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Three Benefits of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Some of you may be at a point in your life when you are considering bankruptcy. If so, you may be wondering why a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy may be...

Stop Sabotaging Your Settlement with One Simple Step

Car accidents that cause neck and back injuries happen every day. When you're the person in the wrong place at the wronge time, it can be a...

Slip & Fall Back Injuries and Personal Injury Claims

Slipping, tripping, and falling can lead to severe back injuries. This is especially true in the elderly, or people with preexisting conditions.

Will My Personal Injury Case Go To Trial?

One of the first things that many clients ask is “will my case go to trial?” This question comes from every type of case. It’s understandable...

Is it Legal to Film Police Officers?

Police activity has been in the spotlight in St. Louis, and Nationwide since the Ferguson, Missouri riots began this past August. As riots...

Pregnant Drivers: Risk for Car Crash Spikes in Second Trimester

Researchers from Canada have identified a new health risk to worry about during pregnancy: car accident injuries.

Loss of Income or Lost Earning Capacity? Know the Difference

When people imagine car accidents, they think of the physical pain that the victim suffers, or the trauma of the accident itself. What people...

Insurance Games: The “Pre-Existing Condition” Argument

Mary Jo was injured in a crash, but the insurance company for the at-fault driver initially offered to cover less than half of her medical...

Workman’s Comp: Electrical Injuries

More than half of annual construction worker deaths are caused by falling, being struck by an object, electrocution, or being caught in or in...

What if you Get in a Crash while on Vacation?

Summer travel is one of our country's favorite activities. With nearly 60% of Americans planning to travel more than 100 miles from home, it's...

Marital Settlement Agreement- Drafting Key Provisions

Drafting settlement and separation agreements is an important part of any family law practice because only fifteen-percent of divorce cases...

Appraising All Parties of Their Rights and Obligations

Adoptions and Surrogacy Agreements raise substantial ethical considerations. Particularly in the case of Surrogacy Agreements, the parties are...

Discouraging Adoption Fraud and Misrepresentation / Duty to Report Abuse and Guarding of Confidentiality

Especially in the case of adoption, the Code specifically requires an attorney to actively discourage adoption fraud or misrepresentation and...

Social Networking Sites and Divorce Discovery

Social networking sites vary on their ease of use in terms of acquiring discovery. It is important to know the varying nuances if social network...

What To Expect at a Workers' Compensation Trial

If your workers' compensation case is in dispute, your case may need to resolved through a workers' compensation trial.

Passengers May Have Legal Claim for Medical Malpractice on Cruise Ships

No one sets sail on a vacation cruise expecting to sustain a serious injury or illness. But passengers who do require medical treatment expect...

Attorney Tips for Handling Stress and Quelling the Fires of Conflict

Part of handling stress deals with the selection of the cases a lawyer takes. Lawyers should be cautious of taking cases from extremely...

Unlawful Provisions in Premarital Agreements

it is vital that any attorney drafting a prenuptial agreement know about unlawful provisions. Otherwise, a client may later be unhappy if...

Family Limited Partnerships and Divorce: Structuring the Division

Family Limited Partnerships can present unique challenges in divorce litigation relative to the division of property and debt. It is vital to...

Getting Social Media Evidence Admitted In Court

Knowing the rules of evidence in your particular state is vital to getting social media admitted into evidence. Cross-examination is often a...

Obtaining Discoverable Information in Litigation

Obviously in litigation, you cannot just lean over the poker table and take a look at their hand, but how do you let someone know that you need...

Electronic Discovery: Model Code of Conduct, Clawback Agreements and Quick-Peek Provisions

With electronic discovery, remember that you are still bound by the Rules of Professional Conduct in your state. However, some have proposed the...

Student Records Confidentiality Laws

The disclosure of student records can be important an issue in litigation, including cases involving students and educational matters, child...

Are Disparaging Social Media Remarks by an Ex Protected by the First Amendment?

In 2010, Steve Nash, a basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers, filed for dissolution of his marriage to Alejandra Nash. Nash v. Nash, 307...

Depositions: A Metal Detector in a Landmine Field

Parties often question the necessity of a deposition in a contested family law case. Versus allowing their attorney to take a necessary...

