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 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.
6 July 2016
Extortion is the act of making threats against another person in an attempt to get money or other compensation from them in return for silence. Those who make extortion attempts threaten to reveal potentially damaging information about the target that could destroy the target's relationships and business connections and even cost them their job and livelihood. Many people are afraid to take action in the face of these threats, for fear that their personal information may come back to haunt them.
20 June 2016
When you have been injured and have filed a personal injury case against the party responsible for your accident, they are going to do everything they can to either have your case dismissed or to lower the amount of compensation that you are awarded. One way the opposite party will go about doing this is by gathering evidence from your social media posts. This is why when you're in the middle of dealing with a personal injury case, you should consider these four tips for handling your social media posts:
12 May 2016
When most people think about estate planning and drafting a will, they think about people with families including a spouse (and possibly former spouses) as well as children. However, the reality is that not everyone is married or has children, and this does not preclude a person from needing to hire an estate planning attorney and making plans in case of death or medical emergency. Get to know some of the reasons why you still need to make estate planning a priority even when you are single with no children.