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Criminal Child Abuse

Child abuse as a criminal offense covers a wide range of injuries or harmful conduct inflicted upon a child. Every state has its own definition of criminal child abuse that declares who is a minor, what behavior constitutes criminal conduct, and what penalties are at stake for a conviction. Whether… Read More

How to File for Divorce in Michigan

Filing for divorce is never an easy choice, but Michigan law aims to make the process as straightforward as possible. The state provides an online self-help center to aid with the process and lays out a number of requirements and deadlines to guide you. However, working with a Michigan divorce… Read More

Final Paycheck Rules by State

Leaving your employer and a steady paycheck is an intimidating prospect, even if you are leaving on good terms or you have a new position lined up. Whether you quit your current job or were laid off, most people in your position find themselves wondering, “When will I get my… Read More

How to File for Divorce in Florida

Florida refers to divorce as a dissolution of marriage. The timeline and the ultimate resolution of your marriage dissolution can depend on your spouse’s response and any disagreements on the terms of your divorce. There are a number of issues you will need to address when filing for divorce, such as… Read More

Comparative and Contributory Negligence Laws by State

Accidents happen, sometimes through no fault of our own. Sometimes we may even contribute to the accident or worsen our own injuries, even if someone else started the accident. The court accounts for the fault of the injured parties to determine how much damages should be awarded or if… Read More

Is Cockfighting Legal in the United States?

Cockfighting is one of the earliest recorded spectator sports, dating back centuries. These fights consist of two birds or roosters being placed in a small fighting ring, known as a cock pit, to battle until one of the roosters kills the other. Although cockfights are illegal in all 50 states,… Read More

Nursing Home Neglect

While nursing homes promise to ensure the health and well-being of our older loved ones, nursing home neglect does happen. Nursing home neglect can present itself in many ways, such as failing to provide: Appropriate and clean clothingAdequate and healthy foodTimely medical careAccess to medicationsSupervision or assistance with daily… Read More

How to File for Divorce in Texas

Ending a marriage is difficult, but familiarizing yourself with Texas divorce law can help prepare you for this new phase. Some divorces can be straightforward, but others involve complex legal issues such as dividing up property or determining child custody and visitation rights. If there are children involved, there are added… Read More

What is the State Criminal Process and Procedure?

The procedure of a state criminal case greatly depends on where the criminal charges are filed and prosecuted. Local, state, and federal governments each have their own rules of criminal procedure.  Whether you have been charged with a crime, you are a suspect in a case, or have a loved one facing prosecution, learn more about… Read More

DUI Expungements

If you have been arrested or convicted of driving under the influence, it may be possible to have the offense expunged from your criminal record. Expungement removes any record of the arrest or conviction as if it never occurred. This differs from record sealing, which only hides the record and… Read More