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  • Reasons to Hire a Tax Attorney

    There are many resources for tax management, including computer programs, bookkeeping, and accounting services. Thus, it is difficult to know when you should retain the services of a tax attorney as opposed to using other resources. This post highlights the likely scenarios that indicate it's time to hire a tax attorney. Tax Disputes  Are you having a dispute with the Internal Revenue Services (IRS) or state tax agencies? If your answer to this question is affirmative, it is time to seek legal support.
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  • How To Recover Damages After You're Struck While Rummaging Through Your Car

    When you are trying to get something out of your car, the last thing you might expect is for a car to drive past and strike you. These types of injuries can be very serious and might lead to bone fractures that can prevent you from walking again. If you are involved in an accident like this, you will want to immediately go to the emergency room and then contact a personal injury attorney.
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  • How Income And Assets Affect Your Chapter 7 Filing

    When you file for bankruptcy, you are handing the responsibility for your financial situation over to the trustee for your case. In the case of chapter 7, the bankruptcy trustee has the power to determine whether or not your assets and income will allow you to file and what you can do to keep your property. To learn more about the role assets and income play with a chapter 7 bankruptcy filing, read below.
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  • Planning Bankruptcy? How To Handle Your Retirement Accounts

    Bankruptcy protection is an excellent legal tool to protect your finances and your future. But while you deal with debt issues from your past, it's important not to sacrifice your future and how you're saving for your own retirement. What important things should you do or avoid doing with retirement accounts while seeking bankruptcy relief? Here's what you need to know. 1. Keep Contributing Many people struggling with debt try to find extra money in their monthly budget any way they can.
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  • When The Workers' Compensation Insurer Won't Cooperate

    Hurt workers may be entitled to many benefits if their claim is approved. Unfortunately, workers who depend on those benefits can find that things don't go as smoothly as they might have hoped. Some workers end up fighting the workers' comp insurer, and that does not help an injury or illness get better. To find out more, read below. Benefits You Hope to Receive Workers' compensation is insurance paid for by your employer.
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  • Does Fertility Fraud Count As Medical Malpractice?

    The rise of 23andMe and other genealogy businesses has uncovered a type of fertility fraud involving doctors using their own sperm—instead of donor sperm—to impregnate patients. Although this is unethical on many levels, it may be difficult to win a medical malpractice lawsuit in this type of case, and here are the reasons why. Actions May Not Satisfy Negligence and Injury Requirements A medical malpractice lawsuit requires plaintiffs to show the doctor's actions were negligent, meaning the doctor deviated from the standard of care expected in their line of work and that that deviation resulted in injury to the patient.
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  • Getting Ready to Take Your Bankruptcy Education Class: What to Know

    To successfully file for bankruptcy, there are several requirements that filers had to meet. Educational classes are one of those requirements, and you cannot get your debt discharged if you don't take the classes. One of those classes has to be done before you file and the other has to be completed before your case is final. Read on to find out more about the debtor education class. Part of the Process
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  • Understanding Your Custody Rights As A Father

    So many child custody discussions focus on a mother's right to primary custody of the children and the agreements that are necessary for visitation and child support payments. However, this approach to child custody conversations often leaves fathers in the dark. As a father, it's important for you to understand that you have rights, too. Understanding your rights will help ensure that you have a fair amount of time with your children and protect that relationship that you have as a parent.
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  • How To Prove Retaliation After Reporting A Case Of Discrimination

    You have the right to report discrimination or harassment in the workplace. Unfortunately, some employers will not respect this right and will try to retaliate as a result of your report. If this is the case, you may need to consult with an attorney who has experience with retaliation cases.  Protected Activities While your employer is allowed to punish you or even terminate employment for your actions, they are not allowed to retaliate against you for certain protected activities.
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  • How Your Stocks Will Be Handled After You Pass Away

    If you own stocks, you might wonder what will become of them when you pass away. This is based on the provisions you made before you passed away and will be affected by probate. There are several matters you might want to discuss with an attorney. Jointly Owned Stocks If you own stocks with your partner, the jointly owned stocks will belong to them after you pass away. However, you might also own stocks entirely on your own and these will be handled differently.
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