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!

What If Your Employer Is Not Paying Your Wages?

As an employee, you have certain rights when it comes to receiving pay. If your employer violates your rights, you can take legal action. If you believe that your rights are being violated, here is what you need to know.  What Rights Do You Have? One of the most important rights you have is to receive at least minimum wage from your employer. Nationally, the minimum wage rate is $7.25 as of December 2016. Read More 

Three Tips If You Need To File A Property Tax Increase Protest

An increase on property taxes is sometimes understandable, especially if it follows a local vote on a tax increase or if your property has experienced a steady rise in value. Other times an increase can come as a total surprise and may even seem nonsensical, especially if the increase on taxes doesn't match up with property values in your neighborhood. You do have recourse when this happens – you can file a property tax protest. Read More 

A Guide To Personal Injury Lawsuits In California

If you want to file a personal injury lawsuit, then there are quite a few things that you need to know before you get started. Each state has different laws regarding how you are supposed to file your personal injury lawsuit. Here is a guide for how the process works in California: What is the statute of limitations? Many states have different windows in which you are able to file a personal injury lawsuit. Read More 

Trolley And Streetcars May Be Nice To Ride But Pose Some Dangers

America is witnessing a revitalization of its inner cities. One facet of this rebirth is the creation of new trolley and streetcar lines. The comeback of this classic form of public transportation is good for both locals and tourists. In some cases, the lines may be more for sightseeing, only covering a few blocks; in other places, commuters rely on them for daily transit. Regardless of their main purpose, these vehicles can pose a danger to the public, largely because they operate on the street level, in close contact with motorists and pedestrians. Read More 

Internet Marketing Can Help New Attorneys Establish A Clientele

So you have graduated law school, passed the bar exam and decided to go into private practice. Starting a new law firm is difficult. You may wonder just how to procure clients. This predicament is one most businesses face. However, for attorney's, things seem to be made even more difficult by the traditional ban against self-promotion.  Well, today's new lawyers are better off than those of the past because of the availability of online marketing. Read More