16 December 2016
Elder abuse isn't restricted to physical abuse; there are other forms of abuse, including financial abuse. Financial abuse takes different forms such as forgery and fraud. For example, a caregiver may promise lifelong care to an elder in exchange for a real estate property. Here are some of the telltale signs that may point to elder financial abuse: Mysterious Asset Transfer Mysterious expenditures or transfer of assets should rouse your suspicion, especially if they were open and straightforward before.
7 November 2016
You sent your child to college with the best intentions and high hopes for a better future. Now, all of your dreams for your child are in jeopardy after hearing that they just received a DUI. While it is normal to want to rant and cry, it is important to realize that your child needs you now more than ever. As you step into a world full of legal jargon and frightening consequences for your child's behavior, use these strategies to help them get their life back on track.
7 November 2016
Filing for divorce is never easy, but if you and your spouse are still on speaking terms, there are some steps you can take to make the process less difficult. One way to simplify the process is to choose a collaborative divorce. Unlike traditional divorces, where both sides are pitted against each other, and the case usually ends up being battled out in court, the collaborative divorce takes a more respectful approach to the process.
17 October 2016
If you have filed a personal injury claim, the insurance company of the opposite party is who you are going to be dealing with. You will fill out forms to properly file your claim and the insurance company will contact you for further information. This is the best way for the insurance company to determine what they believe is a fair amount to compensate you for. However, before you accept a settlement offer, especially the first one that is offered to you, here are three tips you need to consider:
28 September 2016
If you are in the process of going through a personal injury lawsuit, you'll want to make sure that you are able to create and maintain a strong relationship with your attorney. Here are three tips that will help you make your relationship more productive for your case. #1 Always Tell The Truth Your attorney is going to need to ask you a lot of questions and get a lot of information from you in order to proceed forward with your case.
7 September 2016
Most people only declare bankruptcy as a last-ditch effort to get out from under a burden of debt and to make a fresh financial start. Your financial future can be quite uncertain when you are in the middle of the process, but once you file you will undoubtedly begin to feel a great sense of relief. Many bankruptcy filers wonder sadly if they will ever be able to use credit again to buy a car or a house, since the federal filing stays on your credit report for a very long time.
1 August 2016
It is illegal for employers to discriminate against or fire employees for having disabilities. However, there isn't anything in the law that prevents employers from firing workers while they are on disability leave and/or collecting benefits, as long as the reason for the dismissal isn't because of their physical or mental condition. If you're worried your employer may give your job to someone else while you're out recovering or dealing with your medical issues, here are two ways you may be able to protect your position.
19 July 2016
For many people, real estate comprises the bulk of an estate. For those charged with dealing with the estate of a loved one, the dispensing of that real estate can be tricky. It can be confusing if the will states that your deceased parent has left you with the responsibility of being the executor, you may be concerned about how to properly and fairly divide up the family home. Read on to learn more about how probate deals with the family home when a loved one passes away.
12 June 2016
If you've been injured on the job, you might be worried about how it will affect your family and your future. Being injured on the job is stressful, especially if you're the sole breadwinner for your family. Don't take chances with your future, or your family's future. Mistakes you make following your accident may have serious repercussions. In fact, some mistakes can make it difficult for you to receive the benefits you're entitled to.
25 May 2016
Should you represent yourself in a divorce? Some couples can successfully divorce without the help of a lawyer, while others do require the services of a divorce lawyer. Understanding the circumstances in which it is in your best interest to engage a divorce lawyer can make a big difference in the outcome of your divorce proceedings. When to Represent Yourself If you and your spouse are divorcing amicably, you may be able to successfully represent yourself, as long as these additional circumstances are met.