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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»

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»