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The ABCs of Dealing With Domestic Violence

Domestic violence was a part of my family's life for years. When I made the decision to leave with my children, I had to rely on the law to provide the protection we needed. Sometimes, the system does not work as fast as we want. I soon learned that going at it alone without any guidance caused significant delays. I created this blog to help others who are seeking legal means to deal with an abusive ex. By making the right moves, it is possible to get the necessary protections in place so that you can also live a happier and healthier life.

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2016

What You Need To Know About Catheter Malpractice

Catheters are a commonly used medical device and are often considered harmless. However, human error, or medical malpractice, can turn routine catheter use into something far more serious and dangerous. Unfortunately, you or a loved one know the risk associated with catheter malpractice all too well. It's important to understand that you are not alone and that you do have legal options. Infections In terms of injury, infections present the most common threat.

What To Do When You're Bitten By A Friend's Dog

When the dog of a friend bites you, the relationship might suffer. They might not want to take responsibility for what happened and refuse to help with medical or hospital bills. This may surprise you, but you still have the ability to file some kind of claim to ensure that you receive the financial help you need. In order to keep your case on track, you've got to pay attention to these pointers.

Denied Benefits? Understanding the Social-Security Disability Appeals Process

If you were denied social-security disability benefits after your initial application, there's no need to be alarmed. Each state in the US is slightly different, but overall, 64% of applications for social-security disability benefits are denied. Whether your application was denied because it was incomplete or the SSA determined that you are not disabled, you have a process of appeal to try and get the benefits you deserve. Filing for a Reconsideration

Tips For New Employers To Deal With Negative Background Check Results

As the hiring manager or owner of a small business, venturing into those first few interviews can be difficult. When you find that perfect candidate, it's always a good idea to run a complete background check. Unfortunately, those background checks aren't always flawless. So, what happens if you get one back with what appears to be problematic information? Do you immediately rescind the offer or do you do something different? Here are a few tips to help you decide.

When Grandparents Seek Child Custody

As a grandparent, it's heartbreaking to acknowledge that your grandchild is not receiving adequate care. Ultimately, however, grandparents can sometimes realize that they must step in and care for that grandchild. Grandparents today have more rights about the care, visitation, and custody of their grandchildren than ever before, and it may be necessary for you to assert your rights and seek custody of your grandchild. The family courts don't take custody changes lightly, so knowing what the judge is looking for when it comes to child custody can make a big difference in how you approach the child custody hearing.

Pushing For A Better VA Appeal

Getting an appeal through the Veterans Affairs (VA) claim system isn't easy. There's a high burden of proof that needs to be shown with official paperwork, and any medical evidence needs to illuminate your problem in a way that the VA can understand for their decision. If you're missing critical pieces of evidence, have been rejected with the evidence you have, or aren't sure what you need to make your claim better, here's a bit of appeal system insight and ways that a professional can help your appeal succeed.

You've Been Appointed Executor: Now What?

Mixed feelings are perfectly normal for those who've learned that they have been appointed executor (or personal representative) for an estate. This appointment can seem a bit overwhelming, especially if you are not certain what your duties will entail. Before too much panic sets in, however, you should certainly take a moment to relish the honor; only the most trusted and responsible of friends and family members are asked to perform this duty for the deceased.

5 Workers Compensation Mistakes To Avoid

Workers compensation is a form of insurance that employers are required to have in order to protect employees who may be injured on the job. After a workplace injury, workers compensation can pay for medical bills as well as any wages that are lost due to missing work while recovering. If you are hurt at work, it is important to avoid common mistakes when it comes to workers compensation. Some of the most common workers compensation mistakes include:

Can You Sue If You Are Injured While Performing Work For A Friend Or Neighbor?

Doing a small job for a friend or neighbor, such as helping them install a new garbage disposal or checking on their cat while they are on vacation, isn't usually any cause for financial worries. Unfortunately, sometimes accidents do happen and you may need to be compensated for the cost of treatment, lost wages, or even pain and suffering. The following guide can help you understand what you may be entitled to.

