A Legal Council Guide

What You Need to Understand about a Probable Cause Arrest

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You’re walking down the street minding your own business. Suddenly, an officer approaches you and says you fit the description of a reported burglar in the area and you’re holding an item similar to one that has been reported stolen. The office places you in custody and takes you into the station. This scenario represents probable cause. If you have been involved in a similar situation, it’s important that you understand the parameters of probable cause so that you know how to protect your rights. Read More»

4 Tips For Making Divorce Easier For Children

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There is no doubt that a divorce can be hard on the adults involved, but it can also really effect the kids involved if a divorce is not handled right. Divorces range from amicable to very heated, but keeping children in mind often results in the best outcome. If you are planning to divorce in the near future, consider the following tips: Consider Family Counseling While you and your spouse understand the reasons for your divorce, your kids may not. Read More»

3 Ways To Help Prove Your Injuries After An Auto Accident

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If you have recently been involved in an auto accident, you probably want to make sure that your insurance company pays for all of your medical bills and any other costs related to your injuries, such as time off of work. Unfortunately, not all insurance companies want to pay out these claims like they should, so you are going to need solid proof that you were injured in case you need to go to court or in case your accident attorney has to present this evidence. Read More»

How to Tell the Difference between Community and Separate Property

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When you’re going through a divorce, chances are excellent that you’re going to want to make sure that you retain as many of your personal possessions as possible. You will not want to give anything up to your soon-to-be-ex-spouse. As a result, you will need to know the difference between community property and separate property. Review these types of property in order to make sure that you don’t give up anything you don’t have to. Read More»

Including Dependent Children On Income Tax Returns After A Divorce

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Disagreements sometimes arise after a divorce as to which party is entitled to claim the children as tax dependents. The income tax consequences can continue until the children reach adulthood. When contemplating divorce, both parties are best served by reaching a mutual agreement concerning future tax returns. The inclusion of any dependent on your income tax return results in a reduction in taxable income. The amount of the reduction is referred to as an exemption amount. Read More»