A Guide To Preparing For A Criminal Defense Case

When you are up against something as serious as a criminal charge, you will need to truly have your ducks in a row in order to come out of this situation with the best end result in mind. To make this a reality and to navigate the legal system to the best of your ability, you will need to get a clear idea of what to expect, get some guidelines to prepare for trial and shop around for the best criminal defense attorney for the job. [Read More]

Don't Like Your Public Defender? What You Need to Know

If you've been arrested, you've probably heard the line in the Miranda warning about having the right to a lawyer, and that a lawyer will be appointed for you if you can't afford one. Those appointed lawyers are called public defenders, and it's their job to represent anyone who can't afford a lawyer. But what happens if you don't like the public defender that your case is assigned to? More to the point, what happens if you believe that lawyer is not doing a good job for you? [Read More]

The Basics Of Estate Planning For Someone Who Doesn't Have An Estate

Estate planning isn't just for those who have physical estates to leave behind. Anyone will benefit from planning ahead. Here's a basic guide on planning ahead when you don't have an "estate" in the physical sense. Think About Your Business You may not have a home to leave behind, but you may have your own business. This could be something to keep the roof over your head or a widely successful local business. [Read More]

When You Have Disability Insurance: Applying For Benefits When You Have Private Insurance

While each private disability insurance policy is a bit different, the reason you have disability insurance is to cover lost wages if you find yourself suddenly disabled. You will have to take a careful look at your policy to see what constitutes a disability, and see if your current condition applies to your policy. If you believe you are disabled, you will need your primary care physician to share detailed information regarding the aspects of your disability, so that your insurance provider can determine whether to approve benefits or not. [Read More]