If you are considering getting divorced from your spouse and have experienced domestic abuse from them, a restraining order (also known as an order of protection) may be able to help you. Not only can it help to protect you from your spouse, but it can have a number of other important benefits in your divorce case. Here are five reasons you should consider getting a restraining order during your divorce:
It may seem like it is obvious when you are in police custody, but in truth, that question can become legally complicated. In fact, there are several reasons that the police like to blur the line between being in custody and being free, due to the legal implications of placing someone in custody. But how do you know if you are in police custody, and why does that matter?
One critical part of every bankruptcy is something known as the “automatic stay.” This legal order, while fairly obscure, is critical to people declaring bankruptcy, since it gives them the breathing room they need to sort out their finances. But what exactly is the automatic stay, and how can it help people suffering from severe financial distress?
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has identified four major types of accidents that are responsible for more workplace injuries than any other. These “Fatal Four” accidents are especially common in the construction industry, where there are more accidents than in any other industry. But what are these Fatal Four, and what can you do to avoid them?
If you are in the middle of a contentious divorce where child custody is an issue, you are likely very concerned about whether you will be able to obtain custody. While this should be a theoretical impartial matter, the fact is that people can do a lot of things to make their custody proceedings more likely to come out in their favor. Here are five important tips for handling your child custody proceedings to give you the best chance possible at a favorable outcome:
The Supreme Court of the United States has recently ruled that criminal defendants who suffer violations of their Miranda rights and are acquitted cannot sue police who violated their rights. While this does not eradicate Miranda protections, it does mean that those who are acquitted of alleged crimes cannot get financial compensation for any harms they suffered as a result of Miranda violations. This decision is considered by advocates to be a major setback in holding the police accountable for violating the rights of criminal defendants.
Distracted driving is one of the biggest threats to drivers on the road, resulting in about 3,000 deaths every year. This includes people who text and drive, as well as others who engage in activities like eating and drinking, engaging in personal hygiene, or even those who change the radio while driving. Here are some of the ways that distracted drivers cause motor vehicle accidents:
The prospect of declaring bankruptcy is, for many people, frightening, and some people see it as a major failure. However, for many people, declaring bankruptcy, and especially Chapter 7 bankruptcy, can be an essential step to helping them get a fresh start on their financial futures. So what does it mean to get a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, and how could it potentially benefit you?
Under the Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution, every U.S. citizen has the fundamental right against self-incrimination (or, as it is more commonly known, the right to remain silent). However, protecting your right to remain silent is not as easy as it sounds, and law enforcement has a number of tricks to convince you to talk even when you do not need to. Here are some important tips you should know about protecting your right to remain silent:
One of the single most common reasons for personal injury lawsuits are slip and fall accidents, also known as trip and fall accidents. These accidents are exactly what they sound like: someone trips or slips due to some hazard, and hurts themselves in the subsequent fall. While not all falls are preventable, many are the result of negligence on the part of property owners who did not take adequate care of their premises. Here are some of the most common causes for slip and fall accidents: