Understanding Work-Related Vehicle Crashes

Vehicle Crash

Millions of employees ride a vehicle as part of their everyday jobs. However, it also means that millions are at risk of motor vehicle crashes and injuries each year. Center for Disease Control and Prevention says that in 2013 alone, employers had to pay over $25 billion for various expenses. The money spent went to …

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Understanding Non-probate and Probate Property

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There is a lot of confusion surrounding a probate court process including the costs, time spent, and whether one can avoid it. Understanding the basics can help remove some of the confusion. A non-probate asset is one where there is a beneficiary or a joint tenancy with the right of survivorship. In a probate asset, …

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Establishing Paternity to Secure Your Children’s Future

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Family affairs can be highly emotional and messy. Claiming to be the long-lost son of a wealthy businessman, or wanting to claim your share of the family business can be complicated if you do not have the paperwork to back it up. Establishing paternity has been the subject of too many soap operas and movies, …

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Avoid These Things if You Want to Win Your Child Custody Case

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When the judge is listening to a child custody case, the focus is to make a conclusion based on the kid’s best interest. Although the definition of a child’s best interest differs from one state to another, the court often favors the parent who is actively involved in the kid’s life. The court also supports the parent …

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Telltale Signs of a Distracted Driver

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There are places where you just shouldn’t use your phone: in the theater, at an important meeting, or at a restaurant. One of these recognized places should be behind the wheel, since distracted driving – like texting or eating while driving – results in thousands of lives lost per year, having claimed 3,450 lives in …

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Can We Protect Our Seniors? The Problem of Elder Financial Abuse

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In 2011, an elderly gentleman went to the US Senate to testify against elder abuse. He was only one of many seniors who experienced financial and psychological abuse from their caregivers, especially family members. But this gentleman was no ordinary man. He was Hollywood actor Mickey Rooney. Rooney’s testimony to the US Special Senate Committee …

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Defining Legal Terms: Why Being “Pre-Approved” and “In Principle Approval” Won’t Guarantee a Loan, Credit Card Application, or Other Deals

Pre-Approved

Let’s say you’re in a bank applying for a home loan, a credit card, or any type of financial deal. Over the phone or prior to arrival, a banker informed you that you were approved in principle or pre-approved. But after you get there, you leave empty-handed despite thinking you were going to walk out …

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