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When Your Divorce Is Contentious: The Benefits Of Hiring A Divorce Lawyer To Represent You

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When two parties decide to divorce and can come up with an amicable separation agreement, it usually isn’t necessary for both parties to have an attorney. Both parties may even be able to work out an agreement through the help of a mediator and present the agreement in court to be approved by the judge. If the divorce is not going smoothly and your ex won’t agree to anything, it’s time to find a divorce lawyer that can represent you.…

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4 Important Things To Do Before You Purchase A New Home

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Tired of renting an apartment, or simply looking to move into a home that is much larger than your current one? If so, you may be interested in buying a home. Because it is such a huge decision to make, it is best to take your time with the process instead of rushing into purchasing anything, even if the property seems to be absolutely perfect. In fact, there are a few important things you should do prior to making a new home purchase.…

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When Does A DUI Or DWI Become A Felony Charge?

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It’s true a DUI charge can cause you a lot of trouble. However, a DUI or DWI charge isn’t typically a felony to start with. It’s always a criminal charge, but there’s a few distinctions that can turn a misdemeanor DUI into a felony offense. How a Misdemeanor Becomes a Felony Over time, states have started to impose stricter penalties for DUIs. Even with harsher penalties, a DUI doesn’t become a felony charge without some other circumstances involved.…

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Shifting Definitions: Burden Of Proof Means Different Things At Different Times

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When it comes to a wrongful death lawsuit, it’s not enough to know the defendant caused the death of your loved one. You have to prove to the court’s satisfaction the defendant’s actions resulted in your loss. However, the burden of proof required often differs depending on which stage of the case you’re in. Here’s what you need to know about this issue to help you better prepare for your wrongful death lawsuit.…

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Identifying And Responding To Sexual Harassment Incidents

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Sexual harassment isn’t something that’s easy for employees to discuss. Unfortunately, this means that there are many incidents that aren’t ever reported. Sexual harassment isn’t something that only happens within specific industries. It can happen anywhere. So it’s extremely important that you know how to handle any sexual harassment issues before you’re faced with the problem or a lawsuit. Identify Potential Incidents It’s common for employees who are victims of sexual harassment to avoid the situation entirely.…

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3 Things You Need To Know When You Get Into A Car Accident

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Car accidents are so common. With the statistics the way they are it is likely that at some point in your life you will get in a car accident. This is why it is so important that you know what to do when you get in accident to protect yourself. Here are some things that you should know about getting in an accident. 1. Never Flee The Scene Even if you think it was just a mild fender bender you should never leave the scene or fail to stop.…

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When the Oil or Gas Company Comes Knocking: Understanding Your Mineral Rights and Options

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You don’t just own a piece of property—you own what’s underneath that property as well, and that includes the rights to any precious minerals that are there. Many property owners find themselves approached by companies that are interested in buying their mineral rights. Should you sell? What are the things that you should consider first? What are your options? You essentially have three different options when it comes to your mineral rights:…

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4 Tips for Increasing Your Chances of Having a DUI Expunged

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Expungement is a decision made by the justice system to remove charges from your permanent criminal record after you fulfill certain requirements. While it’s not available in every state, it’s well worth pursuing when it is available to you after a DUI conviction. Use these tips to have the best chance of successfully expunging your record. Show a Clean Record It’s easiest to get a serious crime like a DUI removed from an otherwise spotless record.…

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8 Steps To Plan Your Estate

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Even if you have yet to speak to an estate planning attorney, you may already be thinking about the steps you need to take to ensure that you leave all your affairs in order should you pass away or become unable to make decisions for yourself. Take these steps to ensure that you are properly prepared. 1. Create a will. The will is the document that states who will receive your property and similar information.…

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4 Tips To Help You Get Your Social Security Claim Approved Quickly

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Social security claims are something that you will want to make upon becoming disabled to the point where you are no longer able to work. When you successfully file a claim, you will receive your benefits. However, the process can be long and during this time, you will not have any source of income, which is challenging, especially for those who are the main supporter of their family. This is why it’s important to consider these four tips to help you get your social security claim approved more quickly:…

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