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What's The Difference Between Assault And Battery?

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You may often hear the terms “assault and battery” used together in connection with criminal charges as if they were one action — but they’re actually two distinctly different crimes. If you’ve been charged with a crime like assault or battery (or both), it helps to have a good understanding of what those charges mean. That can make it easier to communicate effectively with your defense attorney. Here’s what you need to know: Read More»

Three Reasons To Appeal A Divorce Decision

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When a family court judge makes a ruling in your divorce case, you need to carefully follow it — but that doesn’t mean that you necessarily agree with it. If you’re extremely unhappy with a decision or if something new has come to light in the days that follow the decision, confer with your divorce attorney to discuss whether filing an appeal is appropriate. Appealing a divorce ruling can often change the situation dramatically, and any experienced legal professional will be able to let you know whether an appeal is warranted in your case. Read More»

Yours, Mine, And Ours: Understanding Marital Property

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For those about to undergo a divorce, the term marital property will likely come up often. This term is often misunderstood because what most people consider the property of the marriage is different than the legal definition of marital property. For your own situation, what you and your spouse own or don’t own depends on several factors. Read on for a better understanding of this confusing issue. What Sort of Property Is Marital Property? Read More»

Need A Joint Replacement Surgery After An Injury? Consider These Future Expenses

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After a serious accident, it’s possible that one of your joints may be so damaged that the only effective treatment option is to replace it. A knee or hip replacement after a catastrophic fall, for example, may be the best way for you to regain the mobility that you lost in the accident. If you’ve hired a personal injury attorney and are filing a lawsuit against the owner of the property on which you fell, you need to consider the cost of this major surgical procedure carefully. Read More»

Ask Your Divorce Attorney To Draft Up A Contract For Sharing Your Marital Home During A Divorce

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One of the challenges that divorcing couples face is how to share the marital home until everything is finalized. It’s common for one spouse to move out of the home, but because the couple jointly owns the residence, he or she who has relocated may still want access to it. If you’re the one who has remained in the home during this time, you should talk to your divorce law attorney about drafting up a contract that you and your spouse can sign in regards to sharing the home. Read More»