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Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: When Not To File

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Are you overwhelmed by debt to the point that you’re considering filing for chapter 7 bankruptcy? If so, then you should be aware that filing chapter 7 is a decision that’s not to be taken lightly; while it can be a great choice for those in dire financial straits, the fact remains that a bankruptcy stays on your credit report for many years and can make it difficult to obtain new loans and lines of credit in the future. Read More»

Getting Your Criminal Record Expunged

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A criminal record can still cause difficulties in your life long after doing the time or completing any other sentences associated with the conviction. Finding a job could prove difficult, as most employers do a background check to before hiring you, while landlords may refuse to rent or schools refuse to enroll you as long as you have been convicted of a crime or arrested in the past. Luckily, you may be able to put a past crime behind you forever and be able to legally claim that you were never charged or convicted. Read More»

Is Your Employer Avoiding Your on the Job Injury?

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You were hurt on the job, and all of a sudden your employer is trying to put the blame on you, what are you supposed to do? You need to hire a lawyer to go through your case quickly, so you can get the payment that you deserve. You were injured working hard for your employer, and it isn’t fair that they want to wipe their hands of the situation, without paying anything. Read More»

Can You Receive Workers Compensation For Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?

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If you work in a fast-paced, high-risk environment – such as a police or fire department, prison, or emergency room – you may occasionally find yourself feeling stressed, depressed, or jumpy. But when these feelings begin to overshadow your normal mental state, it could be a sign of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Are you able to submit a workers compensation claim to your employer for the infliction of this emotional distress, or is it merely an unfortunate side effect of a high-stress job? Read More»

Non-Custodial And Court Ordered Joint Custodians: Filing Dependents On Taxes

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Are you a divorcee whose dependent children live with the other parent? If so, you may experience issues when it comes to filing taxes. You may or may not fully understand the legalities of your divorce decree and how the decree applies to your tax filings. Understanding the law can help make differences of opinion more amicable.  Determining Who Will Claim Dependents Non-custodial parents may not always legally claim children on taxes, even if they paying child support, health insurance, and taking care of other financial obligations. Read More»

Possible Outcomes Apart From Going To Prison

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Serving jail time or paying a monetary fine isn’t the only result of being found guilty in court. The judge can give you other forms of sentences such as: Probation If you are put on probation, then it means that you are exempted from going to jail if you follow some specific court orders. A probation officer will be tasked with ensuring that you adhere to all these orders. These court orders may include: Read More»

Financial Snags: How To Give Your Parents Custody Of Your Child

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You may be worried about your child’s well-being because your financial situation is inadequate for your child and you know he or she will be better off living with your parents. Giving your parents temporary custody is not hard. The following guide will help make the transition successful.  A Few Legal Tips The following is a list of things that you should consider before giving custody to your parents: Determine the length of stay. Read More»

4 Mistakes Teen Drivers Make When They Get Into An Accident

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When your child is ready to learn how to drive, it can be both exciting and scary at the same time. However, with your guidance, you can take away much of the fear. This is why you should know of the top four mistakes that teen drivers make when they get into a car accident. If your child were to get into an accident, you would want to be sure that they would know what to do to help the situation go as smoothly as possible. Read More»

Your Responsibilities As A Plaintiff In A Personal Injury Case

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If you will be filing a personal injury claim, you should know that as a plaintiff, you will a responsibility to mitigate (lessen) your damages. There are several areas you need to pay attention to, to make sure you will be fully eligible for a successful settlement. Medical Attention After you have been injured, it is necessary to seek prompt medical attention and follow the advice of your physician. If you are employed, you also need to see the medical professional that your employer has designated if you need time off to recuperate, so as to keep your job and collect any benefits due you. Read More»

Injured On The Job? 4 Pitfalls You Should Avoid While You're Out On Workers Compensation

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If you’re collecting workers compensation, there are some very important things that you shouldn’t do. Everyone will tell you what you should do when you’ve been injured on the job, but they rarely tell you about the things that could harm your case. So before you do something that could jeopardize your workers compensation case, here’s a list of things you shouldn’t do while you’re case is proceeding through the court system. Read More»