Five Things To Bring To Your Estate Planning Meeting
An estate planning meeting can be stressful for some people. Not only is there a lot to think about and to understand, but thinking about the end of one’s life is rarely ever fun. Taking the time to prepare before you meet with your estate lawyer can help the process move along more smoothly, thus reducing your stress. The following checklist can help. #1: Gather all previous estate documents If you have had a will or any other end-of-life directives drawn up previously, especially if the work was done by a different law firm, gather them together.
Children And Divorce: Doing The Right Thing For Everyone Involved
Divorce is hard on everybody that is involved in it. For couples with children, it can be particularly difficult because they may or may not understand what is happening or why. Often, they are too young, or they are sheltered from the arguments that have occurred along the way. In any case, the time will come when custody will have to be determined, and you can work together to come up with a solution, or the court may come up with a plan that you do not like.
Reasons Why You Need A Legal Separation Agreement
Most married couples who want to split up will just split up. They rarely bother with a separation agreement unless they actually think that they will divorce. However, it is still a good idea to have a legal separation agreement with legally enforceable rules for each partner in the marriage. A Separation Agreement Is Like a Trial Divorce Agreement Odd though this sounds, a divorce is rarely a real thing until it is.
Managing A Disputed Loss Of Use Coverage Claim After A Home Fire
Home fires are always a traumatic and tragic situation. Even if you don’t lose everything in the home, your house may be unlivable for an extended period. Many types of insurance will help you get through this period, such as loss of use coverage. If your claim is disputed or denied, though, you need to take legal steps to ensure you get the benefits you deserve. The Nature Of Loss Of Use Coverage
4 Reasons Your Company Should Hire A Business Litigation Attorney For Defense Against A Lawsuit
Running a company can be very rewarding, but even if your company seems to be doing well, it can be served a lawsuit. Even for a small matter, dealing with a lawsuit can put a lot of stress or pressure on a business. If you own a company and have been served a lawsuit, it is in your best interest to hire an experienced business litigation services attorney. Some of the top reasons to hire a business litigation attorney when your company is facing a lawsuit include:
Child Custody And Extra Curricular Activities: What Co-Parents Need To Know
Extra-curricular activities are a great way for children to get outside for some fresh air and exercise. They are even more beneficial when their parents are going through a divorce, as activities can serve as a distraction for what is going on at home. However, it is crucial that both parents stay involved with those activities so that they do not become a source of contention. The following are some things to think about when dealing with divorce and extra-curricular activities:
Miranda Exception: When The Police Don't Have To Read Your Rights
Popular media has probably exposed you to the idea that the police have to read your Miranda rights before putting you in custody. However, these sensational portrayals of legal drama often forget to mention that Miranda rights don’t apply in all cases; here are some of the situations in which your Miranda rights may be suspended: There Was a Public Safety Issue The prosecution may be able to use your interrogation as evidence in court if the police can prove that there was a public safety issue at stake.
3 Essential Things You Need To Know Before Hiring A Lawyer
Whether you need a lawyer to help guide you through a divorce or require assistance after being hurt in an auto accident, take your time to decide which attorney is right for you. Ask for an initial consultation, then be sure to find out these factors before deciding whether an attorney is the right fit for you and your situation. Know Your Lawyer’s Educational History Before making decisions about whether an attorney is equipped to handle your case, it’s okay to ask about the person’s education.
A Checklist For Estate Planning
At some point in everyone’s life, they should figure out their estate planning. An estate plan needs to be tailored to each individual and should cover what will happen in the event of death or a disability. You need to plan for your family and friends and how they might be affected by your death. Most people aren’t really sure where to start where it comes to estate planning. This guide will take you through a checklist of areas that you should cover when it comes to planning your estate.
Injured By A Drunk Driver: 4 Things You Need To Know About Taking Legal Action
Being injured as a result of a drunk driver can be a devastating experience. Furthermore, if your injuries were serious, you may also be stuck with medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses related to the accident itself. Fortunately, you can take legal action against the driver who is at fault, though there are some important things you need to know about the process of taking a drunk driver to court for damages.
