You would not think that anyone employed in the field of court reporting would have any legal power at all. To be sure, they exist to record the proceedings of cases and to provide written transcripts of the cases in court. However, you may be surprised to learn that court reporters can change the legal statuses of cases and alter the courses of people's lives. They do this while doing exactly what they are expected to do, which is keep accurate and detailed accounts of what is said and done in court. [Read More]
Options For Married Couples Filing For Bankruptcy
Struggling financially creates a huge upset in your world. When you are constantly worried about money, your family life suffers because of the worry, stress, and sometimes even anger. While it may be hard to accept the fact you cannot pay all your bills, once you reach that point, you should consider filing for bankruptcy. When it comes to filing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, being married does not mean that you both must file. [Read More]
Should You Establish A Special Needs Trust?
Having a family member with a physical or mental disability can present some unique challenges. Caring for these family members requires careful planning and consideration. Parents are especially concerned with ensuring that a disabled child will be provided for at all times. A special needs trust can offer a viable solution for parents looking to plan ahead for the care of a disabled child. Preserve Benefits One of the reasons a parent might opt to set up a special needs trust is to offer access to financial assets without compromising their disabled child's benefit status. [Read More]
Steps To Take If Your Ex Will Not Obey The Divorce Decree
When your divorce is finalized, you and your ex will both receive a copy of the same document, which is called a divorce decree. Did you know, though, that this decree is a court-ordered decree? In other words, you both must follow what it says if you want to avoid legal problems in the future. If you are following it but your ex is not, here are some of the steps you can take to enforce what this document says. [Read More]