Reasons To File For Bankruptcy If You're Newly Divorced

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If you've recently completed the proceedings in your divorce case, all financial and personal issues should have been settled through the court proceedings and finalized by the judge overseeing the case. But, if you happened to be left with a heavy financial burden afterward, that you're unable to satisfy on your own, it can be difficult to rebuild your life. If you're cash strapped and finding yourself in a great deal of debt that you can't pay back, bankruptcy may be an option.

8 March 2017

Who Takes The Blame For Car Accidents In A Parking Lot?

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Car accidents happen in parking lots all the time. Sometimes, it's hard to say who was at fault when the accident happens. Figuring out blame becomes even more important when someone suffers an injury from the car accident. To figure it out, lawyers must answer a few questions. How Did the Accident Happen? A car accident can happen several ways in a parking lot. Cars backing into each other Pulling forward into traffic Backing out into traffic Collision as cars try to claim same space In addition, accidents can also occur if cars fail to obey any of the parking lot's signage.

6 March 2017

Winning The Lottery: 3 Ways To Avoid Major Pitfalls & Problems

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Winning the lottery is often a pipe dream for many people. It's an instant way to win millions of dollars. When it does happen, there are many benefits and exciting things, but there are also a lot of important considerations to think about. You'll likely hear a lot of talk from family, friends, and complete strangers. Understanding all of your options and getting the best answers is the best way to move forward successfully with your lottery winnings.

23 February 2017

3 Things To Evaluate Before You Sue For Injuries From An Auto Accident

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When a person causes a car accident that leaves another person injured, the injured party has the right to seek compensation for the injuries. If you are in this type of situation and would like to know how to go about seeking compensation for your injuries, there are several things you will need to know. The main thing to understand is that suing the responsible party for compensation is normally considered the last resort.

13 December 2016

Did Your Spouse Pay the Ultimate Sacrifice Before Becoming a US Citizen? Here's What You Need to Know

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Over 31,000 people serving in the U.S. armed forces are not American citizens. These service members put their lives on the line fighting for freedom, and some of them die while doing so. The United States recognizes and honors all service members, especially those who pay the ultimate sacrifice, and in the case of non-citizens, the U.S. allows the fallen soldiers' closest family members to apply for posthumous citizenship on their behalf.

4 November 2016

Facing Your First Legal Malpractice Claim? What Are Your Defense Options?

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If you're like most attorneys, you faithfully pay your malpractice insurance premiums with the hope that this will wind up being money down the drain after you go decades without ever enlisting the help of your insurer. Unfortunately, malpractice lawsuits can befall individuals at any stage of their careers, and you may at some point find yourself being personally served a complaint by a representative of your former client. Even attorneys who are well-versed in other areas of the law may not be familiar with malpractice defense, and having your reputation -- or even your professional license -- on the line can be a highly stressful experience.

8 August 2016

Arm Injuries: 4 Financial Impacts For Lobster Fishermen

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Being a lobster fisherman is a career that is filled with hard work and great rewards. If you're a lobster fisherman, then you understand how much physical labor and stamina is needed on a daily basis. Being involved in a personal injury like a car accident can dramatically change your ability to properly fish, especially if your injure your arm. Losing out on this type of work can mean that you've lost out on a lot of money.

11 July 2016

Defending against DUI by Consent Charges

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Many people are unpleasantly surprised to learn that in Tennessee they can be charged with DUIs if they give intoxicated persons permission to drive their vehicles. Called DUI by consent, this charge can result in the same type of consequences associated with actually being caught drinking and driving. Because of this, it's even more critical to do everything you can do to avoid being convicted of what are essentially second-hand DUI charges.

20 May 2016

Ways An Insurance Company May Try To Reduce Your Settlement

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If you have been injured in an auto accident, and the other driver has some fault in the accident, you may be able to file a personal injury claim. This will help you recoup money for your medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering. However, as soon as the claim is filed, the defendants' auto insurance company may begin working to reduce their liability in the case. This can save them money and reduce the amount of your final settlement.

11 April 2016

Boundaries You May Want To Set Up When Legally Separating

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Legal separation is something you might be considering if your marriage is going through extreme difficulties. It is often the first step towards divorce; however, it can also be a tool used to reconcile a relationship. If your goal is to use this time to see if the marriage can be mended, you and your spouse should sit down and discuss guidelines for the separation. These are often referred to as boundaries or rules, and they can be quite helpful for a couple that hopes to be able to repair a broken relationship.

17 March 2016