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- Finding Out About the Defendant's Assets
Plaintiffs will want to know whether the defendant has the means to pay off a judgment before going to trial. Additionally, plaintiffs will want to know about the defendantís assets if they have received a judgment against the defendant. There are several legal avenues that plaintiffs can pursue to determine the location and value of the defendantís assets that may eventually be used to satisfy a judgment.
- What Are the Conditions Needed to Qualify for a Pro Bono Attorney?
Attorneys can be very expensive. They are highly trained professionals with in-demand skills that make them able to charge increasingly high fees for their time, knowledge, and services. But, some attorneys are willing to offer at least a portion of their time to help the less fortunate. So, how do you get pro bono legal representation?
- I Have No Money, How Can I Hire an Attorney?
Frequently, the people who need an attorney the most are also the ones who can least afford to pay for one. Whether accused of a crime, injured in an accident, or facing the possibility of losing your children, there are many situations where the stakes are so high that you might desperately need an attorney even though you have no way to pay. So, how do you hire an attorney when you have no money?
- Use of Zofran During Pregnancy Linked to Heart Defects and Other Birth Defects
The FDA has warned that women who use Zofran during pregnancy could be more likely to give birth to a child with heart defects or other birth defects. Families whose children were born with birth defects linked to Zofran have already filed lawsuits against the drug's manufacturer in two states.
- How Can I Challenge a Garnishment?
Garnishments can result in the withholding of up to 25 percent of a personís disposable wages, according to federal law. However, there may be a number of objections that a debtor can raise to reduce or eliminate the garnishment.
- How Do I Garnish Wages for Child Support?
In a typical debtor/creditor case, a creditor must go to court and get a judgment against a debtor before it can take part in collection efforts on the debt, such as garnishment or property assignments. Parents who are not receiving the support that they are entitled to receive per an existing court order do not typically have to go through the process of getting a judgment to have wages automatically withheld from the other parentís wages.
- Are Sovereign Citizen Groups Right?
They are frequently in the news, passing out fliers about not paying taxes, and conducting meetings in local hotels and restaurants about not being beholden to the government. Often referred to as ďsovereign citizens,Ē these groups believe that they have found loopholes that exclude them from following laws by which they do not wish to abide. But, are sovereign citizen groups right, or is their interpretation of the law off base?
- What is Service of Process?
One of the most common legal procedures that is also one of the most commonly misrepresented in the media is service of process. Many have heard the term or read about it as a procedure that must be followed in a lawsuit, but few really understand what it is or how to do it correctly. So, what is service of process?
- What to Expect when Meeting Your Attorney for the First Time
Despite what some popular jokes insinuate to the contrary, lawyers are people, too. They understand that itís common for potential clients to be nervous or anxious when meeting for the first time. Try to remember that attorneys are there to help you. Knowing what to expect can ease your mind.
- What Is a Class Action Lawsuit and What Are Its Benefits?
Class action lawsuits are commonly heard on television and radio commercials. They often involve defective products or predatory lending schemes. They provide several benefits to litigants by allowing them to join together for a common goal.