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September 2016 Archives

Three reasons an experienced advocate is necessary in child custody proceedings

In our last post, we began looking at some of the factors courts consider when making decisions about parenting time in child custody proceedings. In addition to these specific factors, courts are also bound to consider the parties involved when awarding primary physical custody, and whether any presumptions apply.

More drivers, a better economy factors into higher fatalities on the roads

Negligence and distractions cause car accidents; in the U.S. In fact, the National Safety Council reports that 19,000 people were killed in car accidents in the first half of 2015 alone. What causes these accidents, though, and is there anything you can do if you get hit by a dangerous driver?

Best interests of the child: the central concern in child custody proceedings

Child custody proceedings can be challenging for divorcing parents, and for a good reason. Parents who love and care about the well-being of their children want to make sure they have an ongoing relationship with them, and that they can continue to be part of their life as much as possible. This possibility is often threatened in child custody disputes.

Chapter 7 v. Chapter 13: a quick look at eligibility requirements

Last time, we began looking at the basic difference between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy, noting that the difference lies in the approach to paying off creditors. We also mentioned that the eligibility requirements for Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy are different, but somewhat complementary.

What is the difference between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy?

Filing for bankruptcy is a big step to take in one’s financial life, and it is important to make sure one understands the alternatives, the implications, and the options before filing. For those who are unable to receive the degree of debt relief they need outside of bankruptcy and who are prepared for the impact of bankruptcy on their credit health, the next big question is: which form of bankruptcy is right for me?

How flawed drug tests can incriminate innocent people

In 2007, police officers pulled over drummer Don Bolles and arrested him for possession of Gamma Hydroxybutyrate (GHB), which is commonly referred to as a date rape drug. The police officers allegedly found the banned depressant after pulling over Bolles in Newport Beach, California due to a broken taillight and searching his van. However, a lab test showed that the substance found in Bolles' van was actually a natural, peppermint-infused cleanser and the charges against the drummer were dropped.

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