Currently, flag burning is not illegal in the United States. The Supreme Court of the United States in its decision from 1969 has ruled that the burning of the flag is protected by the First Amendment. However, the person who burnt the flag can be found guilty of a misdemeanor for starting a fire without […]
The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest court in the country that has ultimate and discretionary appellate jurisdiction over all federal and state courts. The Supreme Court hears cases that involve issues of federal law. Moreover, the Supreme Court has original jurisdiction over some cases. The Supreme Court consists of chief justice […]
Alimony, which is also called “spousal support”, is the financial support that the court orders one spouse to pay to the other spouse on a regular basis as the result of divorce. When the couple is married it is assumed that they share their combined income and support each other. In the case of divorce, […]
Marriages may be legally ended by divorce or dissolution of marriage. Divorce simply means the process of termination of a legal marriage and all legal obligations arising from it. Divorce and dissolution of marriage often used as interchangeable terms. However, both terms have the legal difference between them. Historically, divorce term has been used for […]
If you think that your friend or family member has been arrested, by using the Internet you can easily locate him or her in jail without any trouble. Jail is a temporary facility where people are held waiting for a court action. Thus, if you know the name, birth date or at least his/her age, […]
A durable power of attorney is an exclusive type of power of attorney. A durable power of attorney is distinctive from a regular power of attorney and allows the agent to act on the principal’s behalf beyond the incapacity of the principal. A durable power of attorney may be immediate or springing. The immediate power […]
Scenario: A driver has had a few beers or even just a couple of glasses of wine over dinner with friends. While driving elsewhere, even on the way home, for whatever reason, bright colored lights, a “wooo, wooo” of a siren, and the driver realizes that it is a police cruiser behind that is doing […]
If you have to surrender your home in a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, the mortgage lender will provide you with a 1099-C. When you file a Chapter 7, the tradeoff is that the mortgage debt is completely dischargeable but you cannot keep your home. Another tradeoff is that when the mortgage debt is forgiven, the IRS […]
What is a SCRAM Bracelet? A scram bracelet is an alcohol monitoring system that is worn by an offender during the duration of his probation in order to make sure the offender follows his court-ordered abstinence. The bracelet is created so it cannot be taken off by the offender and analyzes the offender's blood alcohol […]
-- Going to Law School -- Taking the Bar Exam -- Becoming a Licensed Lawyer -- Allowed to Practice Law Each of the above bulleted points is a step a person needs to take to become an experienced practicing attorney in that person’s resident state. Each state’s rules for becoming a practicing lawyer in that […]
Child custody is a highly contentious component of many divorces. The child custody laws in California are designed to protect the child. Since child custody is such an emotionally fraught issue, it can be very helpful to understand the basics of California's laws on the subject. Maintaining the Status Quo In many child custody cases […]
A number of different sites and many (unfortunately) experienced contributors provide a rather solid view of getting to the point of a default judgment, what you can do at the hearing on a default judgment, what typically happens after a default judgment occurs, what you can still do after a default judgment occurs against you, […]
In order to receive life insurance funds, you must be named as a beneficiary on a life insurance policy. In most cases, you won't be surprised that you're in line to receive life insurance benefits. This is because you're likely to be the beneficiary on only those policies carried by your spouse or parents. Once […]
Federal Bankruptcy Law contains a section, 525c. This section prohibits any government agency from denying a person a government sponsored loan based solely on having filed for bankruptcy. All of the other reasons that can be applied to such a loan and cause it to be denied are in good shape. So, a federally sponsored […]
After a person is arrested and or charged with some particular illegal activity, a pretrial hearing is often scheduled. A pretrial hearing is a session with the judge that occurs before trial. There is any number of reasons for a pretrial hearing. The pretrial hearing is an accused person’s last court appearance for a criminal […]
The United States government has established guidelines and requirements for bathroom facilities in order to protect the rights of the disabled. Imagine if you were in a wheelchair and needed to use a sink that was difficult to reach. What are the ADA Bathroom Sink Height Requirements to make sure facilities are disabled-friendly? History of […]
<p>A deed is a legal document by which real property is owned, sold and transferred. Once recorded in a local municipal clerk's office, a property deed is proof that the person named in owns the land described in the deed and all of the buildings attached to it.</p> <p>A new deed must be prepared, executed […]
Marriage-based immigration to the United States is often mentioned as being the most straightforward method for foreign-born fiances and fiancees to become legal residents and later naturalized citizens. When compared to other types of immigrants, it is generally correct to assume that getting a K-1 visa to enter the U.S. as a fiance or fiancee […]
Setting the Stage: The aftermath of a Chapter 7 discharge on a debtor’s respective credit scores is that a debtor will see a 100 to 200 point drop in each of the “big 3” credit score bureaus. To get the actual bottom line (poor pun) on this, the experts and people with experience say to […]
The short answer is no, you do not have to sign a reaffirmation agreement for any of your debts. It is completely up to you if you want to reaffirm a debt. The main reason for signing a reaffirmation agreement is if you want to keep a secured asset such as a car or home. […]
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