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Can You Sue For Wrongful Death If A Family Member Was Murdered?

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If you’ve recently suffered the tragic loss of a close family member at the hands of another person, you’re likely both angry and heartbroken, and may be wondering whether you have any recourse against your relative’s murderer. A wrongful death lawsuit may be one option for you and your family to recover some of the financial (if not the emotional) losses you’ve suffered. Read on to learn more about the laws governing when you can sue a murderer for wrongful death. Read More»

What You Need to Understand about a Probable Cause Arrest

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You’re walking down the street minding your own business. Suddenly, an officer approaches you and says you fit the description of a reported burglar in the area and you’re holding an item similar to one that has been reported stolen. The office places you in custody and takes you into the station. This scenario represents probable cause. If you have been involved in a similar situation, it’s important that you understand the parameters of probable cause so that you know how to protect your rights. Read More»

4 Tips For Making Divorce Easier For Children

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There is no doubt that a divorce can be hard on the adults involved, but it can also really effect the kids involved if a divorce is not handled right. Divorces range from amicable to very heated, but keeping children in mind often results in the best outcome. If you are planning to divorce in the near future, consider the following tips: Consider Family Counseling While you and your spouse understand the reasons for your divorce, your kids may not. Read More»

3 Ways To Help Prove Your Injuries After An Auto Accident

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If you have recently been involved in an auto accident, you probably want to make sure that your insurance company pays for all of your medical bills and any other costs related to your injuries, such as time off of work. Unfortunately, not all insurance companies want to pay out these claims like they should, so you are going to need solid proof that you were injured in case you need to go to court or in case your accident attorney has to present this evidence. Read More»

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»