Legal situations come up all the time. In California, it can be difficult to know what to do. This legal resource will guide to and help you find the right legal answer to your circumstances. Start by choosing the category of your legal issue from the menu.
There are 3 main categories of law in California that most legal situations fall into as outlined below:
Personal Injury Law
If you have been injured, regardless of whether it was a slip and fall injury, an automobile accident or any other type of injury, you may have a case for a personal injury lawsuit. There are some things that need to be understood, however, before this type of the case proceeds. First of all, just being injured is not always going to provide the justification for going through with this lawsuit. In order for a personal injury lawsuit to be considered, it needs to be the fault of someone else and some type of negligence needs to be proven.
One of the most important things you can do if you have been a victim and are injured is to contact a personal injury lawyer. In most cases, such an attorney would work on a contingency basis. In other words, they will take a percentage of the settlement, but only after they were successful at defending your case. That percentage may differ, depending on whether there was a settlement provided before it went to court. One thing is certain, however, having an attorney for any type of PI case can make a difference in your success.
“Just what is criminal defense?” This is a question my daughter asked me while I was trying to whip up breakfast one Saturday morning, and I was honestly not expecting that one. At least not out of the mouth of a 4-year-old.
I might have been unprepared for it because I’m not used to making breakfast. My husband normally handles all the cooking, knowing that by the weekend I’m wiped out from all my trials and cases. However, he’s recovering from surgery, so I tried stepping up for at least one meal.
My daughter knows that I am a criminal defense attorney, and has been able to say that for over a year without messing up the syllables. However, this was the first time she has ever asked just what criminal defense is.
I muddled through the explanation the best I could, using her preschool classroom as a very bad example. I asked her if anyone ever accused her of anything, and she agreed. I know some girls have been trying to pick on her lately. I also asked her if anyone stood up for her to help her establish her innocence.
She does have a teacher’s assistant that looks out for her, and that was the best I could do.
Family law is simply a law that legally governs a body of statutes for anyone who shares a domestic connection. This domestic connection is usually between those who are related by marriage or blood. The majority of family law cases require legal counsel because of the high emotionally charged nature of the case.
Most family law cases are a result of the termination of a romantic relationship or marriage. When you hire a family law lawyer he/she will be able to provide you sound legal counsel in regards to various issues such as financial support, child visitation rights, alimony, separation, divorce, and child custody. At the end of the marriage it is common to have all assets and debts legally divided between both partners.
Each state in the United States will have their own set of laws when it comes to property division after a marriage breakdown. Anyone who does not agree with these laws can institute a prenuptial agreement before they are married. If the marriage turns into a divorce then the prenuptial agreement will be legally put into effect by the court.
Family law also includes areas such as emotional and physical abuse. A judge will use family law to protect someone in a dating relationship, marriage, an elderly family member, or even a roommate. The court can issue a restraining order which is used to prevent any further abuse.