3 Key Steps To Follow When Beginning The Divorce Process
Going through a divorce can be a traumatic experience no matter who you are. Whether you are a man or a woman, you are likely concerned about maintaining your current financial situation as much as possible as well as worrying about what will happen with any children you may have from the marriage. If you want to have a fighting chance in court, here are three things every one should do upon getting served with divorce papers.
Getting It Right: Know The Differences In Social Security Programs
The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers two programs to assist those who have an illness that prevents them from working at their jobs. These two programs are frequently confused, but they are very different. Knowing which one works best for your needs is important, especially when you consider how long and complicated the application process is for both programs. Read to learn more about how these two programs are similar, and what makes them so different from each other.
3 Workers' Comp Myths Debunked
When injured on the job, workers’ comp is designed to help you deal with the financial hardships that come from being hurt and missing work. While this type of insurance offers many benefits, there are some myths out there that need to be debunked. Here is the truth behind 3 of them. Myth 1: You Can’t Collect Workers’ Comp When You Returned To Work Immediately You may have been injured at work, but you still continued to go to work.
A Brief Look At Easy Ways To Avoid Accidents Involving A Semi Truck
Since they have a much larger stature and are far heavier than the average vehicle, semi trucks can be all-out intimidating to share the highways with on your daily travels. Unfortunately, accidents involving a semi and a passenger vehicle don’t usually end well for the driver of the smaller of the two, which is why you must do everything you can to avoid being involved in a collision with a semi.
What Is RSDS Injury And Can You Get Workers Compensation Benefits It?
Reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome (RSDS), also known as complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a rare condition that affects the sympathetic nerve system (SNS). The SNS is the part of your nerve system that activates the fight or flight response when it senses a threat to the body. The fight or flight response triggers several bodily functions such as increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, and constriction of blood vessels.
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: Getting Rid of Unsecured Debt and Moving Forward with Your Life
While you may be embarrassed to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you shouldn’t be. In 2014, there were 875,635 non commercial bankruptcies filed in the United States. While this number showed a decrease of 11% from the previous year, it is clear that Chapter 7 bankruptcy is still being used regularly by your average American. When you are struggling to pay your minimum payments and your debt continues to rise, Chapter 7 bankruptcy is probably for you.
Honey Boo-Boo'd: What We Can Learn From Mama June's Marriage Mistakes
The reality show that pits little girls’ pageants against reality stars constantly has some scandal attached to it. The Honey Boo-Boo Show featured a single mom with several daughters, the youngest of which was nicknamed “Honey Boo-Boo.” The most recent scandal to rock the family was the revelation of Mama June’s relationship with a known pedophile and child molester. Here is what you can take away from this horrific example of marriage, relationships, and child molesters in your midst.
Why Kids Steal and How to Discourage the Habit
As a parent, it can be quite disheartening to learn that your child has been charged with shoplifting. This is a big problem, and dealing with it requires knowing why children steal in the first place. Kids steal for many reasons, but these three are common examples: Peer Pressure Some kids steal because they are pressurized into it by their friends. The friends may make it seem cool or daring, with those who refuse their peer’s pressure get to be the subject of endless disparaging jokes.
Can a Store Owner Lawfully Detain You?
Even though store owners and their employees have the right to protect merchandise from suspected shoplifters, there are limits to what actions they can take. Some store owners choose to detain shoplifters, and although many states allow this, there are limits to the practice. Failing to adhere to the state laws could result in charges of false imprisonment, and in some cases, a civil lawsuit. If you have been detained by a store owner on suspicion of shoplifting, here is what you need to know.
Don't Leave Any Compensation On The Table
Some injuries are easier to prove than others. If there’s no question as to whether your legal opponent or the party that caused your injury is at fault, your main concern is making sure that you get the compensation you deserve. Unfortunately, that can be a difficult battle to fight, as you’re faced with income limits of the other party, finding the right amount to ask for and understanding the potential hardships that your injury could cause in the future.
A Few Common Questions About Child Custody
During the divorce process, one of the most demanding and pressing concerns will revolve around the custody of your child or children. There are undoubtedly many questions you have about the process. Read on and discover a few answers to commonly asked questions about child custody. If you believe that the custody of your child or children will fall into contention during your divorce, it is highly recommended that you call on the services of a local and trusted child custody attorney, such as those at The Law Offices of Paul F.
