August 19, 2013

4 Reasons to Keep Quiet Around the Police

written by Lane Fitzgerald

Although law enforcement fulfills the vital role of protecting communities from crime, finding yourself on the receiving end of their work often requires individuals be vigilant and aware of the consequences of cooperation.


Police officers simply do not have the time to interrogate those they feel are free of wrongdoing when a situation occurs which requires police action. As a result, if you find yourself being questioned by the police, it’s reasonable to assume that one of three things is going through their head:


Criminal Defense

August 12, 2013

The New Bankruptcy Law – Getting a Firm Grip on the Legal Aspects

written by Lane Fitzgerald

Believe it or not, being broke actually became tougher after new bankruptcy rules came into effect through the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005, a law with plenty of repercussions that debtors will feel for years to come.


Due to reports of too many abusive consumer bankruptcy filings, the law came into effect to reduce the number of bankruptcy filers who could have repaid their debt through the alternative options. While there are some bright features about the new law the overall picture seems to be grim, especially for all those in deep credit card debt.


Filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy is now harder for some people as high-income filers now need to pass the means test or might have to repay a certain portion of their debt through Chapter 13 bankruptcy.

Read on the concerns of this article to know more on the changes to the bankruptcy law.


Bankruptcy Law

August 05, 2013

Video: Dealing With Disagreement

written by admin

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Video Transcript


Title Slide: Dealing With Disagreement | With Ashley Renz, Brad Schweiger and Lane Fitzgerald


Attorney Brad Schweiger: How do I deal with a client that disagrees with me? The first thing is stay calm and be respectful. Usually if someone, especially a client, disagrees with you they have reasons that they disagree with you. A lot of times it comes from confusion as to something that's maybe a hypertactical area of the law or they just don't understand a process.


A lot of things can be resolved just by talking it over and telling them and explaining it to them why there is a disagreement and why maybe we think at least they may be a little but misguided on in any particular area. That usually goes a long way.