What You Should Look For And Discuss During An Initial Meeting With A Divorce Lawyer

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An initial meeting with a divorce lawyer might be something you highly anticipate or something you are fearful of. In either case, though, you should prepare yourself for this meeting, and one way to do this is by researching what to look for during this meeting and what to talk about. As you prepare for this date, here are several things you should look for and plan to talk about with the lawyer.

16 August 2019

What To Do When Your Workers' Compensation Claim Is Denied

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Workers' compensation insurance exists to protect both businesses and their employees. Specifically, a workers' compensation policy should kick in and provide reimbursement or coverage for expenses related to an employee's on-the-job injury or illness. This can include any expense from medical bills to lost wages. If you've been hurt on the job and have recently filed for workers' compensation, you may be surprised to have received a denial letter in the mail.

12 July 2019

Do You Need Debt Consolidation Before A Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

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If you're falling further and further behind on your bills each month, you may be contemplating bankruptcy as an option to get caught up and gain some breathing room. For many who earn too much to qualify for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, debt consolidation or a Chapter 13 repayment plan may seem like the only viable options. But should you pursue these options at the same time, or should you seek bankruptcy only after a debt consolidation plan has failed?

13 May 2019

New York Defense Attorneys Applaud New Criminal Defense Law

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For decades, New York's prosecutors have had the advantage of being able to play their cards close to the vest for months after charges have been filed. But this is set to change next year, and defense attorneys have never been happier. Learn more about how these criminal law reforms, slated to take effect January 1, 2020, will change the way crimes are prosecuted in the Empire State. What Changes Are Coming to New York's Criminal Laws?

13 May 2019

Taking Emergency Action To Protect A Child

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Children are provided with additional protections under the law owing to their vulnerable and innocent status. When parents divorce, children are afforded measures that help ensure actions can be taken quickly when the need arises. Whether the problem is neglect, criminal activities, abuse, or parental kidnapping, read on to find out what can be done to address a child's needs in an emergency situation. Temporary Orders When a parent or other concerned adult observes a problem with a child, the first step should be to involve law enforcement.

3 April 2019

Three Reasons That You May Want To Take Legal Action Against Your Real Estate Agent

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When you're buying or selling a home, your real estate agent should be a trusted confidant. This is the biggest financial decision that you'll make in your life, and knowing that your agent is representing your best interests is integral. Unfortunately, there can be times that you're unhappy with how your agent has handled your situation, and you might even think about pursuing legal action. You should set up a consultation with an attorney at a firm like Law Offices Of Harry G Lasser and discuss your experiences.

26 February 2019

When Change Is In The Air: Divorce And Estate Planning

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When a divorce is in your near future, the list of issues to address can seem endless. For those who've had the foresight to create an estate plan, an upcoming divorce should prompt the need to reexamine your plans. Changes in marital status probably mean changes in your estate plans as well, so read on to read more. Don't Delay Making Changes As soon as you are certain of the divorce, make an appointment to meet with your estate attorney.

22 January 2019

Protecting Your Workers Compensation Benefits

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When you're injured on the job, worker's compensation insurance is supposed to cover the cost of your medical treatment and provide you with a bit of income to get you through until you can get back to work again. Unfortunately, employers aren't always willing to pay out those claims – they begin looking for ways to discredit you and have the claim closed. Here, you'll find a short list of the things the employer may consider to be red flags and begin looking for any signs of fraud in your case.

11 December 2018

What To Do If Your Child Was Injured During Birth

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I's true that the process of giving birth to a baby can be risky. There is always the chance that something could go wrong, even if you had a totally normal pregnancy and even if the baby seems to be healthy. In some cases, birth injuries just happen. In other cases, they are caused by negligence or mistakes made by medical professionals. Many parents who are in this situation don't know what to do, but you can start by doing these things.

3 November 2018

What To Know About Posting Bail

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Depending on many factors, including the type of offense, you may qualify for bail if you are arrested. This allows you to remain in the comfort of your home while you await trial. Typically, posting bail involves paying a fee, which assures the court you will attend your hearing to face the consequences of the crime for which you are accused. This process, however, can be long and complicated, so it's important to familiarize yourself with it.

26 September 2018