Being Successful With Your ERISA Claim

When you've developed a disability because of something that happened at work, it is natural that you would file an ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act) claim. However, if you have never completed a claim like this in the past, you may be more likely to do something incorrectly that could affect how successful your claim is. To avoid rejection and get the funds you need, use these tips. Know Whether You Need to Wait

Bankruptcy after a Divorce: Getting Your Finances under Control

If you and your former spouse left the marriage with a lot of debt, you may need to file for bankruptcy after your divorce is final. Depending on the amount of debt you are now responsible for and the type of debt it is, filing for bankruptcy may help you get your financial life back under control. How the debt was split in your divorce can also have an impact on your ability to pay the debt back.

Three Questions To Help You Decide If It's A Good Idea To Bring A Divorce Mediator On Board

Although divorce mediation can be a great tool to help you and your spouse along on the path to becoming ex-spouses, it's a tool that works best in certain situations and with certain couples. Here are three questions that can help you figure out if your relationship and your current stage of progress are right for mediation. 1. Are you both on the same page with your relationship goals? Although it may seem like a no-brainer, it needs to be said that both you and your spouse need to be on the same page about making the divorce work out rather than making the marriage work out.

Ensuring Your Pet's Care In The Event Of Your Death

As a pet owner, you care for your pet very deeply and only want what's best for them. Have you considered how what's best for them will be handled in the event of your death? To learn more about how to ensure that your pet is well cared for in case of tragedy, consider the three tips below. Consider Who Will Provide Emergency Care While it's not something that anyone likes to think about, for many, severe injury or death is an unexpected occurrence.

A Turning Point In Your Workers' Comp Case: The Independent Medical Examination

If you've been injured in a work-related accident or suffering from a work-related illness, you may already be benefiting from the valuable resources available from the workers' comp insurance company. In most cases, you can expect to receive free medical care and a portion of your wages while you recuperate from your injury at home. At some point, you may be asked to participate in a special type of examination, called an Independent Medical Examination (IME).

Is The VA Sleeping On Your Claim?

Dealing with Veterans Affairs (VA) disability claims can be a slow and frustrating process, but it's not the same at every office. With so many scandals coming to light, it's hard to know if you're dealing with an honest backlog, a simple paperwork mistake or a serious case of mismanagement. If you've gone half a year without an answer or have been denied despite your best attempt and preparing evidence, take a look at some claim system insight and ways a legal team can get you the compensation and care you deserve.

A Guide To Contested Divorces

Failure to agree on even one thing during a divorce can instantly complicate the process. This is because both you and your former spouse will now need to go before a judge to hammer out all details of the divorce. When this occurs, it is called a contested divorce. The following guide can help you better understand what this will entail. What sort of disputes can lead to a contested divorce?

Faqs About The Chapter 7 Means Test

In order to qualify for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you must meet certain requirements. One of those requirements is the means test. If you fail to meet this requirement, your bankruptcy could be in jeopardy. Before filing for bankruptcy, here is what you need to know about the means test.  What Is the Means Test? The means test is basically a way for the bankruptcy court to determine if you have any disposable income that can be used to pay off your debts.

Doggy Dangers: Personal Injury Compensation And Dog Bites

Dogs on the loose can wreak havoc and turn your daily walk into a painful ordeal. If you are the victim of a dog attack, you are entitled to seek compensation from that dog's owner for medical expenses and pain and suffering. You have the right to take a walk in your own neighborhood without fear of being hurt while exercising, so read on to learn the 5 major facts you need to know about seeking compensation from a dog bite.

3 Drawbacks Of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Choosing to get a fresh start by filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy is often a great solution for major financial problems, but there are several drawbacks you should be aware of before you file. By knowing these, you can weigh out the pros and cons of Chapter 7 to decide if it is right for you. Here are three of the main drawbacks you may experience if you decide to file.

