Does Encouraging Someone To Commit Suicide Make You A Criminal?

Posted on: 3 June 2016

Assisted suicide has been a hot-button debate for decades, ever since Jack Kevorkian got the nickname "Dr. Death" for helping his patients with terminal illnesses take their own lives. However, what if you don't actually assist someone with their suicide, but merely encourage it? Does merely encouraging someone to commit suicide make you a criminal? This is what you should know. You may be charged with assisting a suicide anyhow. There are only a few states where assisting in a suicide isn't considered a crime. [Read More]

You Say "Concussion," I Ask "Depression?": Emotional Results Of Personal Injury

Posted on: 3 June 2016

Injured in a car accident, workplace fall, or dog attack? If so, you may have sustained a concussion. Concussions, considered mild brain injuries, are nonetheless considered a serious matter by physicians. They are, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), "caused by a bump, blow, or  jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. [Read More]

Final Matters -- The Next Legal Steps To Take When Your Loved One Passes

Posted on: 3 June 2016

When a loved one passes away, families usually find that there are a number of legal and financial matters that still need to be handled after the fact. However, most people don't know what those next steps are nor who can help with them. If you're in the position of having to handle a family member or friend's final affairs, here's a handy guide to post-death notifications. Get Copies of the Death Certificate. [Read More]

Why Do You Have To File Chapter 13 Instead Of Chapter 7?

Posted on: 2 June 2016

To find out if you qualify for bankruptcy, you must meet with a bankruptcy lawyer. During your initial consultation, the lawyer will most likely be able to tell you which branch of bankruptcy you qualify for and which is better for you. If the lawyer tells you that you must file Chapter 13, you may want to know why. Here are two main reasons your lawyer might be telling you this. [Read More]