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  • 4 Things To Do Before Filing For Divorce

    A divorce can be a very emotional process, and in some cases, a lot of anger and resentment can be present on both sides. But when it comes to the dissolution of a marriage, it is important to try to remain level-headed and rational. Being organized and thinking clearly can help ensure that the divorce proceeds smoothly and that you have a plan for living life as a single person. If you believe that a divorce is in the near future, take the following steps:
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  • How A Personal Injury Settlement Is Affected By Your Bankruptcy Case

    Personal injury settlements become part of your bankruptcy in a couple of ways. The settlement can be added to your bankruptcy estate or it could be added to your personal assets. How the settlement will be handled to pay off your creditors will be determined by the trustee of the bankruptcy estate and the type of bankruptcy protection chapter you filed. Here is how a bankruptcy estate works and how the type of bankruptcy chapter you filed affects your settlement.
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  • Examples Of Situations That May Trigger The Replacement Of An Estate Executor

    A probate court will be reluctant to interfere in an executor's work as long as he or she is working within the directions of the decedent or for the benefit of the estate. However, this doesn't mean that an executor's job is guaranteed to last the duration of the estate. Situations that may call for the replacement of the executor include: There Is a Conflict Of Interest An executor can only perform his or her duties to the estate if he or she doesn't have an interest in it.
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  • Suing After A Brain Injury: What Damages Are Recoverable?

    It isn't uncommon for a brain injury to result in irreversible mental and physical damage. When you decide to pursue a lawsuit, a number will eventually be determined of what your injuries are worth. This is known as damages, which typically comes in two forms: compensatory and punitive. As a general rule, punitive damages are only awarded when the defendant needs to be directly punished as a result of their reckless actions.
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  • 3 Tips for Negotiating a Settlement in Your Gray Divorce

    Are you preparing for a divorce late in life? Such divorces, often called gray divorces, aren't uncommon. As your kids move out of the house or you approach retirement, you and your spouse may enter a new phase in your lives. You may find that while the relationship worked in past life phases, it doesn't work anymore. Kids may not be an issue in your gray divorce, but that doesn't mean that the process will be simple.
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  • Two Tips To Help Increase Your Chances Of Getting Approved For Disability

    Whether your disability is physical or mental, if it's making it difficult for you to make a livelihood for yourself, you know that it's time to file for disability.  However, while it would seem that filing for disability would be a fairly cut-and-dried process, it's not always this way.  Approximately 70 percent of disability claims are denied the first time, and this could spell disaster if you are depending on those funds to pay bills and stay afloat.
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  • 3 Tips For Adding Your New Spouse To Your Child's Pickup List

    A pickup list allows a school to know who is authorized to pick up your child in the event of an emergency. If you are dealing with young kids, a pickup list also helps the school to keep track of who is allowed to pick up the child on a regular school day. If you decide to remarry and want to add your new spouse to the pickup list, this may ruffle some feathers with the other parent.
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  • Winter Is Coming! Avoid Auto Accident Liability By Taking These Precautions

    Winter is coming -- and it is bringing along freezing rain, sleet, snow, and icy roads as its companions. Before you brave the winter weather in your car, you should understand what your responsibilities are when it comes to preventing snow and ice-related car accidents. Two simple steps can help you reduce your chances of being in an accident. They can also reduce your liability to others if you are. 
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  • 3 Ways To Ensure Proper Estate Planning

    Proper estate planning is essential for everyone to do. Death can come at any time, and taking a few moments to plan what you want to happen to your estate can make things easier on your loved ones after you pass on. Unfortunately, there are common mistakes that occur with estate planning though. Use the guide that follows to learn how to avoid a few common mistakes when planning your estate.
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  • Entering Into A Partnership? 3 Things Small Business Owners Need To Know For Protection

    When it comes to small businesses, many owners tend to want to operate as a partnership rather than a corporation. However, not all small business owners and operators know how to adequately protect themselves in a partnership. Here are three things that you'll want to do to keep yourself protected when you enter into a business partnership: 1. Don't Overlook the Importance of a Written and Signed Agreement. You may be entering into a partnership with your best friend of 20 years and know that you can trust him or her, but you should never go on that gut feeling or that friend's word.
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