3 Divorce And Family Law Concepts Worth Knowing

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Working with an attorney, while dealing with divorce and family law issues means hearing and using a lot of terminology. If you don't have much experience with the family court system in the U.S., some of these concepts might seem a bit vague or unfamiliar. Let's take a look at three of the most important ones you'll want to learn about. Community Property Common, communal, or community property refers to assets and liabilities that were accumulated over the course of a marriage.

3 July 2019

Playing the Social Security Appeal Waiting Game

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Being unable to work due to a medical condition can mean applying for benefits from the government. If you have recently been turned down for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), you have likely been advised about the appeals process. Each person who is denied their benefits can file for an appeal and all applicants are advised to do so. The Social Security application process, the appeal process, and just about every other aspect of the Social Security Administration (SSA) is complex and it's far too easy to make mistakes that affect your ability to get benefits.

28 May 2019

3 Reasons A Commercial Truck Accident May Occur


Commercial truck accidents are very serious. Large commercial vehicles can cause really serious damage when they get into an accident with a passenger vehicle. If you were involved in a car accident with a commercial vehicle, why it happens matters. The reason behind the accident can help you with your personal injury lawsuit. #1 Poorly Taken Care of Truck Big trucks must be taken care of. It takes significant time and attention to take care of a big truck.

21 April 2019

What To Do When You Are Liable For An Accident Caused By Your Stolen Vehicle

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An auto accident may seem like a cut-and-dry situation. When you are involved in an auto accident, you are either at fault or you are not. However, that is not always the case. What happens when someone steals your vehicle, gets into an accident, and you still find yourself liable? It doesn't seem fair, to say the least. Typically, the owner of a stolen vehicle is not at fault for any damages or injuries sustained in an accident caused by the thief.

25 March 2019

First-Time DUI In Wisconsin: What To Expect

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In the state of Wisconsin, a first-time DUI with no property damage and no injury to self and others is but a slap on the wrists. That does not mean you should go out, drink, drive, and keep tempting fate. There is still a punishment involved that might not jive so well with your job or your boss come Monday morning. Here is what you can expect if and when you are pulled over, tested, and arrested for drinking and driving in the state of Wisconsin.

17 February 2019

Three Lesser-Known Birth Injuries To Be Attentive To

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A lot of attention is given to severe birth injuries, such as cerebral palsy and joint dislocations. These are, in fact, serious health issues that should be attended to and legally addressed. However, there are other forms of birth injuries that, while minor, are still important for expecting parents to understand. Here are a few other common birth issues you may encounter, both natural and medically-induced. Bruising Some newborns experience bruising after the delivery as a result of the birth.

9 January 2019

Tax Advice: What You Can And Cannot Do This Late In The Year, And What You Should Do

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Tax advice in December seems so arbitrary, but really, it is not. There are still some good things you can do right now to offset what you earned and possibly do better on your taxes. There are things you can and cannot do—and plenty of things you should do—before you file your taxes for this year. You Cannot Take a Deduction for Your Holiday Travels Nice try, but traveling for the holidays is not a tax deduction.

3 December 2018

What to Expect from Your Car Accident Lawyer

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A car accident, especially one that causes injury, can turn your life upside down. When the accident is not your fault, you should not have to deal with the aftermath on your own—the very best thing that you can do is hire an experienced and reputable car accident lawyer to represent you. Many people fail to hire a lawyer because they think they can't afford it, but almost all car accident lawyers work on contingency, so you don't have to pay a dime out of your own pocket.

22 October 2018

3 Things You Should Never Do After Hiring A Workers' Compensation Lawyer

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You probably made the right decision when hiring a lawyer to help you with your workers' compensation case. Now, it's important to continue making the right decisions while your lawyer is helping you handle your case. These are some of the decisions that you should not make after hiring an attorney. 1. Withhold Information from Your Attorney There might be some facts about your workplace accident that you might not really want to share with anyone, such as if you were doing something that you weren't supposed to be doing at the time of the accident or if you think that you might have failed your drug test.

13 September 2018

5 Tips For Handling The Logistics Of Divorce

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A divorce means different things to different people. In most cases, it will take some adjustment to get used to life after divorce, depending on how long you were married, whether or not you had children, whether you stopped working while married, etc. Many people will find the first few years after a divorce to be particularly chaotic. Disagreements and disappointments will be many. This is because most people don't know how to handle the logistics brought on by divorce.

6 August 2018