• A Debtor Just Consolidated Their Entities, Will Mediation Be Effective In Our Case?

    Bankruptcy mediation

    In February 2015, the average number of bankruptcy filings was 3,422. Many filings are medical expenses which account for 62% of all personal bankruptcies, but a significant number of bankruptcies that are filed a commercial cases. About 90% of these that file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy have less than $10 million in assets and annual revenues and 50 or less employees. This can cause a company to do a substantive consolidation, which is best resolved in mediation.
    What is bankruptcy substantive consolidation?
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  • Family Law When Should You Hire Child Custody Lawyers?

    Divorce attorney

    There is perhaps no area of the law more contentious than child custody law. The stakes are implicitly high, with the well being of children on the line. And since most child custody cases occur amidst the backdrop of a painful divorce, these family law cases can quickly become intense affairs.
    While some people hire divorce lawyers with extensive experience with child custody cases, not all divorces are contested. Sometimes custody issues arise after the fact, and in other cases they occur outside of marriage altogether. So how do you know when you need to hire an attorney for child custody, and how can you ensure you get the best representation available to you?

    Think of the Children…

    Ultimately, when spouses try and use a child custody case to settle scores, the kids lose, every time. < Continue Reading

  • Are You a Victim of Medical Malpractice? Contact a Malpractice Lawyer!

    Injuries

    Every year, many people are caught in accidents of some kind. Some cause injury, while others can be fatal. For accidents, it?s important to remember that there are legal resources, like law firms, available to help navigate through such accidents that result from medical malpractice or workplace injuries.

    In terms of medical malpractice accidents, the Journal of the American Medical Association estimates that nearly 225,000 people die annually. Some studies, like a 2006 analysis of 1,452 random malpractice cases that the New England Journal of Medicine carried out, reported that a whopping 97% of the cases involved some sort of medical injury, and nearly 66% was the result of a healthcare professional?s mistake.

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  • Intellectual Property Why You Need To Act Now

    Copyright and patent laws

    In today’s world, it’s all too simple for people who want to take the easy way out to copy or pirate another person’s protect. Intellectual property — that is, a concept or product that a person conceived of through original thought — is the cornerstone of many small businesses. Many entrepreneurs have made their money through selling and even licensing their intellectual property. But now, it’s becoming increasingly apparent that whether your intellectual property is music or an invention, you’re going to have to legally protect it. However, intellectual property protection is not something that you can simply get on your own. To ensure that your intellectual property rights are safeguarded, you must consider a lawyer.

    Intellectual Property Protection: What Does It Mean? Continue Reading

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