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Realizing the Fiduciary Duties in Partnerships

When two or more people engage in business for profit, with or without a formal written agreement, they are partners engaged in a general partnership. Partners have fiduciary duties to each other. Depending on the type of business rela...

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How a Spouse’s Addiction Can Impact Property Division and Child Custody Amidst Divorce

As most of us know, millions of people around the world suffer from serious addictions to illegal drugs, prescription medication, and alcohol. Those who are dealing with addiction can wreak havoc on their spouses and family. Eventually...

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Is There a Time Limit on Workers’ Compensation Claims?

If you were injured while working recently, you probably have a lot on your mind. Your top priority is to get better, and this is how it should be. However, you should know that workers’ compensation is there to provide for your ...

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Can I bring a lawsuit for a dog bite injury?

From scars and severe lacerations to fear and anxiety, the effects of dog bite injuries can be traumatic and can result in long-term physical and emotional damage. If you or any of your loved ones have been injured as a result of a dog...

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4 Benefits of Hiring a Child Support Lawyer

One of the most hotly contested aspects of a divorce is paying child support. Although it would be wonderful if two parents could agree on child support and pay it on time, one person may have to chase down the other spouse to get chil...

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What Is an Insurance Company’s Role in a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

If you are injured on the job, you should be able to turn to workers’ compensation and file a claim. Under this insurance, if the incident occurred while you were on the clock performing regular work duties, you are entitled to r...

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Things to Consider When Drafting a Will

After you die, you want to ensure your loved ones are taken care of and your final wishes are carried out. That’s why it’s so important to have a valid will in place. However, many people put off establishing a will because they’...

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As a Construction Worker, Why Is It Important to Wear Eye and Face Protection?

Employers have a responsibility to protect their construction workers from harm. With such a dangerous and chaotic field, it is imperative that protective equipment is provided and used. In the event of an accident, the body and senses...

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Court Reporting Services

Today, court reporting services go beyond a human court reporter copying transcriptions in a courtroom. Now, a good court reporting company in Brooklyn, NY should offer everything a lawyer might need in terms of transcriptions and reco...

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Slip and Fall Accidents and Head Trauma

When someone takes a slip and fall, they can suffer from many different types of injuries, ranging from broken bones to strained muscles, head trauma, and more. In particular, head trauma is one of the more serious injuries that requir...

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Can a revocable trust purchase land?

You may be considering establishing a trust as part of your estate planning, or maybe you already have one and are familiar with how they work. But are you familiar with all types of trusts, especially if you want to use one to purchas...

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Do Red Light Cameras Improve Driving Safety and Prevent Accidents?

Many places install red light cameras at specific intersections to improve traffic safety and reduce the number of accidents. However, according to recent red-light camera studies, some of these red-light cameras may cause drivers to b...

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What Can You Do If Your Employer Does Not File an Incident Report?

Workers Compensation Ideally when you are injured at work, you will report it right away for workers’ compensation. Unfortunately, in some cases, your employer may not report the injury at all. Your compensation claim is time sensiti...

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CAN SOMEONE CHALLENGE A TRUST?

Trusts are often considered a secure form of estate planning. While that is generally true, there are still a few things that can cause a trust to be challenged and end up in litigation. Who can Challenge a Trust? Only someone with “...

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How Do I Obtain a Child Custody Modification?

The needs of any specific family never stay exactly the same for long. Similarly, a child’s best interests tend to evolve as that child ages and his or her family situation changes. American family law recognizes that from time to ti...

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Medicaid Five Year Look Back

|This is one of the most common questions I hear as an elder law attorney. Its also an area that gets Medicaid applicants in to a lot of trouble – especially when they think they understand the 5-year look back and try to play amateu...

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Wrongful Death Damages and Taxation

A very common question in wrongful death cases is whether or not the amount awarded in the case is taxed. This can make a huge difference in large cases. In fact, it could be the factor that determines whether or not it is worth the ti...

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What Not to Do When Charged with a Crime

Dealing with a criminal case is not fun for the accused or their loved one. When an individual is faced with criminal charges there are so many things that may cross your mind, “will I go to jail”, “how long?”, “what should I...

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Wrongful Death Damages and Taxation

A very common question in wrongful death cases is whether or not the amount awarded in the case is taxed. This can make a huge difference in large cases. In fact, it could be the factor that determines whether or not it is worth the ti...

