2019

Automatic Bankruptcy Stays: How Do You Handle Creditor Harassment After You File?

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Every individual who files Chapter 7 bankruptcy receives an automatic stay during their case. But if you receive multiple threatening and blatantly abusive telephone calls, emails, or texts from a creditor during your Chapter 7 proceedings, speak to a consumer bankruptcy lawyer immediately. You may have a creditor harassment case on your hands. Learn how to handle creditor harassment below. What Exactly Is Creditor Harassment? With a few exceptions, an automatic stay prevents collection agencies and creditors from contacting bankruptcy petitioners about their debt, including court judgments and liens.…

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3 Essential Qualities Of An Uncontested Divorce

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In many cases, a couple that decides to get divorced makes this decision based on years of not getting along. While this is the norm, there are also couples who are able to decide to get divorced without the fighting, bickering, and angry feelings towards each other. If you and your spouse want to get divorced and are able to push all your anger and emotions aside, you might be able to get an uncontested divorce.…

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Four Basic Financial Planning Requirements For Special Needs Children

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Your child may have special needs, but you love and care for them, and you make sure they are provided for. But what will happen when your child reaches the legal age of 18 and is, in the eyes of the government, an adult? This is a situation you need to plan for financially. Ideally, you would do that planning well in advance of your child’s 18th birthday and with the assistance of a lawyer who has expertise in this realm.…

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Possible Defenses to Stalking Charges

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Stalking is intentional, repeated, and unwanted contact with another person. The contact can be physical or virtual (online), and it is usually meant to harm the offender. The harm can be physical, mental, or both. Here are a few defenses you can use if you are ever accused of stalking. Prove Lack of Knowledge Stalking is an intentional crime; you cannot stalk someone without knowing it. For example, it is not stalking if you don’t know that your stalker is at a certain restaurant and you also to the restaurant for breakfast.…

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The Importance Of Hiring A Criminal Attorney Right Away

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No matter what criminal charges you are facing, the earlier you speak with a criminal defense attorney, the better off you will probably be. If you are arrested, you are going to need legal advice right away. When this is your first arrest, the process can be overwhelming. An attorney can guide you through securing bail, or they can even fight in court for you to get your bail eliminated or reduced. When you secure the services of a defense attorney, you have an individual on your side who will negotiate on your behalf and provide you with information through the process.…

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What To Know About Being Harassed When Filing For Workers' Comp

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If you were injured on the job, you have a right to make a workers’ comp claim to help recover from the losses related to your injury. However, doing so may cause how you are treated in your workplace to change in a bad way. Here is what to know about harassment in the workplace after making a workers’ comp claim. What’s Considered Workplace Harassment Being harassed at work for your actions can happen in a variety of ways, both subtle and blatant.…

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Do You Need A Lawyer In A Criminal Case?

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While many legal questions are difficult and complex to answer, the question of whether you need a criminal defense attorney is straightforward. If you have been charged with a crime, then you need an attorney on your side. Read on to understand why this is such an important decision and to learn about the very small number of edge cases where representing yourself in a criminal court may make sense.…

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Slipped On An Icy Sidewalk? 3 Questions You May Have About Filing A Claim

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With winter in full swing, it is common to see snow and ice on roads, sidewalks, and driveways. Therefore, it is important that you exercise extreme caution anytime that you leave your home. For instance, when you are behind the wheel, you should leave additional room between you and the vehicle in front of you in the event that you need to stop quickly or your vehicle starts to skid due to hitting a patch of black ice.…

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