3 Reasons Your Attorney May Tell You Not To Take The Stand At Your Criminal Trial
15 December 2015
If you are preparing for an upcoming criminal trial and know you are innocent, you may want to take the stand in your own defense. While your lawyer may suggest not to do this, the decision is still up to you. Before you make the decision to testify at your own trial, it is important for you to understand why lawyers often recommend against this. Here are three reasons you may want to change your mind about this.
Urgent Care Claims And The Employment Retirement Income Security Act: What You Need To Know
19 November 2015
If your employer offers you a health plan, federal law treats the insurance as a type of employee benefit. As part of this, the policy falls under the remit of the Employment Retirement Income Security Act (or ERISA), which sets out to protect your benefits. In certain cases, your insurer must treat a claim through one of these plans as an urgent care claim. Find out what this means, and learn more about the regulations that ERISA imposes.
Work In Public Relations For A Publicly-Traded Firm? How Can You Avoid Inadvertent Securities Violations?
21 October 2015
If you work in the public relations division (or are the public relations division) of a company regulated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), you likely spend most of your time managing your company's press coverage -- scheduling interviews, responding to negative reports, and issuing press releases. As a company that depends in part on the purchase of stock to succeed, your employer likely also expects you to periodically provide statements that convey a positive message to potential investors.
What Are the Pros & Cons of an Uncontested Divorce?
29 September 2015
When faced with divorce, it's normal to feel overwhelmed. One choice that should be made early on, with the agreement of your spouse, is whether you will be filing a contested or uncontested divorce. An uncontested divorce means that you and your soon-to-be ex are in agreement about major issues regarding the divorce, such as how your property and bank accounts will be divided. When considering an uncontested divorce, here are some pros and cons to keep in mind: