When the question is, ‘Is bankruptcy right for me?’

For many people, declaring bankruptcy is not only a financial decision; but sometimes a personal one. Therefore, no one can really advise someone if bankruptcy is right for them. However, factors against it such as the stigma of filing bankruptcy have considerably lessened over the years. Moreover, the federal government has deliberately carved out a […]

Law Corner: The what, where and when motorists should record statements after a car accident

On occasion, individuals visit my office quite sometime after a car accident has occurred to discuss their case. During our conversation they inform me they have already provided a recorded statement to the other party’s insurance company. When I ask why a recorded statement was provided, the reply goes something like “well, the accident wasn’t […]

When Should You Consider Suing a Nursing Home?

When Should You Consider Suing a Nursing Home?

There are circumstances where a nursing home should be sued for a resident or patient injury. Although no one really wants to sue a nursing home, convalescent home, rest home, assisted care facility or elder care facility because it is a place of good intentions and the provider of care primarily to the elderly. However, […]

Legal separation and divorce in California

Legal separation and divorce in California

Most couples do not receive any real benefit from a legal separation than a divorce. It’s only suitable when you no longer want to be married, but for personal reasons, divorce is not an option. For example, you may want to keep your spouse on your insurance until everything else is resolved. In California, however, […]

Ten things you may want to do after an auto collision

Ten things you may want to do after an auto collision

If involved in an auto collision, there are specific actions to take to protect yourself and your interests. The following information, while not complete, are the top ten suggestions: 1. Stop. Never drive away from the scene of a collision, even a minor one and even if you believe it was not your fault. Never […]

Family law update, vocational expert services, vocational evaluations, their role in family law and imputation of income

Family law update, vocational expert services, vocational evaluations, their role in family law and imputation of income

Family law is always premised on what is in the best interest of the child, without exception. The law requires both parents to share their individual income with their dependent children, during divorce proceedings and even upon divorce. But what happens when the primary income earner during the marriage all of the sudden begins earning […]

Recorded statements after a car accident; what, where and when?

Recorded statements after a car accident; what, where and when?

Occasionally, individuals come to my office sometime after [as in weeks or months] a car accident has occurred to discuss their case. During the conversation they inform me they have already provided a recorded statement to the other party’s insurance company. When I ask the individual why a recorded statement was provided? The reply goes […]

Honestly, I do not recall what the lawyer said

Honestly, I do not recall what the lawyer said

There are alternatives for settling legal disputes other than litigation including arbitration, mediation and neutral evaluations. American depositary receipt alternatives are usually cheaper and more quickly resolved than litigation. Parties to lawsuits become increasingly concerned in resolving their legal disputes as the disputes drag on and become more expensive. This has lead to other methods […]

Have you ever thought of suing someone (Part II)

How does a lawsuit work? Last month I wrote about the phases and procedures of civil litigation from the first phase, pleadings, to the second phase, which is discovery and the third phase, the trial phase. Now we will focus on integral parts of the lawsuit itself beginning with expert witnesses. Expert Witnesses: On occasion, […]