Tips For Handling A Disability Insurance Denial
A denial of your disability claim from your insurance company does not necessarily mean that you cannot receive the financial help you need. You have the option of appealing the insurance company’s decision. Here are some tips to help you with your appeal. Research the Denial Reason Disability insurance claims can be denied for a variety of reasons. For instance, the insurance company might feel that your injury was not serious enough to warrant payment.
3 Steps To Take When Your Spouse Has Been Arrested And Is In Jail
Getting a phone call from your spouse saying that he or she has been arrested and is in jail can be alarming and upsetting. How you react can make a big difference in the legal outcomes that your spouse experiences. Take the following steps if your spouse has been arrested: Avoid Asking Too Many Questions You most likely will want to know what is going on and how your spouse ended up in jail, but during the initial phone call, it is a good idea to avoid asking your spouse a lot of questions.
3 Ways To Help You Build A Strong Car Accident Case
Being in a vehicle accident is sure to be less than ideal on any day. This can cause you both financial losses and potential injuries. However, car accidents occur on a regular basis, and if you’re involved in one, you may need to consult an attorney. It’s possible that taking legal action against the other driver may be your only recourse for getting your money back. By knowing ways to help you build a strong car accident case, these can be helpful to you.
Protecting Your Finances When Getting Divorced
If you had just received divorce papers, you are most likely experiencing an abundance of emotions. Even if the paperwork did not come as a shock, there is bound to be some uncertainty about your future. It is extremely important to consider your financial situation in preparation for the days ahead. When a couple divorces, it is likely there will be some disagreements regarding assets and money. Here are some steps you can take to protect your finances during this time.
4Th Of July Parade Spectator Injuries: 4 Factors That May Impact Your Settlement Case
Attending a Fourth of July parade is an annual tradition that celebrates the history of America and gathers communities together. Unfortunately, sometimes attending these events can lead to injuries that are beyond your control. If you’ve been injured while attending a parade, there are multiple factors that may impact your case. By breaking down various pieces of evidence with a personal injury lawyer, you can figure out who is liable for your injuries and know what parties to seek a settlement from.
Can You Get Disability With A Bad Conduct Discharge?
A “bad paper” discharge can lead to a range of serious consequences including an inability to own a firearm or problems with finding employment in civilian life. It can also impact your ability to receive disability benefits for a service-connected injury. If you are planning to file for disability, here is what you need to know. Can a Bad Conduct Discharge Lead to Denial? A bad conduct discharge can leave you ineligible to receive disability benefits.
Tips For Winning Custody As The Father
It is highly common for the majority of custody cases to be decided where the mother gets custody of the children, rather than the father. Many people feel that this is highly unfair. However, it is often a natural decision for the courts to make because children are considered to be more a priority of the mother rather than the father, regardless of whether or not this is true. In order to make sure that you are able to get custody of your kids, you need to be sure that you show that they are a priority in your life and that you already have room in your day-to-day activities for them, as opposed to having to put certain parts of your life on hold to take care of them.
The Four Main Categories Of Criminal Defense
If you’re currently facing a possible criminal charge, your lawyer may be prepared to argue your innocence using several different methods. While every situation is different, there are four major categories that can be used by lawyers to help prove you were not involved or guilty of committing the crime. Here are the different defense terms often used in court to help prove that a defendant is not liable for the crime.
Understand The Business Of Insurance Claims Before Filing
If you have been in a car accident, you will probably want to get recompense for the damages. If like most people, you are probably short on financial resources. Filing an insurance claim is an option. Doing so can be the right move; however, many people have no idea how to provide the evidence needed to get a decent settlement. They expect the insurance company to feel sorry for them.
Questions The Court Will Ask If You Use Unconsciousness As A Criminal Defense
Unconsciousness may be a criminal defense because you can only be guilty of acts you commit knowingly. However, that is an oversimplification because there are many factors the court will consider. In particular, these four questions will help the court to decide your fate if you cite unconsciousness as your criminal defense: Was Your Unconsciousness Genuine? One of the things the court will examine is the cause of your unconsciousness.
FAQs About Appointing A Guardian For Your Special Needs Child
As the parent of a special needs, you are charged with being an advocate for your child. Part of being an advocate is ensuring that your child’s needs are met once he or she turns 18. To aid in your planning for your child’s future here is what you need to know. Does Your Child Need a Guardian? If your child has a mental illness or other disability that affects his or her ability to make decisions, it is possible that a guardian is necessary.
