The Dangers of Social Media in Divorce Cases

Every day, more people sign up for social media accounts on sites like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn, among others. While these sites can be useful for staying in touch with friends and family, and even be useful for professional networking, they also pose a significant risk to anyone involved in a lawsuit. People dealing with divorce, in particular, need to be careful about what they post on social media, because anything they post can, and will, be used against them.

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New York Eviction Moratorium Extended Until January 15

New York Governor Kathy Hochul has signed a law that will extend the state’s moratorium on residential evictions until January 15, 2022. This extension is seen as a benefit to tenants who were facing eviction when the state’s moratorium was set to expire, leading to potential evictions for thousands of New Yorkers. However, for some, the measure is seen as a disappointing effort that does little to address the underlying issues behind the looming eviction crisis. Continue reading “New York Eviction Moratorium Extended Until January 15”

What You Should Know About Police Brutality

If you have paid attention to the news, then chances are that you have heard the term “police brutality” more than once. This is more than a controversial topic of conversation, however, as people who suffer from police brutality often must deal with the legal, financial, and medical consequences for years afterwards. But what exactly is police brutality, and what should you do if you experience it? Continue reading “What You Should Know About Police Brutality”

Five Things You Should Know About Spousal Maintenance

Spousal maintenance, also known as spousal support or alimony, is an important part of protecting the rights of spouses after a divorce. Without it, many divorcing spouses would face undue hardship, struggling to pay for themselves and their dependents without the income of their ex-spouse. Here are five things you need to know about spousal maintenance:

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What Happens When the Police Violate Your Rights?

The United States Constitution guarantees people a number of crucial rights that can help protect them against abuse from law enforcement. However, police officers can still violate these rights, resulting in serious potential harm as you suffer the indignities of the justice system. So what exactly happens when the police violate your rights, and how does the law protect your rights? Continue reading “What Happens When the Police Violate Your Rights?”

How Landlords Try to Avoid Refunding Your Security Deposit

It is common practice for landlords to require their tenants to pay a security deposit as part of their lease agreement. In theory, the security deposit is only meant to cover costs for cleaning and repair, and any unspent amount of the deposit should be returned at the end of the lease. However, some landlords will go to great lengths to make sure they can keep a tenant’s security deposit, including using these potentially illegal methods: Continue reading “How Landlords Try to Avoid Refunding Your Security Deposit”

What Happens If You Are Arrested for a DUI?

Driving under the influence, more commonly known as DUI, is one of the most serious traffic offenses you can be accused of. Unlike most other traffic offenses, though, you can face far more serious consequences than simply getting a traffic ticket, or having points put on your license. Here are five things that may happen if you are arrested for a DUI: Continue reading “What Happens If You Are Arrested for a DUI?”

How to Improve Your Chances in Your Child Custody Case

When you are getting divorced and you are fighting with your spouse over child custody, you are probably very concerned about making sure you get the best outcome for your case. Fortunately, there are certain things you can do to improve your odds and minimize the risk of unforeseen problems jeopardizing your chances. Here are five ways you can improve your chances of a favorable outcome in your child custody case: Continue reading “How to Improve Your Chances in Your Child Custody Case”

Five Reasons Not to Defend Yourself Pro Se

If you have been arrested by the police for allegedly committing a crime, you may believe you can handle things by yourself. You may feel there is no point in getting a lawyer, or that it is too expensive, so representing yourself pro se (without a lawyer) is a good idea. However, you may find that without a lawyer, you will have a much harder time defending yourself against criminal charges. Here are five reasons you should not try to defend yourself pro se: Continue reading “Five Reasons Not to Defend Yourself Pro Se”

Five Issues to Watch Out For in Your Lease Agreement

The lease agreement is an essential part of establishing the relationship between a landlord and their tenants, but it is also a common source of strife. Tenants, in particular, often do not realize the potential problems in their lease agreements until it is too late. Here are five things you should look out for in your lease agreement, if you want to avoid potential legal problems down the line: Continue reading “Five Issues to Watch Out For in Your Lease Agreement”