27 July 2016
If you have been injured at your place of work, the actions that you take in the first couple of days will determine how smoothly or how roughly the rest of the claim process will go. Make sure you avoid the following five mistakes. Not Reporting the Injury to Your Employer Some people are hesitant to report workplace injuries because they might be embarrassed, they don't think they have a serious injury, or they think they may get terminated.
7 July 2016
If you have a legally documented will, your family is completely protected if you should pass away. Right? Not necessarily. While a will does document how you want your assets divided, it doesn't provide the best protection for you or your loved ones. That's where a trust comes in. A trust does everything a will does – divides your assets, ensures your wishes are carried out – but it goes beyond the will to provide additional protection.
6 June 2016
One suggestion many wills and trusts lawyers tell people is to begin giving away assets as they age. If you are in your 60s and have a lot of net worth, giving assets to your children at this point could offer benefits. These benefits are not only good for your children, but they can also be good for tax purposes and money savings. Here are several things to know about this.
6 June 2016
If you were recently injured while on the job, one of the first things you should do is look into getting worker's compensation while you are out of work. While you can navigate the system by yourself, you may find that it is an uphill battle. In many cases, these claims are not honored, whether it is due to a lack of evidence, turning in your documentation late, or any other detail that you may have missed.
17 May 2016
When you make the decision to file for bankruptcy, you have likely found yourself in an emergency financial situation. Getting the process initiated as quickly as possible is important. Did you know that your ability to provide accurate information plays a pivotal role when it comes to just how swiftly your case progresses in bankruptcy law? Make certain you are properly prepared for your first meeting with your bankruptcy attorney.
2 May 2016
If you are looking at filing for bankruptcy, it's important to look at the types of debt that you have before filing. Secured debt, back taxes, and back child support still must be paid back. This is a move that will have a big impact on your credit. If your debt is mainly secured debt, you'll still have to pay it back. Filing for bankruptcy is useful when you have an abundance of credit card debt that you can't pay back, or property that you can't afford to pay for any longer such as a car.
18 April 2016
You may not think that it's all that big a deal to let the neighbor kids climb your trees, jump on your trampoline, or swim in your pool. And probably 9 out of 10 times it is. However, if one of those kids gets hurt, you are at risk for being sued for their medical bills. Premises Liability A homeowner has something called premises liability. That means that you are liable for any injuries that take place on your property.
27 March 2016
It is no big secret that it is illegal to drink and drive, but what many drivers do not know is all of the details that this rule entails. As a driver, it is always a good idea to get familiar with the rules of the road from every aspect--even when it comes to the hows and whys of being charged with a DUI. There are several facts that you should know about DUIs as a regular driver.
4 March 2016
A hearing impairment does not guarantee that you will be approved for Social Security disability benefits. In fact, the Social Security Administration, or SSA, believes that in some instances, a person can continue to still work even though they have profound hearing loss. If you have a hearing impairment and are applying for disability benefits, here is what you need to know. What Determines Disability? The SSA has requirements that must be met to approve you for disability based on a hearing impairment.
8 February 2016
No one can really plan for being in a car accident. As much as you might do your part on the open road, there is no way to know what the people around you are going to do. You could end up having someone cut you off, causing you to swerve, in mere seconds. Being in a car accident is stressful, overwhelming and frustrating. There are a lot of things that you get stuck having to figure out.