3 Things You Need To Know About Contingency Fees Before You Hire A Personal Injury Lawyer
1 July 2015
Before you hire a personal injury lawyer, it is important that you understand what a contingency fee is and how it works. The vast majority of personal injury lawyers are paid based on a contingency fee. Here are three things you need to know about contingency fees.
No Payments Up Front
If the personal injury lawyer you work with tells you that they will charge you based on a contingency fee, you should not have to make any payments up front for them to take on your case.
Not Too Early And Not Too Late: When To Send An Injury Demand Letter
17 June 2015
Did you know that there is a wrong and right time to send an injury demand letter? Sending your demand letter either too late or too soon can cost you a lot of money. If you consult an attorney, then he or she will probably tell you that this is because of the issue of:
Maximum Medical Improvement
Your demand letter should include a detailed description of your injuries and medical bills.
Divorce Assets In An Equitable Distribution State
3 June 2015
Forty-one states have "equitable distribution" (EQ) laws for dividing assets in divorce as opposed to the other nine which have community property (marital assets are divided 50-50) laws. To get some understanding of what this could mean for you, read on.
If you live in a state other than: Arizona, California, Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Washington or Wisconsin, you live in an E.Q. state. This is a more complicated legal set up, but the intention is to for assets to be divided up fairly according to various factors, and a percentage may be assigned to each spouse.
18 May 2015
One of the most important parts of going through a divorce is preparing yourself in advance. While finding the right attorney is important, so is making arrangements for the rest of your life while the divorce proceedings take place. Every state is a little different, so it's important that you know what to look for from your attorney, and what to do with yourself once you've made your intentions clear to your spouse: