What damages am I entitled to if I am injured?

Generally, the damages available in personal injury actions can be broken down into two categories, pecuniary and nonpecuniary. Pecuniary damages are those that can be measured monetarily. Reasonable expenses for past and future medical care, treatment, and services are compensable monetary damages. Another area of damages that can be measured monetarily is past and future… Read More »

SHOULD I JUST PAY THE TICKET?

Question: I hit a patch of ice and slid off the road into a ditch. I wasn’t able to get my car out of the ditch until the next day. A few days later I received a ticket in the mail for failing to report an accident. How much could a ticket like this cost… Read More »

How is Child Support calculated?

There are a number of different factors used to determine how much the child support obligation will be. First and foremost are are the incomes of the parties and the number of overnights that the children will spend with each parent over the year. Other factors are the amount paid for day care (if a… Read More »

Every year I make a resolution to get my estate plan done, but I keep putting it off. I don’t know whether I need a Will or a Trust, or what other planning I should do. What’s the best way to get started?

This is a great question. Like you, many people make a New Year’s resolution to get their estate planning done, or update old estate planning, but then don’t follow through because they don’t know where to start. I’ll give you two options that will make it easy for you to get started. First, you can… Read More »

My ex-friend and I own property together as Tenants in Common. About a year ago my friend quit paying ½ of the taxes and expenses on the property, including the utilities. Can I sue him to recover his share of these expenses and costs?

The simple answer I yes. However the costs relating to this type of action can be prohibitive. The suit is for contribution, but, again, it can be expensive. You can force a sale of the property through another suit asking for the property to be partitioned or sold. The court will supervise any such action…. Read More »