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A Few Reasons You May Need To Hire An Association Attorney

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If you live in an area that has a homeowner’s association, you probably have some bylaws you must live by. The association can be very quick to cite you if they find something amiss with your property or if you are not abiding by the Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions (CC&Rs) of the community. Many times, they will have a lawyer send you a notice detailing what you are doing wrong, what must be done to correct the situation, and how long you have to fix things.…

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What Steps Can You Do To Improve Your Chances Before DUI Court?

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Being arrested for driving under the influence is scary, and for many, it is a wake-up call that they did not realize they needed. The consequences can be dire. You will probably lose your license for a period of time, and you could either be fined or be sentenced to time in jail. Luckily, a lot of DUI charges end up being reduced, and a lot of judges choose to go easy on first-time offenders.…

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How To Prepare For An Attorney Consultation For Your Worker's Comp Case

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If you have been injured on the job and are having trouble collecting compensation, then meeting with an attorney is one of the best things you can do. You deserve to get compensation not just for the initial and ongoing treatment of your injuries, but also for lost wages and benefits. The following can help you prepare for your consultation with a worker’s compensation attorney Work and Compensation History In order to properly begin building your case, your lawyer will need to have some information about more than just the cause and results of the accident.…

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3 Reasons To Establish A Special Needs Trust

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Many individuals with disabilities receive government assistance in the form of Medicaid. Eligibility for Medicaid is determined by evaluating the individual’s income and assets. Family members of disabled individuals often want to ensure their loved ones will be cared for after their passing, but they don’t want to compromise Medicaid eligibility. Special needs trusts are designed to help provide access to financial help without interfering with Medicaid benefits. 1. Influx of Money…

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Understanding Contested Vs. Uncontested Divorce

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When couples disagree about a lot of issues, they may end up divorcing. Unfortunately, that inability to be on the same page about things can impair their ability to have a quick and stress-less divorce. There is a huge difference in how a contested and an uncontested divorce proceeds, so read on to learn more. The Main Divorce Issues Almost all divorces deal with the same common issues. To speak of the below situations as issues is to minimize the true nature of how they impact parties in a divorce.…

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What You Need to Know About SSDI Representative Payees

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When a physical or mental condition prevents someone from working, the Social Security Administration (SSA) provides financial payments to assist. In some situations, the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) recipient is not able to deal with their finances without help. When that occurs, the SSDI can approve for another person or entity to take care of the recipient’s finances. Read on to find out about this issue. Situations That Call for Help…

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Seeking Workers' Compensation For Sick Building Syndrome

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Most workers are familiar with how their employer’s workers’ compensation insurance covers workplace injuries. Some forms of harm, however, are more insidious and slow-acting than a sudden accident or illness. If your workplace is not safe, you may qualify for benefits for occupational illness. Read on to learn more about how dangerous buildings can affect your health and prevent you from working at your job. Sick Building Syndrome Most employers are quick to address potential safety issues at work by holding classes, making rules, and posting signs to remind workers to be safe.…

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Executors And Debts: Who Is Responsible?

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When the estate settlement process begins, it’s common for debts from the deceased to surface. While some of the obligations might be deemed invalid, not all will. As an executor, it’s easy to wonder what level of responsibility you have to repay these expenses.  Liability The immediate question many people have is — who is responsible? As the executor, you have financial control over the estate of the deceased, so if there are debts that need to be paid, it’s easy to conclude that you need to pay these debts on your own, but it’s not always the case.…

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Private Disability Insurance And Why It Might Be Better Than SSDI

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Disability insurance is very different the Social Security Disability Income (SSDI), but many people do not understand the differences. Knowing which is better suited for you is important but may not always be easy to figure out on your own. A disability attorney can help you determine the best way to go and even help you navigate through to a settlement if you need it.  Social Security Disability Income Most people know social security as the government-run program that provides income to retirees and the disabled.…

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Qualities That You Should Have If You Wish To Be The Jury Foreperson

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If you’ve been selected to a jury and are excited to play a pivotal role in an upcoming trial, one idea that may have crossed your mind is serving as the jury foreperson. Depending on the legal jurisdiction in which you find yourself, it’s possible that your fellow jury members will vote to select a foreperson, but it’s also possible for the judge to make this selection. Although a lot of jury members shy away from this responsibility, it might be something that interests you.…

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