Filing For Bankruptcy: How A Lawyer Can Assist

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Are you confused about which type of bankruptcy is the best for your financial situation? You can make sure the right type of bankruptcy is filed by hiring a lawyer to help, as he or she may be able to help you avoid causing long-term damage to your credit rating. Find out in this article what you should know about filing for bankruptcy with the help of a lawyer.  How Can a Lawyer Assist with Filing for Bankruptcy?

21 December 2015

What You Need To Know About Social Security Disability Consultative Exams

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If you have recently filed for Social Security disability because you were unable to work at your job, you may be notified by the Social Security Administration (SSA) of the need for a consultative medical exam. The SSA uses several methods to determine if you have a qualified medical condition, and if so, the extent of the condition.  Not having regular or recent treatment for your medical condition will often trigger this request from the SSA.

3 December 2015

Appealing Your Denial Of Unemployment Benefits

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If you have recently lost your job due to being fired, laid off or quitting under duress, then in many cases your next step is to apply for unemployment benefits. The process does not always go smoothly, however, and sometimes applications for benefits are denied. Fortunately, this is not the end of the story. All states allow anyone who has been denied benefits the opportunity to appeal. This article examines some key aspects of this important issue.

18 November 2015

3 Major Mistakes You Should Avoid Making During Your Worker's Comp Case

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When you have been injured on the job, you don't want to take the injury lightly. If you plan to seek compensation for your claim, then you must abide by some rules. Insurance companies want to get away with paying as little as possible. In an effort to do this, they will go to any length to try and challenge what you are claiming to avoid paying you out money. Because of this, you want to be sure that you are on top of your game after the injury, during any trial, and in the midst of recovery.

29 October 2015

You Too Shall Pass: 4 Steps You Need To Take When Planning Your Estate

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It's time to take care of your estate planning. In addition to life insurance and a well-written will, there are a few other things you'll need to take care of before you pass. Don't leave anything to chance. Here are four things you need to do that will avoid problems for you and your beneficiaries. Separate the POAs When planning for your estate, it's important to realize that there are two different types of power of attorney.

13 October 2015

How A Lawyer Can Assist After A Marital Affair

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Are you angry at your spouse for having an affair and filing for a divorce is on your mind? Although coping with the stress of an affair can be stressful, filing for a divorce is not always the best way to resolve the problem. Find out in this article what a family lawyer like LaCroix & Hand PC can do to help you get through the situation, as well as what kind of legal fees you will have to pay.

24 September 2015

Domestic Violence: Obtaining Protection Orders Against Your Abuser

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Being a victim of domestic violence can leave you overwhelmed with fear and anger. In many cases, victims suffer mental or physical trauma, and are often at a loss of how to stop the abuse they face from their loved one. Here is a look at the protection order options available to you as a survivor of domestic violence, and how they can help shield you from further abuse. Protection orders

9 September 2015

Understanding What Your Case Is Worth

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When you get hurt, you don't automatically hit the jackpot by filing a lawsuit. There is a lot that goes into the valuation of your case. Your lawyer should be able to explain all the different factors that affect the value of the case. Before you head to the personal injury lawyer, you should first consider what all your case is going to involve. The idea of suing someone can be stressful at times.

18 August 2015

Understanding The Bankruptcy Options Available To Small Businesses

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A bankruptcy can represent a lot of different things for a business. For some, it's a good way to relieve the pressures of debt. For some others, it's a way to restructure and renew. There are three viable options for filing for bankruptcy if you have a small business. Each of these represent a core objective. Chapter 7 - Liquidation Chapter 11 - Reorganization Chapter 13 - Repayment There is also Chapter 12, but it's strictly dedicated to farmers and fishermen.

5 August 2015

When Does A Traffic Offense Become A Criminal Offense?

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Most states in the country consider traffic offenses to be relatively minor transgressions. Such violations of the law or traffic code are treated as civil offenses, and if you are found to be guilty of the infraction (or elect not to contest the ticket in court) you will likely have to pay a fine, and you may have your driver's license suspended for some length of time. For example, if an officer issued you a citation for failing to come to a complete stop at a stop sign, you will likely have to pay a small fine.

22 July 2015