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New to the Workplace? Two Tips to Help You Handle Sexual Harassment

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If you’ve just gotten your first job, you may not be aware that sexual harassment is a real risk in the workplace.  A recent poll showed that 1 in 4 women and 1 in 10 men experience sexual harassment at work, so it’s definitely not uncommon.  Because you’re embarking on your first work experience, you may not know how to handle sexual harassment if it happens to you. Use this information to learn two tips that can help you know what to do if you happen to experience sexual harassment on your new job. Read More»

3 Tips For Writing A Strong Description Of Your Product When Applying For A Patent

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If you have come up with a really great idea, you might be thinking about applying for a patent or discussing a patent acquisition so that you don’t have to worry about anyone else stealing your idea. Doing so can be a smart decision–particularly if you plan on moving forward with your invention–but the process is not as easy as you might think. You will need to file a patent application, and in this application you will need to provide a strong description of your product. Read More»

2 Ways To Present Evidence In Your Custody Case

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When marriages come to an end it can be challenging to determine who will retain custody of the children. Many couples find that the matter must be settled in court. If you are in the midst of a custody battle with your soon-to-be ex, it’s important that you understand how you can present evidence to the court supporting your position that you should be awarded custody. Here are two ways that you can present information to the court on your behalf. Read More»

How Can You Help Prevent Your Elderly Parent From Falling Victim To Wire Fraud?

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Although charlatans have been a part of society since the beginning of recorded history, only recently have there been ways for these scam artists to access money or identifying information with the touch of a key – or for an unwitting victim to be able to wire money or make an online transfer without even leaving their home. If you have an elderly parent who lives on his or her own, you may be concerned about the risk that your parent will fall victim to one of these scams. Read More»

Guardian Ad Litem: Burning Questions About This Type Of Family Lawyer And The Answers You Seek Before You Head To Court

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When people say, “family lawyer,” it could refer to one of three types of legal counsel. One type of legal counsel this phrase can refer to is a guardian ad litem, or children’s lawyer, who is commonly appointed to represent minor children since children are not allowed in court. You may be assigned a guardian ad litem (GAL) in court if you are about to divorce and have minor children whom you share with your soon-to-be ex-spouse. Read More»

The Blame Game: 3 Reasons Your Employer May Say You're At Fault For Your Own Injury

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When something happens at work and you are left with an injury, you fully expect that your employer will step up to the plate and make sure your medical bills are taken care of and you are covered for your time off of work. However, many employers don’t like to file workers’ compensation claims because it can make their premiums higher. Furthermore, workers comp insurance companies will often try to downplay your injuries to prevent having to pay. Read More»

4 Things A Car Accident Victim Should Do Before Leaving The Accident Scene

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If a person is involved in a car accident, he or she may not know what to do before leaving the scene of the accident. However, the actions taken at the accident scene can help ensure that a personal injury claim is properly supported. Here are a few things that a car accident victim should do while still at the accident scene: Be quiet around an adjuster. An accident victim does not need to speak at length to an insurance representative of the party at fault. Read More»

Three Topics To Be Sure To Discuss When Hiring A Personal Injury Attorney

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Hiring a qualified and experienced personal injury attorney is arguably the most important thing you can do if you’ve been injured and are thinking about pursuing legal action. Having the right person on your side will ensure that your case is strong and that you’ll have the best chance possible of receiving a favorable settlement or verdict. Before you get to this point, however, it’s beneficial to take some time to find the right attorney. Read More»

Will You Go To Jail For Not Paying Child Support?

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Courts take child support payments very seriously. Unlike other divorce issues that are disagreements between two adults, child support is supposed to make sure that children, who can’t take care of themselves, are cared for despite the divorce. Because of this, courts impose harsh penalties for not paying child support up to and including possible jail time. Here’s what might happen if you don’t pay child support. A Late Payment Read More»

What To Do If You Are Charged With A Crime

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If you find yourself in the position of being interrogated by the authorities, or if you are charged with a crime, there are some things you should know. This can be a very stressful, even frightening time, and it pays to keep your head and follow some sage advice. Ask for an attorney. If questions begin to turn into an interrogation, ask for an attorney. Probably the smartest thing that anyone under suspicion of a crime can do is to request an attorney and keep their mouth shut. Read More»