If you are considering whether or not you need a personal injury lawyer, you may want to ask yourself:

Am I dealing with medical malpractice? Am I dealing with an unfair settlement from my insurance company?

If you answered “yes” to any of the questions, then it’s best to seek guidance from a personal injury lawyer. Personal injury lawyers have invaluable insight and are worth every penny. Here are some instances when you should hire a personal injury lawyer to help you.

When Should I Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer? Long-Term or Permanently Disabling Injuries

If you’ve been in an accident that has significantly affected [...]

Tue, Mar 19, 2019
Source: Legal Brains

DLG attorneys and paraprofessionals are actively involved in the central Kentucky community. We strive to make central Kentucky a better place to live, work and relax for everyone.

On Tuesday, March 12th, Dean Langdon will be speaking at National American Bankruptcy Institute’s Webinar on “Surging Senior Bankruptcies & Your Practice”. Dean will be a part of an expert panel discussing the growing trend in bankruptcy filings of those aged 65 or older. The panel will explore the practice challenges, including unique ethical and legal hurdles that exist when representing older Americans. For more information: Click Here

On Friday, March 15th, [...]

Fri, Mar 08, 2019
Source: DelCotto Law Group
Supporting couples and families through highly emotional conflicts by Jennifer Safian

{3 minutes to read}  Families in conflict or couples going through divorce often ask me how I manage to work day-in and day-out with people in constant disagreement and distress, yet still remain calm.

Well, of course, the first thing that comes to mind is that I am not a party to the dispute. The issues that need to be worked out by my clients are not mine, they are their own. All the pain and anguish that often accompany those issues are theirs as well.

It’s not that I am without empathy or feeling for my clients — quite the [...]

Wed, Mar 06, 2019
Source: Safian Mediation

Florida is a judicial foreclosure state, rather than a power of sale state. In other words, the Lender must go through the court system in order to properly obtain ownership of the home and be able to sell the home. One very common way to default on the mortgage and promissory note, aside from not making mortgage payments, is to not pay real property taxes when they are due.

Related – Options A Homeowner has to Avoid Foreclosure

In most cases, the Lender chooses to escrow such payments so that they are included in the mortgage payment. However, in some [...]

Fri, Feb 22, 2019
Source: Legal Brains
Co-Parenting Drama by Jennifer Safian

{2:30 minutes to read}  Graduations, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, First Communions, school performances: all events that children want their parents to attend together. But what happens when parents are at such odds with one another that it is “impossible” for them to be in the same room?

It’s important to remember that:

This is your child’s special day, not yours, even if you are paying the bill. Your children’s needs come first. Your children do not want to be caught in the middle of your disagreements. Your children do not want to be the go-between for their parents.

If you make an effort to set aside your [...]

Wed, Feb 20, 2019
Source: Safian Mediation

By: Jamie L. Harris

If you are dealing with significant credit card debt, filing a personal Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy may be a viable option for addressing credit cards if you are eligible for those chapters.  In a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, the debt is listed and discharged upon entry of your discharge; however, please note that not all credit card is discharged in bankruptcy. If you have taken recent cash advances or made luxury purchases, the debt may not be dischargeable. Section 523 (a)(2)(C) of the Bankruptcy Code deals with  luxury goods and cash advances. Specifically, with [...]

Fri, Feb 15, 2019
Source: DelCotto Law Group

By: Laura Day DelCotto

I’m reading more and more about ESG – it’s sweeping into vogue in a big way.  I predict that we will continue to see more about it in 2019, including moving beyond the financial investment world.   But how, exactly, do we make decisions that integrate the “environmental, social and governance” implications into the unique situation at hand?  So much easier said than done.

ESG debates interest me because in financial distress settings, we see ESG in action every day, especially that pesky “G” part.   It’s all well and good to issue ambitious and inspirational statements, such as [...]

Fri, Feb 15, 2019
Source: DelCotto Law Group

By: Jamie L. Harris

Putting your company in Chapter 11 bankruptcy is far more complicated that just signing some paperwork.  First, you need to evaluate if all your financials are accurate and up to date. You will want to get all tax returns timely filed and gather all your insurance certificates including workers comp. Depending on the size of your company you may want to issue a press release.  At a minimum, you will want to have an informative session or other notice to employees. If you are going to seek court permission to pay prepetition employee wages, it is [...]

Fri, Feb 15, 2019
Source: DelCotto Law Group

The lawyers at The Ticktin Law Group are fighting for small businesses against companies who give out usurious business loans in the form of factoring agreements or Merchant Cash Advances (MCA).

In many cases, our firm has been successful in substantially reducing debts with lenders for pennies on the dollar. In some cases, we have completely extinguished alleged debts.

MCA lenders take advantage of usury laws to charge exorbitantly high interest rates. Many small business owners fall prey to these predatory loans and are placed under financial stress and at risk of default. A borrower may even discover they previously signed a [...]

Tue, Feb 12, 2019
Source: Legal Brains

What happens if you die without a will in Florida? Any person who passes without a will has essentially agreed to have their assets distributed using rules established by the Florida Legislature. In essence, you’ve just allowed politicians in Tallahassee to write your will for you. These rules are known as the rules of intestate succession.

The following are bright-line rules. It doesn’t matter if you dislike your brother or if one of your children is richer than the others: a probate court would just apply the rules as written. There is no room for discretion when you die without a [...]

Fri, Feb 08, 2019
Source: Legal Brains
Confessions of a Divorce Mediator by Jennifer Safian

{3:30 minutes to read} As Valentine’s Day approaches, I could not help but remember this article which I wrote a few years ago which still resonates so strongly with me, day in, day out.  So I chose to publish it again. Some of you may choose to share it with others who may be going through difficult moments.

When new clients come through my door looking distraught, I must confess – –

I want to give them a hug.

When clients come for follow up meetings, I must confess – –

I want to give them a hug.

When the process [...]

Wed, Feb 06, 2019
Source: Safian Mediation

Here is an overview of the spousal petition process that we provide our clients. Hopefully, you will find the step-by-step explanation helpful, and maybe even become a client yourself. : )

Document Preparation

The first step is collecting documents and information from you, so we can prepare the various forms involved. In a typical spousal petition, the following forms will be submitted on your behalf:

G-28 Notice of Attorney Rep.

I-130 Petition for Alien Spouse

I-130A Spousal Supplement

I-485 Adjustment of Status

I-693 Medical Report

I-765 Work Authorization

I-864 Affidavit of Support

HLA [...]

Wed, Jan 30, 2019
Source: Harrington Law Associates