Law

  • 3 Things To Consider When Applying For Social Security Benefits Before Full Retirement Age

    Applying for social security benefits before full retirement age may or may not benefit you in the long-term. Following are a few things to consider before making your final decision: You May Not Receive What You Expect By filing for social security benefits early, you will likely only be paid a percentage of what you'd be eligible for at the full retirement age of 66 or 67, depending on what year you were born.
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  • Will Workers Compensation Cover All Of Your Needs?

    Workers compensation is designed to help injured workers with their injury-related medical expenses while giving an income safety net as they recover. The system can help most workers with temporary injuries or conditions that are expected to clear up within a year, but long-term conditions are a bit harder to manage. It's hard to tell if your condition will become a long term problem, so use what recovery time you have left to consider a few of these planning points.
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  • 3 Things You Need To Do After A Wrongful Death Occurs

    When you lose a loved one, you have to live with that pain for the rest of your life. While you will never be able to escape that pain or bring your loved one back, there is something that you can do that may help to justify their death: file a wrongful death suit against the responsible party. In doing so, you can potentially seek closure and recover from the financial burden that accompanied your loved one's wrongful death caused by an auto accident, medical malpractice, etc.
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  • It's Over: 3 Things You Should Do To Prepare For Your Divorce

    Now that you've made the decision to file for divorce, it's time to start making plans. Taking the time to prepare in advance, will ensure that you're ready to move forward. Here are three steps you should take before you file for divorce. Rent a Mail Box If you're not ready to tell your spouse that you want out of the marriage, you're going to need a safe place for your mail.
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  • Learn How To Have An Estate Plan Created When You Find Out You Have A Terminal Illness

    Finding out that you have a terminal illness can be devastating. There are many people who do not know what to do after they receive this news and are so overwhelmed with the fact that they may die that they have a hard time focusing on anything else. It is important to pull yourself together so you can get your affairs in order to ensure that you do not leave your family with the burden of taking care of your affairs for you.
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  • Understanding What's Best for Children in Disputed Custody Cases

    In a perfect world, you and your soon-to-be ex set your differences aside, get together and make a child custody and visitation plan on your own, without involving the family court system. Child custody can be among the most contentious of divorce issues, however, and in many cases this situation leads to a dispute that must be settled by the judge. The judge uses several factors in making a custody determination, and it pays to understand those factors.
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  • Is Alimony A Dead Issue?

    Alimony, also known as spousal support, may have fallen from popularity in the past few years, but it is far from dead. For those who need it, alimony represents a way of ensuring that both divorcing spouses suffer less of a financial impact. It's important that a distinction be made between alimony and child support. Child support exists in a special category of its own and is considered separately with no connection or impact on the spousal support issue.
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  • 3 Important Issues To Prioritize During Divorce Mediation

    When a marriage comes to an end, you may suddenly wonder how well you ever knew your spouse in the first place. Most divorcing couples surprise one another with how they handle the situation in one way or another. If divorce is inevitably looming in your future, it's best to opt for divorce mediation rather than divorce court. Your family law attorney will be able to help you decide if it's in your best interest to go the route of mediation, but it is best for many situations.
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  • Revocable Trusts: A Key Part Of Your Estate Plan

    Probate has been getting a lot of negative press lately; it seems that we see or read about "avoiding probate" every day or so. While it's unlikely that you can completely avoid the probate process, there are several alternative methods of dealing with an estate that have certain major advantages. A revocable trust, also known as a living trust, is one of those methods. To help educate you on the benefits of adding this type of estate planning tool to your plans, read on to learn more.
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  • Protecting Yourself Legally When Creating Your Own Cell Phone App

    If you have a great idea for a program for people to use on their phones, and you wish to go ahead with plans to have it developed as a sell-per-download application, there are several steps you will need to take to ensure it is successful when it is released on the market. Taking the time to become knowledgeable of the events you need to undertake before the release date will help protect yourself from any possible lawsuits from occurring.
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