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DUI Repercussions
June 20, 2017

Last night changed your life. Sure, it may not seem too bad, but your life is permanently marred by your DUI arrest. As you begin the process of taking care of the obligations required by the court system, we strongly implore you to see the legal advice of a competent lawyer. Earnshaw & Cownie Law Firm P.C. has the experience and knowledge to represent your rights in court. As a result of a DUI, the following actions will happen: You will lose your driving privileges. You will be required to appear in court to answer for your charge of DUI.… Read More →

Types of Bankruptcy
March 23, 2017

Many individuals and businesses become overwhelmed by debt. In these instances, bankruptcy may be the best option. Chances are you will benefit most from one of two types of bankruptcy procedures: Chapter 7 or Chapter 13. Filing Chapter 7 Chapter 7 is the best option for small-business owners and individuals who have little or no disposable income. It doesn’t require any payment plans to creditors and essentially wipes out all debt with the exception of child support, spousal support, student loans and income taxes. You can even keep your house and car as long as the payments are current. In… Read More →

What to Do If You Have Been Accused of a DUI
January 24, 2017

Mistakes can be made when a police officer pulls you over, and you can end up being accused of driving under the influence. To fight this, there are some things you need to do immediately. Write Everything Down When this case goes to court, the details are going to be vital. Take notes of everything. This includes where you were pulled over, why the officer stopped you and whether a breath test was given. Shut Down Social Media In court, the other side can use any unflattering pictures they find of you on social media to attack your character. Even… Read More →

Steps to Take After Being in a Car Accident
November 22, 2016

It is impossible to foresee a car accident. In the moment, with emotions running high, the uncertainty and danger can leave you disoriented. Knowing ahead of time what to do in the event of an accident can help you be calm and in control. Determine the Situation Is everyone in the car OK? If someone is injured, do not move them. Is your car in danger from traffic? If so, immediately remove yourself to a safe area. Stop Safely Even if it seems like a minor accident, do not leave the scene. If you’re still driving, find a safe place… Read More →

How an Attorney can Help You With Bankruptcy
September 27, 2016

Going through a bankruptcy on your own can be a challenge. Most people find it beneficial to consult with a bankruptcy attorney in order to get some guidance during this difficult time. Experience Different types of bankruptcy are out there. There are also numerous deadlines you need to meet regardless of the type you file for. It can be a lot to keep track of, but if you hire an attorney, then you have someone keeping you on track so that you will come out of the other side of this all right. Assistance in Court You may end up… Read More →

The Importance of Estate Planning
August 2, 2016

There are important things to know about how important estate planning is. While you may know some of them, there are others you may never have considered. In any case, planning ahead always helps those who are left behind, and that makes it worth the time. Providing for Loved Ones Loved ones will be in for a difficult time when you are no longer here. Smoothing the way for them as much as possible is a gift in trying times. The easier this time can be for them the better. There is no way to make things truly easy, but… Read More →

Dealing With Child Custody Laws in Missouri
May 12, 2016

For married couples with children, divorce can be a complicated process that affects the entire family. When it comes to custody laws in Missouri, there are a few things you should know before you file any paperwork. What Can Influence a Custody Decision? In most states, custody arrangements are made according to the best interests of the child. You may even be asked to propose a plan that will demonstrate your intentions as a parent. However, each case varies considerably depending on the circumstances. Obviously, a previous history of neglect could make one parent more favorable than the other. Unfortunately,… Read More →

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