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It’s Tax Refund Time for 130,000 Veterans…Or is it?

Several years ago, while reviewing veteran separations for unfitness for duty, the National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP), a nonprofit advocacy organization, made a disturbing discovery.  NVLP found that the Defense Fina...

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Drug Addictions, Possession, and Child Custody Battles

Many people struggle with drug addictions, and may become very concerned about whether their child custody case will be at stake for a past drug possession charge. As a parent who only wants the best for your children, you may feel con...

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Family Law and Divorce

When I was starting out as a lawyer (too many years ago to count), an opponent engaged in what I thought was outrageous behavior.  I steamed about his behavior for days, determined to write a letter calling him out for all of his ...

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Celebrity Marriages

Marriage is a difficult journey but it has proven even more difficult for high profile celebrities such as Kim Kardashian West and Christina Anstead- formerly known as Christina El Moussa. No one wants to become a statistic but the tru...

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Signs of a Dangerous Uber Driver

Ridesharing companies like Uber have made it possible for people to get to their destinations without the hassle of public transportation. Uber is also much less expensive than traditional taxis. While there are certainly many benefits...

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Serious Pool Injury

Injury Attorney Swimming can be both recreational and done as a sport. While swimming is very therapeutic, it can also be very dangerous if you are not extremely careful and the property owner fails to provide their duty of care at any...

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Law Firms and Cybersecurity

Technology has enabled law firms and other businesses to serve their clients and run their businesses in ways not imaginable even 20 years ago. The systems that we use are also vulnerable to hacking and attacks from outside companies...

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Is a College Liable if a Student Is Murdered?

If you have recently experienced the tragedy of a student in your family being murdered while at college, you probably have a lot going through your mind. You may not have even considered getting compensation for the incident, but you ...

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What Happens If You Kill Somebody While Driving Under the Influence?

When a police officer charges you with a DUI, the penalties could be very serious if they convict you. A DUI conviction will stay on your criminal record as a misdemeanor or a felony permanently and can make it difficult to find housin...

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Treating your Children Differently

As a parent, you often want to make sure that you treat your kids as equally as possible. If one child gets new sneakers, you make sure the other kids get new sneakers. If a child wants to go on a school trip out of town, you want to g...

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Understanding Reckless Driving

There’s no doubt that seeing the flashing lights of a police car behind you can ignite some sense of anxiety. If you have been charged with reckless driving it may be in your best interest to move forward with the help of a traffic t...

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Can You File a Personal Injury Claim for a Dog Bite?

There are many types of personal injuries you can receive through the fault of another, from car accidents to a slip-and-fall incident at your local grocery store. However, what kind of recourse do you have when your injury is caused b...

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Including Your Dog in Your Will

Most people know that one of the best things they can do when they are preparing important documents in their lives is to set up a will. You can hire an estate planning attorney who can help you with different questions you have, but o...

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Can My Felony Drug Possession Charge Be Dropped to a Misdemeanor?

A felony is a crime that is often punished with a year or longer of prison, costly fines, and possibly several years on felony probation. By comparison, a misdemeanor may entail less than a year of jail time, minor fines, and community...

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Should I Keep Current or Old Credit Cards Once I File for Bankruptcy?

In most cases, you can keep a credit card in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The bankruptcy court has no legal authority to force you to get rid of your cards. However, just because you can does not mean you necessarily should. If credit cards...

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Common Types of Reckless Driving

Reckless driving refers to any type of driving that completely disregards the safety of others on the road. Reckless driving is more likely to cause serious injuries to others and comes with harsher legal consequences than regular traf...

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What are punitive damages?

In most personal injury cases that go to court with a personal injury lawyer in West Palm Beach, FL, a jury will award damages based on the extent of the injuries, the potential recovery time and the personal and monetary damages suffe...

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What is Impeachment?

The United States Constitution states: “The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office upon impeachment for and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdem...

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How Does An Ignition Interlock Device Work?

Nothing is more worrying that being pulled over by the police, especially if you have been drinking. Just a drink or two in Colorado could see you charged with DWAI (a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) between .05 and .08) or even DUI ...

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How Do You Pay Medical Bills After a Car Accident?

How Do You Pay Medical Bills After a Car Accident? If you’re in an accident with piles of medical bills, you might be wondering who is going to pay them. There are a lot of factors that determine who pays your bills. It might depend ...

