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  • Is The Seller Required To Return Earnest Money?

    Earnest money is an important part of the home buying process. Unfortunately, if the sale does not go through, it is possible that you could lose your deposit on the home. If your sale fell through, here is what you need to know.  Why Is Earnest Money Lost? Earnest money is essentially a deposit that guarantees the sale of a home will go through. In the event that it does not, the seller could have the legal right to keep the money.
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  • 4 Reasons To Hire An Adoption Attorney

    If you are considering the adoption of a child, it is often best to have legal representation. Here are a few reasons to hire an adoption attorney: Protection from Scams Often, a private adoption may be advertised on the internet or in a local paper communication. The person advertising is assumed to be a parent of a child being placed up for adoption. However, there are instances in which scam artists prey on people who would like to adopt a child.
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  • Is An Ex Suing You For Verbal Harassment? What To Know

    If you have someone claiming that you have verbally sexually harassed them, either in person or via an electronic device, you want to talk with a lawyer right away. You want to get on top of the problem right away, and come up with your defense.  If you were sending pictures of your private parts or talking in an inappropriate manner, it may be more difficult to get out of the charges.
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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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