Staying Calm In Court

FAQs About Diversion Programs

If you are a first-time offender or facing a low-level charge, there is a possibility that you could qualify for a diversion program. Chances are, your defense attorney will discuss the program with you if you meet the requirements. To help you better understand this option, here is what you need to know. What Is a Diversion Program? A diversion program is designed to eliminate many of the procedures in a criminal court case. Read More 

Steps To Take In Having Your Teenager’s Criminal Record Expunged

If your teen has been involved in a serious crime such as drunk driving or being caught with illegal drugs in his possession, it's important to help guide him properly through the legal process. Once an arrest has been made, it's imperative to follow the proper legal steps to ensure that additional penalties are not added to his sentence. Depending on the crime and the laws in your jurisdiction, his records could be expunged or erased. Read More 

3 Reasons You May Need A Trust In Addition To A Will

Estate planning is an important process, as your estate plan documents often determine how your assets are distributed after your death. Without a will or other documents, the courts could decide who gets which assets. And the courts may make decisions that you wouldn't choose for yourself. A will can help make sure that your assets are distributed according to your wishes, but there are some things a will can't do. Read More 

Enhancing A VA Appeal After Confusing Denials

The Veterans Affairs disability claim process can be confusing. In a claim decision letter, the reason for denial should be tailored to the veteran's actual denial reason, but generic or "canned" responses can leave a veteran without a good explanation for why their claim wasn't accepted. As you look for answers, consider a few traits of the VA disability system, what you can do to make life easier along the process and how an attorney can help. Read More 

5 Reasons To Consider Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Instead Of Chapter 13

When you make the decision to file for bankruptcy, you must decide between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. If you currently have little to no disposable income, Chapter 7 may be the more favorable choice because it discharges most debt. Here are five good reasons to consider Chapter 7 bankruptcy: You Will Not Have a Repayment Plan One of the best aspects of Chapter 7 bankruptcy is that you are not required to pay back any of your debt. Read More