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Should You Still Prepare an Estate Plan When You Don’t Have Children?

When you have no children, you may be wondering if there is a benefit to preparing your estate plan. What is the point when you have no one to benefits from or inherit your assets? Regardless of whether you have children, estate planni...

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What is a Living Trust?

A lot of people think estate planning is only for the rich and old, but that’s just not true. Experienced attorneys understand that estate planning is about helping, protecting, and providing for yourself and your family for generati...

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What Determines Liability in a Slip and Fall Case

Slip and Fall Accidents Say you just got off work and you’re enjoying your afternoon after a hard day of work. You decide to go to a restaurant to grab a bite to eat and out of the blue, you lose your footing and slip on some kind of...

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Possession of Drugs

When you are facing any criminal charges, sometimes your best option is to hire a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. An attorney can assist you with building your case. Every criminal case is different in that specific offe...

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Backover Accidents

Backover Accidents Backover accidents typically happen in parking lots and driveways. A backover accident occurs when a driver puts their vehicle in reverse in order to pull out of their driveway or parking space but ends up striking t...

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What Are the Benefits of Hiring a Lawyer for a Bodily Injury Insurance Claim?

Bodily injury insurance is the coverage offered by insurance companies for physical injuries, including related pain, suffering, and emotional injuries. Auto insurance policies are required by law to offer bodily injury coverage of at ...

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Reporting Your Workers’ Comp Injury On Time

When you are injured on the job, you are most likely entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, but what if it’s been a while since the injury? While most states have a deadline you have to report within, there are some situations...

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How Long Can I Wait Before Bringing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

If you are considering a wrongful death lawsuit, you may not want to weigh your options for too long. You could speak with a lawyer to determine what to do and when, but it’s understandable you’ll want to do some thinking on your o...

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Taxation on Wrongful Death Settlements

Wrongful Death Lawsuits Anyone who plans to file a wrongful death lawsuit probably has a lot of questions about the process. A common question is whether the settlement from the lawsuit will be taxed. If the settlement is big enough, t...

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Can I Modify My Child Support Payments?

Can I Modify My Child Support Payments? In a divorce, the noncustodial parent generally makes child support payments to the custodial parent. The exact amount of those payments may be determined by formulas created by state law that ta...

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Slip and Fall Lawsuits

Slip and Fall Lawsuits Going out to the grocery store or to a restaurant is a natural element in any person’s life. What might not be commonly thought about by the average person is what happens if you slip and hurt yourself? Oft...

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Workers’ Compensation: Where the Benefits Come From

Workers’ Compensation After sustaining an injury at work, you should visit your doctor as soon as possible. Most often, your employer should allow you to leave work to receive medical attention as quickly as you can. Even if you ...

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Know What Workers’ Comp Forms to Sign

Workers’ Comp Workers’ comp is a system in the US to protect all employees from injury. Any employee who is injured while working is guaranteed the right to have all expenses resulting from that injury completely compensate...

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How Long Do You Have to Go to a Doctor After a Pedestrian Accident?

Pedestrian accidents reached a 28-year high in 2018. In fact, five states collectively account for half the pedestrian deaths in the United States. Children who walk to school and elderly pedestrians who cannot cross streets quickly ar...

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Getting Child Custody

If you have minor children, divorce can mean very major and often difficult changes for them. The children must make as much of an adjustment, if not more of an adjustment, to the new status quo than you do, and may need some help doin...

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Stepparent Adoption FAQs

It is true that family can have many different meanings. What is important is that the parents and children within the family feel a sense of love and security. Sure there are ups and downs in raising children but the most significant ...

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Personal Injury Cases: Intervening and Superseding Cause Involving Medical Malpractice

In a personal injury case, the injured party expects to be compensated for the injuries they sustained due to a defendant’s negligence. But what happens when the plaintiff’s medical treatment worsens the plaintiff’s condition or ...

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What do I do if my Insurance Company Fails to Honor my Claim?

You pay your insurance premiums every month. When it comes time for you to need that money, you expect your insurance company will stand beside you. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. What are my legal options if an insurance...

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Personal Injury Lawyer FAQ: Can I file a claim as an injured tourist?

Each year tourists move in and out of states borders. Some come to relax and dine on good food, others come to shop, and there are those who are interested in the unique local attractions.  Whether you are from out of town, outsid...

