Law

3 Features Your Severance Package Should Include

If you and your employer are parting ways, a severance package might be on the negotiating table. If this is your current scenario, make sure you don't get ahead of yourself. Avoid focusing solely on the value of the offer. When you fail to read the fine print, you could miss important restrictions that can affect your future employment endeavors. Careful review is always in order. Owed Money Addition Whether it's unused vacation time, credit card bills, or other expenses, always make sure this money is not being lumped into the severance package.

Important Things To Know When Filing For Bankruptcy

In your current financial situation, filing for bankruptcy may be your best option to finally becoming debt free and start to accumulate a better credit score. However, you may feel that bankruptcy is a scary step. This is usually because of some misconceptions that surround bankruptcy. Here are some important things to know that can ease your mind about filing: You Don't Have to Lose All Your Assets: Many times, as a way to pay off the debt, the creditors are going to ask for ownership of your assets.

It Starts With You: 3 Things You Can Do To Help Facilitate Prison Reform

Drive by any US prison and you'll hear the sounds of forgotten men and women. These men and women are in prison for anything from minor drug offenses to more serious offenses such as rape and murder. According to research,half the world's prison population is held in the United States, Russia, and China. When it comes to the actual number of prison inmates, the United States is number one, with more than 2 million people being incarcerated in state or federal prisons.

Why Suing a Restaurant Over Food Poisoning Can Be Tricky

After planning on having a great time at a restaurant, you may be devastated when a wonderful night is ruined by food poisoning. You may feel tempted to sue the party that is responsible for your illness. However, in most cases, it might not be worthwhile to sue. Proof of Fault One of the biggest challenges regarding a personal-injury lawsuit for food poisoning is whether you are able to prove that the particular restaurant was responsible for your food poisoning.

Hiring a Criminal-Defense Attorney for Your Teen with Autism

There is a frightening rise in violence from and against teens and young adults with autism spectrum disorders. Even when the police recognize the autism in teens, their caregivers are at serious risk. (Just look at the African-American caregiver who was shot in the street for attempting to help his patient, who had autism). Therefore, if you find that your autistic teen has been accused of a crime, you will need to hire a very good criminal-defense attorney.