My name is Danielle Diaz. One of the things I've learned in life, both inside and outside the courtroom, is that it is important to not see others as your enemy. Even though you may see the prosecutor as your enemy, he or she is just trying to do a job. It may be possible that you can get a prosecutor or the judge to be sympathetic and get him or her on your side. In order to accomplish this, you need to understand the law. I feel that most individuals do not understand the law, which is why I was motivated to create this blog.
24 October 2016
If you have served as a foster parent for quite some time now, you know how some children are bounced from foster home to foster home until the issues with their natural parents are resolved or until they "age out" of foster care at 18. While you may not grow attached to every child that spends time at your home, you may find a few to which you are so attached you cannot let go.
3 October 2016
It is a common known fact that applying for and obtaining your Social Security Disability can be a trying feat. You could be faced with one appeal after another, several hearings in front of an administrative law judge, and numerous interactions with your disability claim attorney. While most people can pinpoint the reasons why the Social Security Administration denies their claims, many have no idea what factors actually can help sway the odds in your favor of winning your claim right from the start.
14 September 2016
The cancellation of debt usually results in taxable income to the individual who no longer owes the debt. There are exceptions, one of which applies to debt discharged in bankruptcy. Individuals who receive debt forgiveness in a chapter 13 bankruptcy case can avoid taxation on the canceled debt by filing a specific additional tax form with their income tax return. An individual in a chapter 13 bankruptcy case typically attempts to reorganize their payment of secured debts.
24 August 2016
The phrase "best interest of the child" is often heard when it comes to legal situations that involve minor-aged children. Many times, parents will first encounter this term when discussing child custody, visitation and child support during their divorce. It's understandable that the justice system takes a strong stance on protecting the most innocent and vulnerable of those impacted by adults and the decisions they make, and this phrase shows up in nearly every court order that involves children.
5 August 2016
Once you've made that big decision to file for chapter 7 bankruptcy, take some time to ensure that you are ready in other ways. You can, and should, do some planning before you file and you are allowed to do so as long as you stay within the bankruptcy laws. You can get far more out of your bankruptcy if you follow the rules, so read on to learn more about actions to take before you file.