If you're injured in a car accident, Social Security may be one of the last things on your mind. However, before you discuss a financial settlement, you should understand how your accident might affect your Social Security payments. Can a Car Accident Lower Your Social Security Payments in Retirement? If you're injured in a car accident during your working years and can't work, it's possible your Social Security payments in retirement could be lower.
28 December 2018
Not every car accident involves being treated at the scene for your injuries by first responders and then returning home to recuperate. In accidents that are more serious, you may spend days or even weeks receiving care in the hospital. While your top priority during a hospital stay should be your recovery, you might also start to think about hiring an attorney to begin to build a legal case against the other driver.
28 November 2018
Seeking compensation following an incident involving an automobile can be a very long and complicated process, especially if you're dealing with injuries. It's a good idea to schedule a consultation with a car accident lawyer in order to learn about your options. If you are curious about what that the legal process will be like, read on. Evaluating What Happened The first thing an attorney will want to do is get an idea of how things unfolded.
17 October 2018
After you have won a personal injury lawsuit, you still have the task of collecting your judgment from the defendant. This should be a painless process, and in many cases it is, but it can also be another difficult task depending on the defendant you are dealing with. Here are some of the things you should know about collecting your judgment: An Appeal May Delay Your Collection Personal injury judgments can be appealed just like criminal cases.
7 September 2018
One of the common reasons that couples divorce is infidelity. When one person is unfaithful to his or her partner, that partner may decide that he or she doesn't wish to continue the marriage, and thus seeks a divorce. If you were the person who committed infidelity, you should know that your actions won't be a secret. When your spouse hires a divorce attorney and moves forward with filing for divorce, the reason for his or her decision will come out — and it will also be out in the open should both of you end up in court in a contentious divorce in which you argue over your assets and custody of your children.
3 August 2018
Just because you have physical custody of a child it doesn't mean that you can relocate with them anytime you want; the other parent also has a say in the matter. In fact, you may be forced to go to court to get permission to move if the other parent doesn't concur with your plans. If that happens, the court may only grant your wish if you have a good faith reason for moving.
2 July 2018
For many divorcing couples, asset division is one of the most controversial stages of the process. Just like other challenging tasks, the more you prepare for asset division negotiation, the more you are likely to ace it. Start your preparation by answering these questions. Which Assets Did Each of You Bring to the Marriage? In most jurisdictions, assets earned before the marriage are counted as separate properties, which means they aren't subject to asset division rules.
29 May 2018