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September 2017 Archives

Why bankruptcy is usually preferable to debt settlement

Debt settlement services have become much more regulated over the last few years. They gained a bad reputation for charging excruciating amounts to help clients repay and settle their debts, but often they failed in their efforts. These days, debt settlement companies are of a much higher quality and provide a more reputable service to their clients.

Recalls of drop cribs: What you need to know

As a parent, your No. 1 priority is the safety of your child.You want to ensure that every product you purchase keeps your child safe, and does not pose a danger to them. It can be frightening to learn that a familiar product is implicated in the injuries of thousands of infants, as well as several deaths. You might be surprised to hear that drop-side cribs are one such product, and the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a complete ban on the manufacture, sale, or even donation of this product.

Should I settle for a plea bargain?

Plea bargains are very rare globally, but very common here in the U.S. In fact, around 90 percent of all criminal cases are settled by plea bargaining. It offers some benefits to both sides, both the prosecution and the defense. However, some people argue that the scale of justice is what really suffers.

Ademption and abatement

Abatement occurs in a situation when an estate is too small to deal with the administration expenses and creditor's claims alone that would occur. This means that a process of allocating the scarce resources that do exist has to take place. The process of doing this is called abatement.

When can I modify my custody and visitation plan?

Determining child custody and visitation is typically one of the most contentious, emotional parts of any divorce. No parent wants to give up having their child spend every night under their roof. Because of the raw feelings surrounding the divorce, parents also typically do not want to give their ex the satisfaction of getting to spend more time with the children.