Facebook has just lost a major lawsuit in which it hoped to gain the right to deny search warrants on behalf of its users. How can this affect you? If you're ever suspected of a crime, just about everything you do online could become an open book for the prosecution. Read on to learn more. An attempt to protect the privacy of users failed. The case began with warrants for information on social media users who were suspected of disability fraud. [Read More]
Auto Accident Claims: The Last Clear Chance Doctrine Defense
In the contributory negligence system, the plaintiff is barred from receiving any type of compensation if the defendant can prove that the plaintiff was responsible in any way. So if you are the defendant for an auto accident claim, familiarizing yourself with common defenses can help you avoid paying up. One of the most common doctrines used as a defense is the last clear chance doctrine, which will be explained in further detail in this article. [Read More]
Military Pensions And Divorce: What Should You Know?
When you are going through a divorce from a military service member, it can be more complicated than a civilian divorce. One particular aspect of the process that can complicate matters is your spouse's military pension. If you are facing divorce from a military service member, here is what you need to know. Are You Guaranteed Part of Your Spouse's Pension? In a military divorce, the pension is viewed much like other assets that need to be divided by you and your spouse. [Read More]
Filing for Bankruptcy: Dischargeability of Cash Advances Used to Pay Off Student Loans
The cost of getting an education in the United States is quite high with the average student loan debt approaching $30,000 in 2013. Many Americans struggling financially are looking for ways to be relieved from their student loan debt. Filing for a bankruptcy is not always an option, as student loans are generally exempt from bankruptcy unless an attorney can prove undue financial hardship. If you think you're crafty by taking out cash advances, which can be discharged, to pay off your student loans prior to filing for bankruptcy, think again. [Read More]