Yes, You Can Go To Jail For Overdue Library Books And Other Weird Laws

The legal system has been around in one form or another since the dawn of humankind. It's a living entity that grows and changes with the times; at least, it's supposed to. Many people may be surprised to learn there are quite a few ridiculous laws still on the books that could land you in very real legal trouble. Here are three odd laws that might earn you some jail time if you're caught violating them. [Read More]

4 Things to Consider When Planning Your Child's Inheritance

If you have money to leave for your children after your death, you need to know the best way to go about leaving this inheritance. Some people just assume that all assets will be easily dispersed to living relatives by the state after death, but this isn't necessarily the case. You may not know how your children will handle the money and what kinds of obstacles they will face. Here are some things you need to consider when planning inheritances for your children. [Read More]

Guilty Until Proven Innocent: 3 Underlying Reasons for Wrongful Convictions

Fortunately, hundreds of people have been exonerated due to DNA testing, but there are possibly many more who are waiting for an appellate court to hear their case. When you or someone you know needs to be exonerated, some components of your case are more likely than others to contain the information needed to overturn your conviction. Unreliable Eyewitness Testimony and Identification Juries place significant weight on eyewitness testimony when deciding a case. [Read More]

5 Things You Should Know About Child Custody And Enlisting In The Marines

Are you a divorced individual with sole or shared custody of children? Are you thinking about joining the marines and wondering how the decision will affect your custody rights? If so, here are five important things that you should know. 1. You'll Need To Relinquish Custody Of Your Children Because service with the U.S. Marines can involve lengthy stays of deployments, you may not enlist if you have sole or joint custody of dependent children. [Read More]