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Bankruptcy Or Divorce: Which One Should You File First?

Posted by on Sep 18, 2015 in Uncategorized |

If you find yourself considering both bankruptcy and divorce around the same time, it’s easy to feel like your life is falling apart. But your position isn’t as unusual as you might believe. While bankruptcy and divorce don’t necessarily go hand in hand, they are often connected. Research indicates that debt is one of the most harmful relationship issues. And it’s well-known that legal separations and divorces have a negative impact on the finances of the couple. The court costs and lawyer’s fees are a big...

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Protecting Collectibles From An Acrimonious Divorce

Posted by on Aug 28, 2015 in Uncategorized |

A person can develop a lot of anger and bitterness while going through a divorce that may cause him or her to lash out at the soon-to-be ex-spouse. This can result in the loss of valuable or sentimental items that the person spent a lot of years and money acquiring. For example, a woman acquired her ex-husband’s video game collection in a divorce and sold it for much less than it was worth to get back at the man. If you want to avoid the same thing happening to your collectibles, use the following tips. Draw Up a Prenuptial Agreement A...

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When Is Your Employer Liable For Workplace Violence?

Posted by on Aug 6, 2015 in Uncategorized |

You may assume workers compensation coverage applies only injuries associated with slips, trips, and falls in the workplace. However, this insurance covers much more — and with recent increases in the rates of workplace violence, knowing when your employer is required to take steps to protect you and coworkers from potential physical danger can be crucial. Read on to learn more about the situations in which your employer may be liable for employee (or customer) actions that cause other employees injury, as well as what you should do if...

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Workers’ Compensation: Could You Claim for Avian Flu?

Posted by on Jul 16, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Around 3.8 million Americans suffer work-related injuries or illnesses every year. While employers (and workers) must take precautions to keep the workplace safe, workers’ compensation insurance helps people deal with the financial implications of time away from work. Avian flu is a rare illness for American workers, but the disease could have serious consequences. Find out about the effects Avian flu can have, and learn more about the factors that could influence a workers’ compensation claim for this disease. About Avian flu...

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Five Items You Can Easily Sacrifice During A Divorce

Posted by on Jul 2, 2015 in Uncategorized |

A key to getting through divorce is compromise. This can also be one of the toughest parts of a divorce. With a little compromise, you will have room to work out your agreements during mediation with divorce lawyers. The following five items may be seem important, but overtime, they can get replaced and will help you through divorce proceedings. Magazine Subscriptions Sharing a home with a spouse often involves shared delivery of items like magazines or newspapers. These subscriptions are often prepaid and will continue delivery even during a...

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Can You Sack Somebody On Disability Leave?

Posted by on Jun 11, 2015 in Uncategorized |

According to the Social Security Administration, the number of applications for disabled worker benefits in the United States exceeded 2.5 million in 2014. As well as the financial cost to the U.S. Government, these claims cost American employers billions of dollars in lost working hours. American law protects disabled workers who cannot work, but this legislation does not mean you cannot take action in certain circumstances. Find out why. Applicable legislation In the United States, two federal laws protect employees on disability leave. The...

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Passengers In Truck Accidents Have Multiple Ways To Collect

Posted by on May 19, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Colliding with a big rig is, perhaps, one of the scariest accidents a person can be involved in. If you are passenger in a vehicle, however, you may have an easier time collecting compensation for injuries and losses you sustain than if you were the driver, because you don’t have to prove liability for the accident; you just have to know who to sue. Here are the various avenues for recompense available, and what you need to do to collect. Suing the Driver of Your Vehicle If the person driving the vehicle you were in was responsible for...

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What Happens If You’re Injured after Your Flight Is Grounded Due to a Natural Disaster?

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The recent tragedy in Nepal has left thousands of travelers stranded, awaiting a route home as airlines and other carriers have focused on the evacuation of those most closely affected by the earthquake. If you’re injured after your flight has been re-routed due to a natural disaster, what are your options? What if your only “injury” is to your pocketbook–are you entitled to recover financial damages resulting from your unplanned layover?  Here is how some principles of personal injury law may apply if your...

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Negligence Laws Lets You Sue For Damages In No-Contact Motorcycle Accidents

Posted by on Apr 6, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Although you may drive your motorcycle in a responsible way, the same can’t be said for other people on the road. If you take action to avoid hitting another vehicle and get into an accident, you can still sue for damages even if the other person doesn’t hit you. Here’s what you need to know about recovering compensation for damages in no-contact accidents. Suing for Negligent Behavior People have a legal duty to be careful of other drivers and operate their cars, trucks, and motorcycles in a safe manner when on the...

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Preventing Slip And Fall Accidents From Occurring At Your Business

Posted by on Mar 19, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Personal injury cases can be a big deal for you or your business. If a personal injury case is filed against you, there is an entire litany of problems to deal with: court costs, maintaining the integrity of your business, making doubly sure it doesn’t happen again, etc. The best way to avoid a personal injury suit is just that: avoid it! Of the most common personal injury suits filed against businesses, many involve slip and fall accidents. There are plenty of ways to avoid such cases; these are just a few of the precautions that you...

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Applying For Social Security Disability: Understanding The Process

Posted by on Mar 6, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Experiencing a disability is a devastating time, and if you are unable to work, you worry about how you’ll pay for your bills and support your family. Luckily Social Security disability is designed to assist disabled people who cannot work. However, the process to apply for benefits is long and may seem overwhelming, so understanding a breakdown of the general process may calm your nerves. Initial Application The first step in getting disability through Social Security is to file a claim. Once the claim is received, it is processed by...

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