cross-examination

How to Prepare for Cross-Examination

Criminal trials are complex and, of course, can be very stressful, particularly for the defendant. If you are called as a witness in a criminal trial, whether you are the defendant or not, you should be as prepared as possible for what is going to happen, or what might happen, when you are on the […]

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special needs trust

The Benefits of a Special Needs Trust

A special needs trust is a legal tool designed to both hold and protect assets for the benefit of a disabled beneficiary. The structure of a special needs trust allows both a special needs individual, as well as family members and loved ones, to contribute assets and other resources to the trust and have them […]

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courtroom

What Is Proper Court Etiquette?

Watching courtroom dramas on TV is not exactly an accurate portrayal of what going through the criminal justice system may look like. While there may be some truth in these representations, it is still important to separate reality from TV dramatics. If you are going to court, whether it be as a defendant, witness, audience, […]

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woman seeking a family law attorney

What Should I Look For in a Family Law Attorney?

Choosing a family law attorney can be a daunting task when you may already be in the middle of an overwhelming situation. Whether a divorce, child custody issue, or other family law matter, having the right attorney by your side can not only make the difference as to the outcome of your case, but it […]

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attorney discussing a pour over will

What Is a Pour Over Will?

Estate planning is so much more than a last will and testament, although most people associate the two. Estate planning has a number of valuable legal tools you can put in place to help you accomplish unique, specific goals that meet your own objectives. For instance, have you ever heard of a pour over will? […]

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judge at a trial

What Are the Benefits of a Judge Trial?

If you have been charged with a criminal offense, you may face the difficult choice of whether you want a bench trial or trial by jury. A bench trial is another way to say that you want a trial by judge, or you want a trial where the judge, as opposed to a jury, decides […]

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man signing plea deal

The Pros and Cons of Accepting a Plea Deal

Plea deals are fairly common in resolving a criminal case. In fact, it may even be claimed that the judicial system has come to depend on plea deals to help manage caseloads and reduce the number of cases that go to trial. The time and expense saved when a plea deal is made helps to […]

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How a Prenup Can Impact the Divorce Process

A prenuptial agreement, commonly referred to as a “prenup,” is a contract established prior to marriage by two prospective spouses who plan on getting married. A prenuptial agreement becomes effective upon marriage. While some people mistakenly see a prenup as planning for the failure of the marriage, a prenup can actually serve to set valuable […]

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Couple discussing their estate plan with attorney

Common Estate Planning Mistakes to Avoid

Estate planning puts important legal tools in place that can provide serious protections for you and your family. While estate planning can provide critical benefits for you and the ones you loved, estate planning the right way is very important. There are several mistakes people make in estate planning that can be avoided, especially if […]

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Jury deliberation

What to Expect During a Jury Deliberation

The criminal justice process can seem like a complex whirlwind of activity. It can be difficult to keep up. This can cause even more anxiety for a person facing criminal charges. One of the most important steps in the process is jury deliberation. This takes place after both sides have fully presented their cases and […]

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