people hear the word “bankruptcy,” they might think of the same thing: the loss of all of a person’s assets. However, this isn’t always how bankruptcy works, and many times it can actually help a person far more than hurt them. Liquidating an individual’s or business’s debt in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, for instance, can end the long and frustrating debt collection process, and a reorganization of bankruptcy in Chapter 11 or Chapter 13 can make paying down debt easier and more manageable.

If you’re considering working with a bankruptcy lawyer to figure out what to do about your debt, it is crucial to understand the differences between Chapter 7, Chapter 11, and Cha Continue reading

Two Important Points About a DWI Arrest

Dui arrest process

Let’s get two things out of the way: First of all, everyone knows that drunk driving, or driving under the influence of any type of intoxicating substance, be it alcohol or drugs, is not a good idea. But secondly, everyone also knows that there are plenty of unforeseen circumstances involving DWI cases, and that everyone is likely to make some mistakes every now and again.

So if you find yourself pulled over on the side of road, blinded by the flashing red and blue lights, and feeling a sort of panic rising up — here are two things to keep in mind regarding the pre-DWI arrest process:

  • As a rule of thumb, an average person metabolizes about one drink per hour; the important caveat here is that there are ple Continue reading