Controlling Your Legacy

How Personal Injury Attorneys Get Paid

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When you get injured at work, in a car accident, or because of a product malfunction, you deserve justice. A personal injury lawyer can help you seek monetary damages to pay for hospital bills, doctor bills, recovery costs and prescriptions. If you’ve never worked with a personal injury lawyer before, you might have questions about how lawyers get paid. Especially if you’re out of work because of your injury, it can seem a bit daunting to pay a lawyer. Read More»

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»