2016

Divorcing The Less Contentious Way: Collaborative Divorce

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For divorcing couples that are able to cooperate with each other and get along fairly well, an alternative to the normal acrimonious divorces process exists: the collaborative divorce. The main idea behind collaborative divorce is to be able to work out the issues of divorce in a mediation setting, instead of a courtroom setting. If you are interested in learning more about how the collaborative divorce process works, read on.…

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Top 4 Estate Planning Mistakes To Avoid

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Estate planning and wills are things that most people don’t want to think about; however, when you pass on, it’s important to make sure that your belongings and assets are allocated properly. So long as you’re age 18 or older, it’s never too early (or late) to contact a legal professional and set up an estate plan. Just be careful to avoid some common mistakes along the way. Assuming You Don’t Need One…

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Tips To Help Boost The Value Of Your Trademark

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Acquiring a trademark is an easy way of protecting your business from the competition. A successful trademark application will also increase the sale value of your business. This is because a successful trademark application acts as an effective asset-protection tool that potential buyers or investors can take advantage of. The following are trademark tips that will come in handy in helping you get the most out of your trademark. Be aware of common law trademarking rights…

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Are You A Man Going Through A Divorce? Look At The Reasons You Should Ask For Alimony

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Going through a divorce can be one of the most intense and stressful circumstances you will go through in your life. If you are worried about how you will make it without your wife, you may be experiencing a much higher level of stress, especially if you still have children at home. Learn more about how you can rightfully ask for alimony from your soon-to-be ex-spouse. Determining Your Eligibility For Alimony…

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The Ultimate Injury: Workers' Comp And Death Benefits

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Most people know that if you are injured on the job, workers’ comp is available to pay for your medical expenses and to provide you with a portion of your wages while you recuperate. Sometimes, however, that injury results in death. When that happens, you should know that workers’ comp benefits are still available, and in this circumstance, the family of the deceased may be eligible for those benefits. Whether or not family members can receive benefits depends greatly upon how they are related to the deceased worker, so read on to learn who can receive benefits and what type of compensation eligible family members can expect.…

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What If A Landlord Discriminates Against You Based On Your Disability?

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Housing discrimination is not limited to only race. Some individuals are discriminated against based on sexual orientation, disability, gender, religion, and a host of other criteria. Not only are there federal laws in place to prevent housing discrimination, but many states have laws that prohibit it. If you have a disability and are concerned that you are being unfairly treated by a potential landlord, here is what you need to know.…

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Personal Injury? Avoid Mistakes When Communicating With The Adjuster

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Injuring yourself at a place of business often means that you will need to file a personal injury claim in order to get the compensation that you deserve. Usually, this results in the business owner’s insurance company contacting you to attempt a settlement of your claim. Make sure you know what to do before you speak with an adjuster. The following guide can help. Don’t apologize or make excuses If you start any conversation with the adjuster with an apology or an excuse for your accident, the adjuster may assume that you are taking the blame.…

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Two Ways To Stop A Creditor From Taking Your Money Or Assets

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The most powerful tool in a creditor’s box of tricks is the legal system. Using a variety of legal maneuvers including obtain court judgments, creditors can take your cash and assets to pay debts you owe them. Here are two things you can do to stop a creditor from taking your income or property. Claim Exemption There are state and federal laws that protect certain types of assets from being appropriated by creditors.…

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FAQs About Advance Directives

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A major part of elder law revolves around future healthcare plans. You must decide what kind of care you want and put this in writing in case you are incapacitated. One option for settling the matter is to create an advance directive. If you are planning to do so, here is what you need to know.  What Is an Advance Directive? An advance directive is simply a document that details your healthcare wishes.…

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What Are Some Benefits of Tax Services for Small Businesses?

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When you’re a small business, every penny must be accounted for, and tax services may seem like a luxury. But a good tax service can actually help you to save money despite the added fees of hiring them. Here are some benefits of professional tax preparation for business.  Find Tax Breaks Unless you have a lot of extra hours to spend reading up on tax code, your knowledge probably doesn’t go as deep as a tax professional who studies the laws for a living.…

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