Children don't normally testify during custody hearings; testifying in court can frighten children and affect them psychologically. However, children can sometimes contribute to the case by providing factual testimony or stating their custodial preferences. When they do, they don't have to testify in open court, but rather via various other ways, including these three: Testifying In the Judge's Chamber Even if the child has to speak directly to the judge, it's not must that they do it in court.
10 February 2017
Finding out that your child was part of a car accident is a tough situation to be in. There are a few things that you will need to do to ensure your child gets great medical care and that you are treated fairly in the legal proceedings. Upfront Communication Is Always a Good Idea You may be very angry at the driver who involved your child in a car accident, but keeping open lines of communication is in your best interest and your child's.
29 December 2016
With experts suggesting that about 20% to 25% of marriages end in divorce, there is a good chance that you could end up divorced at some point. Women are two thirds more likely to file for divorce than men, so it is important to make certain precautions before signing divorce papers. Marriage is tough when it comes to combining your life with another person, but divorce can be even harder when separating everything that you've worked so hard to combine.
6 February 2016
A countless number of families decide to place their loved ones in nursing homes each day. Generally, this decision is reached when the family is unable to provide the level of care that their loved one needs. They place their complete trust in the nursing facility that they will be able to meet these needs. Some families discover the nursing home is hurting their loved one, more than they are helping them.
25 June 2015
Mediation is considered to be one of the better methods for working through the division of assets and other marital issues during a divorce. It can take time though. To better help you understand mediation, it is important that you know the different stages involved. Introductory Stage The mediator knows nothing of your marriage or divorce. In order to help you and your spouse reach a compromise on how to dissolve your marriage, the mediator needs to gather information from both of you.
12 May 2015
If you were injured on the job, you may be entitled to benefits under current workers compensation laws. However, before filing a claim for these benefits, there are a few important facts that you should know. Taking the time to review these facts will not only help you to determine whether or not you are entitled to benefits, but will also help to improve your chances of successfully obtaining the benefits that you deserve.
2 March 2015
If you have received a traffic ticket for committing a violation while on the road, you may want to fight the charges if you feel you were not in the wrong. When fighting a traffic ticket, you will want to have your facts prepared and hiring a traffic violation attorney may be in your favor. Here are some points to consider when fighting a traffic ticket. Be Aware Of Dates
19 February 2015
You have probably heard that you can represent yourself in a criminal case, which is called being a pro se litigant. What you may not know, however, is that the decision is not always up to you. For example, the court may bar you from being a pro se litigant if: You Are Young If you are young, then the judge may not allow you to represent yourself because you lack the capacity to understand legal proceedings.
27 January 2015
If you ever find yourself in a situation where you need a lawyer, then you will want to make sure that you get someone who is the creme of the crop, the best of the best. While there are many sorts of lawyers out there, there are certain characteristics that set lawyers like McLaughlin & Lauricella, P.C. apart from each other and that prove who truly is the best. In order to really find the best lawyer for your needs, then you should know that the best lawyers are:
14 January 2015
Social Security Disability benefits are for those who have paid into the system and become unable to work due to a mental or physical disability. To receive these benefits, you must unable to perform substantial work for at least one year or have a terminal condition. You need to understand how these benefits work, when you can get them, how to apply, and what happens if you are denied. How Do You Apply For Benefits?
29 December 2014