Covered Or Not? Less Common Workplace Injuries

Being injured in a work-related incident can mean eligibility for valuable benefits, such as payment for your medical care and coverage of a portion of your regular wages while you seek medical treatment and recuperate. The question of workers' compensation coverage may come into play, however, when your accident occurs under less common circumstances and locations. Read on to learn more about what you can expect if you find yourself the victim of one of these uncommon situations for work-related injuries.

4 Tips For Welcoming An Adopted School-Age Child Into Your Home

Adoption is often a blessing for both the child who is being adopted and the family who is welcoming the child into their home. While adoption is usually a positive experience in the long run, there can be unexpected challenges and hurdles along the way. That's especially true if you are adopting a school age child. While adopted infants get the benefit of growing up with only memories of their adopted home, school age children may have lived with their biological parents, other relatives, or even a series of foster homes.

Neighbors Stop Acting Neighborly? 4 Steps To Take When You're Involved In A Dispute

Neighbor disputes can destroy the sanctity of your home, especially if the dispute escalates to hurt feelings and hostility. If you're involved in a dispute with your neighbor, you want to try and settle it before things really get out of hand. Unfortunately, it's not always easy to settle differences. If the dispute with your neighbor has gotten out of hand, here are some steps you should take to settle the matter.

Keep It Legal: 4 Steps For Your Home Business To Take Right Now

If you plan to run a business out of your home, you are part of a growing trend. About 50% of all businesses in the United States are actually home-based, and that number shows no sign of decreasing any time soon. To ensure that your empire is on the right side of the law, read on to learn more about the 4 steps you need to take right now to keep your business legal.

2 Things You Need To Know About The Difference Between Civil And Criminal Court

If you have experienced the death of a loved one you might be wondering if there is anything you can do to get restitution if the death was caused by some sort of accident or malicious act. The good news is that you can take legal action against the responsible party. This will send a clear message that this kind of behavior is unacceptable, and it will help give you some sort of compensation for your pain and suffering.

Three Common Mistakes to Avoid in Your Divorce

Although you might think that a settlement is the quickest and easiest way to end your divorce, it's important that you don't sacrifice your own needs in the process. Unfortunately, some people end up making mistakes along the way in the interest of settling things quickly. Here's a look at a few of the most common divorce missteps so that you can avoid them in your situation. 1. Know Your Financial Status

3 Reasons A Landlord May Need A Real Estate Attorney

Being a landlord comes with many responsibilities. This can be the more challenging side of renting your property to others, and you may not always be capable of keeping the peace. There are certain situations when you may need to rely on the expertise of a real estate attorney. By knowing some of the ways, this individual can help you may be the motivation you need to do so. Reason #1: Creating a rental contract

3 Tax Mistakes You Don't Want To Make

With tax deadlines fast-approaching, many people are in a rush to gather documents and get things done. However, you want to make sure that you are doing your taxes right. Making even a small mistake could end up costing you far more than you bargained for. To make sure you don't end up paying a bunch of penalties and fees, here are a few tax mistakes you don't want to make.

Three Misconceptions You Should Know Before Filing A Personal Injury Case

Personal injury law is one of those legal disciplines that often leaves claimants feeling confused and uncertain. It is also often the subject of many misconceptions and misunderstandings. With so much false information out there, it can be tough to know what you can really count on in these cases. In reality, personal injury cases aren't as complex or intimidating as you might think. Here's a look at a few false statements you might hear and the truth behind them.

How A Family Lawyer Can Help With Child Custody And Visitations

If you are separating from the other parent of your children, or you have been separated for a while but have just never had any legal documentation regarding the children, you might want to consider retaining a family lawyer. To help understand just why that is, you might want to check out the following points. Legal Custody Can Be Established It is important to make sure that the exact details of the custody of the children is determined.