Things to Consider During a Divorce Settlement

Posted by on Aug 25, 2019 in Family Law | 0 comments

Dealing with the end of a marriage can seem like a personal failure, given how much you have likely put into making the relationship work. But so much can happen between deciding to file and going through the actual divorce proceedings. It can be difficult to keep track of all the different aspects of our divorces, even with the help of an attorney.

If you’re going through the divorce process, here is a list of the aspects you should make sure not to forget. Make sure to mention them to whoever is guiding you through the divorce process — which will likely be an attorney like someone from Law Offices of Baden V. Mansfield.

Child Custody

If you and the individual you are divorcing from have children together, deciding the custody and visitation schedule (if your children are under 18 years of age) will be a large part of their divorce proceedings. Before going through the divorce proceedings, you should have a serious talk with yourself and consider if you would like sole custody of your children or are open to reaching a joint custody agreement with your partner.

Before the divorce proceedings begin, you should sit down and have a talk with your children. While divorce may be the best option for both you, your partner, and your children, your children may not see it that way. The thought of their parents splitting up may seem frightening to them — and the thought of going through the child custody process may make that fear even greater.

Make sure to sit down with them and answer any other questions. If necessary, you may want to schedule a counseling appointment for your children as they go through this difficult time.


Divorce leads to a loss of income — the shared income you once had access to is now gone, and you now only have access to your own income. Alimony was designed to help the transition from marriage to financial independence following a divorce. With alimony, the financially dependent partner is paid alimony — an agreed-upon amount — by the spouse with more income until they are financially stable.

Alimony can either be permanent, temporary, or modified as either spouse experiences changes in their financial circumstances. If you’re looking to receive an alimony payment or know that your partner will request one from you, consider reaching out to an alimony attorney.

Division of Property

If you and your partner share property together, deciding who gets what will likely be a big component of your divorce proceedings as well. Before the process begins, consider writing out a list of the shared property between you and your partner. Make sure to mention it to your attorney — and figure out which property you’d like to hold onto and which you’re okay with giving up.

While this is not a complete list, I hope it helps you keep in mind what you should consider and not forget to address during your divorce proceedings.

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The Risks of Car Accidents

Posted by on Jun 4, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The rules of the road are such that it is every person’s responsibility to look out for themselves and others. Most traffic laws are fairly straightforward. Everyone knows to wear a seatbelt, not to speed, and not to drive drunk.

Still, thousands of people are hospitalized each year for car accidents. Drunk drivers are a major cause of fatal accidents. Other causes include inclement weather, distracted driving, and tire blowouts.

Some of these decisions are well within our control. No one forced the driver to become intoxicated before getting behind the wheel, and no one forced the teenager to answer his text messages on the highway.

Others are out of our control. Acts of God and freak accidents happen every day, and when they happen, it can be difficult to assign blame. Sometimes there’s not even a guilty party.

Thankfully, most of the drivers on the road have both a driver’s license and insurance. Adequate car insurance should cover the majority of fees that occur as a result of a collision. Some scenarios don’t always have a simple solution.

If the person who caused the accident is uninsured, and the victim carries liability-only insurance, then it will be difficult for the victim to get the help they deserve. Some insurance companies even go as far as to victim-blame so that their client, the person who caused the collision, will not be liable to cover damages.

Navigating insurance can be complicated, and recovering from injuries only make the job that much more difficult for the victim. Lawrence & Associates helps victims of car collisions in the Cincinnati area get the help they deserve.

Medical bills and fees to repair or replace a damaged car add up quick. Lost wages can also throw a victim into dire financial straits if they have to miss work to recover. A proper settlement from the guilty driver’s insurance company should help cover these expense and lost wages, so the victim will not have to undergo any more stress than they already face.

In the case of freak accidents and Acts of God, a skilled lawyer will still be able to get the proper amount of damages awarded to the victim. The lack of a guilty party does not negate the need for assistance, and it also does not negate the victim’s right to that assistance. Even minor traffic violations such as driving five miles over the posted speed limit can ruin someone’s life.

As someone recovers from their injuries, they will almost always be asked to go a strict medical evaluation for the opposing side’s insurance company. The insurance company may try and weasel their way out of paying what they owe by denying that the other driver was the cause of the acquired injuries.

Speaking to a lawyer that’s on the victim’s side before the evaluation even begins can make a tremendous difference in terms of the payout that is given to the victim.

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Fear of Falling

Posted by on Jan 13, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Did you know that falling injuries are some of the most common injuries across the United States? And that there are at least 424,000 deaths related to falling?  Not all falls are fatal, but most cause some form of life debilitating injury.

Car accidents have even scarier statistics.  You have a 1/77 chance of dying in an automobile accident at any given moment in time and this can increase in likelihood given the situation.  There’s so much that could go wrong, but you don’t think about it until something does.

I never would have thought that I’d be the type of person to get into an accident.  To be fair, they can happen to everyone, but I really didn’t think it would happen to me.  I’m so careful about everything that I do. I never considered myself to be the type of person that would be in this type of situation, that would have to contact a lawyer because of an injury.

After doing the research, I realized that I was more at risk than I realized and that there are a lot of circumstances where you might need an attorney. If you’ve experienced bike accidents, car accidents, complications due to medicine, a slip or fall, or even a dog bite, you will probably need an attorney to make sure that you receive compensation.  It was overwhelming to see how much preparation and evidence was needed even for an accident as small as mine, especially since I was trying to recover. Part of me even thought about throwing in the towel and not pursuing a case at all.

