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Signs That Your Elderly Loved One Is Being Taken Advantage Of

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You’re probably already aware that the elderly are vulnerable to being taken advantage of by unscrupulous types pretending to be financial advisers, but they are also at risk of being fleeced by caregivers, neighbors, and even other family members. This type of financial abuse is much more difficult to discern than the more blatant type conducted by strangers – and this is partly because it’s often committed by those who are considered trustworthy and above reproach. Read More»

Is Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Right For You?

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If you are overwhelmed by debt, you may be considering Chapter 7 bankruptcy for relief. The process of Chapter 7 bankruptcy typically takes less than six months, and most people who file are still able to keep their belongings. In addition, debtors do not have to repay any of their covered debts. Here are a few questions to help you determine if Chapter 7 bankruptcy is right for you: Does Chapter 7 bankruptcy cover all of my debt? Read More»

How Valuable Is A Police Report To Your Injury Claim?

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With a few exceptions, police reports aren’t usually admissible in civil courts. These are the courts that handle personal injury claims, yet accident victims are still advised to get copies of police reports. Why is this? Well, the police reports may not be admissible in court, but they can still strengthen your case in other ways. For example, you can use the reports to:  Verify the Circumstances of Your Accident Read More»

3 Steps You Must Take In Order To Win A Worker's Comp. Claim

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While The Department of Labor reported that over three million employees suffered a work-place injury or illness, hopefully, you won’t become the next statistic.  But, if you do become hurt while performing your job, below are crucial steps you’ll need to take in order to solidify your case: 1. Contact A Personal Injury Attorney Specializing In Worker’s Compensation. One of the most important things that you could do in this scenario is often the thing that most injured workers fail to accomplish. Read More»

Protect Your Assets Through Engagement And Information - Questions To Ask Your Tax Attorney

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Finding yourself in a difficult tax situation that requires the assistance of an attorney can be an extremely stressful period for anyone. If you don’t have much experience handling complicated tax payments, your attorney can prove to be an invaluable resource. In order to maximize the effectiveness of that resource, however, you need to be sure you’re getting the right information. Below, you’ll find a guide to some questions you should be sure to ask your tax attorney. Read More»

3 Things You Should Know About Codicils For Your Will

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When you create your last will and testament, it should clearly state your wishes. While these wishes will reflect your current situation, there is a good chance that in a few years these wishes will change. When this happens, your lawyer might suggest making a codicil to the will, and here are three things you may want to know about codicils and wills. What is a codicil? After creating a will, this legal document will be used if you pass away, and it will help your family know what to do with your belongings. Read More»

3 Tips To Prepare Yourself For Your DWI Trial

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If you have recently been pulled over, arrested, and charged with driving while under the influence (DWI), you are probably incredibly nervous about your upcoming court date. Although you might not want to think about it, it’s important to realize that more and more jurisdictions are cracking down on DWI offenders, and you could be facing probation, loss of your driver’s license, stiff penalties and fines, and even jail time. Read More»

How To Get The Maximum Trade-In Value For Your Car Following A Crash

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It’s commonly believed that being victim of a car accident is “better” than being responsible for it. While this is true to a certain extent, victims aren’t necessarily protected against all negative consequences. Consider, for example, a scenario in which another driver hits your car and it’s determined that you weren’t at fault. Normally, the payment of all related repairs by the other party should be the end of the story, but this isn’t always the case, especially if you decide to trade in your car. Read More»

Three Common Myths Surrounding Slip-and-Fall Accident Cases

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If you’ve been injured in a slip-and-fall, it’s important to understand the legal process behind settlement and compensation. Here are the three most common slip-and-fall accident myths. Myth #1: Slips-and-Falls Are Always Covered by Home Insurance When it comes to homeowner’s insurance, the only slip-and-fall accidents they’ll pay for are ones that were caused by the negligence of the homeowner. While this can sometimes be difficult to prove, it is possible to prove negligence if there is proper documentation and witnesses. Read More»

How to Handle an Estate After Your Parent Passes Away

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If you have a recently deceased parent who owned their own home and property, someone will need to be available to decide what to do with these assets. After someone dies, there is usually someone who will inherit their belongings. Finding out who the property will now belong to and how to distribute assets is something that will need to be handled by the executor of the estate. Here are some tips you can use if you find out you are the executor or the property your parent had owned. Read More»