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How do written and oral contracts differ?

Although there are some important exceptions, if the basic elements are present, an oral contract is every bit as valid as a written contract and enforceable in the same way. Continue reading

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What is the difference between an express and implied contract?

A classic example of an implied contract is your legal obligation to pay the bill after you have gone to a restaurant and had a meal. There is no express contract, but the circumstances and conduct create a contractual obligation for you to pay for the food which you ordered. Continue reading

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What options are there in the pre-filing stages of foreclosure?

There are a variety of options during what is called the “pre-filing” stage of foreclosure: repayment plan, reinstatement plan, and loan modification. Continue reading

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What should I do if I am behind on my mortgage payment?

When you are behind a few months on your mortgage payment, the worst thing you can do is not communicate with the lender Continue reading

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What is Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

The basic idea in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy is to wipe out (discharge) your debts in exchange for your giving up property. Continue reading

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Can my income affect the type of bankruptcy I can file?

Yes, an experienced bankruptcy attorney will be able to review these figures with you to determine which type of bankruptcy you can file. Continue reading

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What is bankruptcy?

Bankruptcy is a legal proceeding in which a person who cannot pay his or her bills can get a fresh financial start. Continue reading

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What are the steps involved in a criminal case?

This is a very generalized overview of the steps of the criminal process. Every case has its own unique set of circumstances that may affect this process. When faced with a criminal matter, it is always best to consult with an attorney as soon as possible.
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If I am arrested, when should an attorney be hired?

If you are arrested, an attorney should be hired, or at least consulted, as soon as possible. Continue reading

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What healthcare providers can a medical malpractice claim cover?

by John D. Holschuh Jr., Lawyer Referral Service Panelist Medical malpractice claims cover claims against any health care provider including physicians, podiatrists, hospitals, home or residential facilities, or employees or agents of a physician, podiatrist, hospital, home or residential facility, … Continue reading

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