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Top Runner’s Close Call Leads to New Pedestrian Safety Campaign

Kaitlin Goodman, an elite marathon runner, is the inspiration behind a new pedestrian safety campaign, according to the Washington Post. In August 2018, Goodman was running down a street she’d jogged down several times before nea...

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4 Benefits of Hiring an Attorney After an Injury

If you’re like most people, you’ve probably suffered a few injuries here and there. Some of these issues have probably been minor. However, severe injuries can impact your quality of life and leave you with an extensive rec...

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The Basics of a Wrongful Death Action

When a person dies because of the misconduct of another individual or company, then you may be able to pursue a wrongful death action. Wrongful death actions are lawsuits that you can use to seek the damages and compensation that you d...

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What are Common Types of Insurance Disputes?

When your insurance company denies your claim, it can be scary to try and stand up to them. A law firm is ready to help you. They stand up to your insurance company so you don’t have to and help give you the best chance possible to m...

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The Rights of Nursing Home Residents

When you and your loved one decide that it’s time to move into a nursing home, you expect that he or she will be taken care of. Nursing homes are supposed to care for the residents, to assist them in areas of life that they can no lo...

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Can I file a personal injury claim for a brain injury caused by someone’s negligence?

If you were injured in an accident of any kind caused by someone’s negligence or carelessness, contact an attorney without delay to speak with an experienced brain injury lawyer. We represent victims who have sustained catastrophic i...

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Tips for Negotiating Alimony Amidst Divorce

The topic of alimony can be a contentious and difficult thing to negotiate over, especially if both spouses are vastly at-odds against each other amidst a divorce. Splitting up can be challenging enough. If you add the heated topic of ...

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Tips for Avoiding Probate

Probate is a legal process where a court proves a will to be valid and distributes assets to the appropriate beneficiaries. However, many people are doing what it takes to avoid the entire probate process. Probate often takes over a ye...

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Car-Sharing Accident Lawyers

Car-sharing apps and programs have become a staple of urban mobility in many large US cities. They present an easy, convenient way to get around town and accomplish the infrequent activities which are otherwise difficult without a dedi...

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How to Choose the Right Court Reporter for a Criminal Case

You may think all court reporters the same. That’s if you even think about court reporters at all. Many people don’t even consider the role a court reporter plays in a criminal case. Yet, all court reporter services are not the sam...

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What Are Your Obligations in a DUI Case?

If you’re like many people, you have probably had that knot appear in your stomach as you saw flashing lights and heard sirens behind your car. Having a police officer pull you over for any reason is a nerve-racking situation. Ev...

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Your State Laws Dictate How Negligence Is Handled

Car crashes happen for a wide range of reasons. Pointing fingers becomes part of the process, primarily if the accident occurred in a tort state. Insurance companies operating in these states have to investigate to figure out who is li...

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Buckling Up to Keep Kids Safe on the Road

Motor vehicle injuries are a leading cause of death among children in the United States. From 2013 to 2017, there were 3,313 children under 13 killed while riding in passenger vehicles. In 2017 alone, 675 children 12 years and younger ...

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Can a Traffic Ticket Lawyer Help Me?

There are many reasons why a person may have a suspended license. Perhaps someone wasn’t able to pay their tickets in a timely manner or made an honest mistake while on the road. A suspended license may last from six months up to sev...

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Court Reporters For Your Personal Injury Case Needs

When you are representing a client for their personal injury case, the last thing you need to be worried about is whether or not you have a court reporter ready to go when you take this case to court. If you do not know much about cour...

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Strategies for Improving a Credit Score After a Bankruptcy Status

Credit Card Lawyer An attorney knows that it’s not the end of the world if someone has to file for bankruptcy. In fact, bankruptcy can be an effective way for a person to get themselves out of a severe financial rut over the course o...

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Legal Defenses for Assault Charges

If you have recently been charged with assault, you may feel unsure about your future. Getting convicted of assault carries serious penalties, such as jail time, fines, and a permanent criminal record. However, that doesn’t mean all ...

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Negligence in Truck Accident Cases

All drivers have a duty to be careful with others on the road — to obey traffic laws and avoid reckless behavior that could endanger themselves or others. Because commercial motor vehicles have the potential to cause so much more...

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Common Birth Injuries

Hardly anything is more tragic than a child’s injury, especially one that occurs at birth. In fact, most birth injuries are actually very preventable.  When you or your child has suffered an injury at birth, the injuries sustained c...