Should You File Bankruptcy To Stop Wage Garnishments?
If a creditor gets the approval from a court to garnish your wages, you will suddenly start receiving paychecks that are less than what they should be. Wage garnishment is a common tool used by creditors to collect money from people that will not pay, and it can be very hard to stop a wage garnishment once it has started. You can either let it run its course until the debt is paid in full, or you could consider filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy.
4 Steps For Appealing A Workers' Compensation Claim
Being injured on the job can be devastating time to endure. The challenges of making a full recovery and paying numerous medical bills without being able to work can simply be overwhelming to any individual. The best way to assist you through this difficult time is by receiving workers’ compensation. You will need to file a claim to do so, and it’s not uncommon for some claims to be denied. By knowing the steps to take if you are unable to be compensated for our injuries may be helpful to you.
How To Stop Foreclosure On Your House
If you fall on hard times, the threat of foreclosure can easily happen when you are no longer able to make the mortgage payment. You may feel helpless when it comes to foreclosure happening, but there are actually a few things that you can do to stop it. Work with an attorney to do these 3 things. Compromise Foreclosures are not just a problem for a homeowner, but the mortgage company as well.
Patents 101: Four Expert Tips For Describing Your Invention
If you have invented something new and are wanting to license it, you will need to file a patent application. A patent will help define and protect your invention from others. It will also give you the right to sell your invention, should you choose to do so. While filing a patent application might seem easy, you will quickly discover how difficult it can be—especially if this is your first time filing one.
Find Out The Zoning Before You Buy Property If You Intend To Run A Business From Your Home
You’ve found a beautiful piece of property and you want to buy it and build your dream home and a small, private studio for your home-based business off to the side. Or, you might have just found a beautiful old home that has more than enough room for your family and your home business. If you buy without understanding the zoning restrictions on the property, you could find your home business dreams quickly crushed.
When You Can Sue An Employer Rather Than File A Worker's Compensation Claim
Worker’s compensation insurance not only protects your employer from liability, but also protects your employer from litigation if you become injured. This is beneficial to you as well because it is much easier to file a worker’s compensation claim than it is to file a lawsuit. Also, it is somewhat combative to sue your employer. However, there are some situations where you may need to sue your employer rather than file a worker’s compensation claim.
Essential Provisions In Your Representation Agreement
Whenever you want legal help from a lawyer, he or she will give you a representation agreement to sign. This document outlines the terms of your contract with your lawyer. The agreement is necessary even if you are close friends with your attorney, so don’t be surprised if he or she insists on it. The agreement contains many things, but the essential ones include these four: Legal Fees This is one of the most obvious things to include in the contract, and it’s not just about the relevant amount.
How to File a Dental Malpractice Claim
If you had a dental procedure done recently that doesn’t heal and it is causing you pain, you could sue your dentist for dental malpractice. Dental malpractice may cause permanent damage to lips, mouth, and jaws which leads to a loss of taste. Here are some tips on filing dental malpractice claims. What Constitutes Dental Malpractice? Dental malpractice usually consists of one or more of the following criteria: Neglecting to give informed consent Nerve injuries caused by negligence Extracting the wrong tooth or extracting more than needed without patient’s consent Neglecting to detect oral conditions and diseases like TMJ (jaw disorder) or periodontal disease Improper use of tools Not following a standard of care another dentist with similar skills would have followed Filing a Dental Malpractice Claim
Did Your Spouse Die of Heart Problems Right after a Doctor Visit? Get Legal Help Fast
If you made an appointment with your family physician because your spouse was having signs of heart failure or a heart attack, and they sent your spouse home and your spouse died, you need to hire a lawyer. Even though you are grieving and stressed and may not feel like you can take on the physician in court, a lawyer can help you through the process and get you the money that you deserve.
Injuries At The Water Park: Who Exactly Is Responsible?
During the hot summer months, water parks can often be one of the best places to go to cool off and have some fun. However, there is also the risk of some serious injuries. Drownings, heat-related illnesses and slip-and-fall injures can all happen at the water park. When you consider those tall water slides, it’s hard not to imagine how there could be liability issues. So, if you are injured at a water park, who exactly is liable for your injuries?
