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  • Protecting Your Cohabitation Partner Financially If You Pass Away

    You may feel confident that nobody in your family would dispute your inheritance intentions for your partner if you were to pass away. Nevertheless, it's essential for you to have a will in place. Many people believe that living together for a certain length of time constitutes a common-law marriage and that the spouse automatically inherits assets, but that's usually not the case. Others trust their family not to contest intentions that the cohabitation partner inherits real estate and valuable belongings, but often that trust is misplaced.
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  • Using The Discovery Process To Provide Evidence Of False Allegations Of Domestic Violence

    Being falsely charged with domestic violence is a devastating event for the accused and it happens more often than you may realize. As many as 700,000 people are wrongfully arrested for domestic violence each year and up to 70% of temporary restraining orders are filed based on trivial or false accusations. Learn more about why this happens and how important the discovery process is should you be falsely accused. When The Alleged Victim Is Actually Being Manipulative
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  • How To Prove Fault In A Stair Case Injury

    Stair cases can cause serious injury. Though all property owners should follow stair safety, they sometimes don't. If you have been injured on stairs, it doesn't always mean the owner is at fault. Here are some tips on how to prove fault for injuries on a stair case.  Establish The Property Owner Was Negligent You will have a greater chance of winning your claim if you can prove the property owner was negligent.
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  • Can A DWI Conviction Hurt Your Credit Score?

    Being convicted of driving while intoxicated can result in many well-known consequences such as fines, lost of driving privileges, and jail time. What's not well known is that a DWI can negatively impact your credit score as well, which can lead to significant financial losses over the long term. Here's what you need to know about this issue, and how you can avoid this outcome. Indirect Credit Consequences DWIs appear on your criminal and driving record, not your credit report, so a conviction won't have a direct impact on your credit score.
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  • Should You Surrender Or Keep Your Car During Bankruptcy?

    Do you owe more on your car than it's really worth? If so, as painful as it may sound, it might be in your best interests to surrender your car back to the bank during your bankruptcy. You do have other choices, but this is what you should know when making your decision. 1.) If you reaffirm on your car loan, you are taking on worthless debt. Reaffirmation is the process where you agree to keep an old debt out of the bankruptcy for some reason.
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  • Crime Victims: What Are Their Legal Rights

    A person convicted of a crime has the right to hire a criminal attorney or have one appointed for him or her if paying for legal assistance is an issue. You may know that if you go on trial for a criminal act, you have certain rights, such as a choice to testify on your own behalf and appealing the jury's decision if it is not in your favor. But what about the victims?
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  • 4 Things To Know About Personal Injury Lawyers

    If you have been involved in an accident in which you have been injured because of the fault of another party, you may be advised to hire a personal injury lawyer to help you resolve and win your case. However, you may be skeptic about this, which is why you should know these four things about personal injury lawyers: Initial Consultations are Free: A huge reason many people never turn to a personal injury lawyer is because they believe that just talking to them about their case the first time is going to cost a huge amount of money.
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  • Stay Informed And Find Solutions - Questions For Your Personal Injury Attorney

    Finding yourself in a situation where you need the services of a personal injury lawyer can be one of the most stressful times of anyone's life, so reducing that stress should be a primary goal. Allowing yourself to feel informed and engaged in the process is a big part of that stress relief, and communicating with your lawyer is an important first step. Below, you'll find a guide to some questions you should ask your personal injury lawyer.
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  • Probate Law: Grounds For Contesting A Will

    A legal will provides individuals with the opportunity to have their wishes observed when distributing their estate after their death. Since the testator, the person who wrote the will, is no longer here to clarify their wishes, probate courts are typically quite reluctant to void a will. However, there are a few legal grounds that can be cited in order to successfully contest a will. If you believe that the will of a loved one is not legally enforceable based on one of the grounds outlined below, a qualified attorney can help you to petition the court to have the entire will or a portion of the will voided.
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  • Dog Attacks And Personal Injury Lawyers

    If you or a loved one have been attacked by a dog, contacting a personal injury lawyer should be a priority. Your first instinct might be to not cause any trouble, and to let the whole situation go. The thing is, your injuries might be worse than you think, and you will have no recourse if you don't handle the situation properly from the start. Here are four things that a lawyer can help with if you have been attacked by a dog.
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