A driving while intoxicated (DWI) conviction often carries with it a host of immediate concerns: legal penalties, fines, and potential jail time. However, the implications extend far beyond these immediate issues. A DWI conviction can usher in a series of hidden costs, many of which linger for years after the event, affecting various aspects of an individual's life. Career Implications A DWI conviction often means more than just a mark on one's driving record; it can also mean a blemish on one's professional reputation.
Many bankruptcy cases proceed through the court system without extra complications. However, some include issues that need to be settled by a bankruptcy court judge. What kinds of issues might need to be resolved? And can they be resolved through a contested matter hearing or an adversary proceeding? Here's what you need to know to defend your bankruptcy case. When Is a Hearing Necessary? The federal bankruptcy rules and state regulations seek to provide enough detail to ensure a fair and smooth bankruptcy case.
Do you feel like it is time to create a will, but you're not sure what to include in it? You'll definitely want to think about the following items before you sit down with a lawyer. Executor Everyone needs to have an executor of a will, who is the person that is going to oversee the will being carried out if you were to pass away. An executor should be somebody that you trust with the responsibilities of handling your estate since they will be making a lot of important decisions after you pass away.
The role of the executor of a will is of vital importance to the estate and its beneficiaries. But what might cause an executor (or personal representative) to act in ways that damage one of these beneficiaries' interests? In fact, there are a few situations where harm can arise. Here's what you need to know about them and what to do as a beneficiary. 1. Selling Major Assets Probate law gives responsibility for estate management to the executor.
Many Americans who are injured due to the negligence of another party have to file a personal injury lawsuit in order to be compensated properly. And while the amount of damages to reimburse you for medical and other costs can be relatively easy to figure, damages for pain and suffering are harder. How is a price tag put on your pain and suffering, loss of consortium, emotional stress, and other non-financial elements?