Maximize Your Injury Claim By Avoiding These Mistakes
While no one expects to be injured in an accident, it can happen at any point in time. In the heat of the moment, you find yourself making rash decisions without stopping to think about what the outcome might be. Unfortunately, you could be costing yourself in terms of an accident settlement. You deserve to be compensated fairly for the injuries you sustained. To make sure you get the most money you deserve, avoid making one of the mistakes below.
4 Reasons To Hire A Probate Attorney
While you may go through life thinking that you have no legal needs, this may change at some point. You may find yourself wanting to hire an estate planning or probate attorney. These attorneys can assist you by helping you achieve a number of planning goals. They can also advise you on the best estate planning choices to make based on your personal situation. Take a look at the following information to better understand the reasons as to why you may want to hire an estate planning attorney.
5 Things Family Law Attorneys May Advise On For Weekend Visits
If you’re involved in a custody agreement as a non-custodial parent, you might have questions about visitation. Others involved, including custodial parents and family members, might also check with a family lawyer. Rules for weekend visits can be complicated. Read on to learn more about some of the biggest things that family lawyers advise on for a weekend visit schedule. Where Will Parties Meet? Meeting places are an important part of visitation schedules.
Five Reasons To Sign A Prenup Before You Get Married
Congratulations, you’re getting married. Sometimes it’s hard to get past the discussion of doilies and boutineers and talk about important things like money. The important discussions like money and who is going to work when you’re married are still in the gray area. Still, it’s time for you and your spouse to consider a prenup. While you might think a prenup is a rude statement to your spouse, it protects everyone’s assets.
Two Tips To Help You Choose The Right Personal Injury Attorney
If you’ve recently been injured as a result of the negligence of another person, one of the first steps you should take is to find a good lawyer. However, because there are so many personal injury attorneys out there, it can be hard to determine which one will work best for you. Instead of wading through the huge sea of lawyers, use these tips so you can be armed with the information you need to make the right choice.
Two Tips For Creating An Effective Estate Plan
Planning for one’s passing is never a task that is enjoyable, but it is necessary if you are wanting to minimize the amount of stress that is caused by your passing. During this process, there can seemingly be a countless number of tasks that will have to be addressed. All this can seem very overwhelming, but there are a couple of tips you can follow to help minimize the chances that you overlook something or there is a problem executing your will upon your death.
How a Car Accident Lawyer Can Help You Sue a Reckless Driver & the Cost to Hire One
If you are the victim of a reckless driver that is responsible for an injury that put you out of work, you can sue. A lawyer can help you come up with a fair amount of money to sue for in court that will cover the pain and suffering you are going through from the experience. Here is how a car accident lawyer can help you sue a reckless driver for your pain and suffering, as well as the cost to hire one to represent you in court.
4 Things To Know About Social Security Disability Benefits
Social security benefits are usually awarded to people when they reach retirement age; however, there is also social security disability for people who are no longer able to work. If you have not yet reached retirement age, but have a disability that is keeping you from performing your job, you might qualify for benefits through the Social Security Administration. You need to qualify and be approved before benefits are awarded. Here is more information about this type of benefit.
About Slipping & Falling In A Business Establishment & How An Attorney Can Assist You
If you have an injury that happened because you slipped and fell inside a business establishment, you may be able to sue for it. You need an attorney to help you prove that the injury happened because of negligence on behalf of the owner. In this article, you will discover how an attorney can assist you with a slip and fall injury in a business establishment and how much you will have to pay for his or her legal services.
Unemployment Hearing Pep-Talk: 7 Ways To Battle Your Nerves On The Big Day
It’s your big day: the day of your unemployment hearing. Thousands of dollars worth of unemployment benefits and back-payments are at stake. You just have to convince a judge that you earned those benefits, and that you did nothing improper to forfeit them. Having reviewed your documents many times in the days leading up to the hearing, you felt prepared. Today, though–the day of your hearing, the day that counts–you’re so anxious that you can’t focus or plan.
