Marc Reyes

  • What To Know About Workers Comp: Are You Covered?

    Workers comp helps those injured at work in several valuable ways, and this form of employer-offered insurance can be a real support system for those who need it. Without having to spend any money on premiums, a hurt worker can expect to get free medical care and even get a certain percentage of their pay while they get better. Unfortunately, not everyone can receive this valuable work benefit, so read on to learn more about who gets covered and who does not.
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  • 3 Things You Should Protect During A Divorce

    Divorces are incredibly common. This is why it is important to make sure that you are doing what you can to protect yourself. If you are thinking about divorce, you need to start now to take steps to protect yourself. Here are some things that you should protect. 1. Protect Your Finances It is no secret that divorce can be incredibly hard on your finances. There are too many people who walk away from a divorce in a worse financial position than they were in before.
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  • Using Mediation To Settle Personal Injury Cases

    If you've been injured by a careless driver, you cannot depend on the insurance company to award you with the money damages that you deserve. Only by filing a personal injury case can you get paid for the full amount of any medical bills, past and future, as well as things like pain and suffering and lost wages. Often, you may find your negotiations with the other side stalled. When this happens, more and more potential litigants are turning to a new way of negotiating settlements.
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  • 3 Important Steps To Take After Getting Charged With A DUI

    One of the more serious crimes to be charged with is a DUI. A guilty verdict could do irrefutable damage to your personal and professional life. As a form of damage control, it's important that you take the following actions after being charged.  Avoid Further Controversy  If you've been arrested for a DUI and are awaiting trial, it's important to avoid further controversy any way you can. If your license was suspended after the arrest, avoid driving.
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  • How To Speed Up The Social Security Disability Claims Process

    When you apply for Social Security Disability benefits, your intake worker will tell you that it can take up to six months to get a response. However, there are some ways to speed up the process and get your claim response much faster. Collect ALL Documentation Yourself Sure, you can sign documents that allow the Social Security office to obtain documents from your doctors, but that is usually what slows down this process.
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  • 3 Reasons To Consider Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    By the time you consider filing personal bankruptcy, your finances are most likely in serious disrepair and you may be experiencing serious anxiety. Chapter 7 bankruptcy, while a serious decision, can give you a fresh start and some breathing room by eliminating many of your debts. Here are a few of the biggest reasons to look into filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy: You Have More Debt Than You Can Pay Maybe you went through a bad divorce or a period of unemployment that led to relying on credit cards or personal loans for a period of time.
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  • Three Times You Need To Contact An Attorney For A Civil Matter

    In any situation in which you are arrested for a crime, you need to have an attorney represent you. This is so important that people who cannot afford an attorney are allowed free representation. But when do you need to contact an attorney in a civil matter? The following are three situations when you should call a lawyer. Personal injury If you have been injured on another person's property or the property of a business, you should contact a personal injury attorney.
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  • Dividing Divorce Assets: Are Pets Just Property?

    When it comes to custody decisions during divorce, you can expect to deal with some of the most contentious and divisive issues of all. Increasingly, divorcing couples find themselves dealing with not just custody of minor children, but with who gets the family pet. These animals can come to mean so much, and pet parents often find themselves engaged in a battle for ownership. Read on to learn more about how marital law applies to the family pet.
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  • Four Things You Will Avoid With Proper Estate Planning

    Often a person will put off planning for their death, and there are many reasons for this. But estate planning is not about you; it is about your loved ones. With the proper planning, there are many financial problems that can be avoided after your death. The following are four of them. Your assets will not go to the wrong people Without a will, it is the courts that will decide which people will receive your assets, as well as how much they will receive.
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  • 3 Things You Should Avoid Doing Following A Car Accident To Protect Your Rights

    Getting into a car accident is obviously an unexpected incident. It can leave you feeling disoriented and flustered during the immediate aftermath. But if you want to protect your legal rights to go after the other driver or at least protect yourself from possible prosecution, you'll want to be very careful with your words and actions in the minutes that follow the event. Here are three things you should definitely never do following a car accident.
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