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How Can A Wage Garnishment Be Avoided?

A wage garnishment occurs when a creditor files suit in civil court to collect a debt. If a judgement is rendered against the debtor, the debt may be repaid through an order for their employer to withhold a portion of their wages and pay it to the creditor. There are options available for avoiding a judgement and subsequent garnishment, as well as stopping them after they are initiated. However, these options must be actively pursued.

2 Reasons To Hire A Car Accident Attorney

Contacting a lawyer should be at the top of your list of things to do after you have been involved in a car accident, mostly because he or she can help you deal with a variety of accident-related issues. Listed below are just two reasons to hire a car accident lawyer. Deflecting Blame One of the most important services offered by a lawyer is to ensure that you do not somehow end taking the blame for causing the accident.

Questions About Social Security Disability Answered

When you are applying for benefits, you may have a number of questions as you go through the process. Applying for benefits can get complicated, and waiting for your benefits to start if you've been approved can be difficult. If you are considering applying for social security disability benefits, here are the answers to some frequently asked questions about social security disability benefits. 1. How long will it take to get approved for benefits?

2 Tips For Dealing With A Parent Who Decides Not To Exercise Their Visitation Rights

During the course of a child custody case, the judge will appoint sole or joint custody to the parents. If the case was just filed, then the judge will grant you a temporary order. During a temporary order, it is much easier to ask for a change in the visitation because the judgment has not been finalized yet. However, once the visitation is finalized it will be difficult to get the judgment changed.

3 Things You Should Do Before Getting A Divorce

Getting a divorce is a very big decision. This is not something that you should rush into. Recognize that getting the divorced finalized can take a good deal of time, so it is best if you can prepare as much as possible to make the process go as smoothly as possible. Here are a couple things that you should do before you get divorced so that things will be easier.  

Maneuvering Through The Tricky Laws Surrounding ERISA Disability Claims: How A Lawyer Can Help

Government agencies often make laws more difficult to understand and follow than is really necessary. Anyone who has ever filed their federal taxes has experienced this confusion. If you are attempting to file a disability claim but are trying to file it with the government instead of through your private insurance provider, you may end up with a similar headache. This is due to the fact that ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act) has some tricky laws to maneuver around and through.

Three Steps For Men Going Through Divorce

When it comes to divorce, there are some tips that are more pertinent depending on specific circumstances. For instance, business owners have certain considerations to keep in mind that wage earners will not have to consider in a divorce. Likewise, if you are a father in the midst of a divorce, there are some very important tips that you will need to keep in mind in order to protect your livelihood after ending your marriage.

Is Your Spouse Disabled? 3 Ways You Will Need To Alter Your Estate Plan

You may already have an estate plan in place for you and your spouse and think that everything is set. Unfortunately, you will have to alter your estate plan if your spouse becomes disabled. This is because your disabled spouse will need financial protection in the event that you are unable to take care of them. Here are three things you will need to do. Transfer Assets As Soon As The Disability Happens

Settling Your Worker's Compensation Claim: What You Need to Know

Your employer has a responsibility to give you compensation for any injuries that you sustain while working for him or her. A worker's compensation claim allows for four kinds of compensation that you can receive. Reimbursement of medical bills, weekly compensation, vocational rehabilitation, and impairment benefits are all factored into your total benefits. You have the option of receiving benefits on a weekly basis, or you can settle your claim and receive a single lump sum.

Best Ways For Dog Owners To Prevent Bite Injuries

You might think that because your dog is not an aggressive breed, you don't need to worry about your beloved pet biting a friend, neighbor or stranger. The truth is, any dog may bite. In fact, the breeds most commonly implicated in serious bite injuries include collies, spaniels and labs. Probably the only time you would want your dog to take a chomp out of someone is if that person is breaking into your house or posing a danger to your family.