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How to Know Whether Your Divorce Case is Suitable for Mediation

Recent census data shows that New York has the fourth lowest divorce rate in America. It doesn’t mean the process is less ugly than anywhere in the country, though. Regardless of the location, divorce always is unpleasant to some extent. In most cases, no one wins, including the kids. However, not everyone has to lose either. Mediation offers you a less costly and stressful way to navigate through your...

Co-Parenting After Divorce: Putting the Team Back in Teamwork

Co-parenting post-divorce is all about teamwork, whether you’re friends with your ex-spouse or not. Communicating and cooperating without bickering and tantrums makes co-parenting easier on everyone involved. To accomplish this monumental task gracefully and successfully, consider the following guidelines:R-E-S-P-E-C-T goes a long way. Think of it as the foundation for all your co-parenting decisions. Being...

Understanding the Different Types of Evidence

The most important part of any criminal hearing is evidence. The court relies on it heavily when it comes to making a judgment on whether a particular party is guilty of a crime or not. It is the role of a criminal investigator to find relevant evidence to a particular crime. Investigators will use the knowledge they gained while taking their criminal investigation course to collect data that can back up any...

Exploring the Rare Career of a Legal Nurse Consultant

Legal matters are not reserved for lawyers only. Legal nurses play a major role in medical cases. As a matter of fact, law firms treat nurses as assets in court cases. Hospitals and medical companies, on the other hand, have nurses in their legal team. You too can become a certified nurse consultant and help lawyers understand more about the medical profession. It’s a lucrative career that will enable you...

Lawyer and Client Relationship: What Gives?

The Young Mr Lincoln (1939) tells the story of young Abraham Lincoln’s law practice before he became president. If you’ve seen the film, you can testify to how it depicts one of the most inspiring lawyer-client relationships ever told. In a nutshell: Young Abe doggedly defends two siblings wrongly accused of murder. The Young Mr Lincoln, alongside other inspiring films that dramatise the legal practice,...

Who Do You Call Right Away When Involved in an Auto Accident?

Vehicular accidents can happen to anyone. However, your safety and well-being can be further compromised if you aren’t aware of who to contact when auto mishaps occur. Here are the first ones to call, other than your family or significant other, when you’re involved in a car crash: Emergency Numbers Once there’s any sort of injury that occurs due to the accident, you will need to call 911 or...

The Freedom of Information Act: What All Paralegals Must Know

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) provides people legal access to records by specific federal agencies, with the exception of records that are legally closed to the public. As a paralegal, you could make requests under the FOIA for records you might need for a case you’re working on. How to Get the Documents you Require If you need documents under the FOIA, you must contact the responsible agency to...

CRPS: A Case of Medicine and Law

Regardless of your line of work, health risks in the workplace can happen. Some people, however, do not receive the compensation for such health risks due to a lack of knowledge or money. A common condition people may suffer from in the workplace is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). People who suffer from this kind of chronic condition as a result of work or medical malpractice may seek aid from either...

Child Custody Disputes and the Primary Caretaker

In an ideal custodial battle, splitting parents would come to an agreement on how to raise and take care of their child. This, however, is not always the case, as some mothers and fathers would try to get sole custody, leaving the other party with visitation rights. Child’s Primary Caretaker If a family court has to step in and make the decision, a judge usually give preference to the primary caretaker of...

What a Cerebral Palsy Lawyer Does, and When to Hire One

Taking care of a child afflicted with cerebral palsy is not only difficult; it is also expensive. If you believe that your child’s condition could have been avoided, and is merely an offshoot of a medical malpractice or error, you can file a lawsuit to help lessen the burden associated with your child’s treatment. The Role a Cerebral Palsy Attorney Plays A trustworthy, experienced, and skilled cerebral...