Sheila Peterson

  • What To Do If You Are Sued For Child Custody

    If you find yourself served with court papers for a child custody hearing at some point, you might be a little bit shocked and unsure of what you should do next. This can be a very stressful situation, but these tips will help you get through it. Don't Ignore Your Court Date First of all, be very careful not to avoid or ignore your court date. If you do, then you might immediately lose the case.
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  • How To Deal With Extra-Curricular Activities And Child Custody

    When you are divorced and you have children in extra-curricular activities, the division of custody can be a difficult road to navigate. You have to communicate and be willing to work together for the sake of the children. Here are some things you should think about when you have kids in extra-curricular activities: Avoid Arguments You and your former spouse should never argue in front of your children, particularly when it has to do with an activity they participate in.
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  • Why An Insurance Carrier Might Reject Your Accident Claim

    If you are injured in an auto accident, the responsible driver's insurance carrier should pay your damages. Sometimes, however, you can file a claim only for the insurance company to reject your demands. Here are some of the reasons an insurance company might reject your demands. You Contributed To the Accident In many cases of auto accidents involving multiple parties, more than one of the parties ends up being responsible for the accident.
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  • Age Discrimination Against Senior Citizens

    With the number of businesses that are running in large cities, finding a job seems as though it should be an easy mission to accomplish. However, finding employment can be difficult if you have health problems, or if you are a senior citizen. There are actually a substantial amount of jobs for senior citizens, but employers are not always willing to to hire them due to there being a desire for younger employees.
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  • 4 Reasons Not Hiring A Car Accident Attorney Is A Mistake

    Most car accident attorneys are paid a percentage of the damages paid to you when you win a case, and many people believe this is a good reason not to hire them. Naturally, many people want to take home as much of the settlement amount as possible and giving a significant chunk of this to someone only sent a few letters seems like a waste of money. However, a car accident injury claim can get quite complicated and there are many reasons why you'll need an auto accident attorney by your side in such situations.
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  • Legally Dealing With Sexual Harassment At Work

    Going to work each day is stressful for many people who are not completely satisfied with their career choice. The struggle is even worse when you feel uncomfortable due to getting sexually harassed by a coworker, especially if he or she is in a management position and has the authority to terminate your job. Sexual harassment isn't tolerated or legal no matter where it takes place, and you have the right to press charge against your offender and file a lawsuit.
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  • Your Teen Driver And Accidents: What You Need To Know

    Regarding the operation of vehicles, teens are among the riskiest categories of driver. Teens do not have a fully mature brain, which means they cannot react as quickly as adults when driving. This is the reason why insurance expenses are higher for teens. Parents are responsible for damages caused by teens, so you need to know the following if your teen is involved in a car accident. No Teenage Exceptions
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  • Things To Know When Hiring A Private Investigator

    Private investigation services can serve a vital role for individuals that are needing an investigation completed that may not warrant criminal charges or police involvement. Despite private investigators being fairly common and popularly portrayed in the media, there are many misconceptions that clients can have about using these services. Can A Private Investigator Take Individuals Into Custody? It is commonly assumed that a private investigator will always have the authority to take individuals into custody.
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  • What Is An Inevitable Car Accident?

    If you are pursuing a car accident case, the inevitable accident defense is one of the claims the defendant can invoke to try and avoid liability. With this defense, a driver will claim that they didn't cause the accident and they couldn't have prevented it – in short, the accident was unavoidable. Here are three elements a driver may use to prove that an accident was inevitable: The Driver Couldn't Foresee the Accident
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  • A Dog Bite Can Result In Legal Hot Water

    Americans own almost 90 million dogs in 2017. Dogs bite an estimated 4.7 million people every year, and while the majority of those bites are minor, 800,000 still required medical care. In 2017, 39 Americans were fatally mauled, the majority by pit bulls. Dogs may be much-beloved in the United States, but they can be dangerous and unpredictable. Dog owners can also be sued or even face criminal charges if their animal bites someone or, worse, kills them.
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