You can file for bankruptcy protection and still keep your home and car by filing a Chapter 13 bankruptcy petition. This type of bankruptcy allows you to make arrangements to catch up on late house and car payments, while arranging a payment plan to pay other debts. Chapter 13 bankruptcy and secured debts Secured debts are those that are owed for one specific piece of property, such as a car or house.
31 December 2015
If you have recently had someone pretend to fall down in your business' parking lot, claiming there was a patch of ice present to cause them injury, you may want to dispute the charges. Sometimes people will fake an injury in an attempt to collect insurance money. If you believe the person is trying to commit insurance fraud, unfortunately your insurance would be the one making payments causing you to have higher premiums as a result.
14 December 2015
No matter where in the United States you are this Thanksgiving, be aware of the severe increase of DUI checkpoints on the road. For instance, Cape Coral police have reported eight DUI-related deaths on the road in 2015 alone. While the temptation to drink at a family holiday event may be strong, it is important to keep these tips in mind to avoid arrest, criminal charges, injury, or even death.
27 November 2015
You may think of an estate plan as something that only very wealthy people with large estates and many assets need. But the truth is that an estate plan is an important way to protect your family's future, regardless of your current financial situation. Here are five reasons you really do need an estate plan: You Have Children Under Age 18 Having minor children is one of the biggest reasons to create an estate plan.
9 November 2015
If you receive any sort of Social Security Administration (SSA) benefit payment, you're subject to a lot of confusing rules about who receives benefits, how they can be garnished, and how to stop taking them if you change your mind after a few months. Here are 3 weird social security situations you should understand: If you get locked up, they keep your disability payments. Passed in 2009, the No Social Security Benefits for Prisoners Act forbids the SSI from paying out disability benefits to anyone locked up for more than 30 days.
16 October 2015
When you have been hurt at work, your employer is liable for your medical care and lost wages. You will be reimbursed through the coverage your employer has under worker's compensation. As long as you fill out all of the required paperwork and your injuries occurred on the job, you will receive the benefits that you deserve. However, though you will be paid by the insurance company, there are reasons that you can seek further damages for your injuries beyond worker's compensation.
30 September 2015
It is generally accepted that you have the legal right to use lethal force to defend yourself. However, if your property is at risk, you may wonder if your right to defend yourself extends to your property. Generally, you are not allowed to do so, but there are also some exceptions to this rule. Here are some examples: You Cannot Use Booby Traps Certain forms of lethal force are not permissible.
15 September 2015
When you are the head of a corporation, you are in charge of a major business that operates on a national and/or international level. That means there are many legal matters in need of regular attention just to keep all of the operations of your company on the up and up. Here are several other reasons why you need more than one lawyer to handle all of your corporate affairs.
29 August 2015
If you are involved in a custody dispute and use marijuana, you may wonder if this could be used against you when it comes to parental rights and custody. The truth is somewhat murky because of the changing legal status of marijuana in many states. Medicinal Use Some parents have had issues with custody and state CPS (children's protective services) agencies even when they are using it for medicinal purposes in a state that has a legal medical use provision.
12 August 2015
When you receive your green card, one of the things that you might not realize is that it can be easily taken away from you. There are many rules and regulations that you need to follow or the government could exercise its right to deport you to your home country. To help you avoid deportation, it is important that you understand the situations that could possibly lead to it. Marijuana Use
31 July 2015