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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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Need To File For Bankruptcy? Why Hire A Lawyer As The First Step

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Are you in over your head with debt and in need of filing for bankruptcy? This is definitely a process that you do not want to rush into on your own. You probably don’t know much about the process, and this is why the first thing you should do is hire a lawyer to help you through the bankruptcy process. Hiring them first will benefit you for the following reasons.…

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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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First Things First: Divorce Or Bankruptcy?

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Couples facing either divorce or bankruptcy may feel overwhelmed, but if you are considering filing for both of these life-changing events at once you may need some help. You should know that the order does matter in most cases, and knowing how to proceed can save you a lot of time and stress in the future. Read on for a better understanding of how to proceed with these two major legal actions.…

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Is It Time to Consider Filing for Bankruptcy? 3 Signs That Point to Yes

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It isn’t uncommon to come to a point in your life when you are consumed with debt. This may be a mortgage, car payment, and other living expenses that you simply can’t afford, or it may be medical bills, student loans, and credit card bills that just continue to pile up. Whatever the case may be, if you have found yourself in some sort of financial trouble, it is important that you realize it is possible to put your money woes behind you and move forward with a debt-free future.…

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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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