If you want a divorce, you will likely have a lot of questions about it. One such question many spouses have when preparing for divorce is approximately how long they should expect it to take. The exact answer is hard to determine, as many factors will affect the length of time a divorce takes, and here are several factors that will affect your case. Contested vs. uncontested One of the biggest factors that can affect the length of time of a divorce is whether the divorce is contested or uncontested.
Car accidents are messy, literally and figuratively. It's even messy when you weren't the one to blame. However, some wonder if they should engage a lawyer if they weren't the one that caused an accident. After all, if the other person's insurance is going to have to cover the costs of your repair and your insurance rates won't go up as a result, what's the point of spending money on attorney fees?
A chapter 7 bankruptcy filing is about more than just getting out from under a lot of crippling debt. The bankruptcy codes were written with fairness in mind and that means being fair to both the debtor and the creditor. The rules about how much each creditor is paid must be followed and all chapter 7 filers need to understand how this rule can affect them before they even file their paperwork with the courts.
The divorce process can be an all-consuming effort for many couples, and some may make the mistake of not thinking far enough ahead. If your child is young, their college education may seem like a faraway event that you still have plenty of time to plan for. Unfortunately, this type of thinking is ill-advised even when both parents are together. Read on to find out why it's more important than ever to make plans for your child's college education before the divorce is final.
You and a neighbor had a difference of opinion over something minor and they've blown the situation up into a letter-writing campaign to your local newspaper. At first, you don't mind the insults—they're mostly ridiculous—but now you're starting to worry that your reputation might be damaged. Is this situation defamation, and can you win a personal injury lawsuit? Insults Are Usually Not Libel When somebody insults you in a letter to the editor, they are committing a personal attack that may or may not be libel.