2018

Automatic Injunctions And Divorce: What To Keep In Mind

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Have you been considering divorce for a long time? Is it clear that your spouse is ready to end the marriage? If either of those things are true, it's important to understand what happens as soon as the first official papers leading to a divorce are filed. As soon as either you or your spouse have filed a petition for divorce, something known as an automatic temporary restraining order (or automatic temporary injunction) will likely go into place.

28 December 2018

How A Mistrial Can Help Your Criminal Case

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When your criminal defense case has gone to court, you may encounter a mistrial -- this is when the trial fails to be brought to completion. In this case, your trial is considered void and it will not have any bearing on your case in the present, past, or future. The number of mistrials might be increasing as jurors rely on mobile devices to perform research on the facts of the case, leading to a tainted jury.

13 November 2018

Sponsor Companies And The H-1B Visa Application Process

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In order to be successful in today's competitive market, companies must have the right employees in key positions within their organization. It is possible that the right employee for the job may be a citizen of a foreign country. Companies that want to bring in foreign nationals to help promote their success must be able to successfully file an H-1B visa application on behalf of the foreign employee. Filing this type of visa application requires adequate preparation and attention to detail.

6 October 2018

3 Things To Do Before Passing Out Your Employee Handbook

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Having an employee handbook is smart for just about any business, including small businesses. Your business will probably run a lot more smoothly if your employees know exactly what is expected of them. Plus, it's only fair for your employees to know what is and is not acceptable so that they don't inadvertently break any rules and put their jobs at risk. Before you hand out those handbooks that you have written up, though, follow these tips.

3 September 2018

Is Litigation Inevitable?

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You have reached a messy disagreement with a business partner, and you are wondering if litigation is the next step. Before you start pulling out the big guns, consider how far along you are in the mediation process.  How Is Communication? Sometimes, disputes can be solved by taking a step back and reworking your approach to communication. If both people are in a defensive position, it may be good to bring a fresh voice into the situation.

28 July 2018

Estate Planning Issues To Consider As A Childless Young Adult

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Everyone can benefit from estate planning; it is not reserved for rich people, old people, or parents. Here are some of the estate planning needs of a young adult without a child. Health Issues Health issues are not age-dependent; they affect everyone from infants to senior citizens. Therefore, you need to ensure that you will be well taken care of if you are unable to do so due to health reasons.

25 June 2018

A Change Is Coming: What You Should Know About The IME And Your Workers' Comp

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When a work-related injury happens, you will likely be covered by your employer's insurance coverage. Workers' compensation is really more of a stop-gap measure in most cases. It covers medical expenses and some lost wages for a period of time, but when that period of time passes, what then? Read on to learn what happens when your injury overstays its welcome. The Independent Medical Exam (IME) If you've not been able to return to work and several weeks or months have already passed, the workers' comp insurance carrier will want to know why.

26 April 2018

Two Challenges You'll Face When You're Injured While Riding In A Police Car

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Even though you may have been arrested for a crime, you still have the right to pursue compensation for any injuries you sustain if the officer gets into a vehicle accident while transporting you to jail. However, litigating a suit against the police agency may not be as easy as it would be if you were in an accident with a civilian driver, and there are additional concerns you must address.

24 March 2018

Why Your Kid Should Not Be Tried In An Adult Court

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When a kid is accused of committing a crime, they may be prosecuted as a minor or as an adult. It all depends on different issues such as the age of the child, their criminal history, and the nature of the crime they have committed. As a parent, however, it's in your best interest to ensure your child isn't tried as an adult because then they would face: Potentially Harsher Penalties

24 January 2018

3 Things You Need To Understand About Disability Benefits

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It is not unusual to need benefits and help because of a disability. There are government programs in place to help people who truly have a disability that keeps them from working to have the financial help that they need. But in order to qualify for these benefits, you have to meet certain requirements. Here are some things that you should know in advance, before you file for these benefits.

24 January 2018