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A Homeowner's Guide To Eminent Domain

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If you own a home, you might assume that no one can take it away from you without your consent. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Under a legal concept known as eminent domain, the state or federal government has the power to confiscate your residence in some circumstances. This article examines the issue in more detail.  How It Works   The government has a right under the Fifth Amendment of the U.S Constitution to confiscate private property, such as a home or a piece of land, as long as the confiscation is for a public purpose and the owner is fairly compensated. Read More»

How To Handle A Denied Workers' Comp Claim

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If you were seriously hurt on the job, then you probably filed a workers’ comp claim. However, if your claim was denied, you might not be sure what to do next. Should you drop the issue? Should you appeal the denial? To help you figure out the best course of action, here are some tips for handling a denied workers’ comp claim: Is an Appeal Right for You? First you want to decide if an appeal is the right course of action for you now. Read More»

4 Ways To Get Ready For A Divorce

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If you have decided that you are going to divorce your spouse, there are a few steps that you need to take before you talk to a divorce attorney. #1 Pay Down Debt Try to work on paying down any debt that you and your spouse have together. Debt complicates your divorce; before you can divide your assets you will have to determine how you two will divide your debt. You can help cut down this conversation by working to pay down your debt before you two start going through the formal divorce process. Read More»

Estate Planning For Single People

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Experts estimate that about 50.2% of American adults are single. While going through life without a marriage partner is becoming more common, it’s important that increased social acceptance of being single doesn’t prevent you from planning for the future. Here are three tips you can use when it comes to planning your estate to ensure your affairs are in order. 1. Prepare a durable power of attorney. When married couples begin to age, it’s often assumed that spouses will help care for one another. Read More»

Proving Fault In Your Personal Injury Case

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If you have been injured due to the negligence of another, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your pain and suffering. It’s estimated that only about 5% (or one in twenty) personal injury cases go to trial. In order to mount a successful personal injury case in court, your attorney will need to prove that someone else was at fault for the accident that caused your injury. Here are two things you need to know about proving fault in a personal injury trial case in order to ensure that you will be able to prove you are entitled to financial compensation for your injuries. Read More»