Most Americans Haven’t Created Their Will

When’s the last time you made adjustments to your will? If you haven’t created a will at all, you’re not alone — it’s estimated half of all Americans haven’t met with legal services to craft their will or trust fund, leaving their loved ones at risk if worse comes to worse. If you need to create a guardianship or meet with an attorney, you might have to seek out additional services to ensure your home and belongings are properly secured. Look below as I detail wills, mortgages and American Medicaid to better help you get started with organizing your assets. Wills And Trusts A will is a legal document that assists in the distribution and assignment of your finances and belongings when you pass aw

Intellectual Property Laws and What They Do

Intellectual property laws are in place to protect certain things within a business from theft or being copied. Nearly 25% of the total amount of internet traffic is used to consume content that is infringed, and upwards of one-third of all software products and music CDs consumers use are thought to be fake and not original. Intellectual property laws help protect creators. Trade Secrets Certain laws concerning trade secrets protect business information that is considered sensitive. Things such as marketing plans that contain confidential information are protected by trade secrets. Trade secrets vary in the extent

3 of the Weirdest Personal Injury Claims of All Time

Personal injury attorneys see a lot of different accidents. Some of which you might expect. Some of which you might not. While slipping and falling or being hurt in an auto crash are fairly common personal injury accidents, what about getting grossed out because of reality TV? Here are just a few of the strangest personal injury claims attorneys have ever seen. Milkshake Explosion – Eating while driving is never a good idea. Just ask the man who, after stopping at a McDonald’s drive-thru, reached from some fries. He’d been cradling his milkshake between his knees, and — as you can probably guess — squeezed the delicious dairy treat

What Should I Do If I Have Been Catastrophically Injured?

Accidental injuries are inevitable in life, however, catastrophic injuries are ones that usually could have been prevented. The Journal of the American Medical Association states that 225,000 people have died every year from medical malpractice, 50% of birth injuries were potentially avoidable by the medical team, and in the U.S. alone, over 37,000 people die in car crashes each year. Those are just a few facts that show some ways that catastrophic injuries stem from. What is a catastrophic injury? A catastrophic injury is an injury that is severe and is long-term or permanent, usually a disability or disfigurement of the person. These injuries have no legal definition, but usually leave the injured person unable to re

6 Important Traits of a Good Divorce Lawyer

If you’re going through a divorce, it’s absolutely imperative that you have the support of a good divorce lawyer. Many people aren’t sure where to start looking for a lawyer during a divorce, so here are just a few of the most important factors you should consider when looking for a lawyer: Being detail-oriented. Divorce cases are notoriously complicated and it’s easy for small details to fall through the cracks — until they come out in the courtroom and cause a mess. A good lawyer

Being A Court Reporter – What Are The Requirements?

They’re a vital part of the legal process, but few of us know much about them or the skills they need to possess. Court reporters – they’re so much more than just typists. For starters, the speed of transcription required is higher than you might imagine. To be certified by the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA), they have to be able to capture a minimum of 225 testimony words per minute on a stenotype machine. Depending upon the certification program, additional requirements might include the ability to transcribe 200 words per minute of jury charge and 180 literary words per minute and do it all with a 95% rate of accuracy. Very few people come close to such a level of competence without a great deal of practice, and a court reporter will typically spend up to fifteen hours a week workin