Archive for July, 2014

How Computer Forensics Outed JK Rowling’s Pen Name

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Harry Potter’s 33rd birthday is just around the corner, and J.K. Rowling’s career is still thriving, despite some setbacks. Rowling set the Harry Potter series to rest, recently teasing fans with a new short story — but that’s it. The author did attempt to publish other books, in entirely different genres, and began the whole endeavor using a pen name. How did that pan out?

The Tweet That Ruined Rowling’s Anonymity

Judith Callegari, friend of lawyer Chris Gossage of Russell Solicitors, tweeted, suggesting that Robert Galbraith, the debut author who recently published The Cuckoo’s Calling, was, in fact, world-famous author J.K. Rowling. Rowling had published the book under the pseudonym, hoping to “work without hype or expectation and to receive tota

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What You Need To Know About Family Law

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There are several milestone’s in a person’s life. Two of the most significant are the decisions to get married and begin a family. Though these are both joyous and momentous occasions, unfortunately however, often times plans may go awry and families separate. In these situations, it is critical to know your rights in regards to divorce, child support, child custody, and visitation rights. An experienced family law attorney will be able to protect your rights and help you navigate through the legal process. Over the years family law has changed, which is why it is so important to know your rights, in addition to

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Are You Experiencing Violence at Home? Find Proper Legal Representation

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Violence in domestic situations is an issue that is widespread and affects women and men alike. About 1.3 million American women face this each year, and about 835,000 men in the country are affected by this kind of abuse every year. If this is a situation that is negatively impacting your life, you should probably contact lawyer for domestic violence right away. Such legal professionals know the intricacies of state and local laws well, and can use this knowledge effectively on your behalf. If you feel that you are being unfairly accused of perpetrating such abuse, hiring a domestic violence defense lawyer makes sense. When you do hire an attorney, you may want to choose

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When Family Vacations Go Horribly Wrong

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Can a seemingly innocent day at the amusement park go horribly wrong? Serious injury attorneys agree; the answer is yes. Although theme parks may seem safe and reports of large-scale accidents are relatively uncommon, most accidents or mishaps on attractions and rides range from frightening to crippling — and sometimes even fatal. What are some of the worst theme park accidents to date?

Woman Drowns On Rapids Ride

On March 21, 1999, some of the inflatable compartments in a boat in a rapids ride burst, overturning the boat, spilling passengers into the water, and even trapping one woman underneath. The legal aftermath was messy, even for experienced injury attorneys. Theme park representatives attempted to defend themselves to Read more ...

Basic Facts and Figures About Bankruptcy

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Ever since the American economy took a turn for the worse (almost ten years ago), many homes, businesses, and even cities have dealt with bankruptcy. Deciding to file for bankruptcy can be a very frustrating and difficult decision to make; on one hand, the paperwork and fees can easily become overwhelming, but on the other hand, filing for bankruptcy is often the only sensible option for many Americans who cannot pay off hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt. These are just a few bankruptcy figures that many Americans are dealing with today:
  • An estimated 1.1 million households in the U.S. file for bankruptcy each year — and it’s worth noting that this figure only includes homes.
  • In each case, the cost of bankruptcy lawyers is usually between $1,200 and $2,500 — and th

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