About Jewel Caraway

About Me

About Jewel Caraway

My name is Jewel, and welcome to my site! I started it to help people find out more about family law and divorce attorneys after my own experience. I have to tell you--getting a divorce is never pleasant, but sometimes it's the only option. I won't go into details, but in my old marriage I just had to get me and my kids out. But the legal stuff was a pain to deal with. Not to say it wasn't worth it, but it was definitely hard to navigate. Divorce papers, the custody battle--if you don't have a guide and a good lawyer, it is so difficult. So the purpose of this site is to help you work the system. Good luck making a better life for yourself!

Got Traffic Violations? 4 Reasons You Need To Hire An Attorney

If you just received your first ticket for a traffic violation, you might not need an attorney, especially if the violation was for a minor offense – such as a rolling stop or failure to use your turn signal. However, if you've received a citation for a major traffic violation, or there are other more serious issues with your driving record, it might be time to hire an attorney with experience in handling traffic violations. Read More 

3 Scenarios In Which You Should Try To Get A Restraining Order Lifted

When your ex-spouse has filed a restraining order against you for any reason, it's very important for you to respect this legal order. Violating any condition of the restraining order will require you to appear in court, where you may have a charge of contempt of court. There may be times that you wish to circumvent the restraining order, but you'll need to do so legally. This involves hiring a defense attorney who has experience successfully getting restraining orders lifted for his or her clients. Read More 

How Seemingly Irrelevant Factors May Affect Your Personal Injury Case

If you are pursuing a personal injury claim, you should know that the effect of the accident on your health won't be the only thing to determine your damage compensation. There are many aspects of your life, some of them not even related to your injury that will also play a role in your case. This is particularly true if your case ends up in front of a judge or jury. Read More 

What You Should Know About Workers’ Compensation

If you've been injured at work, your employer's workers' compensation insurance should help pay for your medical bills. However, like many other insurance plans, workers' compensation isn't perfect and can be complicated. Before you file your workers' compensation claim, check out these three facts, so you know you are getting the settlement you deserve. Your Employer Should Have Workers' Compensation Insurance It's legally required for most businesses to have workers' compensation insurance, but some smaller business may be excluded. Read More 

Ensure That Your Medical Power Of Attorney Meets These Criteria

Deciding who will serve as your medical power of attorney is an important element of estate planning. This is an individual who will hold the responsibility of making medical-related decisions on your behalf if and when you're no longer able to make these decisions yourself. While it's common to choose a family member for this role, you shouldn't automatically hand it to someone just because you're related. Instead, you'll feel more comfortable being a little more discerning and evaluating a few people in your life based on these criteria before you make your final decision. Read More