How A Personal Injury Settlement Is Affected By Your Bankruptcy Case
11 February 2016
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.
Examples Of Situations That May Trigger The Replacement Of An Estate Executor
25 January 2016
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.
Suing After A Brain Injury: What Damages Are Recoverable?
7 January 2016
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.
3 Tips for Negotiating a Settlement in Your Gray Divorce
18 December 2015
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.