1. 3 Attributes To Look For In A Family Law Attorney And Law Firm

    Getting a divorce or dealing with child custody can be one of the most trying experiences in life. Dealing with emotional distress is bad enough, but adding legal proceedings can push some to the breaking point. That's why it's important to find the right family law attorney to represent you during this difficult time, one who has the level-headedness and compassion to help you get the most favor…Read More

  2. Why It’s So Important To Have Your Will In Order As Part of Your Estate Planning

    Many people find the idea of wills morbid. They think that if they just ignore it, they'll never have to deal with it. Unfortunately, that's 100% true. Once they're gone, they no longer have to worry about it. But without a proper will in place, everyone else has to worry about it now, and it can be a very divisive situation with your heirs and dependents. So if you care for your family, it's impe…Read More

  3. Hiring the Right Criminal Defense Lawyer Can Change Your Life

    If you've been accused of criminal wrongdoing, whether it's a simple traffic infraction or murder, hiring the right criminal defense lawyer is the first step to getting your life back in order. At TATE BYWATER, we've defended thousands of defendants over the years and have an excellent track record of helping people avoid the worst punishment. What can the right criminal defense attorney do for yo…Read More

  4. Do I Need a Will or a Trust?

    For many, estate planning can seem a complex process.   Because of this, many people put off making these important decisions.  While everyone should have a simple will and power of attorney, some people might be better suited for a living trust.   Below is a brief description and explanation of the characteristics of a will and a revocable trust: Will:  A will is a document that names an e…Read More

  5. Call The Law Firm Whose Lawyers Tenaciously Defend Healthcare Providers

    At TATE BYWATER we have successfully defended prominent cases against healthcare providers in the Washington DC area. We have been so successful because we understand the legalities of the healthcare system and are constantly on top of changing healthcare laws. At the first sign of trouble, contact us in case preventive steps can be taken. We can provide the following services and more. Represent…Read More

  6. When You Need a Family Law Attorney, Find The Law Firm That Listens

    If you are going through a divorce or are still having legal problems with your ex-spouse after a divorce, we want you to keep something in mind...you have rights, and we're there to defend you. At the TATE BYWATER law firm, we understand that every relationship is different, and therefore no two relationships end in the same way. That's why it's important to open the lines of communication as mu…Read More

  7. Honoring Our Veterans by Helping Them

    It's hard to express enough gratitude for those who put their lives on the line for all of us in defense of freedom. The heart of a veteran reflects the soul and bravery of America.  But along with their great courage on the battlefields of war too often they return home with physical and emotional scars that require healing and help. If you are a veteran, have a loved one or acquaintance who is…Read More

  8. I Can’t Get No Satisfaction

    Written contracts come in many forms and sizes, from something as simple as an agreement to purchase wheat up to the most complex international business agreements. One thing all legal contracts have in common is that courts can enforce contracts and issue judgments against a party if they fail to comply with contract conditions. Breaking a contract or a part of a contract is known as a breach of …Read More

  9. I’ve Been In A Car Accident! What Do I Do Next?

    The first moments after a car accident can be overwhelming, but it's important to keep calm.  The trauma and excitement (not the good kind) of an accident is unexpected and hopefully rare.  Your car is damaged, sometimes a total loss, and you may also be dealing with the physical and emotional trauma of bodily injury.  If you wish to be adequately compensated for your vehicle damage and your i…Read More

  10. Spare the Rod and Spoil the Child

    "Spare the rod and spoil the child" the saying goes. With origins in the Bible (Proverbs 13:24) but with more secular meaning today it has come to embody the idea that corporal punishment may be necessary to correct childish behavior and to instill and enforce values in a child. The most common form of corporal punishment is spanking; more dramatic forms of corporal punishment may be the use of a …Read More