Avoid A "Bar Fight Mentality" In Your Family Law Case

Parties going through a divorce often have the viewpoint that it is helpful to be aggressive, confrontational and hostile in their family law...

Divorce and Credit Card Debt – Known and Unknown

More and more couples are racking up excessive amounts of debt. To make matters worse, some debt, especially credit card debt, is hidden from...

Protect your Financial Security During and After Divorce

A growing number of people are divorcing late in life. No matter what the reason it is imperative to protect your financial security throughout...

Post-Divorce Child Custody Modification Issues in Missouri

The “best interests” of the child is the family law gold standard used to determine child custody, adoption, guardianship, and visitation rights...

Chronic Illness and Divorce

Chronic illness is the leading cause of death and disability in the United States. Experts say it also increases the risk of divorce from the...

Helpful Tips for Single Mothers After Divorce

This is for the single mothers out there who never thought they could make it through their divorce and did. Divorce is draining, both...

Missouri Workers Compensation and Hearing Loss

Injured employees, including those with hearing loss, are entitled to benefits under workers' compensation.

How to Protect Your Children When Dealing with a Difficult Ex

Divorce is never easy and if you think you will never have to deal with your ex after the divorce; think again if you share children. When...

Many Men in Shock at their Wife’s Request for Divorce

For a lot of men, a wife’s request for a divorce drops like a bomb. It is usually the first sign of trouble in the marriage for many men,...

Tips for Adult Children Who Grieve their Parents’ Divorce

Tips for adult children who suffer grief and anguish after the divorce of their parents.

Men After Divorce: How to Recover

Divorce an affect men in a unique manner. Here are some of the challenges for men who are facing divorce.

Settling Your Family Law Case When a Settlement Proposal Is in the Margin of Error

The decision on when to settle a family law case is a difficult one. This article suggests that the time in most circumstances to settle is when...

Supreme Court Ruling: Man Convicted of Domestic Violence Barred from Possessing a Gun

This article talks about an important U.S. Supreme Court decision issued in the case of U.S. v. Castleman, 12-1371. This was a unanimous opinion...

In Divorce: Preparation Helps Lead to Settlement

The vast majority of clients who have a family law matter would like to reach a reasonable settlement. The question is how do they get there...

What is a divorce settlement hard to reach when both parties want to settle?

Parties to a divorce almost universally want to settle their case in a general sense. However, even when both want to settle, parties often have...

The Average Cost of Divorce and What I Can Do to Lower My Cost

Choosing an attorney can be a stressful and difficult decision. How can you be sure attorney is the right one for your needs? In terms of case...

12 Mistakes That Guaranty You Will Come Up Short in Your Divorce Settlement

If you are like most out there, you have neither planned, wanted or prepared for a divorce. Lack of information about the divorce process,...

Workers' Compensation Claim Denial: Hardship Hearing Versus Final Hearing

In a perfect world, all workman’s compensation claims would be honored without scrutiny. Employees would be honest about the cause and extent of...

The Role of the Obstetrical Nurse in Labor and Delivery

The birth of baby is usually a joyous occasion for expectant parents and their families. Since pregnancy and childbirth are a normal...

When a Loved One is Killed Due to Negligence

By definition, personal injury law involves any injury that is the direct result of another person’s failure to exhibit reasonable care.

Employer Responsibility in an on the Clock Collision

It is common practice for an injured party to file a claim with the trucking company when involved in a collision with a commercial vehicle. The...

Hit By a Company Car: Drivers Fault or Employers?

Law of negligence determines who is responsible for a car accident. Sometimes it is clear, sometimes it is shared and in some instances it can...

Obtaining Compensation in Personal Injury Cases

Obtaining compensation seems pretty straight forward in many personal injury cases. In others, you may wonder if you should even bother filing a...

Safe Motorcycle Driving While Carrying a Passenger

Driving a motorcycle can be dangerous and requires safe driving habits. Equally important is knowing how to drive a motorcycle safely when...

Miss and Run Accidents and Phantom Drivers: Not as Hopeless as You Think

Being involved in a Miss and Run accident does not mean that obtaining compensation is impossible. There are some important steps you should...



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