Controlling Your Legacy

3 Reasons Foster Parents Could Need A Family Law Attorney

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In the United States alone there are more than a half a million children who end up in foster care every year. Without those good-hearted individuals who are willing to step up and take care of these children, it would be a drastic burden on the localized governments to take charge and make sure these youngsters have a place to stay. If you are a foster parent, you may feel like there is enough respect for what you do that you would never be faced with the need for a lawyer. Read More»

Workers Compensation Benefits: Repetitive Stress Injuries

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Most people think of workers compensation as a program that compensates workers for an accident, such as a fall, that occurs on the job, but it can also cover other situations. For example, if you suffer from a repetitive stress injury, or RSI, caused by your job, you might be eligible for benefits from workers compensation. This article takes a look at some of the key considerations surrounding this issue.  Background   At one point, workers compensation laws only applied to those who suffered an injury from a single unfortunate event that left them unable to perform their job. Read More»

Why Married Couples Find It Challenging To File For Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

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Married and single persons face different challenges when filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.  If you are married, you shouldn’t use a single friend’s bankruptcy process as a yardstick for your application. Some of the unique challenges to prepare for include: Passing the Means Test  Chapter 7 bankruptcy process has a means test, which is designed to ensure that only those who can’t truly pay their debts get the discharge. If you have a reasonable disposable income, which is the money you are left with after paying your allowed monthly expenses, then you may not qualify for the bankruptcy. Read More»

Tips For Paying Your Bills While You Wait For Disability

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Social Security Disability isn’t always easy to get. The application alone can be intimidating, and while you’re waiting for a decision, it can be stressful and overwhelming. When you add to that the financial struggles that often come from the loss of work, it can be a difficult time. If you’re wondering how you will cover the bills while you’re waiting for your disability decision, you’re not without options. Here are a few things to consider when you’re trying to make ends meet. Read More»

Understanding The Difference Between No-Fault And Uncontested Divorces

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There are two primary factors which must first be determined prior to filing for a divorce which can be described as responsibility and resolution. Responsibility is effectively determined based on whose actions ultimately led to the dissolution of the marriage. Meanwhile, resolution is simply determined by whether or not you and your spouse can reach an agreement on how to resolve financial, custodial and property issues. Determining Who is at Fault Read More»