Insights Into How Our Legal System Works

Insights Into How Our Legal System Works

  • What The "Best Interest Of The Child" Means For Child Custody Cases

    Children evoke strong emotions, and those going through a divorce can be especially vulnerable to issues about child custody. It's not surprising that issues that concern minor children are among the most contentious and volatile to appear in family court, and if you and your spouse are not able to decide these issues on your own a judge will decide. Family court judges use several means of evaluating the fitness of a custodial parent, but the guiding principle is always to do what is in the best interest of the child.

  • How Quitting Your Job Could Lead To A Court Case

    Most employees assume that it's their right to walk out and quit without notice if they can't take it anymore at a job, and in most cases they're right. However, in some cases employers do have the right to sue employees who quit without notice or who pursue certain job opportunities after leaving. Find out what actions could land you in hot water and what to do in case it ever happens to you.

  • Avoid These 3 Mistakes In Your Workers' Compensation Claim

    No one expects to be injured on the job, but it happens--oftentimes when you least expect it. One minute you are doing your job, the next minute a heavy piece of equipment falls on your foot or a forklift driver hits you because they didn't see you there. Workplace injuries occur more often than you think. While you can control your own actions, you cannot predict what someone else is going to do.

  • Three Things That May Complicate Your Car Accident Claim

    A car accident claim may not be as complicated as, say, a defective product claim. However, this doesn't mean everything will run efficiently when you start processing your claim. Complications may arise and make your settlement payday a mirage. Here are some of the possible complications: Admission Against Interest Statement An admission of interest statement is one that has the potential to hurt your case. Courts admit such statements in court because they believe a person cannot lie if the lie has the potential of getting him or her into trouble with the law.

  • Injured at Work? Should You File For Workers' Comp or a Civil Claim?

    If you have suffered an on-the-job injury like millions of people do each year, then it is likely that you need some form of compensation. However, one of the primary questions that injured workers have is whether they should accept the workers' compensation benefits that they are offered or attempt to file a third-party lawsuit in civil court. Under most circumstances, you can't do both. However, because each work and injury situation is different, it is important to consider both options and see if it is even possible to do both.

  • About Me

    Insights Into How Our Legal System Works

    Hello, I'm Christina Miller. Have you ever been fascinated with why the law works the way it does? Ever since I was in junior high, I had an intense interest in anything related to our legal system, whether it be a crime drama on television, a judge show or a legal case covered on the news. I followed it all. As time progressed, I began learning about how the actual legal system worked and not just the fictionalized version of our legal system. This has lead me to start writing my own blog posts about law that I hope will help others.

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