Divorce Rates Are Soaring — Are You Prepared to Ask Your Divorce Lawyer Some Questions, Just in Case?
Divorce: once thought of as an absolute last resort for couples who found themselves unable to rectify issues in their marriages, they’ve actually become quite popular in recent times, for lack of a better term. Whereas the total percentage of marriages that ended in divorce in any given year in the United States used to be a single digit number, now almost half (41 percent) of all first marriages end in divorce. It’s not easy finding a cause for this, if there is one, though one thing is clear — marriages are becoming much less popular in America as the years go on.
That’s not to say that this developing trend is isolated among younger generations. In fact, a study conducted recently found that divorce rates amongst older couples at least 50 years of age have doubled Continue Reading
Investment Fraud and Bernie Madoff’s Long Shadow
If you’re like most people, when you hear the words “securities fraud” or “estate litigation,” your eyes glaze over. The average American isn’t generally concerned with the insider lingo of financial investment, or investment law.
On the other hand, most people recognize the name Bernie Madoff. Madoff was once a hugely successful investment manager and served as the chairman of the NASDAQ stock exchange. That is, he was thought to be wildly successful until December of 2008, when he was arrested for running the largest known Ponzi scheme to date and losing his customers close to $20 billion dollars.
Ponzi schemes are a form of complex investment fraud in which an extremely high rate of return on investment is achieved not through investment, but by paying returns Continue Reading
Do You Really Need to Know the Personal Injury Law Definition to File a Claim?
What is the personal injury law definition? How do you know if your injury makes you eligible for a settlement? In 2013 alone, there were over two million people in the United States injured in a vehicle accident. Another 21,000 people lost their lives. Statistically, someone is injured by a drunk driver every two minutes.
Motorcyclists are 26 times more likely to die in an accident that car passengers. In accidents involving trucks, the passengers in the other vehicle are significantly more likely to be injured. These are the kinds of statistics that a personal injury lawyerContinue Reading
Answers for Three Common Child Custody Questions
There was a time when divorce was all but impossible, unless one was lucky enough to receive assistance from the Pope, an unlikely prospect. Even through much of the last century, divorce was seen as shameful or tragic. Divorce has become common, which is complicated by itself. If there are children involved, the difficulties become compounded. When this process begins, many issues that have never crossed a person’s mind suddenly become urgent, matters that require knowledge of family law. Specific family law questions should of course be directed to a lawyer, but for parents initiating divorce that need some general knowledge, here are five of the more c Continue Reading