Law

  • I.R.S. Audit Red Flags And The Self-Employed

    Self-employment carries many perks; no commute or work wardrobe to worry about and an enormous amount of flexibility when it comes to setting your own hours. However, this freedom and flexibility comes with greater financial record-keeping responsibilities. Failure to properly document your cash flow can make you the target of an I.R.S. audit. Read on for what the I.R.S. looks for and how to plan ahead for the possibility of an audit.
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  • Why You Need Compensation For Long-Term Effects Of Brain Injury

    During personal injury negotiations, it is important to consider not only the present loss, but also potential future damages. For example, accidents that involve blows to the head can result in traumatic brain injury (TBI). TBS is a brain dysfunction emanating from an external mechanical force. The dysfunction has long-term consequences that may include: Reduced Awareness TBI-induced brain malfunction can result in reduced awareness or lack of consciousness. This will affect your decision-making abilities and may even reduce your participation in your family's affairs.
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  • Three Things Everyone Should Know about Estate Planning

    Too many people put off estate planning because they don't think that they have enough assets. However, almost everyone has an estate—even if it is a modest one—and having a detailed estate plan ensures that your family doesn't spend months dealing with probate court after your death. So, even though it's unpleasant, you need to take some time to think about your death and what happens to your estate afterwards.
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  • Three Simple Steps to Deal with an Auto Accident

    Immediately after you are in an accident on the road, the prevailing feeling may be confusion. In addition to this confusion, you may also be dealing with physical pain and mental anguish. When you combine all of these things, you are probably not in the best state to take decisive action post-accident. For this reason, you may want to commit the following post-accident checklist to memory. Notify the Police The first thing you should do is to notify the police immediately.
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  • 3 Valuable Tips When Getting A Divorce

    When you are getting a divorce, it is vitally important that you learn the proper steps of moving forward in a business like manner at such an emotional time. In addition to hiring a divorce lawyer to guide you, there are some guidelines that you must follow in order to make your divorce go through as smoothly as possible. Read the guidelines laid out in this article, so that you can keep some peace of mind as you go about the business of your divorce.
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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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