Law

  • Are VA Backlogs Slowing Your Claim Success?

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (known to many as the VA) is designed to assist veterans with transitioning to civilian life. One of the most popular forms of assistance is the disability compensation package, which includes disability payments and medical assistance. Unfortunately, since the system is designed to combat fraudulent claims and handles a growing population of veterans, there have been many delays that can slow down the claims process. Whether you're waiting on a decision or appointments to assist your claim, consider a few traits of the VA system that could explain the delays and what to do next.
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  • What You Should Know About Playground Accidents

    If your child was injured while playing in a playground, it can be hard knowing who to sue for their injuries. The following information gives you more insight into playground injuries and what you can do about them. Injuries Your Child Might Experience Before you start learning about potential lawsuits related to accidents, you should be aware of the common accidents that occur at playgrounds. Many accidents occur simply from playing, such as climbing, running, swinging, and sliding.
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  • How To Minimize The Effects Of Divorce On Your Credit Score

    There are many people who believe that getting divorced from their significant other will automatically eliminate the financial woes that occurred when the marital union was still legally effective. However, they couldn't be farther from the truth. Indeed, financial institutions, most specifically credit card firms, aren't interested in knowing that your marriage is ending since all they want is that someone settles the balances that have been contracted jointly. And until this is done, they will damage your credit score, even if you've officially parted ways with your ex years ago.
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  • 2 Reasons To Hire A Personal Injury Attorney After A Car Accident

    One of the first things that you should do after a car accident is speak to a personal injury attorney, mostly because of the many ways in which he or she can help you out. A personal injury attorney can help you get the money that you are entitled to and prevent you from being blamed for the accident. Prevent You From Being Blamed One of the most common ways that people avoid taking responsibility for an accident that they caused is to blame the victim.
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  • Missing Marriage Partner: Divorcing Your Spouse That You Can't Seem To Locate

    Sometimes one party in a marriage decides to move on before legally divorcing their spouse. Maybe they moved to another state, or simply took off when divorce discussions began. If you want to divorce a spouse that you can't find, you don't have to stay married forever. You can file a divorce by publication to begin the legal process of divorcing a missing spouse. Divorce By Publication In any divorce, your spouse is served with divorce papers that are either left at their last known address, or served by hand if their whereabouts are known.
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  • Going For A Settlement When You Are Already On Social Security

    If you were injured while driving an automobile and you already get social security for a disability, you want to hire a lawyer. You want to make sure that getting a settlement for the accident doesn't affect the amount of social security that you get each month. You also have to determine if the amount you have to pay in legal fees, along with what you could potentially get is worth your time.
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  • When It's Your Ex's Turn With The Kids, Does He Or She Have To Tell You Where They Are?

    Spring break is coming, and with it comes a whole new set of child custody woes. If you're separated from your spouse, or newly divorced, it can be difficult to know how to handle some of the most challenging aspects of child custody, like vacation time. Here's what you should know. Your Ex Doesn't Have To Tell You Where They're Going This may shock you, but absent a court order, your ex doesn't have to tell you where he or she is taking the children while they're in his or her custody.
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  • Appointed Executor Of An Estate? What Next?

    If you've recently been asked to serve as the executor of a close friend or family member's estate, you may be wondering what your next steps should be. In many cases, the thought of gathering all necessary financial information and distributing the assets of the deceased can feel overwhelming. Fortunately, by hiring an estate administration attorney, you may be able to make this process much more streamlined and stress-free. Read on to learn more about what an estate executor does, as well as how an attorney like Edward G.
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  • Going Through A Divorce? 5 Ways To Help Your Child Adjust To The Changes

    Going through a divorce can be difficult, especially if children are involved. Not only will you be dealing with the divorce, you'll also be dealing with issues of child custody. Your attorney will help you work through the legalities of custody arrangements, but it will be up to you to create a healthy environment for your child. Here are some steps you can take to help your child deal with the changes that divorce will bring.
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  • How To Handle Marital Debt When You Divorce

    The finances involved in a divorce don't just involve splitting assets. Divorce settlements include dividing repayment of your outstanding debts as well. But just because the court says who should pay what doesn't mean it will happen. You need to take steps to protect your credit, especially if you are a joint credit card holder or co-borrower on a loan. It won't matter how the court divides the payment of marital debts between you, creditors will continue to hold both of you responsible.
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