Can You Authorize Your Partner To Make Health Care Decisions For You?

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If you and your partner are in a committed relationship, but do not plan to marry in the near future, you need to take steps to ensure that he or she can make health decisions on your behalf in case you are unable to do so. Without taking the necessary steps, your partner could have trouble authorizing important medical procedures. Before taking any steps, here is what you need to know.

22 December 2015

Important Questions To Ask When Hiring An Immigration Lawyer

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Do you or someone you know want to move to the United States? Have you been researching the issue, but you're still confused by immigration law? Unlike some legal areas, it's almost essential for you to hire a lawyer. He or she will be able to make sure that you'll be able to stay, without having to worry about whether or not you'll be deported. But before you hire any lawyer, here are some questions to ask:

7 December 2015

2 Things To Know About Debts When Closing A Sole Proprietorship Business

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Closing down a business due to financial difficulties can be a complex process, especially when it comes to the unpaid debts of a sole proprietorship business. If you are getting ready to close your business and will not have enough money to pay all its debts, you may want to talk to a lawyer that specializes in business law to help you determine how to handle this event. Here are two things you should know about this.

18 November 2015

Is There A Way To Speed Up Your Social Security Disability Claim?

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The unfortunate truth is getting a final decision for your Social Security disability benefits application can take years. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to cut down on the time you spend waiting. Submitting All The Right Paperwork The First Time After you turn in your application and you wait for a response, they are going to request additional paperwork from you. This can include things such as current medical records.

1 November 2015

It's in the Proof: When You've Been Hurt in a Car Accident, Medical Treatment Is Necessary

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If you have been in a car accident and you were injured because of the negligence of another driver, medical treatment is necessary. Proving that your injuries are a direct result of the car accident requires careful documentation. Getting medical treatment for your injuries provides proof that your injuries exist and that you are trying to heal from them. When you are ready to meet with a personal injury attorney to discuss your case, your medical records will be the most critical information you can provide in an initial consultation.

14 October 2015

3 Reasons To Hire A Divorce Attorney

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Deciding when it is appropriate to get a lawyer can be difficult, especially when it is for something as personal as getting a divorce. Now, in a perfect world, you and your soon-to-be ex would be able to get through proceedings own your own without disagreement. Unfortunately, however, this can rarely be the case given how unstable your life can be when going through a divorce. When things get heated and messy, it's probably time to hire a lawyer, especially if you have children or lots of assets being fought over.

24 September 2015

Tips For A Less Stressful And Cheaper Divorce

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Divorcing your spouse is always a challenging and stressful time. The good news is that there are some things that you can do to lower the financial stresses during this difficult time. Follow these tips to save stress and money during your divorce case: Maximize Your Attorney Appointment Time Since you will be paying your attorney by the hour, make sure that you maximize the time that you spend with your attorney.

10 September 2015

For A Personal Injury Lawsuit, You Need Negligence – But Just What Is It?

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One of the complicated things about the law is the language involved. Many times, legal terms look familiar, but their definitions in everyday use and in the court of law may be slightly different. Negligence is one such word; it's an important term in personal injury law because only cases of negligence can lead to lawsuits. In everyday use, negligence means not taking the care or responsibility you should. In personal injury law, it's a little more specific.

20 August 2015

The Legal Response To A Threat


You might have thought that a threat is protected under the First Amendment. However, there are some threats that are not protected under free speech and can instead lead to penalties for the individual making the threat, including jail time. What Constitutes a Threat In some states, a threat can be as little as a physical gesture. In other states, the threat must be communicated orally or in written form. It must be clear that the individual had the intention of intimidating you.

6 August 2015

Can I Be Convicted Of A DWI For Driving While Taking A Prescription Drug?

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Drivers don't have to be consuming alcohol or using illegal drugs to be found guilty of a DWI charge. There are many different prescription drugs that can put drivers in a state that a policeman may consider unfit for driving.  That being said, it's important that those who are facing a DWI charge are aware of the fact that this type of DWI charge generally offers a lot more leeway than a DWI charge involving alcohol.

23 July 2015