If you were caught in the act of a serious crime but there were extenuating circumstances, you may have all the elements for a good “necessity” defense. Here are some fictional examples and real life cases to show you how it works. Robbery Some gunmen break into a bank manager’s house early in the morning. They tell the manager that he/she must go to the bank and rob the safe of its contents.…Read More »
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If you’re in a no-fault car accident and require medical care, you may expect your insurance company to go after the driver who hit you. But if the insurance provider can’t obtain compensation for the medical expenses you incurred during your treatment from that driver, it can place a lien on your settlement instead. Your personal injury attorney refers to this as a subrogation claim. Here’s what you need to know about a subrogation claim, and what you can do to protect your settlement award from it.…Read More »
You probably know that alimony is a court-ordered payment to a former spouse after divorce. However, do you know that there are several types of alimony? Some of the common ones include: Temporary Alimony Also known by the legal term “pendent lite,” temporary alimony is what you pay to your spouse if he or she has a low income or is unemployed. He or she is supposed to use this money for living expenses while you are living separately during the divorce process.…Read More »