Over 31,000 people serving in the U.S. armed forces are not American citizens. These service members put their lives on the line fighting for freedom, and some of them die while doing so. The United States recognizes and honors all service members, especially those who pay the ultimate sacrifice, and in the case of non-citizens, the U.S. allows the fallen soldiers' closest family members to apply for posthumous citizenship on their behalf.
4 November 2016
If you're like most attorneys, you faithfully pay your malpractice insurance premiums with the hope that this will wind up being money down the drain after you go decades without ever enlisting the help of your insurer. Unfortunately, malpractice lawsuits can befall individuals at any stage of their careers, and you may at some point find yourself being personally served a complaint by a representative of your former client. Even attorneys who are well-versed in other areas of the law may not be familiar with malpractice defense, and having your reputation -- or even your professional license -- on the line can be a highly stressful experience.
8 August 2016
Being a lobster fisherman is a career that is filled with hard work and great rewards. If you're a lobster fisherman, then you understand how much physical labor and stamina is needed on a daily basis. Being involved in a personal injury like a car accident can dramatically change your ability to properly fish, especially if your injure your arm. Losing out on this type of work can mean that you've lost out on a lot of money.
11 July 2016
Many people are unpleasantly surprised to learn that in Tennessee they can be charged with DUIs if they give intoxicated persons permission to drive their vehicles. Called DUI by consent, this charge can result in the same type of consequences associated with actually being caught drinking and driving. Because of this, it's even more critical to do everything you can do to avoid being convicted of what are essentially second-hand DUI charges.
20 May 2016
If you have been injured in an auto accident, and the other driver has some fault in the accident, you may be able to file a personal injury claim. This will help you recoup money for your medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering. However, as soon as the claim is filed, the defendants' auto insurance company may begin working to reduce their liability in the case. This can save them money and reduce the amount of your final settlement.
11 April 2016
Legal separation is something you might be considering if your marriage is going through extreme difficulties. It is often the first step towards divorce; however, it can also be a tool used to reconcile a relationship. If your goal is to use this time to see if the marriage can be mended, you and your spouse should sit down and discuss guidelines for the separation. These are often referred to as boundaries or rules, and they can be quite helpful for a couple that hopes to be able to repair a broken relationship.
17 March 2016
If you are about to start your own business, then you need to think carefully about how you decide to structure or organize this business. Organization means that your business is classified as a sole proprietorship, a limited liability company, or an individual doing business as. A limited liability company (LLC) is a good choice if your business will be owned by multiple people. There are also some legal advantages to the type of business.
10 February 2016
Child custody battles are never easy, and as a father looking to gain custody of your son or daughter, you have a difficult road ahead. The unsettling truth is that, despite a large shift in gender roles, mothers are more likely to win the custody battle. Therefore, it's important you go into the custody battle prepared and knowing exactly what is expected of you. Below are three tips to help you with this:
21 January 2016
The average automobile features a broad range of safety features that are intended to help protect you and other occupants in the event of an accident. These include airbags, which are a part of your vehicle's supplemental restraint system. Although airbags are supposed to safeguard against serious injuries, there's also a small chance that they could malfunction and cause injuries of their own. The following explains how this could happen and what your legal options are in the aftermath.
22 December 2015
When it comes to filing for a divorce and going through divorce court, you might be tempted to fly solo. However, it is highly recommended that you do not attempt to go through the court proceedings by yourself, but rather, hire the services of a trusted and professional divorce attorney who knows the ins and outs of the laws themselves. A divorce attorney is highly recommended in order to protect your own interests.
9 December 2015