You know that it's important to have a plan on how your personal belongings and property should be handled after you have passed away. In most cases, people visit an estate-planning attorney to help them create a last will and testament that dictates how such things should be taken care of, including everything from burial wishes to who should receive special pieces of jewelry and who they would like to take care of their cats.
2 November 2016
Many people read fiction stories or watch television shows to take a break from reality for a short time. Unfortunately for some individuals, a fictional piece of work can feel all too real. It's not unusual for writers to base fictional characters on real people, but can you sue the creator if his or her depiction of you is defamatory? You can, but it may be very difficult to win the lawsuit.
19 July 2016
Litigating a wrongful death suit is challenging enough. Wrestling over the proceeds from the case in a divorce can be even more difficult. However, money from a personal injury lawsuit is treated the same as any other asset during a separation, and whether the court will order both parties to share the proceeds or allow one party to keep all the money will depend on a number of factors. Who Was the Decedent?
26 October 2015
When couples get divorced sometimes the question of who gets the engagement and wedding rings comes up. These rings often represent significant monetary and/or sentimental value, so it's understandable the giver may want the recipient to return these items, especially if the marriage didn't last very long. If you and your spouse are parting ways and you want to get the person's wedding set back, here's what you need to know about how the law handles this type of situation and a few tips on convincing your soon-to-be ex-spouse to return the jewelry.
15 October 2015