Paperwork Avalanche: Keeping Up With Real Estate Documents

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Purchasing a home is a momentous occasion, and with it comes a mountain of tasks to attend to and a seemingly never-ending avalanche of paperwork. For many, this housing purchase will likely be the most money they will ever spend, so the details and paperwork can be vitally important. While your real estate agent will be there to assist you with many tasks, the services of a professional real estate attorney may be needed to help you deal with all that paperwork.

18 August 2016

It's Time To Get Out: 4 Steps To Take When You're Escaping An Abusive Marriage

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If you've decided to end your abusive relationship, you'll need to plan for your safety before you leave. Research shows that about 4 million people in the US are the victims of domestic violence every year. The same research shows that violence has occurred in about 2/3 of all US marriages, with 95% of the victims being women. If you're the victim of domestic violence, it's time to get help. Here are four steps you should take now that it's time to leave.

1 August 2016

Loans To Friends And Family: What You Need To Know About Promissory Notes

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Negotiating loans between friends and family members can be somewhat delicate situations. If you're on the lending side of this type of agreement, you should consider drafting a promissory note as part of the process. While you might only think of promissory notes as part of a loan with a bank or other formal lender, the truth is that promissory notes are important for any kind of loan, because they provide you with the legal details you need to collect on the balance.

18 July 2016

Legal Options A Dog Owner Has After His/Her Dog Attacks Someone

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As the owner of a dog, it is normal for you to panic after your dog attacks someone. After all, the victim could attempt to sue you for any damages the dog caused – both emotionally and physically. The victim could even petition to have your "dangerous dog" put to sleep. The question is – what legal rights do you, the owner of the dog, have in this situation? Dog Owners Are Not Liable All The Time

1 July 2016

2 Reasons To Hire A Personal Injury Attorney For A Slip-And-Fall Case

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A slip-and-fall case is a very common case that personal injury attorneys undertake that usually consists of the attorney suing a property owner due to an injury sustained on his or her property as a result of negligence. Negligence can include anything from spills that were not cleaned up quickly, damaged walkways, missing railings on stairs, or even burnt-out lights. Listed below are two reasons to hire a personal injury attorney if you slipped and injured yourself due to a property owner's negligence.

10 June 2016

Wait! Can The Government Take My Property The Way The Hero Did In The Movies?

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You have seen it in various action movies, cop shows and the like. The hero runs through the streets, chasing a bad guy and, then, in need of a vehicle, commandeers, or takes, one belonging to an ordinary citizen. In the more dramatic scenes this character will often pull out a gun and force a car to stop. The explanation normally goes something similar to, " I need this vehicle in the name of the law.

24 May 2016

You've Won Your Case: What Comes Next

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After months of preparation and waiting, you finally have cause for celebration. You may have managed to settle out of court, or you may have had your case decided by a court, but there is no mistaking that you will soon see the fruits of your efforts to be fairly compensated. But there might be a few extra steps to keep in consideration. Read on to learn more about happens after you win your case.

10 May 2016

Fireman With PTSD? Why You May Be Entitled To Worker's Compensation

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If you are a fireman, you see some horrific events and go through a lot of stress. All of this can lead up to post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  If a traumatic event occurs while you are at work that caused you to have PTSD, you should be covered by your employer's worker's compensation plan. A mental health condition is just as serious as a personal injury, and your employer should look at it this way.

18 April 2016

DWI Court: What You Need To Know

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Driving while intoxicated, also known as DWI, is a serious problem for many communities. In response to this issue, some jurisdictions have instituted special programs called DWI courts. These special courts are intended to focus solely on the issue of driving while intoxicated and to minimize the problem as much as possible, while providing offenders an alternative to incarceration. Here is a look at this intriguing alternative to traditional ways of dealing with the DWI issue.  Eligibility  The focus of DWI is on hardcore offenders. This generally means that the people who enter into the program are repeat offenders or those who have driven with very high amounts of alcohol in their system.

30 March 2016

Kissing Cousins: What The Law Says About Marrying A Cousin Or Close Relative

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If you are in an intimate relationship with a cousin, you may want to consult a lawyer before you and your cousin take the next step towards marriage. Although some people think it is completely illegal to marry your cousin, the truth is, they are only half right. Almost all states in this country disallow marriage between first cousins because the genetic pool is not diverse enough between you to avoid genetic abnormalities in your offspring.

11 March 2016