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5 Types of Domestic Violence

When people think of domestic violence, most often they think of a situation where a partner physically abuses a victim. Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain control over another partner. The relationship can be with a significant other, sibling, child, Read More

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Walter Ellis North Side Strangler

From 1986 to 2007, seven women were raped and killed by Walter Ellis. He was able to avoid detection by law enforcement because of flawed DNA records, and the victims were prostitutes. These women had multiple samples of DNA on them and drugs in their system. The Breakdown of the false convictions before Walter Ellis Read More

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Social Media Is NOT Private in the Court

Social media has become extremely popular over the last few years, among teens and adults alike. They post about their daily lives, share photos with their friends, and communicate with one another. It is a great tool to keep in touch with old friends and relatives that you are unable to see or speak to Read More

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Difference Between Divorce and Legal Separation

Divorce is not only emotionally difficult; it’s a major step for a couple. Is a divorce really necessary? Legal separation is another route you could take instead. We’ll outline the differences between a divorce and a legal separation for you to decide which is the right option for you. First off, a divorce ends the Read More

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What Makes Up Legal Fees

It is very challenging to get an accurate quote of your total bill for your legal services at your first consultation. There are a lot of fees that could be added onto the bill during the course of the case. These include: consultation fee, standard billable rates, contingency fee, and referral fees. Consultation Fee A Read More

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What Makes an Experienced Lawyer

Choosing a lawyer is easy, but choosing the right lawyer is a challenge. When searching for lawyers, experience should be a major deciding factor. A lawyer’s experience lays the ground work for how the case will proceed. Items to consider when reviewing a lawyer’s experience are years in business, education, and committee memberships. Years in Read More

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Hiring a Reputable Lawyer

A reputable lawyer is someone who cares enough about their reputation and professional demeanor that the lawyer will certainly have the same level of care for all clients no matter the situation.  You do not want a lawyer who is condescending or demeaning. A reputable lawyer will speak to you in layman’s terms and always Read More

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Basic Steps in Obtaining a Divorce

There is a lot that goes into the process of filing for a divorce. Here we go over six basic steps to obtaining a divorce, from start to finish. Filing your Forms First, you will decide if you and your spouse are signing together or if one of you will be completing the forms to Read More

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Important Questions to Ask Your Lawyer in the Initial Consultation

When initially meeting with a lawyer, you will have a million ideas running through your head. It is normal to not have a total grasp on the situation. You are in a stressful environment and need to make some pretty big decisions in a decently fast time frame to protect you. The initial meeting is Read More

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What Making a Murderer Showed the General Public

The series “Making a Murderer” on Netflix has brought out several issues that defense lawyers deal with on a daily basis. While Steven Avery’s case is very unique there are parts of the case that apply to most criminal investigations. The case highlights how much the judicial system relies on police work with little to Read More

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Divorce FAQs

Q: What is a divorce?

A: A divorce is the legal termination of marriage. All states require a spouse to identify a legal reason for requesting a divorce when filing the divorce papers with the court. The reasons given when filing are referred to as the grounds for divorce.

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