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The Limited Role of Living Trusts in Asset Protection

The key to effective estate planning is determining what your specific needs are and tailoring your plan to meet those needs. If you do not know what different components of a plan can do for you, it can be helpful to consult with an e...

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Understanding the DUI Laws

Most people do not have a very good understanding of how the law treats DUIs. It is important for you to never drive while intoxicated, but you should also know which laws are actually in place so you can be certain that you are protec...

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Tactics An Insurance Adjuster May Use After a Car Accident

After being involved in a car accident, it is essential that you file a claim with your insurance company as quickly as possible. But be forewarned, you are probably going to get a call from an insurance adjuster in the days to follow....

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Same-Sex Divorce and Child Custody

Because same-sex marriage was illegal in most of the United States before 2015, divorces between same-sex were virtually unheard of until then. As of June 2015, it is now legalized in every state and couples of the same sex are coming ...

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What Is a Trust and Does It Avoid Estate Taxes?

When it comes to estate planning, you should always have a will. However, there is another option that you can have in addition to a will, called a trust. If you are not familiar with estate planning, you probably have many questions a...

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What Is a Breach of the Standard of Care in a Medical Malpractice Case?

If you are in the process of preparing for a medical malpractice lawsuit, you probably have a lot of questions. You may have heard the term, “a breach of the standard of care.” What does this mean? It is an essential part o...

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Asset Protection Is Insurance

You buy insurance before you need it. Why would you not protect your assets before you need to? Proactively protecting your assets before you need to ensures your ability to keep your assets in tact. Protecting your assets will take ti...

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Medical Bills and Personal Injury Claims: Do You Pay With Your Settlement?

When you file a personal injury claim, you expect to receive payment for money lost due to medical bills. In general, after you receive the settlement, it makes sense to pay your bills with the amount you negotiated. In some cases, you...

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Qualifying for Social Security Disability Insurance

If you have an illness or injury and are thinking of applying for Social Security disability, the first thing you need to do is to confirm that you are “insured” in accordance with the agency’s requirements. This insurance status...

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Discovery Phase in a Divorce Action

In a divorce proceeding, the discovery phase is when each party is compelled to provide information and an inventory of their personal finances and property. Additionally, this is the time when all assets must be declared so they can b...

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Slip and Fall Lawyer FAQ: Can I file a slip and fall claim even if a warning sign was posted?

When a slip and fall accident occurs, whether or not you can recover compensation, will depend on the facts and details of your own case. One of the most common elements that can affect this ability to recover is when there was a poste...

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How Much Do Private Criminal Law Attorneys Cost?

It’s a scenario that no one ever wants to face: You’ve been arrested and accused of a crime. This ordeal could turn your life upside down by threatening your freedom, reputation and future. Without experienced legal help, y...

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What You May Not Know About Truck Drivers

When you see a truck driver on the road, you may just assume that he or she enjoys driving long distances, but there’s more to truck driving than meets the eye. If you are involved in an accident with a truck driver, you may wonder i...

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How Drunk or High Does Someone Have To Be for a DUI Conviction?

Even though basically every driver knows never to drive while intoxicated, few people have a good understanding of the actual limitations. Do you know how drunk you need to be arrested? It is surprising how few people know this piece o...

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Common Misconceptions About Workers’ Compensation

Even though most employers do their best to ensure the safety of their workers, accidents in the workplace can still happen. This is why all employers are required to carry workers’ compensation benefits. If an employee gets hurt at ...

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Most Common Tractor Trailer Accidents

Accidents involving tractor trailers, or semi-trucks, can be incredibly damaging to vehicles and can cause life-changing injuries as well as fatalities. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, from 2010 to 2017 th...

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The Challenges of Selling a Business

There are many reasons you might want to sell your business. Whether you want to focus on other aspects of your life, you have discovered being a small business owner is not for you, you need money fast, or you hope to start a new busi...

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What Happens if Your Rights Are Violated After Being Arrested?

If you have recently been arrested, and your rights were violated, you probably have a lot of questions. What is supposed to happen next? You may have heard that you should be released entirely if your rights were violated, but things ...

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How Do Insurance Companies Determine Personal Injury Settlements?

