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What Happens If You Don't Respond To Your Spouse's Divorce Petition?

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If you ever receive divorce papers from your spouse, resist the temptation to ignore them even if divorcing your spouse is the last thing on your mind. Failure to respond to divorce papers may attract serious consequences, for example: You May Miss the Hearing The first and immediate effect of your failure to acknowledge the petition is that you may miss your divorce hearing. This is because when a person files for divorce and serves their spouse with the necessary papers, the spouse who has been served has a limited time within which to respond to the sermons.

6 June 2017

Just The Facts About Spousal Support

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Many divorcing couples are faced with a myriad of decisions and situations, with issues like debt and property division, child custody and visitation and more. One issue that often gets overlooked is spousal support, also known as alimony. This form of support is still on the table, but many couples fail to give it its due. Read on for some quick facts about spousal support. 1. Originally, spousal support was a way to give financial support to a spouse who needed help after a separation or divorce.

6 June 2017

Some Things You Need To Know About Filling A Lawsuit For A Dog Bite

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If you have been the victim of a dog bite, you might be wondering if you can file a lawsuit against the owner of the dog for your injuries. Dog bite lawsuits are actually quite common and in many cases have good outcomes. Here are some things you should know about dog bite personal injury cases. I Was On Their Property and The Dog Bit Me, Does That Merit a Lawsuit?

6 June 2017

You Better Call 911 And A Car Accident Attorney Because Of These Potential Pitfalls

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Car accidents happen daily, but there are many motorists who do not know whether or not it is wise to call the police to make a report. In some jurisdictions, authorities may not go to the scenes of accidents that have been deemed as "fender benders." However, it should still be possible for motorists in those jurisdictions to file their own police reports as a measure of protecting themselves against future issues The following points will help you to determine the actions you need to take if you are involved in an auto accident.

4 June 2017

Effectively Fighting A DUI Charge After Getting Pulled Over

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If you recently went to a restaurant or bar, and were pulled over during your ride home and found to have a higher alcohol content in your body than you believe, you are most likely concerned about any fines or jail time you will be awarded in a courtroom situation. There are a few steps you can take in trying to prove the procedures used to convict you of a DUI are not up to par, possibly minimizing any sentencing and the amount you will be responsible in paying as a result of your arrest.

29 May 2017

3 Things To Know If You Are Facing Insurance Fraud Charges

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Being charged with the crime of insurance fraud is a serious issue, and you will need to hire a criminal lawyer if you are in this situation. Insurance fraud costs people and insurance companies money, and it can result in serving time in prison and other punishments if you are found guilty. If you are currently facing charges for this crime, here are several things you should know. What is insurance fraud?

23 May 2017

If You Have An Elderly Parent Going To Assisted Living Or A Nursing Home, You Need To Know About Filial Responsibility Laws

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If you have an elderly parent who will move to an assisted living facility or a nursing home in the near future, you could be hit with a bill for their care at some point. It's called filial responsibility law and 29 states have it. If you fail to pay the bill, you could be faced with a lawsuit. However, filial responsibility can be avoided with proper planning. Here's what you need to know.

19 May 2017

Filing A Lawsuit Against A Negligent Hair Stylist

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Did you put your trust in a professional to perm and style your hair? If the results were unsatisfactory due to the perm injuring your scalp, the stylist may be legally liable for your suffering. It is in your best interest to consult with a physician to find out if your injuries are permanent, as it can lead to you winning more money if you decide to file a lawsuit against the stylist.

13 May 2017

Tips For Protecting Yourself During A Divorce

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Going through divorce proceedings can be one of the most challenging and frightening experiences of your life. There are steps that can be taken to protect yourself against the worst consequences of a divorce, but people will frequently neglect to take these steps to protect themselves. Have Your Prenuptial Agreement Reviewed The loss of one's most valuable or prized assets in a divorce can be one of the most frightening aspects of a marriage.

13 May 2017

Injured By Another Party? Two Tips To Help You Get An Affordable Attorney

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If you've been injured at the hands of another person, it's absolutely vital that you receive adequate compensation.  Not only do you need restitution for your current medical expenses, you also have to account for any future earning losses that may come about.  That's why it's so vital for you to have an attorney on your side who can fight for you.  However, as much as you may want to hire an attorney, the issue of cost could be holding you back.

10 May 2017