What To Expect From Jury Duty

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What To Expect From Jury Duty

Many people register to vote because they want to be a good citizen and because they want their vote to count in elections. If you're a registered voter you shouldn't be surprised if you get a jury duty summons in the mail. While some people may groan when they hear the words "jury duty", others view it as a responsibility they're proud to be a part of. I've been selected for jury duty several times and I've even been a part of the jury. If you want to know what to expect if you're called for jury duty, you can read my blog to find out. I hope that reading my blog will dissolve any fears or apprehensions you have about serving on a jury.

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Roadside Drug Tests: The Unreliable Truth

4 August 2016
 Categories: Law, Blog

Can a virtually useless and legally meaningless roadside lab test send you to jail and leave you with a permanent criminal record? Absolutely. To avoid ending up in a desperate situation, it's important to understand the facts about roadside drug tests. Roadside drug tests are unreliable. There are a number of popular roadside drug-test kits available to law enforcement—and all of them are unreliable. Many of these kits were designed in the 1970s, and their chemical components can be affected by everything from the weather to inaccurate handling by the officer. Read More …

Do You Have To Force Your Child To See The Other Parent?

21 July 2016
 Categories: Law, Blog

What happens when your child doesn't want to visit his or her other parent? Even if you're faced with a visitation order that gives your ex-spouse the right to visitation, surely there must be an exemption if the child doesn't want to go? Before you give into your child's demands to stay home for the weekend, this is what you should know. The judge can force visitation to take place and punish the parent that doesn't cooperate. Read More …

Determining Fault And Damages From A Slip-And-Fall Accident

8 July 2016
 Categories: Law, Blog

Whether you slip and fall at work, or you are on public property that wasn't safely maintained, you may not realize how hurt you are right away. When you fall, this is often a very startling experience. Many people try to walk immediately, and some people are successful at getting up and continuing on to their destination. What tends to happen is that the injuries from a slip-and-fall accident are felt over the next few hours and days, as stiffness settles into the body. Read More …

Be Clear About Your Disability Duration To Make Sure Your SSDI Benefits Are Approved

5 July 2016
 Categories: Law, Blog

One factor that determines whether you are eligible to receive social security disability insurance (SSDI) benefits is that you will be unable to work for at least one year while you recover. It's important that your application and all supporting documentation is clear that you'll be off of work for a year of more. This is one reason why it's a good idea to have one of your local disability lawyers help you with your initial application for benefits. Read More …

Challenges You May Face If You Don’t Get Legal Custody Of Your Live-In Grandkids

16 June 2016
 Categories: Law, Blog

If your grandkids currently live with you because their parents are not taking care of them properly, it might be wise to talk to a family lawyer about obtaining legal guardianship of these kids. Without this legal title, you may encounter a variety of different challenges, including the following three. Health care Even if your grandkids have health insurance, you may not be able to utilize it to the fullest. While their doctor might treat them for normal issues, you will not have the right or legal ability to make any medical decisions on their own. Read More …