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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

Can A Transfer-On-Death Or Lady Bird Deed Keep Your Home Out Of Probate And Out Of Medicaid Recovery?

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For a lot of people, their house is the most important thing that they own and the number one thing that they're concerned about passing on to an heir. If you know who you want to inherit your family home and want to avoid having the house go through probate, consider using a transfer-on-death or Lady Bird deed. Both also have possible benefits when it comes to Medicaid eligibility. Here's how they work.

10 May 2016

Tips To Be A Successful Online Law Student

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You are thinking of continuing your law education online, but you are not sure that you can stay the course and complete the requirements. Taking online courses does mean that you will be susceptible to all kinds of distractions since you won't be in a normal classroom environment. The following is a simple guide that will help you be successful in your online law courses. Eliminate Time-Consumers The first step is to find a successful way to manage your time and eliminate unnecessary activities that might be eating up too much of your time.

11 March 2016

Can A Military JAG Handle My Family Law Needs?

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A common misconception among military members and civilians is the function of the Legal Office on base or on post. Many mistakenly believe that the JAG office is there to handle all legal issues for military members and their dependents. This is patently false. The JAG office and the attorneys and paralegals on staff represent the Command. These professionals represent the unit in legal matters, to include prosecution of military members that are accused of misconduct.

11 March 2016

3 Tips To Share With Teen Drivers About (And Before) Auto Accidents

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As the parent of a teenager who is probably inching ever closer to legal, unaccompanied driving privileges, you are likely to have taken significant measures to provide them with the tools they need to be as safe as possible behind the wheel. Given that about one out of three teens who died in 2010 did so as the result of motor vehicle collisions, the need for such thoughtful preparation of young drivers is obvious.

11 March 2016