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How to Tell the Difference between Community and Separate Property

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When you’re going through a divorce, chances are excellent that you’re going to want to make sure that you retain as many of your personal possessions as possible. You will not want to give anything up to your soon-to-be-ex-spouse. As a result, you will need to know the difference between community property and separate property. Review these types of property in order to make sure that you don’t give up anything you don’t have to. Read More»

Including Dependent Children On Income Tax Returns After A Divorce

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Disagreements sometimes arise after a divorce as to which party is entitled to claim the children as tax dependents. The income tax consequences can continue until the children reach adulthood. When contemplating divorce, both parties are best served by reaching a mutual agreement concerning future tax returns. The inclusion of any dependent on your income tax return results in a reduction in taxable income. The amount of the reduction is referred to as an exemption amount. Read More»

Can You Receive Disability Benefits If You Are Not An American Citizen?

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Social Security disability benefits are not only for American citizens. In some instances, permanent residents and other foreign workers can receive benefits. If you are not an American citizen, here is what you need to know to obtain benefits.  Can Permanent Residents Receive Benefits? Permanent residents are viewed similar to American citizens when it comes to determining eligibility for Social Security disability benefits. If you have met the work credit requirements and you have a disability that prevents you from working, you can apply for benefits. Read More»

Can't Pay Your Student Loan? How To Stop The Government From Taking Your Taxes

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If you are very behind on your student loan payments, the government can take your tax refund each year until it is paid back. This can be detrimental for you if you were expecting this money for an emergency, such as paying your house loan, paying a past due electric bill, or other home bills that you are behind on. Below is some information you should find helpful in getting the government to stop taking your tax refund. Read More»

Do You Have A Personal Injury Case? The Basics

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When you are injured, it can be difficult to battle the insurance companies, struggle to pay hospital bills, worry about your job, and try to pay regular monthly bills. Filing a lawsuit at the same time may feel completely overwhelming. Let these simple tips help you decide if you have a personal injury case.  Time Constraints You should be aware that personal injury claims cannot be sought after a certain period of time. Read More»

Two Pressing Questions Car Accident Victims May Have

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Being involved in an auto accident can be an incredibly frightening event. In addition to risking major injuries and the loss of life, you will also be forced to address expensive repair and medical costs. Fortunately, the legal system offers individuals a way to collect damages from the responsible driver, but many people do not realize what steps they need to take to help protect themselves from the financial ramifications of these incidents. Read More»

Some Estate Planning Tips: Things You Don'T Need To Include In Your Trust

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Having an estate plan is always a good idea. Even young people need an estate plan. This is because you never know when something is going to happen to you. An estate plan will organize your estate so that if something were to happen to you, there would be someone named to care for your minor children, and there would be instructions on how to divide the assets. However, there are some things that you don’t need to include in an estate plan. Read More»

Four Important Steps To Planning Your Estate

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Estate planning is something everyone should do, regardless of your social status or current income. It is an unfortunate misconception that only people who have a certain amount of wealth need to go through the process of planning their estate. By focusing on estate planning, you are able to figure out where your property will go when you pass and protect your family. Here are the important steps involved in planning your estate. Read More»

Are Bounty Hunters The Longest Arm Of The Law?

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When you think about putting up bail for a loved one in jail (from an outlet such as A Bail Now Bail Bonds, Inc.), you might not think about that loved one not showing up for a court date, also referred to as ‘jumping or skipping bail’. If someone you love jumps bail, you should know that person could be hunted by a bounty hunter. Learn more about what a bounty hunter is legally able to do for bringing in someone that has jumped or skipped bail. Read More»

Why You Shouldn't Wait To File Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

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You’ve been struggling with your finances for some time. Creditors and bill collectors call you every day asking for payment. Your stress is increasing and there is no end in sight. It’s time to get in touch with a chapter 7 bankruptcy attorney and start the healing process for your finances. It won’t get better by itself, but you’ll begin to feel less stress once you file for bankruptcy. Here is what you can expect when you start the process and why you should get it done soon. Read More»