Law

  • Understanding Disability Eligibility For Autistic Children

    Many children with autism find that the condition affects nearly every aspect of their life. If your child struggles with the demands of daily routines, it may lead to difficulties with obtaining a traditional education or working in a productive job. In situations like that, Social Security Disability may provide some financial support for you to get the care and support that your child needs. Here's a look at what you should know about your child's eligibility.
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  • How To Prove The Existence Of An Oral Contract

    Did you know that oral contracts are enforceable? Yes, you can agree to babysit for your neighbor in exchange for use of his or her lawnmower, shake your hands on it, and it will be legally binding for both of you. The problem comes when your neighbor renegades on the deal and declines to allow you use the lawnmower. If you sue, you will need to prove that the contract actually existed.
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  • Employment Law: Staying ADA Compliant And Avoiding Disability Lawsuits

    Did you know that research shows that employers are more than 25 percent less likely to be interested in potential job candidates who inform them of a physical disability even if they are extremely qualified for the position? This is prohibited under the Americans with Disabilities Act. And although you may say that you would never discriminate against a disabled job applicant, you may do so unintentionally. Therefore, you want to make sure that you are equipped with the right information to ensure that this doesn't happen.
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  • Creating A Will Is Just The Beginning: 3 Things You Need To Do After Will Creation

    The creation of a will is an important part of estate planning, but it's also only the beginning. Below are three things that should be done after your will has been created so as to ease the probate process for your loved ones and executor upon your death. 1. Enlist the Help of a Notary Public to Reduce Probate Issues While a will can be valid without the help of a notary public, using the services of one can help to keep your will out of probate so your loved ones receive their inheritance faster.
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  • Hit & Run, Not Fun: 3 Reasons To Avoid Leaving The Scene Of An Accident

    There's one obvious reason not to leave the scene of a car or pedestrian accident: it's just not the right thing to do. If you leave the scene of an accident, whether it involves property or a person, you have to stop and exchange insurance information. Otherwise, you have committed a hit and run. Need some more reasons? Here are a few: 1. There are criminal penalties associated with leaving the scene.
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  • How Your Lawyer Will Make You Comfortable During The First Meeting

    The first time you schedule a meeting with the divorce attorney you are likely to be nervous and confused. You may be wondering what the lawyer will make of your divorce grounds, or you may worry that he or she will even judge you. The good news is that your divorce lawyer knows about all these emotions, and will do his or her best to calm you and allay your fears.
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  • Three Things You Should Know If You're New to Divorce

    One of the biggest problems with filing for divorce is the emotional aspect. It's the biggest downfall for many, because they get caught up in their emotions and lose sight of the big picture. If you're considering a divorce or find yourself served with papers, there are a few things you should know from the start. Here are three things to keep in mind to help you through the process.
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  • Nurse Case Managers: What To Know When One Has Been Assigned To Your Workers' Comp Claim

    What's a Nurse Case Manager (NCM) and why has one suddenly been assigned to your workers' compensation claim? What can you do to limit one from needlessly interfering in your medical care? Nurse Case Managers Are Assigned To High-Risk Claims The presence of the NCM on your claim indicates that the insurance company paying your workers' comp claim considers you to be a "high-risk" claim. What that means in plain english is that they're worried about how much money your care is costing.
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  • Three Ways To Share Parenting Duties Even If You Aren't The Custodial Parent

    Figuring out child custody during a divorce isn't easy, even in an amicable situation. As the noncustodial parent, you will have to deal with not being around your children every day when you get home from work or when they get home from school. Fortunately, there are several ways you can still be a big part of their lives while taking some of the day-to-day work of parenting off of your former spouse.
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  • What To Expect When You Are Pulled Over For Suspected DUI

    If you are driving and you notice blue flashing lights in your rearview mirror, you may have nothing to worry about. However, if you have been recently drinking, you may need a DUI attorney. Police officers who notice erratic driving may believe that you are inebriated. Here are a few things you can expect if you are pulled over and suspected of driving under the influence: Field Testing An officer who suspects you of driving under the influence will generally perform a test to determine whether or not you are drunk.
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