That was before I stumbled across the Glover Law Firm.  They were able to talk to me almost instantly about the specifics of my case – for free.  Immediately, it felt like a burden was lifted off of my shoulders. I thought I was going to have to sacrifice even more time and energy, time that I should have spent healing, but the Glover Law Firm made sure that I had nothing to worry about.  They worked for me so that I could focus on what really matters after my accident.

Even said, at the beginning, I might have been like you – hesitant and confused.  When you’ve never had to handle law before, it can be difficult to nowhere to start or even who to trust.  I felt much better about trusting Attorney Gordon J. Glover after I realized how qualified he really is. He graduated from the University of Florida and for the past fifteen years has been helping people all over The Village area.  His work has made him one of the Top Rated Injury Lawyers, and he has a perfect Avvo 10 rating. After viewing his credentials, I knew there was no one better suited to help me with my case.

I know the time after an accident is a scary and confusing time – but it doesn’t have to be.  If you let the Glover Law Firm take care of you, you could end up like me: satisfied and on the road to recovery.

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Burglary: Debunking the Common Misconception

Posted by on Jun 24, 2018 in Criminal Defense Law | 0 comments

When we hear burglary, we think of someone breaking into someone’s house and stealing something. However, as this article by Bruno Law Offices explains, burglary does NOT require any breaking and entering. Nor does it mean a theft has to occur. As the article explains, burglary means knowingly trespassing on someone’s property with intent to commit either a theft or a felony. Thus, breaking and entering isn’t required. The trespass portion of the definition means that someone could enter another person’s property unlawfully, or it means that someone can remain on someone else’s property longer than they are supposed to.

Consider this example to illustrate the trespass portion of the definition of burglary. Suppose John walks into a Home Depot at 8:00 PM, which is one hour before the store closes at 9:00 PM. He plans to hide in the store, wait for it to close, and then when no one is around, he plans to take a power drill. As you can see, there is no breaking and entering involved. In fact, John lawfully entered the Home Depot. However, because he stayed longer than he was lawfully allowed, he satisfies the trespass portion of the above-mentioned definition of burglary.

Additionally, note that the definition of burglary does not require that someone steal something after the trespass. Rather, they must have the intent to commit either a theft or a felony. So, the usual example of someone that breaks in and enters some building to steal something falls within this definition, but it also includes much more conduct.

For example, suppose John knowingly trespasses onto someone else’s property and then intends to commit an aggravated assault, and eventually he does commit the aggravated assault. While John stole nothing, he still had the intent to commit a felony. This would satisfy the second portion of the above-mentioned definition of burglary.

Another interesting thing to note about the definition of burglary is that it only mentions the intent to commit a theft or felony. It does not require the actual carrying out of the theft or felony. It only specifies the intent. This intent is also required upon the unlawful entrance of the property. So, if the intent to commit theft or felony comes way after the unlawful trespass, this may not constitute burglary as defined above. However, intent can be very tricky to prove in a court of law, because it is tough to get in someone’s mind.

As you can see, burglary, as defined by the helpful article written by knowledgeable Champaign theft and burglary lawyers, does not only include the individual that breaks and enters a home to take some item. While this type of conduct is included under the umbrella of burglary, burglary covers much, much more. All in all, there are three main points that make burglary unique: the trespass requirement, the intent requirement, and the theft or felony requirement.

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Tips for Employees Losing Out On Overtime

Posted by on Sep 30, 2017 in Unpaid Overtime Claims, Unpaid Overtime Claims Attorneys | 0 comments

The problem with employers manipulating wages is larger than many people realize. Though we all understand the concept that anything over 40 hours should mean “time and a half” (or 1.5 times your normal wage), there’s a growing problem with employers trying to game the system so they don’t have to pay the extra money.

It’s important, as employees, to be aware of how your employer might mess with your hours so you can be on guard against it and make sure you get all the money that is coming to you. Take a look at these 5 common tricks employers use so you’ll be ready if any of them are tried on you.

  1. They call you an “independent contractor” when you aren’t one – Independent contractors are a special type of worker who can control their hours, where they work, and can sell their services to multiple employers. If all those qualifications don’t apply to you, you aren’t an independent contractor, and you deserve to get your overtime.
  1. They put you on a low salary – Just because you get a salary doesn’t mean you can’t get overtime. If your salary is less than $2,000 a month, contact someone to find out if you are still entitled to earning overtime.
  1. They make you clock out early – This is an old trick. If you have a meeting at work, you should be clocked in. if your boss wants to chat about your performance, you should be clocked in. if you are held over with work at lunch, you should be clocked in. If your boss is finding excuses to get you clocked out, you should be paid that money back, and if that puts you over 40 hours, you should be getting overtime.
  1. They average your hours – This one is a little more technical, and also a lot more malicious. According to the attorneys of the Leichter Law Firm, your employer is not allowed to spread your hours out over the whole pay period. How some employers do this is they move your overtime hours to a week when you worked less than full-time. Say you had to miss work for a day last week and this week you worked five hours of overtime. So, your boss wants to take those five hours and put them last week so you don’t get any extra pay. That’s illegal. Don’t let them get away with it.
  1. They “comp” your hours – Another of the more technical tricks of the cheating boss trade. Your boss may be taking your overtime and putting it toward future time off. This is perfectly legal in the public sector, but it isn’t if you’re an employee at a private (non-governmental) business.

It’s important to keep an eye out for these and other possible issues with your employer when it comes to your income. If you look at your paycheck and something doesn’t add up, start looking more closely and ask for more information.

If your boss is doing any of these things, you need to know that the law is on your side. If when confronted, your boss continues these practices and doesn’t pay you back what is owed, it may be time to contact a lawyer.

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