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Child Custody: Fighting the Battle

Going through a child custody battle can be exhausting and complex. While there are no statutes that say you have to procure a custody lawyer to move forward with your legal fight, anyone who wants to be successful in court will strongly consider hiring one. At the end of the day, of course, custody is… more

Divorce Rates in 2013: A Look Forward and a Look Back

According to the CDC’s National Vital Statistics System, divorce rates in the United States have held relatively steady – and even dropped somewhat – over the last decade. While the newest information is only current through 2011, the trend is clear: The CDC places the rate at 3.6 per 1,000 people for 2011, compared with… more

Gay Marriage and Law Offices

Great cultural change typically starts with a groundswell of support from those most affected by the issue, grows to include outside alliances, and finally turns the tide of national opinion. We are living in a time of such change as it pertains to the issue of same-sex marriage. While there is still significant opposition to… more

Law Employment in 2013: Signs of Decline

For much of the last five years, the employment outlook for aspiring lawyers has weakened, particularly in major cities across the U.S. According to the Law School Admission Council, law schools in 2013 are likely to see the lowest application rates in 30 years. This is part of a sharp decline that has trended since… more

The Gun Control Debate

When people ask what America is all about, the answers that come back are as diverse as the population itself. Freedom, pride and compassion are but a few of the more positive traits that both patriots and critics of the country often enumerate. Standing behind these traits, however, is a document as important to the… more

When Hiring a Lawyer is the Right Choice

There are times in a person’s life where the need for a lawyer is self-evident. If a process server hands you a subpoena outlining the details of an impending lawsuit, for instance, there’s no question that you need legal representation. But most situations aren’t so cut and dried. Because hiring an attorney can be expensive,… more

Bankruptcy: How You Know When It’s the Right Choice

There are many factors that go into deciding whether or not to file bankruptcy. In a best case scenario, you’ll consult with a qualified financial expert before making the choice. To determine whether or not you’re even at that stage, however, you’ll need to take a careful look at your debt and examine what bankruptcy… more