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Coping With Legal Issues

When I started getting into trouble I became pretty acclimated to legal procedures. Calling my attorney and working out bail was just another way to spend a Saturday night. Unfortunately, the stiffer the charges, the more difficult it was to talk my way out of a bad situation. After so many charges, I found myself slapped with a long jail sentence, and I realized that I wanted to turn things around. Fortunately, my lawyer was able to walk me through yet another process, so that I could make the right changes. My blog discusses how to emotionally cope with legal issues so that you can start living a good life.



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Coping With Legal Issues


File Now Or Later? When Timing Matters In A Bankruptcy

If it's become clear that you need to consider bankruptcy, you may have had one of two reactions. On the one hand, you may want to treat it like ripping off a bandage — the sooner you get it over with, the better. On the other hand, your instinct may be to put it off and hope the situation eventually resolves itself. However, deciding exactly when to file bankruptcy shouldn't depend on how you feel about the bankruptcy, but on whether it makes strategic financial sense to file now or wait a while longer.

4 Consequences of Not Preparing a Will

Thinking about the end of your life and drafting a will may not be the most uplifting activities, but they are necessary if you want to provide financial safeguards to your loved ones in case you pass away unexpectedly. Since it is impossible to predict when you will die, it is important to bite the bullet and prepare a will if you have not done so already. It is also a good idea to keep your will current if there are major changes in your personal relationships or financial status.

5 Things All Families Should Be Doing With Their Money

Financially, taking care of your family's needs can feel like a juggling act at times. According to a 2015 Bank of Montreal study, nearly a quarter of all Canadians live paycheque to paycheque. This can be stressful and financially risky, but there are some things that can be done to help keep your finances under control. Here are five things all families should be doing with their money to keep from getting into financial trouble.

Arrested for Retail Theft in Canada? What You Should Know About Facing Theft Charges

In Canada, stealing from a retail establishment is treated as seriously as any other form of theft. If you have been charged with theft in Canada, your charges will be treated as either an indictable offense or a summary offense. Indictable offenses, or high-value theft charges, carry more severe penalties than low-value summary offense charges. If you're facing a court date for theft from a retail establishment, it's important to understand the basics of theft laws.

What You Need To Know About Sponsoring A Family Member For A Canadian Visa

If you are considering your options concerning sponsoring a non-resident relative for permanent or temporary relocation to Canada, you'll be happy to hear that Canadian immigration law provides several types of opportunities for citizens of other countries to live, work and visit relatives in Canada. However, a significant amount of bureaucratic red tape exists in all immigration matters. Following are the basics of sponsoring a family member for a temporary or permanent visa.

3 Things To Know Before Using Mediation For Your Divorce

If you and your spouse are calling it quits and are ready to file for a divorce, you may want to know what your options are. There are traditional divorces that require two attorneys, but there is another option called mediation. Mediation involves the help of a neutral third party, who is hired to help you make all the necessary decisions pertaining to the divorce. Before using this method, here are three things you should know about mediation.

Getting A Divorce In Canada: No Fault Divorces With A One Year Separation

There may not necessarily be a specific reason for wanting a divorce. Nobody may be at fault, but the relationship has simply fallen apart and there is no hope for reconciliation. Approximately 40% of all marriages in Canada end in divorce according to Statistics Canada. If nobody is at fault, you and your spouse will apply for a no-fault divorce, and need to be separated for at least one year before the divorce is granted.

Solve Problems With Your Employees Through Litigation Services

Running a business is no easy task, especially when you face conflicts. Conflicts in business can arise for many reasons, and while you may be able to solve some of these problems, there may be others that require help from a litigation lawyer. If you are currently struggling with disgruntled employees, hiring a business litigation lawyer could be the best solution for solving these problems. Types of Employee Issues Employees can become disgruntled for a number of reasons.

What To Look For In A Criminal Defense Attorney

Most of the time when you will need an attorney in your life for affairs such as handling your will or helping out with the legal logistics of purchasing a house, you have used a civil affairs attorney. By contrast, if you are a defendant who is being prosecuted for a local, state or federal crime, you will need to hire the assistance of a criminal defense lawyer. Although in many small towns, a lawyer will fulfill the roles of both of these types of lawyers, elsewhere, you will have to look into hiring an attorney who specializes in one or the other.

Tips For Buying, Registering, And Importing Vehicles In British Columbia

Deciding to buy a new or used car in British Columbia can be a confusing process for drivers who are not familiar with vehicle registration procedures. Importing an owned vehicle from another province or country can be an even more complex process. Here are some tips for drivers looking to purchase or import a vehicle in British Columbia. New Vehicles From a Dealership Buying a new car from a licensed dealer is one of the best ways to make sure you are getting good value for your money.

What Can Subject You To A Drugged Driving Charge?

Although Ontario courts have declared doctor-prescribed medical cannabis legal, many of the criminal laws dealing with the possession and use of marijuana have not yet been amended to match these rulings. There are also certain prescription drugs that may land you in hot water if you're involved in an accident or receive a traffic citation and are subjected to a drug test. Read on to learn more about how non-alcohol-related intoxicated driving offenses are handled under Canadian law, as well as the steps you should take if you find yourself facing charges of drugged driving.

Auto Insurance Through ICBC In BC: The Declaration Of A Principal Operator

British Columbia (BC), Canada relies on a universal public auto insurance run by the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC). If you are a new resident to BC, you must apply for a BC driver's license with ICBC within 90 days and purchase auto insurance for your vehicle. When purchasing auto insurance, one of the most important factors that comes up will be declaring who the primary operator is. Determining Who the Principal Operator Is