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Three Types Of Traffic Violations You Should Consult With An Attorney About

Many traffic tickets are simply a matter of paying the fine. In some situations, you may be able to pay the ticket by mail or online. However, there are many tickets that can be serious, whether they require you to appear in court or not. The following are three situations when you need to speak to an attorney. Speeding tickets for high speeds In some situations, you can be driving at such high speeds that it will not be considered an infraction like a typical speeding ticket.

Differences Between COBRA and ERISA Claims: How to Sort Out Where and Whom to Report

ERISA is a benefit commonly given to employees who have been with the company for decades. Often this benefit covers retirement income, such as a pension, but it also covers certain medical and health-insurance benefits. COBRA, another health-benefit program, does some similar things, but it often gets confused with ERISA when there is a question of disability and medical coverage. Here is how to sort out to whom you should report and where you should report.

In Charge Of An Estate? Why You Should Hire A Probate Attorney

If you've been named as the executor of an estate, you have quite a responsibility on your hands.  You must not only handle any debts that weren't taken care of while the deceased person was living, but you must also make sure that all beneficiaries receive the money and belongings that are due to them.  Although you may think that you can deal with these tasks alone, it may be a better idea to hire an attorney.

The FSMA And The Severity Of Corporate Food Poisoning Cases

Corporate food poisoning cases have become big news lately due to several big cases pursued under the Food Safety Modernization Act or the FSMA. Corporate food distributors need to understand the importance of this law, the types of fines they could experience as a result, and how a corporate lawyer can protect them from serious fines. The Importance Of The Food Safety Modernization Act The FSMA was passed in 2010 and signed into effect by President Obama in early 2011.

3 Reasons To Hire A Lawyer When You Start Freelancing

If you have decided to jump into the freelancing world, congratulations. It's an exciting journey that essentially allows you to be your own boss. However, don't make the mistake of jumping into work without talking to a lawyer first. Here are three reasons why: Understand How to Start: When you talk with a lawyer, he or she is going to tell you how to properly get started. It can be overwhelming trying to decipher what work is good to take and what work isn't.

Specialty Divorce Lawyers: No One-Size-Fits-All Here

Divorce lawyers are a dime a dozen. They are almost as common as divorce itself. Yet, there are some divorce lawyers who actually specialize in unique cases. Here are some of those specialty divorce lawyers and what they do. Ex Parte/Missing Spouse Lawyers Divorcing an estranged spouse or divorcing someone you have not seen in years takes a special kind of divorce lawyer. These lawyers specialize in cases like yours, where your spouse just vanished and never came back, you have not heard from him/her in years, and/or he/she is nowhere to be found in the U.

3 Things You Must Know About Filing A Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

Many people have had mishaps at a hospital. The doctor may have done something wrong, or there may have been a series of events that caused you to experience a great deal of pain or discomfort. In these kinds of cases, many people chose to file a personal injury lawsuit. Here are some things that you need to know about medical malpractice lawsuits. 1. Go To The Hospital First If you have been wronged in some way, it is best to try and go to the hospital first to see if they will give you a settlement.

What Determines Child Support Payments In A Divorce?

When settling a divorce with children involved, a common question is how child support will eventually be determined. It will be concerning for a parent that wants custody and is worried about if they'll get the support they need. It can also be concerning to the non-custodial parent, since they'll need to be able to afford the payments. Know that child support will be determined by these factors. The Age of the Child

How Estate Planning Will Help You While You Are Alive

Most people use estate planning to plan what will happen to their estates if they die, which is a good way of taking care of your loved ones. However, estate planning benefits aren't restricted to your post-demise period. Besides the peace of mind it gives you, there are other benefits you will realize while you are still alive. Here are three examples of such benefits: Maintaining Control of Your Business

FAQs About Real Estate License Denials

A real estate license application can be denied for a variety of reasons, including a criminal conviction in the past. A denial does not necessarily mean that you will never get your license. It is possible that you can successfully appeal the decision and be granted your license. However, you want to ensure that you do everything possible when you initially submit the application to avoid the denial. If you are submitting an application soon, here is what you need to know.