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3 Tips For Creating A Contact Agreement After Adopting Your Stepchild

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In many cases, a step-parent may decide to adopt their spouse’s biological child. This may be due to a number of reasons. If the relationship between the biological parent and child is still positive, then you can create a contact agreement even after the adoption has taken place.  A contact agreement allows the biological parent to still maintain contact with their child. This is beneficial if you would like the biological parent to still be involved in the child’s life. However, it can be difficult to come to an agreement...

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What You Need To Know About Paying Your Social Security Attorney

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The television commercials for Social Security law firms claim that you won’t need to pay a penny unless the lawyer wins your case, but you may be curious about how these attorneys do get paid. Attorneys don’t work for free, but the details of exactly how they are paid are often not revealed in the these advertisements. You should know that the Social Security Administration has strict rules about how these attorneys are compensated. If you are considering hiring an attorney to assist you with your Social Security claim, read on...

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Frequently Asked Questions Of Defamation Laws & Injury Claims

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Defamation laws are anything but clean-cut, and proving defamation is difficult. While slander and libel are not considered to be criminal issues, they are considered civil wrongs. What you may deem free speech could be an infraction according to the law. If you are pursuing a defamation suit or are being pursued by somebody who is, understanding the laws is essential to building a strong case. What is defamation? Defamation is a statement, which can be spoken, written, gestured, or illustrated, that is considered damaging and untrue....

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Considering Divorce? 4 Reasons You Might Want To Start With A Legal Separation

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You’re having problems in your marriage but you don’t know if you’re ready for a divorce. Living together isn’t working out anymore. In fact, it seems that the more you see each other, the more difficult the marriage becomes. If the problems are becoming too much to bear, but divorce isn’t an option yet, you might want to consider a legal separation. Here are four reasons why separation may be in your best interest right now. 1. Experience Being Alone If the fear of the unknown is preventing you from filing for...

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Arguing Against Literary Murder: Why Your Novel Is NOT Responsible For Someone’s Death

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If you write a novel about murder or write about the many ways to kill someone, and a reader uses what you have written as a template for his or her own crimes, you cannot be prosecuted. Just because your murder mystery novel was read and followed like a map for homicide does not mean you are responsible. This is not something that you can be charged with, and here is why. Fiction Is Not Reality-You Did Not Commit a Crime By Writing What you write, whether it be a book or song, is not evidence supporting a crime even if the alleged and...

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3 Tips For Negotiating With An Insurance Company

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If you’ve been involved in an automobile accident, you may suffer numerous financial losses. These can take a toll on your daily life and cause you a great deal of stress in the process. It’s to your advantage to work swiftly to get any accident case settled. This will allow you to recover your losses and help recover the peace of mind you need.  Knowing specific tips for negotiating with your insurance company may provide you with the necessary information to get your case settled sooner rather than later. Tip #1:  Make...

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When Road Rage Goes Too Far: What You Should Do

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If you’ve ever been the victim of road rage, you know it can be a scary situation. One minute you’re just peaceably driving down the road, the next minute someone is on your tail screaming every threat or obscenity they can come up with at you. In most cases you’re just fine–you hit a green light and you and the road rage loony go your separate ways. In other instances, it can cause a serious car accident. Here is what you need to do when road rage goes too far. Stay in your vehicle If someone is mad enough to cause a...

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Injuries From Falling On Stairs: Do You Have A Legal Case?

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Have you recently suffered an injury from a fall on a staircase? If so, then you may be wondering if you have a so-called “slip and fall” case against the property owner. This is not always easy to determine, as there are various factors to consider before committing yourself to a potentially time-consuming legal case. Here is a look at some of the key considerations involved.  Disrepair One key question to ask is if the stairs properly maintained. If they were in disrepair and the neglect caused your injury, then you...

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What Is the Alleged Onset Date and What Does It Mean for Your SSDI Benefits?

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When you become unable to do your job and apply for Social Security Disability benefits, you are allowed to collect payments from the time you become disabled. The Alleged Onset Date (AOD) is the date the Social Security Administration uses to determine how much, if any, back pay you are entitled to. This payment is usually a lump-sum payment and could result in thousands of dollars in payments for you. Here is how to determine the AOD and how it could affect your benefits. How much retroactive, or back payment, could you receive? The SSA...

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What You Need To Know About Estate Tax

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Estate tax, in simple terms is the amount taken from your combined possessions when they are transferred to your heirs. While current legislation has made the impact of estate tax less punishing than it has been historically, that doesn’t mean you can ignore it. The combined value of your retirement portfolio, trusts, and other assets can quickly add up to the point where estate tax becomes a concern.  Fortunately, it’s fairly simple to know what type of impact estate tax might have on your family and loved ones. A firm...

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