Acquitted Of A Crime: What It Means And How To Achieve It
If you have pending criminal charges, you are probably scared—and rightly so. The first thing you should do is hire a criminal defense attorney, like the ones found at Crosby Legal, PLLC, who can help you through this difficult time. Next, you should consider whether you want to plead guilty or not guilty. If you committed the crime, but there were extreme circumstances at play, you may be acquitted of the crime.
What Obama's Recent Executive Action Means For Immigration Reform
Most recently, President Barack Obama took a major step in reshaping the U.S. government’s priorities on immigration by offering greater protections to certain classes of undocumented immigrants. This conferment of quasi-legal status could signal a farther-reaching reshaping of U.S. immigration policy: A Brief Overview According to recent statistics from the Department of Homeland Security, there are approximately 11.4 million undocumented immigrants residing in the U.S., with over half of that number hailing from Mexico.
Five Things You Can Do To Change Your Life And Live Debt Free
Personal debt can be a growing balloon that will eventually burst. It can make it difficult to live and may cause problems when you have an emergency come up. You may not have the resources for things that you really need. If you want to live more freely, there are some things that you can do to remove that cloud of debt over your shoulders. Here are five steps you can take to reduce your debt and live freely:
What To Do If You Are Being Stalked
Being stalked can be very scary whether or not your stalker is exhibiting violence tendencies. Unfortunately, many people do now know how to act when they are being stalked. Here are some measures you can take to protect yourself: Record Everything It isn’t likely that the authorities will just take your word for it when you report a stalking incident; so it is advisable to record everything. For example, you should:
Can You Receive Social Security Disability For Untreated Mental Illness?
If you suffer from any mental disorder or illness that has prevented you from holding down steady work, you may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits (SSDI). However, the guidelines surrounding disability for mental health issues can be complicated – particularly relating to your ability to receive SSDI benefits if you are not making an effort to treat or manage your mental illness. Can you receive SSDI if you do not want to seek treatment for your disorder?
Suing For Malpractice? What You Need To Know About Economic And Non-Economic Damages
Are you suing or planning to sue a doctor, medical establishment, or both for malpractice? If you were injured due to medical incompetence or negligence, you are well within your rights to sue for economic damages. In fact, the people who caused your injury are legally responsible to compensate you. Your medical malpractice lawyer will go over your options for approaching the case with you, and will let you know how much money you are likely to be able to recover in the lawsuit.
Innocent Until Proven Guilty: How Criminal Defense Works Ethically
Criminal defense attorneys are vital in order for the legal system of the United States to work effectively. Many people ask how an attorney can ethically defend someone who is being charged with a crime. It is possible to do this, and takes a special person who is well educated in criminal defense to do it effectively and ethically. Who Determines Guilt? Every citizen of the United States has likely heard the term “
3 Tips For Leaving A Violent Relationship
If you’re involved in a relationship and suffering abuse, it’s important for your well-being to get out of it. This sounds easier than it actually may be, and you should prepare for leaving. Getting away from the person who is abusing you should be your first priority. Additionally, if you have children, it is critical to get out quickly. Knowing specific tips to help you leave a violent relationship can help you if you are in this difficult situation.
Demand Assistance As Well As Cash In An Injury Settlement
Settling for a large sum of money is great, but you won’t be able to put all of the money to use if you’re spending it on bringing your life to a new normal. If you need help getting around town, maintaining a living or just surviving as the settlement arrangement closes, make sure that your legal opponent takes responsibility for your transition. Consider a few negotiation points that an injury victim should suggest to their legal opponent in order to maximize your injury compensation.
The Differences Between Chapter 7, 11, And 13 Bankruptcy
There are three main types of bankruptcy: chapter 7, chapter 11, and chapter 13 bankruptcy. Each type of bankruptcy offers a different form of repayment and protection to the person or business declaring it. If you are in dire financial straits, understanding the different types of bankruptcy can help you make an informed decision that will help protect as much of your financial assets as possible. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Chapter 7 bankruptcy, also known as liquidation bankruptcy, requires the sale of your assets to repay your debts.
When You Should Hire A Wrongful Death Attorney
The loss of a loved one is tough on any family, especially when they relied on that person for support. This is especially true if the loved one has died suddenly and unexpectedly. Sometimes accidents happen that caused the death of a loved one that could have been avoided. In these cases it may be best to seek the help from a wrongful death attorney. Here’s when you should consider hiring a wrongful death attorney: