Columbia Legal Issues Blog

Head-on crash leaves 3 with serious injuries

When people are driving, it’s essential that they pay attention to what they’re doing. They should focus on their actions and make sure they watch the road for hazards. When people make mistakes, those mistakes could end up causing a serious collision that causes severe injuries or takes people’s lives.

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Don’t make these credit card mistakes

Mistakes with credit cards are one of the leading causes of financial trouble in the United States. Many people have multiple cards. This allows them to spend far more than they would actually make during the month. They find themselves suddenly unable to pay off all of that debt when

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Facing a DUI charge? Make sure it’s legitimate

You were traveling after work and decided to take a break at a local bar before going home. You thought it would be nice to grab something to eat and drink, watch the game and then head back. You didn’t think that you’d have enough to drink to be at

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How bankruptcy can help you escape the credit card debt trap

People who use credit cards to cover their basic cost of living expenses can quickly find themselves trapped in debt from which they cannot escape. When your expenses exceed your income, you may have no choice but to use credit cards to cover those costs. Even if you have been

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Can you request more parenting time after your divorce?

There are typically two sets of custody orders issued throughout the protracted process when a couple with minor children divorces in Maryland. The courts will typically issue a temporary order on the day that one spouse files for divorce. They will later issue a final order at the end of

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Know the serious injuries people can suffer in a slip-and-fall accident

Far from being a sight gag or a punchline, a slip-and-fall incident can be a debilitating and injurious experience. It is possible for people to suffer serious injuries when they slip and lose their balance, resulting in a fall. Factors such as age and health can influence how serious a fall is.

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4 lies you probably believe about Breathalyzers

Breathalyzers, those handy roadside devices that police officers use to determine if you’re inebriated while behind the wheel, are fairly familiar to most Americans. You just blow into one of these devices and let it measure the amount of alcohol in your breath. Then, it spits out a figure that

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Budgeting after bankruptcy

Bankruptcy is widely said to give you a fresh start financially, and that’s exactly what it does. You can get out from under your debt and start again. It offers various ways to do this, such as liquidating assets with Chapter 7 or creating an affordable repayment plan with Chapter

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A five-second text can take a life

No one would text and drive if they knew they were going to cause an accident and seriously injure — or even kill — another person. That said, while we know that distracted driving leads to a lot of accidents every year, people continue to take this risk. They often

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How can I tell if my spouse is hiding assets?

The division of property during a divorce is one of the most tiring parts of the entire process. It doesn’t help if your spouse is uncooperative, or worse, hiding their assets. Spouses can hide their assets for a variety of reasons. One common reason occurs in states with equitable property

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