Too Much Social Security: How To Prevent And Respond To Benefit Overpayments

Several situations may lead to your receiving an overpayment of Social Security benefits. There are rules that you may not be aware of when you begin drawing payments from Social Security. You should know how to protect yourself from being overpaid, how to find out what the rules are for your situation, and how to contest an overpayment claim by the Social Security Administration. Be transparent: keep the SSA office informed of any and all changes. Read More 

Understanding The Differences Between Assault Charges

If you're being charged with assault, understanding the differences between the various assault charges can help you significantly when it comes to bargaining and trial. Below is an overview of the three most common charges and what they can mean for you in terms of punishment.  Assault and Battery  This assault charge is perhaps the most well known, and the least understood. While each jurisdiction defines this charge differently (some separating the two charges completely), a basic understanding can be helpful. Read More 

How Can Status as a Minor Affect a Personal Injury Case?

Filing a personal injury lawsuit for a minor can be complex and present some challenges that don't come up in a typical adult personal injury cases. Personal injury cases regarding children tend to be common because children tend to be more prone to injury. However, minors have a different legal status than adults and are therefore not capable of independently making decisions regarding their legal representative, claims, and settlement amounts.  Read More 

Criminal Law: What You Should Know About Infractions

When it comes to criminal cases, there are three main classifications: an infraction, a misdemeanor, and a felony. Infractions are considered minor crimes and don't result in jail time in most cases. Also called petty crimes, infractions often involve parking and noise violations. Here is more information about infractions and how to decide if you need legal representation. How is an Infraction Different From a Misdemeanor? The severity of the crime is the biggest difference between an infraction and misdemeanor. Read More 

Custody Evaluations: Do’s And Don’ts

If you and your spouse are unable to come to an agreement on child custody and visitation, the judge may order a custody evaluation. This evaluation is done by a court-appointed mental health professional experienced and trained in interviewing children and parents. The results of this evaluation carries a lot of weight with the judge, so it's in your best interest to be as prepared as possible for this process. For the do's and don'ts of custody evaluations, read on: Read More