5 Interesting Facts About Family Law

The majority of Americans (33%) describe their ideal evening as one spent "staying home with family," Gallup reveals. So what happens when that favorite pastime comes into question? Additionally, "the average family is not even spending 40 minutes together on Monday through Friday," Study Find writes. Add in complicating factors, factors like separation, divorce, sharing child custody, or even...

How to Become a Lawyer Specialized in Your Field of Interest

Nationwide, there are as many as 1,338,678 men and women currently licensed to practice law. That is an increase of 15.2% over the last decade, according to the American Bar Association (ABA). What explains this increase? A growing number of people are catching on to the perks of practicing law. Becoming an attorney comes along with the promise of high earning potential, the opportunity to help...

Arrests and Convictions: The Risks of Committing a Crime

We've all heard the phrase, "if you can't do the time, don't do the crime." In general, one of the main deterrents of crime for the average American is the fear of going to jail. While this is effective for some, it isn't effective for all. What's more, some crimes don't necessarily hold the same degree of jail time as others -- especially if you have access to a good criminal defense attorney....

All the Things You Need To Know Before Starting Law School

If your dream is becoming a lawyer, there are things you need to know before starting law school. There are a lot of misconceptions about going to law school. The things you need to know before starting law school can help you to stay on track and reach your goals. Having the right information will get you to law school and make sure you are successful. Your Undergraduate Degree A lot of people...

For the Many “Oops” in Life: What to Do When Accidents Happen

Accidents, by definition, can happen anytime, any place, and to anyone. Sometimes, these accidents are unavoidable. However, when you suffer an accident due to the fault of another, it would be fundamentally unfair for you to bear the costs of that accident. In addition to medical bills, you might pay for damage to your property. If you miss work, you might lose wages. You might even need to...

Demystifying the Law School Application Process

Unlike applying for college, which can be a relatively straight-forward process, the steps to apply to law school truly feel confusing and labyrinthine. There is so much extra paperwork that needs to be sorted out before your application can be submitted. In addition, there are quite a few extra steps you need to take to make sure the law school application process goes smoothly and you are able...

How Do You File for Divorce in Texas? Do You Need a Family Law Attorney?

If you are considering filing for divorce in Texas the absolute best way to manage the situation is to hire an attorney that specializes in family law. Like every other state in the US, Texas has specific rules to follow when it comes to filing the divorce. For example to file for divorce in Texas you have to have established residency in the state for at least 6 months prior to filing the...

What to Do When You are Hurt By Another Driver

The United States is well known for being a nation of cars and trucks, and many Americans drive their own vehicles to commute to work or college or for leisure or errands. Over 200 million Americans have a valid driver's license, nearly all Americans aged 18 and over. This gives a person a great deal of autonomy for transportation, but they must be careful, since the road and other drivers are...

What is a Prior Art Search?

What is a Prior Art Search? If you are going to apply to obtain a patent you will want to do a prior art search first. This is where you or a professional searches databases for prior art for inventions and concepts that are similar to the one you wish to patent. If something similar is found then there is a strong chance that your application will be rejected. Can You Do It Yourself? It is is...

What to Look for in a Criminal Defense Attorney

If you have been charged with a crime, then you know how difficult it is to find a good criminal defense lawyer-especially if you are doing it for the first time. In most cases, your criminal attorney is less likely to be the one that handled your will or DUI charge but rather one who is experienced in criminal defense. The greatest challenge that people face when searching for criminal defense...