2017

Can You Get Your Life Back With An Expungement?

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If you have been convicted of committing a crime, it will show up on your criminal records and/or background check. This conviction can cost you the ability to obtain employment, state licenses, join professional organizations, or even obtain rental housing. No matter how long it has been, the conviction can serve as a black mark on your past that continue to show up at the most inopportune time. The good news is, if you are able to meet certain factors, you may be eligible to get the charge expunged off of your record and regain some of the things that you have lost.…

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Is A Structured Settlement The Best Option For Your Personal Injury Payout?

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In certain circumstances, the injured party in a personal injury case can choose to take a lump sum payment for his or her injuries or opt for a structured settlement. Many people choose the lump sum payment, but the structured settlement has many benefits that are worth considering. Before making your decision, here is what you need to know about structured settlements. When Are Structured Settlements Offered? In some personal injury cases, some serious injuries result in the need for future medical treatment, permanent disability, or other future damages.…

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Three Tips For Staying Afloat Financially Until Your Shoulder Replacement Recall Lawsuit Settles

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Although you may be expecting a large monetary windfall when your shoulder replacement recall lawsuit is finally settled, it can take months and sometimes years to resolve the case and receive a check. In the meantime, you still have to pay bills and put food on the table, which can seem like an impossible task if your shoulder problems make it difficult for you to work. Here are three things you can do to survive lean times until your lawsuit settles.…

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Single And Childless? You Still Need Estate Planning Services

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Many single people think estate planning is only for married couples with kids, but nothing can be further from the truth. Even single and childless people have assets that must be managed if they become incapacitated or die. Here are two things you need to do right now to ensure your wishes are followed after you can no longer make decisions for yourself. Designate Your Beneficiaries The prevailing assumption among single and childless people is that when they die, everything they own will just go to their nearest relatives.…

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Maintaining Your Business And Your Cool When Suing A Long-Term Client

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As a business owner, you must be prepared for the up periods and the down periods. Though downtimes or issues that crop up in your business can be personally tough, you will need to handle them properly in order to become successful. If you are maintaining your business well then hit a snag, it can seem to come out of nowhere. One of the worst snags that you can hit is having to go into litigation with a long term client over non-payment.…

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Some Things You Should Know About Getting An Estate Plan

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If you are like most people you are probably wondering what you can do to protect your financial future. One thing that many people fail to do is get the proper estate planning done. Here are some things that everyone should know about estate planning to protect themselves and their wealth. I Don’t Have A Lot Of Money, Should I Still Get An Estate Plan? An estate plan is important for every adult, regardless of if you have a lot of money.…

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2 Ways To Help Figure Out Child Custody, Support, And Visitation

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When you are getting a divorce and you have children, one of the biggest problems can be figuring out child support, custody, and visitation. It can turn quite contentious if you aren’t careful or if you and your former spouse have a difficult time getting along. In addition to working with a divorce lawyer, there are ways that you can help get everything figured out so that your child’s best interest is kept to the forefront.…

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How Prepaid Legal Services Can Be Helpful for Small-Business Owners

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If you run a small business, it’s likely that you will need legal services from time to time. There are a lot of different types of issues you may face that require legal advice or help, and it might be hard to pay for these services if they are not in your budget. Prepaid legal services have been around for decades and are designed to help people and businesses with all types of legal assistance.…

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Three Modern Child Support Trends You Should Know About

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If your marriage is headed to divorce court, you may have serious questions about child support. Child support used to be fairly cut-and-dried, but new trends have changed the picture. Following are three modern child support trends that you need to know about.  Stronger Government Enforcement Programs  Both the state and federal government have long been involved in the child support enforcement process, but changes in recent years are giving existing applicable laws more teeth.…

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Understanding A Sweetheart Trust

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When it comes to discussing your estate plan with a lawyer, they are going to go over your many trust options. If you are married, you are most likely going to want to consider a sweetheart trust. Here’s what you need to know about this type of trust: It Gives Your Spouse a High Level of Control: In the event of your passing, if you have an established sweetheart trust, it is going to be heavily controlled by your spouse.…

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