In a personal injury case, the negligent party’s insurance company will ultimately be responsible for your medical bills, the cost of rehab, lost wages, emotional distress, and pain and suffering. If the negligence that caused the ac...

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Why You Need An Attorney

Motor vehicle accidents are not to be taken lightly. These accidents can lead to major injuries and sometimes even death. Some people fall victim to permanent damage after being involved in a motor vehicle accident, and suffer a lifeti...

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What to Think About When Requesting a Spousal Support Modification

Spousal support, also known as “alimony,” is an amount paid to a spouse after a divorce. Typically, it is given to the spouse who earned less in the marriage as a way of helping them find financial stability. Spousal support is not...

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When a Debt Collection Agency Operates Illegally

When a Debt Collection Agency Operates Illegally Debt collection harassment can be a serious and fairly common occurrence, where many consumers may not even know when it has happened to them. While a debt collector may be able to conta...

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4 Facts About Legal Guardianship

There are many reasons an individual might be required to take on the legal guardianship of another. Children who have lost both parents, or whose mother or father can no longer properly care for them, are often placed under guardiansh...

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How Does Demolition Help the Community?

Although demolition essentially knocks down one or more buildings, this is often not a negative thing. In fact, demolition is sometimes necessary and can benefit the community in several ways. Here are some different ways that demoliti...

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Must-Do’s Before Writing a Living Trust

Despite what people may think, you don’t need millions or billions of dollars in the bank in order to need an estate plan and living trust. The intention of establishing a living trust is to protect your assets and ensure that they g...

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Who Should I Sue if a Nurse Gave Me the Wrong Medication?

When you get treatment at the doctor’s office or a hospital, you expect to receive the right care. Unfortunately, mistakes happen sometimes. Getting the wrong medication can have detrimental consequences. You may have the option ...

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How Insurance Companies Determine Personal Injury Settlements

As the victim of a personal injury accident, you have been through enough already. Now that you’re facing the insurance company, trying to receive the compensation you deserve, it could be a whole new battle. How do you know if you a...

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Do You Need an Attorney for a Living Trust?

Most people will usually want to avoid hiring an attorney unless it is absolutely necessary. After all, legal services can be quite expensive. This is why one of the biggest questions regarding living trusts is whether you need an atto...

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Determining if It’s Medical Malpractice

Many people go to their doctor’s office or a hospital and end up with a treatment outcome that they weren’t expecting or that is negative. While this can be frustrating, it does not necessarily mean that medical malpractice has occ...

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What Areas of the Law Should Your Asset Protection Lawyer Be Knowledgeable In?

Asset protection planning involves legal actions that protect your assets during a divorce, lawsuit, or from creditors. You take proactive and use lawful methods to deter lawsuits and avoid your assets being seized in a judgment. Asset...

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Understanding Workers’ Compensation

You may have heard about something called workers’ comp. This is a benefit that applies to every employee in the U.S. As widespread as the system is, many people do not fully understand it. This simple guide will go over everythi...

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Common Injuries from Car Accidents

So many people are on the road at any given time, which means that the likelihood of a motor vehicle accident occurring is very high. There are several things that cause accidents, from distracted driving to poorly kept roadways. Becau...

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The Difference Between a DUI Charge and a Conviction

People who do not understand how the law works may confuse a driving under the influence (DUI) charge and a DUI conviction, but they are not the same. When you encounter a law enforcement officer and they believe you have been operatin...

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What Is the Timeline to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

What Is the Timeline to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit? Meeting the deadlines and statutes of limitations for a personal injury lawsuit is critical to the success of your case and collecting the coverage you need. If you are unable to ...

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Amicable Divorce? Still Hire a Lawyer

If you are getting divorced and you and your spouse agree on what to do, you may be tempted to handle it without a lawyer to save money. However, in the long run, trying to go through it alone can be more costly for both of you than us...

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Dying Without a Will: What Will Happen?

Many people put off thinking about their will. It can be stressful to think about, but there are a lot of good reasons to make sure you have one. When you have a will, you are able to dictate where your property goes after you die. Whe...

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Family Law Blog: Annulment Versus Divorce

Divorce is what usually comes to mind when society thinks about the separation of two people. Although divorce is more commonplace, annulment has a place for couples under the right circumstances.  The Difference Between Annulment...

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3 Things That Can Happen at a DUI Stop

Hanging out and watching a game on a Sunday may mean good food, great company, and some adult beverages. When it comes time to head out, you may feel like nothing can stop you. This feeling can be fleeting, though, when you get pulled ...

