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Selfie Sticks And Auto Accidents: A New Form Of Distracted Driving

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You’ve probably at least heard of selfie sticks: those extendable monopods that allow people to lengthen their arm’s reach while using a smartphone or camera to take “selfie” photos. What you may not realize is that they are rapidly becoming the newest form of distracted driving. There have been some spectacular accidents that have brought the issue to light. A few self-deprecating souls have posted their own online public service announcements about the dangers of selfie sticks and distracted driving. Read More»

How Probate Handles Your Family Home

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As the executor of a will, your main responsibility is to carry out the wishes of the deceased. Among those duties are the filing of the will with the probate court and to distribute the property as specified in the will. If you are the executor of your only living parent’s will, you may find yourself with the task of dividing the family home among your siblings. The family home can carry a lot of emotional weight, so read on for how probate handles the disposition of your family home. Read More»

Should You Allow Your Child To Make Custody Decisions?

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Parents of a minor child who divorce will normally have a well-crafted child custody and visitation plan in place once the divorce becomes final. If you and your ex-spouse were able to work together to create a fair plan with the best interests of your child in mind, you know the importance of using your own input, rather than that of a judge. No one can really know what’s best for your child but you and your ex-spouse. Read More»

How To File For Long-Term Disability Benefits

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If you get injured and are no longer able to work your normal job or your normal hours, you might be eligible for long-term disability benefits. The way you file for benefits can really help determine whether or not you are granted your benefits. Here are some tips for filing the paperwork. Use the Right Paperwork While you can probably locate paperwork to print and send in to file a disability claim, you will be much better off if you use the forms supplied to you by your employer. Read More»

The Etiquette Of Divorce: Tips For A Civilized Split

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Going through a divorce is never easy, but things can be made more complicated and challenging when the divorce isn’t amicable or the two parties simply can’t be civilized with each other throughout the process. If you’re going through a divorce, the best thing you can do for yourself is to keep things as civilized and peaceful as possible; by doing so, you’ll be able to find inner peace and move forward with your life. Read More»

Two Crucial Elements Of Proving Negligence

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Negligence is best described as an unintentional action by a person, business or other entity that results in an injury. When it comes to personal injury cases, negligence is one of the most important factors. Typically, it is the responsibility of the injured to prove that the other party was acting negligently in order to be successful with their claim. Given its importance, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with the factors that help establish negligence in a personal injury case. Read More»

Preparing Yourself For A Divorce

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The ending of a marriage, no matter the cause, is devastating. There are so many highly charged emotions that will play out during the weeks and months to come. As hard as the decision is to possibly divorce, it will be harder still if you are left unprepared for life once the divorce is completed. Where do I start? Once you have decided that a divorce is a possibility, you should start by seeking legal advice from an experienced divorce attorney in your area. Read More»

Supporting A VA Presumptive Injury Claim

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Not all Veterans Affairs (VA) injury claims can be quickly proven with specific events. You may be missing some information due to the hectic environment in your military service, or your condition could be the result of military service in general. If you can’t produce direct evidence for specific injuries, consider a few ways to bolster the success of your claim with a presumptive injury approach. What Is A Presumptive Injury? Read More»

Applying For SSD Benefits For Bone Cancer: Why You Should Hire A Lawyer To Assist

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Are you the victim of bone cancer and don’t have the strength to work? It is in your best interest to see if you can get social security disability (SSD) benefits, but you may want to ask a lawyer to assist with the qualification process. Find out below how a lawyer can help you prove how bone cancer is affecting your ability to work, as well as the average rate for legal assistance. Read More»

What To Do If An Oil Company Wants To Drill On Your Land

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If you have fertile land that could have oil underneath it, you might be approached by a representative of an oil company, who might ask to drill on your land. Believe it or not, this happens more often than you probably think. Don’t assume that you just have to say yes, however. Instead, try these tips for handling the situation. Check Your Land Documents Check the documents that came along with ownership of your land. Read More»