Frequently Asked Questions
What's the difference between a felony and a misdemeanor?
A felony is a serious crime, typically carrying a prison sentence of a year or more. Examples include murder, fraud, assault and drug possession. A misdemeanor is a less serious crime, such as petty theft, public intoxication, trespassing or vandalism. Misdemeanors generally carry a prison sentence of a few months or less.
If I'm going through a divorce, is it necessary to hire an attorney?
While hiring an attorney isn’t required, we highly recommend consulting with an attorney when going through a divorce. When going through any major life change, it’s important to know your rights. An experienced attorney can help protect your rights and assist you in obtaining custody, dividing marital property and any other legal matters as they relate to your divorce.
What qualifies as a personal injury case?
A personal injury case is any case that involves an injury to the body. Common examples include car accidents, injury as a result of a defective product, work-related accidents and medical malpractice. If you or a loved one has been injured, an attorney can ensure you are awarded the damages owed to you.
What are the legal requirements for a will?
The requirements for a will are determined by the state, but the basic requirements include the following:
- The will is in writing.
- The will was created by someone 18 years of age or older (this age can vary state to state).
- The will has been signed by the testator (the individual who made the will or is leaving a legacy).
- The individual making the will is in a proper state of mind to do so. This is referred to as “testamentary capacity.”
- The will has been signed by at least 2 witnesses whom will receive nothing from the will.
What is real estate law?
Real Estate Law is any litigation involving property. This includes homes, commercial property, buildings located on a piece of land and any other form of real estate. When selling or purchasing property, it is wise to hire an attorney to oversee the process. This will ensure the validity of the process and that you don’t miss any hidden terms of the agreement.
What is the benefit of having a business lawyer?
The day-to-day work of running a business leaves little room to focus on legal matters. A business lawyer can handle this for you, so you can focus on making your business thrive. They will work on your side with matters related to the following:
- Business formations
- Employment & labor laws
- Mergers & acquisitions