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Whose Insurance Pays for a Truck Accident?

Drivers who are involved in accidents with trucks typically have serious injuries. The weight and momentum of a large truck defeats the protection provided by airbags, seatbelts, and crumple zones. Head and brain injuries, spinal damag...

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Tips for Sharing Custody With Ex

Divorce is difficult enough in itself. When children are thrown into the mix, it can make the situation even more challenging. If you and your ex have decided to share custody of your children, you may be nervous about some of the obst...

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Questions to Ask Your Medical Provider when Seeking Treatment for a Personal Injury

One of the most critical things you should do after you were injured is to seek medical treatment from a licensed physician immediately. However, when you are at the doctor’s office, it is useful to know what questions to ask and how...

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Consequences of Reckless Driving

Reckless driving occurs when a person operates a vehicle in a way that puts other drivers at risk. It’s more serious than making a simple mistake, like forgetting to put your turn signal on or going a few miles above the speed limit....

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Do You Require a Lawyer for Your Small Workers’ Compensation Case? 4 FAQs

Being injured on the job can result in missed work, skyrocketing medical bills and physical pain that can take months to heal. Workers’ compensation can help cover these costs, even if you need long-term care, but what happens when y...

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Is the workers’ compensation insurance company allowed to put me under surveillance?

What Is Workers’ Compensation? Workers’ compensation insurance, or work comp, is an insurance that pays benefits if you get injured on the job or if something in your work environment makes you ill. Benefits include medical...

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How Do You Pay for Medical Bills Before Your Case Is Complete?

If you were injured by another person’s actions, you are entitled to compensation from that person. A personal injury lawsuit is the way to make sure you get what you are owed. However, one huge question most people in this situa...

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DWI Probation Outside Your Area of Residence

It can be easy to get behind the wheel after drinking too much, especially if you are on vacation or attending a social gathering in a nearby area. Depending on the circumstances, such as when it is your first offense, you may be sente...

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Unexpected Consequences of a DUI Conviction

In the aftermath of being stopped for DUI, you have plenty to consider. You’re probably well-aware that these charges can lead to losing your driving privileges if you are convicted. You likely understand the tremendous inconvenience...

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The Trucking Laws in Place to Make the Roads Safer

It can be intimidating to drive alongside a big truck. The enormous mass and momentum these vehicles have make them incredibly dangerous in the event of an accident. Fortunately, there are nation-wide regulations in place that govern t...

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Insurance Recovery and Risk Management

As strategic business attorneys and trusted advisors, insurance recovery lawyers can help their insurance policyholder clients manage risk and attain their business objectives. An experienced and collaborative team of thought-leading a...

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Understanding Your Arraignment

How to Find a Good Lawyer When criminal charges are made against you, it is vital that you hire an attorney as soon as possible. One of the very first things that will happen is called an arraignment. Do you understand what happens at ...

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Stay Safe Driving Through Construction Zones by Following These 5 Tips

Summer driving is often enjoyable. Being able to roll your windows down and enjoy the fresh air is relaxing. Unfortunately, the summer also brings construction, which can quickly put a damper on the enjoyment of driving. While it is un...

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What is Better, Mediation or Litigation for Child Custody?

Mediation or Litigation? Parents who are going into battle over child custody, may wonder whether they should attempt mediation or go straight into litigation. For more information about these two options, parents may want to talk with...

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Questions to Ask Yourself Before Filing Chapter 7

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Chapter 7 bankruptcy is a form of bankruptcy that discharges unsecured debt. This debt includes personal loans, credit card debt and medical bills. Most people will file for bankruptcy when their debts exceed their...

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Understanding a Discretionary Trust

Trust Lawyer It is likely never easy to talk about death and dying, and that goes for talking about the planning of your estate as well. Not only is it uncomfortable to think about the inevitable end, but it can also be frightenin...

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What if You Don’t Know The Identity of the Other Driver?

Hit and Run If you were in an accident caused by a different driver, then you are entitled to compensation from that driver. However, it is not unheard of for the responsible party to flee the accident to avoid being held responsible. ...

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Understanding and Preventing Distracted Driving

The rate of traffic deaths on America’s roadways are on the rise. This alarming statistic can be attributed to a number of different factors, such as an increase in the number of miles driven. Nevertheless, driving distractions h...

