It's a common scenario -- a man and a woman share a fun evening together, drinking and dancing, and part ways in the morning. A few months (or even years) later, the man may be surprised when he receives a court document alleging that he is the father of the woman's child. However, this scenario can take a bizarre twist when a man receives this same court document from a woman he's never met (let alone impregnated).
- As you consider hiring an auto accident attorney to negotiate a settlement with the at-fault driver's insurer, that insurer may be contacting you and putting on some pressure. The insurance carrier may encourage you to answer questions during an interview, make a recorded statement or accept a settlement you're not satisfied with. It's best to keep your communication with this insurance company to a minimum. Avoid making certain actions and making certain types of comments when dealing with the company.
- Accident attorneys, like those at Hinkle Law Offices, offer free initial consultations to individuals who have been injured because of someone else's actions and who are interested in obtaining financial compensation. That means you don't have to worry about paying to find out whether you have a good case to request a settlement or a higher settlement than you've already been offered. The consultation for a car accident case may only be 20 or 30 minutes maximum, so you'll want to be fully prepared before your appointment.
- A divorce is an upsetting and stressful time for anyone, but people who have spent a number of years staying at home and out of the workforce to parent their children face an extra level of worry. If you're a stay-at-home parent facing an impending divorce, you risk having much of the financial support you've depended on cut off. That means re-entering the workforce with an out-of-date resume, finding child care, and learning to budget your money on a whole new income.
- Depending on your current state of finances, filing for bankruptcy may be beyond your means. While the actual filing fees are around $300, the fee to engage a lawyer on your behalf is much more. Generally around $1,200 for a chapter 7 bankruptcy and $3,000 for a chapter 13 bankruptcy. However, an experienced bankruptcy attorney is worth their cost, as bankruptcy cases filed by an attorney are between 35%-55% more successful than petitions that are filed by an individual.