Tips for Selling Your Home in Hawaii Yourself

If you own a home or property of any kind in Hawaii, there is a good chance that you are going to try to sell it yourself in order to avoid having to pay a real estate fee. This fee could be very large since most property in Hawaii is highly sought after and therefore expensive. Here are some tips for making sure that you are able to successfully sell your home in Hawaii by yourself.

A Few Custody Questions You May Want Answered

The custody of children is often one of the most contentious issues that can stem from a divorce. Unfortunately, if you find yourself going through a divorce, you may need to have some questions about custody issues answered so that you can be better prepared to handle the custody issues that can follow a divorce. How Does Sole Custody Differ From Shared Custody? It should be noted that there can be a number of different custody arrangements.

Abusive Spouse? Here Are Tips To Protect Your Family

Did you know that one-third of all families in homeless shelters in New York City are there as a result of domestic violence? Statistics also suggest that one in every four women will be the victim of domestic violence and three million men are the victim of physical assault every year. If you are in an abusive marriage, your first priority should be to get yourself and your children to safety.

How Do You Avoid Being Accused Of Malingering To Collect Workers' Comp Benefits?

Malingering is usually defined as exaggerating an injury or pretending to remain impaired long after your actual injuries have healed. Insurers say that up to 39% of workers' comp claims involve some form of malingering—and that's bad news for the genuinely disabled. When employers and insurers are suspicious, workers often face unnecessary scrutiny into their lives and can end up accused of fraud even when they're legitimately injured. If you're an injured employee, what can you do to avoid being accused of malingering?

10 Surprising Facts About Alimony

Alimony, despite tales to the contrary, is still available to help those in need when they divorce. Also known as spousal support, this monetary support can make a huge difference for those that have earned less than their partners. Including alimony in your divorce decree is vital, so don't let the opportunity to collect it pass you by. Read on for 10 surprising facts about alimony.  1. Originally, alimony came about as a way to help even up the financial situation of spouses who had given up education and career opportunities to raise children.

Can You Lose Your Workers' Compensation Benefits?

Both you and your employer are responsible for abiding by certain rules and procedures when it comes to handling a workers' compensation claim. If you fail to follow the rules, you could lose your benefits. To help you retain your benefits, here are some situations that could have an impact on your benefits.  Light Duty It is possible that your employer offers you a light duty position until you are able to return to your regular position.

3 Questions To Ask Your Auto Accident Lawyer

An auto accident can leave you feeling confused and overwhelmed. There are a lot of things that you have to deal with all at the same time. It feels like things are being thrown at you quicker than you can process them. If you were injured in an auto accident, you probably have a lot on your mind. To help make sure you have a better understanding of what it is that you are dealing with, here are a few questions you might want to ask your attorney.

Child Support: How Judges Determine The Amount Paid

You may have heard that keeping your divorce disagreements out of court can be advantageous to both your wallet and your emotional well-being. For the most part, you will find that issues about debt and property division, and child custody and visitation are best agreed upon outside of court. Child support amounts, however, are another matter. Read on to get a better understanding of how family court judges determine how much child support will be paid.

5 Child Custody Mistakes You Don't Want To Make

A child custody battle is one of the most difficult aspects of a divorce. If you are preparing for child custody hearings, you likely feel stressed out and nervous. However, letting this stressful time affect your behavior can have negative results. Here are five child custody mistakes you do not want to make: Making Parenting Decisions On Your Own There may be a lot of tension between you and your spouse, but it is still important to make parenting decisions together.

A Grandparent's Guide To Visitation And Custody Rights

Events including but not limited to divorce, death, and estrangement can make maintaining the relationship between a grandparent and a grandchild difficult. After these events, a parent (or other family member) may try to prevent a grandparent from any contact with the grandchild. Depending on exactly what the event was, the grandparent may also try to pursue custody of his or her grandchild. Learning more about laws and legal issues involving grandparent's rights can put the mind of any loving grandparent at ease.