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How To Handle Back Pain After an Accident

Back Pain After an Accident Aches and pains are part of life. Most people will experience occasion, nagging discomfort from time to time. However, car accidents can cause more significant physical issues, especially in the back. This i...

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What Is a Fiduciary?

Fiduciary Needs A fiduciary is a person or other legal entity who acts on behalf of another person or entity to manage assets. The fiduciary must act in good faith according to the best interests of the one he or she represents, known ...

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Can I Bring a Wrongful Death Claim When a Loved One Dies in an Accident

When someone dies due to the negligence of another person, the family of the decedent may suffer both emotional and financial losses. If the death was due to the fault of another, a wrongful death lawsuit may be filed. Given the comple...

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What Is Your Personal Injury Case Worth?

If you’ve been injured through the negligence of another person, you might be wondering how much your personal injury case is worth. There are a lot of factors that determine what your case is worth. It really boils down to the damag...

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Do I Have a Medical Malpractice Case for My Baby’s Cerebral Palsy?

Do I Have a Medical Malpractice Case for My Baby’s Cerebral Palsy? All parents want is to receive news that their baby is happy and healthy after delivery. For some parents, they may not get the update they were hoping for. Cerebral ...

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Are court reporters important to the courtroom?

Court reporters play a vital role in the courtroom, as a court reporter Atlanta trusts can attest. Their presence and their important work provide a written representation of everything that goes on, from depositions to trial. However,...

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Who Provides Workers’ Comp Benefits?

Workers’ Compensation Benefits Workers’ compensation benefits are part of a good employer’s benefit package. No employee wants to worry about how their medical bills will be paid when they are injured on the job. Practically ...

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Lyft Accidents: What You Need to Know

Ridesharing services are quickly becoming mainstream. Companies like Lyft offer convenience that people enjoy taking advantage of using. As with any car on the road, Lyft drivers are not immune to auto accidents. While most people hope...

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Getting Medical Bills Paid When the Accident Was Partially Your Fault

If you live in a negligence state, every car accident report will state fault. Someone has to be held accountable, and that person or his or her insurance company will have to pay for injuries and damages. If you were considered partia...

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Understanding What Business Law Is

Most people have heard of business law, but many people don’t really know what it is. For the most part, the only people who need to know what business law is are people who hope to start a business themselves. And if you hope to...

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Can I File Legal Action if My Insurer Denies or Underpays a Healthcare Claim?

If you recently submitted a claim to your health insurance provider and received notification that your claim was denied, it is important not to panic. If you have been a responsible policyholder (by paying your insurance bills on time...

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Noncompete Agreement Lawyer

Are you being asked to sign a noncompete agreement? Are you thinking about asking an employee to sign a noncompete agreement? Are you interested in seeing if you can legally breach the terms of an existing noncompete contract? Are you ...

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Answers from a Business Litigation Attorney

You have likely worked hard and long to create an invention like no other, or develop a trademark or industrial design only to have someone take that very thing and use it for their own purposes without your permission. If that describ...

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Estate Planning for the Small Business Owner

As a small business owner, one of the most important considerations to make will be how you will plan for your business in the long run. You will have a variety of decisions to make. Whether you are looking to see the business you have...

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What to Know About Nursing Home Law

When you move your loved one into a nursing home, you put them in the responsible hands of the nursing home’s medical care professionals. In a perfect world, you would expect the staff to treat your family members as if they are memb...

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Why am I unable to find a personal injury lawyer for my case?

Every now and then, we receive a call from someone who is desperate for legal help, but cannot find any personal injury lawyer to take on their case. Often, these people are feeling hopeless and frustrated because they believe they hav...

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Maryland Family Law for Fathers, Child Custody and Support

Maryland Family Child Custody Equal Rights Demanded by Fathers – Family Law in Montgomery County, MD

For many reasons ranging from the general economy to much more diverse and accepted cohabitation arrangements among parents and caregivers, fathers (married or not) are more and more likely to seek greater custody share without bowing ...

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Maryland Workers Compensation Law & Data – Employees Insurance 2013 Cost Increases Highest

Workers Compensation Lawyer Baltimore What professional occupations in Maryland are driving the greatest increases in costs of workers’ compensation insurance, over the past year? What expertise should you be seeking in a Marylan...

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Welcome to the Quality Legal Network!

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