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  • Three Things You Should Know About Filing For A Personal Bankruptcy

    If you are at a point in your personal finances where you believe you may need to file for bankruptcy, there are a few things you should understand before heading down that road. Bankruptcy isn't as simple as many people believe it to be; there are many misunderstandings about it. There are two different types of bankruptcies For personal bankruptcy, there are two different types of filings. One is referred to as Chapter 7.
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  • Lost Income Guide For Car Accident Claims

    After a car accident, it's not uncommon to sue the insurance company or the at-fault party for medical coverage and pain and suffering, but you may also be entitled to lost wages and income. This should be part of your injury claim package. The following guide can help you better understand what lost wages and income claims can entail. What qualifies as lost income? The obvious type of lost income is actual wages lost because you were unable to attend your regular job.
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  • That's A Big Responsibility: 3 Things You'll Have To Do As Executor Of An Estate

    If someone has asked you to be the executor of their estate, it's not something you should take lightly, especially if you're not sure what the job entails. Your basic obligations will be to make sure that the proceeds from the estate are distributed in accordance with the will. That's the short answer. The long version of what your responsibilities will be is somewhat more complex. Here are three responsibilities you'll have if you accept the calling to be executor of the will.
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  • A Guide To Understanding Bail Bonds And Your Options For Helping Someone Get Released From Jail

    If you have a friend or loved one who has been arrested and you would like to skip the fees associated with going through a bonds company, it is important to be aware of important information about bail bonds. For instance, you eventually will get all or the majority of your money back, assuming that the person you are helping makes all of the court dates as scheduled. However, it could take months, or even years, in order to do so.
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  • Three Major Differences Between Workers' Compensation And Personal Injury Claims

    Depending on the nature of the accident, on-the-job injuries may be compensated by workers' compensation insurance or personal injury settlement. Therefore, it's good to know the major differences between the two forms of compensation. They have major differences in these three areas: The Need for Fault You can only get personal injury compensation if you can prove that somebody is responsible (i.e. was at fault) for your accident. This isn't the case with workers' compensation benefits; you may receive them even if no one caused your injuries.
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  • Proving Your Landlord's Negligence In Clearing A Parking Area During Inclement Weather

    If you became injured as you were walking in the parking area in your apartment complex, and you believe your landlord knowingly refused to clear the path for tenants during inclement weather, you will most likely want to press charges in an attempt to obtain compensation to pay for your medical expenses. Unless you signed paperwork stating your landlord was not responsible for the condition of the parking area, you most likely have a case against them for failing to keep tenants safe.
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  • Should I Testify In My Own Criminal Case?

    Presenting the right case in your criminal defense can be tricky. One thing that often comes up is whether you should testify on your own behalf during the trial. While there is no clear cut answer, there are several things to think about before making this decision.  Potential Benefits of Testifying on Your Behalf There can be some benefits to getting up in front of the jury. If you are able to give a calm and reasonable explanation of what happened, this can help to sway the jury to thinking that you are a reasonable person.
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  • Three Potential Actions To Take Regarding Garnishment

    If your wages are now being garnished for a debt that you agree that you owe but just haven't been able to pay, you have to take action. Which action you take will depend on your goals and how badly the garnishment is affecting your ability to support yourself. Here's a look at three possible things you can do if you've been hit with wage garnishment. Check for a Demand Letter
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  • Proving Your Innocence When Accused Of Theft

    If you are accused of a robbery and you are not the one who had committed the offense, you want to do whatever possible to prove to a court that you are innocent. There are several steps you can take to help prove your case in a court of law. Here are some tips you can use to show you are not guilty of a robbery you are being accused for. Create Your Alibi
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  • Moving Forward From The Emotional Fallout Of Bankruptcy

    For those who are the end of their financial ropes and feel they have no choice, bankruptcy is not the easy way out but is instead a decision born of desperation. Dealing with creditors and stressing over unpaid bills may come to an end once your bankruptcy paperwork is filed with the court, but the emotional ramifications of your decision and the dread of an uncertain financial future can soon cause an entirely new set of problems.
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