Need to Create a Will? Make Sure It Is Valid

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If you want to create a will, making sure it is valid can prevent legal battles with your family members. Below is some information about this so you will not have to worry about what happens to your assets after you die. Making Your Own Will You can make a will completely on your own if you have a sound mind. This means you can hand-write your will or sit down in front of a computer and type it.

4 November 2016

4 Tips for Surviving a Criminal Charge

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Getting charged with a crime is likely everyone's worst nightmare. The thought of spending time in jail and having a criminal record can definitely put you in a panic. Although dealing with a criminal charge is no walk in the park, it is possible to get through the experience. Here are four helpful tips for surviving a criminal charge. Do Not Talk to the Police No matter what, do not give any information about your case to the police.

14 October 2016

What Are Discharged Debts In Bankruptcy?

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When you're considering filing for bankruptcy, you'll see a lot of information about discharging debts. The purpose of filing for bankruptcy is to discharge as many debts as possible, which are debts that you are unable to pay off. If you are not sure of what it means to discharge a debt, keep reading to learn more. What Are Discharged Debts First, you must understand what a discharged debt actually is.

28 September 2016

Four Documents That Should Be Part Of Every Estate Plan

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Estate planning is one of the most commonly misunderstood legal processes for adults of all ages. Many people believe that it's just about drafting a will, but there's a lot more to it than that. If you want to be sure that all of your legal needs are addressed, you'll want to talk with an estate planning attorney. Before you do, here's a look at the key documents that you should be considering.

7 September 2016

How A Spouse's Death Can Affect Your Tax Filing Status

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If you were married, but your spouse died during the current tax year, you may have questions about how to file your tax return – particularly if you and your spouse usually filed as "married filing jointly." When filing a final joint tax return with your deceased spouse, you must report income your spouse earned from the beginning of the tax year until his or her date of death. After filing that final return, the filing status you choose in subsequent years changes how much money you will pay in taxes.

18 August 2016

How Does Personal Injury Attorney Payment Work?

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While many lawyers charge an up-front fee for their services, you'll likely find many personal injury lawyers who work on contingency. This guide will help you understand how the contingency policy works in a personal injury lawsuit.  How Contingency Fees Work A contingency fee helps to ensure that your lawyer is paid only for the value they provide to you as a client. If your trial is unsuccessful, the lawyer will cut their own losses.

1 August 2016

Disgruntled Employee Litigation & Office Decorum

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As the owner of a business, large or small, civil litigation can cause issues for your company. There is the headache of having to deal with a legal case, plus image and reputation problems that can be an inherent part of having a civil action brought against your business. Issues at the office between employees can turn into these types of legal headaches. By establishing rules for decorum for your employees that are reasonable and consistent you can reduce, or even eliminate this potential problem.

18 July 2016

3 Reasons To Hire A Court Reporter During A Business Proceeding

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If you are involved in a serious business proceeding, it's not a bad idea to hire a court reporter who can take notes of each and every word that is spoken throughout the proceeding. These are a few reasons to consider hiring one of these professionals during this important time. 1. The Court Reporter Will Be Neutral First of all, it's always a good idea to have a neutral party around during something as serious as a business proceeding.

1 July 2016

Understanding The Basics Of Alimony

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Divorce doesn't just come along with negative consequences when it comes to your emotional well-being. A divorce can also come along with negative effects in terms of finances. The truth of this statement is only magnified when one person has relied on the other for financial support. In some cases, alimony, or spousal support, may be an option. Can You Be Awarded Alimony? In order to determine whether you will be awarded alimony, you first need to understand its purpose.

11 June 2016

Tips For Determining If Your Workers Compensation Case Is Legitimate

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If you have been injured while working, you likely want to know if you are covered under workers compensation and are therefore entitled to some sort of compensation, at least for your medical bills. You might not have the money to pay a lawyer to review your case and likely don't want to try to start a claim unless you think that you might have a chance. Here are some tips for determining if your workers compensation case is legitimate.

10 May 2016