When Elder Abuse Happens At Home

Many nursing homes are cited each year for failing to care for their residents properly. Elder abuse is one of the most common concerns of family members when they place a loved one into one of these facilities. To avoid the potential for abuse some families opt for at-home care. This is an often beneficial option for people because they stay in the home they love and get the undivided attention from their caregiver. Read More 

Answering A Few Important Bankruptcy Questions

When you have been unfortunate enough to experience serious financial difficulties, it is important for you to understand bankruptcy protection. This can be an excellent option for those that are needing to get a fresh financial start. However, if you have limited experience with bankruptcies, you may benefit from having the following couple of questions answered. Will A Bankruptcy Help You If Your Creditors Are Threatening Legal Action? It is an unfortunate reality that your creditors can utilize rather aggressive actions to collect their debts. Read More 

What Is An Alford Plea And Can It Help In A Criminal Case?

When you are charged with a crime, you must submit a plea of innocence or guilt. The plea you select will typically have an impact on your sentencing. For instance, a judge may give you a lighter sentence if you plead guilty and save the prosecutor the trouble of proving the case in court. However, there are several alternative pleas you can make, one of which is called the Alford plea. Read More 

Are You Joking Or Making Terrorist Threats?

Suppose that you "threaten" to blow up a mall, how will the authorities tell whether you were joking or serious? What sets a joker and a terrorist apart? Well, if your neighbor hears you making those threats and reports you to the authorities, then the latter will have to prove the following elements to charge you with terrorism. Willful and Serious The threat must be willful, meaning you must have made it under your own volition. Read More 

Found Out You Were Mocked Behind Your Back? You May Be Able To Sue

What if you found out that your doctor mocked you while you weren't around to hear it (or were maybe just unconscious on the operating table)? Would you feel emotionally distressed? If the doctor jokingly suggested that you had a venereal disease, would you consider yourself slandered? Does the fact that you weren't supposed to find out what the doctor said make a difference? This is what you should know. Read More