While the experienced attorney at Jake Watson, P.C. can help answer any questions you may have about your legal matter, these legal articles may help orient you before you call or come in for a consultation. Feel free to browse these articles at your leisure.
What is Collaborative Divorce? – This time and money saving approach to divorce works well for couples looking for an amicable solution.
The Basic Divorce Process – Get an idea of the basic steps in a divorce.
How Long Will a DUI Conviction Stay on My Record? – Get an understanding of how a DUI conviction will affect your record, and when it can be used as a prior offense.
More Articles – Published With Permission From Nolo
- Searching for Hidden Assets at Divorce: There are common ways in which a spouse may undervalue or disguise marital assets. To find hidden assets, it may be helpful to use formal discovery procedures through the litigation process. Learn more.
- Dividing Your Property During Divorce: For most couples, splitting up your possessions is a big part of the process of getting divorced. Either you and your spouse sit down and decide together who gets what property — or a judge will have to divide what is called your “marital” or your “community” property. If possible, of course, it’s best to do the dividing yourselves. Learn more.
- Types of Child Custody: Physical custody means that a parent has the right to have a child live with him or her. Some states will award joint physical custody when the child spends significant amounts of time with both parents. Joint physical custody works best if parents live relatively close to each other, as it lessens the stress on children and allows them to maintain a somewhat normal routine. Learn more.
- Alimony: What You Need to Know Before Divorce: If you’re facing a divorce, you’ll have to face reality: Alimony payments (monthly support payments one divorced spouse pays the other) are alive and well in the American divorce system. And if you earn substantially more money than a spouse to whom you have been married for several years, there is a good chance you will be ordered to pay some alimony. Learn more.
- Take Notes After an Accident or Injury: One of the first things you should do after you are injured is write down everything you can about your accident, including details of your injuries and their effect on your daily life. These notes can be very useful two or six or ten months later, when you put together all the important facts into a final demand for compensation. Learn more.
- Medical Malpractice Basics: Medical malpractice occurs when a patient is harmed by a doctor (or other medical professional) who fails to competently perform his or her medical duties. There are some general principals and broad categories of rules that apply to most medical malpractice cases. Here’s an overview of the law and some of these special rules. Learn more.
- Traffic Accidents FAQ: If you’re involved in a car accident, you probably have a lot of questions. Read through these frequently asked questions to find out what is the single most important thing you can do after an accident, understand how fault is determined, what happens if an accident victim is also at fault, and much more. Learn more.
- Car Accidents Caused by Negligence: Negligence is a legal theory that is the basis for many car accident lawsuits. If you’ve been in a car accident and have been sued or are suing the other party, there’s a good chance you’ve heard the term “negligence” kicked around. But what exactly is negligence and how do you prove it? Here’s a primer on using negligence as a basis for recovery in car accident cases. Learn more.
- Felonies, Misdemeanors, and Infractions: Classifying Crimes: Crimes are put into distinct categories that usually include felony, misdemeanor, and infraction. Decisions on crime classification are made by state legislators, and the determination usually focuses on the seriousness of the crime and the impact on victims and society. This article looks at the differences among these crime classifications — from least serious (infractions) to most serious (felony). Learn more.
- Criminal Trial Procedures: An Overview: The many legal procedures associated with modern criminal trials have developed over centuries. States and the federal government follow a largely uniform set of procedures. This article lays out general criminal procedure. Learn more.