If you looked in the U.S. bankruptcy code for the term "Chapter 20," you'd discover that it doesn't exist. However, the term is used occasionally by a bankruptcy lawyer to refer to a specific situation. A so-called Chapter 20 filing is one that occurs when someone submits a Chapter 13 application immediately after completing a Chapter 7 case. That may sound a tad crazy, but there's an argument for doing so.
20 March 2020
If you end up doing battle in the courtroom or negotiating a settlement for a personal injury case, it can be a time where you realize that you will need the help of a seasoned lawyer. By doing business with an attorney that you can count on, this entire process will be a whole lot easier, and you can rely on them to win you your deserved check for pain and suffering, physical injury, and other damages.
18 February 2020
During divorce proceedings, the end goal is to divide your assets equitably. That usually means in half, or close to it. But what happens when your house is most of your net worth and there isn't enough left over for the other person to receive even close to a fair share by taking everything else? Here are your options. Sell the House If neither of you really wants to keep the house, the easiest thing to do may be to sell the house.
16 January 2020
When you aren't able to work, every penny starts to take on a new meaning. You hesitate to spend money because you don't know when you'll be able to replenish your resources. Filing for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) can be a godsend. Receiving the income each month allows you to take care of your personal expenses and support yourself. However, getting approved for disability payments may not be as easy as you think.
18 November 2019
People rely on their jobs to provide the money they need to pay their rent or mortgage and put food on the table. Many people live paycheck to paycheck, and losing their jobs can have disastrous consequences on every aspect of their lives. If you've lost your job for unfair reasons, you may have been wrongfully terminated. Wrongful termination is a legal term which means you've been fired for illegal reasons.
19 October 2019
When you run a business, you need to make sure that you protect yourself against threats that are both external and internal. One of the biggest internal threats to your business is sexual harassment. Sexual harassment creates an environment where your workers cannot get their best work done and puts you in a tricky legal situation. You need to make sure all staff members are educated on what sexual harassment is, and you need to make sure you have a supportive structure set-up to deal with claims of sexual harassment. Understand What Sexual Harassment Is First, you need to make sure that you understand what sexual harassment is, and you need to make sure that everyone in your organization also understands what sexual harassment is.
23 September 2019
When you suffer a work-related injury, you can apply for workers' compensation. It's a program your employer's insurance company pays for. If for any reason you run into potential issues getting it, contact a workers' comp attorney. They can help you in many ways. Appeal a Denied Claim If your claim to workers' compensation is denied the first time, that doesn't mean you should just give up. You may have just made a mistake during the application or not provided enough evidence of your injury.
15 August 2019
Taking a company public can be a great way to generate capital without the help of private investors. Going public refers to the process by which businesses make shares of ownership available to the average citizen. An initial public offering (IPO) is the name given to the first round of shares sold. If you are considering taking your company public, you will need to work closely with an attorney who specializes in securities law to avoid legal pitfalls that could compromise your company's future success.
12 July 2019
Workers' compensation is most often associated with injuries or illnesses that first arise during the course, or as a result, of employment. However, what about preexisting injuries or illnesses that are made worse on the job — do they qualify for workers' compensation? There are no definite answers. Different scenarios can lead to different outcomes, but there are some factors that can help you better figure out how your situation might play out.
13 June 2019
Being on probation is a temporary punishment for a person, but it is also a serious thing. When you are placed on probation for a crime, you will need to carefully review all the rules your probation officer gives you. Knowing the rules may help you avoid breaking them, and you should realize that breaking the rules will result in problems. Here are some of the common things you should avoid, as these are all ways that people break their probation.
13 May 2019