First Things First: Handling Car Wrecks

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When you are involved in an accident, the time immediately following is extremely critical if you are to prove that you were wronged. While you may be understandably traumatized by the accident, ensuring that either you or a trusted family member or friend complete some important tasks could make the difference between getting a fair settlement offer from the at-fault driver's insurance carrier and just a token sum. You never know when the worst will happen and it pays to be prepared so read below to get more information about the steps to take after your accident that could help you prove your personal injury claim.

13 January 2017

Is Your Parent Being Neglected In A Nursing Home? What To Do Now

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If you are currently worried about the care of your elderly parent in a nursing home and you haven't gotten any information back from management about your complaints, it's time to talk to a lawyer. You are paying the facility a fee to take care of your parent, and to address the different concerns that you have. There are a lot of ways you can report the information to your lawyer accurately, and things that your lawyer will want to know.

4 January 2017

3 Ways to Empower Yourself When Facing Housing Discrimination Problems

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When looking for an apartment or house, nobody wants to encounter housing discrimination problems. Simply considering the possibility that someone can try to prevent you from finding the right home based on something beyond your control is enough to make anyone furious. Unfortunately, the truth is that housing discrimination problems are a "real world" issue that many people encounter. Here are three positive actions to take if this happens to you.

16 December 2016

3 Ways to Heal Your Marriage Before Getting a Divorce

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If you are considering a divorce, there are some steps you and your spouse may want to go through before you decide to follow through with a divorce. While divorce is a completely viable option for couples who can no longer remain married, you do want to make sure you have tried everything before you decide on following through with a divorce. Consider following some, or even all, of the tips detailed below before you decide for sure that divorce is the only way left to go.

29 November 2016

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