postheadericon Avoid Future Legal Trouble by Planning Your Estate Now

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Are you single, married, or in a domestic partnership? Do you have children or other relatives for whom you provide or would like to provide financial or other types of support? Are there organizations that you’re currently involved in and would like to continue providing for them?

If you answered, “yes,” to any of the above, you may already have an updated will. If not, are in the process of planning your estate?

There are 3 major reasons why individuals engage in estate planning:

  • To avoid probate: 59%
  • To minimize discord among beneficiaries: 57%
  • To protect children from mismanaging their inheritances: 39%

A recent survey found that 57% of its participants didn’t have a will. When asked why, the respondents indicated that they “‘just haven’t gotten around Read the rest of this entry »

postheadericon Is Your Marriage in Trouble?

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It was an alarming phone call. After months of struggling with alcohol addiction, your son is in a sad situation. Your daughter-in-law actually put him on a plane and flew him home. She had called and warned you of the increasing frequency of his drinking problem, but when she actually said that she was sending him home you knew that you had a situation that was even worse than you imagined.
The fact that the couple had only been married four years but that they had opened a business together made the complications even more difficult to manage. On the one hand you find yourself trying to help your son deal with his addiction, on the other hand you find yourself trying to understand the implications of a possible divorce for business owners. The fact that your daughter-in-law is still living in the r Read the rest of this entry »

postheadericon How to Effectively Handle the Divorce Process

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You are going about your daily activities. You wake up in the morning, get the kids ready for school, drop them off on your way into work, go about your work day, and then come home and relax for the evening. Everything seems normal. That is, until you are served divorce papers while sitting at your desk at work. You are confused and ask the deliver multiple times to check the name. However, every time he checks, it is you, and your spouse is serving you with papers. What do you do?

Accept the papers, but do not sign yet
You may be tempted to decline the papers. Yet, if you do not take the papers from the delivery pers Read the rest of this entry »

postheadericon Benefits of Hiring a Brain Lawyer

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Sadly, life often comes with unexpected moments. Mary Melton is a lawyer that has handled many personal injury cases. One common source of trauma can be the brain. A brain injury attorney can be a crucial aid during a very stressful time in life. In this post, you will learn more about brain injuries and why having an attorney in your corner is essential.

Brain trauma can come from a wide variety of sources. Research shows that falls are the number one cause of traumatic brain injuries. The groups of people most susceptible to these injuries were infants and the elderly. During these age ranges, balance is most often impaired. If an injury hap Read the rest of this entry »

postheadericon I Was Injured On The Job Can Workers’ Compensation Help Me?

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All workers deserve to be properly protected in the eyes of the law. When you suffer an injury or illness on the job that prevents you from working, workers comp is there to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve to keep moving forward. Unfortunately, many Americans struggle with the legal process when it comes to addressing work-related issues and applying for a compensation claim. Below are industry statistics and common concerns to better lay bare the most frequent worries to help you on your path to a better working future.

What Are Common Work-Related Injuries And Illnesses?

You may feel as if your particular incid Read the rest of this entry »

postheadericon Choosing The Right Attorney Can Mean The Difference Between A Successful Case Or Wrongful Conviction

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Anything can happen. This is wisdom you’ve been brought up with since you were a child, though it can be easy to forget when you move back and forth between the humdrum of daily chores, work, school and family obligations. When you’re assaulted by a stranger or find yourself in a potentially dangerous situation with your spouse, it can be almost too shocking to address. When you remember what you’ve been taught, it’s important to also remember you have legal resources on your side. An assault attorney can assist you during these hard times, offering you the support and advice you need to get out of a bad situation and back into your everyday life.

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is one of the most common forms of interpersonal abuse in the United States. Domestic vi Read the rest of this entry »

postheadericon Finding the Right Attorney When It Matters Most

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It’s late and he doesn’t even remember getting in the car. The thing he remembers the most is the way his head is throbbing from smashing against the steering wheel when his car hit hers from behind. He had fallen asleep at the wheel and when the officers got him out of the car, he could not pass a sobriety test. He is on his way to his first DUI and he has no idea what to do or who to call.

That is obviously a story that you do not want to have told about you. You may or may not occasionally drive drunk, but this much is clear: according to MADD (mothers against drunk driving) 300,000 people drive drunk every day. Many of them don;t even realize they are too impaired to drive. Only 4,000 of them get arrested. That means that the vast majority of them get home safely. But, fate can not be tempted in Read the rest of this entry »

postheadericon Three Situations Where a Lawyer Should be Hired

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Injuries can happen to us in just about any situation in life. Two of the most common injuries people will endure is either an automobile or personal injury. In either of the previously mentioned situations, it is always wise to have a professional fighting on your behalf. Motorcyclists know the dangers of traveling on the open road. Statistics show that, in 2013, 88,000 people were injured while riding a motorcycle. Tragically, a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Report showed that 4,688 people died in motorcycle crashes in 2013. Whether it be car, automobile, or a personal injury here are three reasons why hiring an attorney for your case will benefit you greatly.

  1. Someone to Fight Against Denied Claims – It’s not something you want to think about but Read the rest of this entry »

postheadericon Common Causes of Auto Accidents

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By now, most drivers understand the serious consequences that are involved with drinking and driving. Although drinking and driving does result in a significantly high auto accident rate, there are many other contributing factors to auto accidents. Many of these causes are never discussed and new drivers may not even be aware of the risks. When you take on the responsibility of operating a vehicle, you are responsible for your own life, your passengers, and any other drivers on the road. In addition to drinking and driving, be aware of these other common causes of auto accidents.

Distracted driving

At any given daylight moment across America, approximately 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or manipulating electronic devices while driving. Following drinking and driving cases, di Read the rest of this entry »

postheadericon Court Reporter Associations Networking and Professional Development

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Are you interested in finding out more about a career in court reporting? If you’re currently in a program or have just received your certification, you are probably interested in learning even more about the opportunities within this field.

One of the ways to accomplish this is to spend time learning about the benefits of a court reporter association. In the United States, there are three national associations:

  • The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA)
  • The National Verbatim Reporters Association (NVRA)
  • The American Association of Electronic Reporters and Transcribers (AAERT)

In addition to providing educational resources, continuin Read the rest of this entry »

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