Have you scheduled an initial consultation with a personal injury lawyer regarding your accident claim? If so, you should know that this initial meeting will often be the most important meeting you and your lawyer have throughout your entire case. During your initial consultation, you will have the opportunity to determine if you have found the right lawyer for the job, and will provide the lawyer with the opportunity to determine if they wish to take on your case. [Read More]
When Should You Mediate A Legal Dispute?
Being involved in a civil lawsuit is rarely anyone's idea of a good time -- regardless of whether you are the plaintiff or the defendant. However, even after a case has been filed, there are several lower-conflict resolution alternatives available, including mediation and arbitration. How can you determine whether one of these methods is suited to your specific case? Read on to learn more about mediation and arbitration, as well as when you should request one of these methods for your own case. [Read More]
Why An RFE Is Not An Immigration Deal Breaker
When the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reviews a visa petition or application, it may require additional information in order to make a decision. When this happens, USCIS may issue what is called a Request For Evidence (RFE): What Is An RFE? If you receive an RFE, you should not panic. An RFE is not to be confused with a Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID), which is a formal statement from USCIS informing an applicant that he or she may be ineligible for immigrant benefits. [Read More]
Are There Cons To Filing Divorce Pro Se?
The term "pro se" is Latin for "on one's own behalf" or "for oneself," and pro se divorce proceedings have become especially common among couples who have no major disputes and want to complete their filings for a minimal amount of money. While these types of divorces can be beneficial for spouses that are committed to a mutually satisfying settlement, proceeding pro se can have enormous consequences for several other individuals. [Read More]