2019

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Seeking Help From A Family Law Attorney

My name is Juliette Meeks and welcome to my blog about family law. A few months ago, I was having some family issues that required me to seek the help of an attorney. I had never needed an attorney before and I was a bit apprehensive at first to schedule a consultation. Once I did, my attorney put my fears to rest very quickly. The attorney outlined my options and answered all of my questions very thoroughly. My legal matter was settled quickly and I am thankful that I decided to seek the help of an attorney. If you need a family attorney to assist you with legal matters, you should schedule a consultation right away. In this blog, you'll learn what to expect during your first visit and all of the important questions you should ask.

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Filing For Worker’s Compensation? When To Hire An Attorney

7 August 2019
 Categories: Law, Blog

Getting hurt on the job can be a life-changing experience. You're going along handling your work responsibilities when you slip-and-fall, hurt some part of your body on a forklift, or are coming into the building and slammed in the front of your body by the door because it is broken. The pain can be devastating and even worse is the fact that you can no longer handle your workload. It's time to file for worker's compensation, but it may not be appropriate to do it on your own. Read More …

Are Your Workplace Injuries Compensable?

9 July 2019
 Categories: Law, Blog

When filing for workers compensation, it's common for folks to be told offhandedly that they can't be paid for their injuries. Reasons cited may include that a person is considered a contractor or that their injuries weren't really work related. Before you take no for an answer, though, you should discuss your concerns with a workers compensation attorney. Non-Traditional Work Arrangements Many companies abuse non-traditional works structures, especially self-employed contract agreements, to avoid paying compensation. Read More …

Two Examples Of How To Use A Special Needs Trust Correctly

29 May 2019
 Categories: Law, Blog

If you have an adult child who has a lifelong disability, a supplemental needs trust is a great means of securing his or her future. It allows you and other relatives to set aside significant amounts of money for your child's future needs without endangering his or her entitlement to benefits like Supplemental Security Income or Medicaid. Unfortunately, if the trustee who is managing that special needs trust doesn't understand the rules that go along with disbursements, the protections offered by the trust can fall by the wayside and your child can be penalized. Read More …

Common Problems People Face When Trying To Deal With An Auto Accident Injury Claim On Their Own

24 April 2019
 Categories: , Blog

Being involved in a car accident can be quite traumatic, and dealing with the aftermath can be a huge hassle, especially if the accident was not your fault. After a car accident, some people think that they are equipped to deal with the other driver's insurance company and handle their claim on their own. While you are legally able to represent yourself when dealing with an auto accident injury claim, it is not in your best interest to do so. Read More …

Living With An Illness Or Injury? 3 Signs You Should Consider A Malpractice Lawsuit

26 March 2019
 Categories: Law, Blog

All too often, people assume that medical malpractice claims are relegated to issues like surgical errors. However, there are many different ways that doctors can fail, and you shouldn't have to pay the consequences for someone else's mistakes. Here are three signs you should think about filing a medical malpractice lawsuit if you are dealing with an illness or injury:  1. Your Doctor Didn't Take Your Issue Seriously You did your part by scheduling a prompt appointment and going in for professional medical advice, so if your illness or injury was made worse because the doctor didn't take your concerns seriously, you may be eligible to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. Read More …