The Debate That Changed My Life

The Debate That Changed My Life

Chapter 20 Bankruptcy: Differences, Advantages & Drawbacks

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While many are familiar with the terms ‘chapter 7′ and ‘chapter 13′ in regards to bankruptcy, most have probably never heard of a chapter 20 bankruptcy filing. The following is a brief description of some of the primary differences, advantages, and drawbacks of a chapter 20 bankruptcy filing. How Is It Different? A chapter 20 filing essentially allows the debtor to first file for chapter 7 bankruptcy, and later complete a chapter 13 filing. In reality, the phrase ‘chapter 20′ is simply an informal...

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The Top 6 Questions You Have About Your Personal Injury Claim

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Making a personal injury claim is something you may have had to do following an accident or work injury. These claims can take time to process, and there are likely a number of questions you want to have answered. Here are the top 6 questions you may have and the likely answers for your case.  Can I Claim? The first question you probably have is if you can legally make a personal injury claim. If you’ve lost earnings, had medical treatment, or had to deal with an unexpected financial impact from an injury that was no fault of your...

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3 Ways In Which Your Attorney Can Defend You Against Domestic Violence Charges

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Domestic violence is an all-too-common problem in society, but if you’ve been charged with this crime, you’re entitled to a defense. And, certainly, some charges are unwarranted. If you’ve been charged with domestic violence, you need the representation of an attorney to help defend you in court. He or she can examine your case and determine if any of the following circumstances may help your defense: 1. Mutual violence In some cases, two people have physical contact, but only one is arrested. The other person may have...

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Tips For Applying For Social Security Disability You Won’t Want To Ignore

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If you have already been without income for long enough thanks to your disability, you might be finally ready to apply for social security. Of course, even though you might have been told that you can apply on your own, that might not be the best thing for you to do. After all, you might want to give yourself every possible chance at getting your application approved as quickly as possible and on your first try. Hire A Lawyer Before You Submit Your First Application Some people will say that you do not need a lawyer unless you have been...

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Important Steps You Need To Take When Filing For Bankruptcy

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Filing for bankruptcy gives you a fresh start financially by wiping the slate clean from bad debts. When you find yourself in over your head financially and unable to make your monthly payments without going further into debt then filing for bankruptcy might be your best option. You should always consult with a financial expert before filing the paperwork, so you can plan out the best option for your specific financial situation. Here are some of the important things you need to know about filing for bankruptcy: Filing For Bankruptcy Will...

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Identifying Warning Signs Of A Doomed Relationship

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As you proceed with your divorce, you may be wondering whether you will find love again. While many divorcees live happily ever after following their first divorce, understanding why your marriage failed in the first place will help you to avoid a divorce in your next relationship. The most common reason why marriages fail is that the partners get married for the wrong reason. You might feel that the next step is to get married even if you notice that there are some things of concern in the relationship. Many of the problems in the marriage...

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A Criminal Defense Attorney And Plea Bargains Go Hand-In-Hand

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If you have recently been arrested for a crime, you may feel that there is no hope and you’ll just need to plead guilty in order to just “get things over-with.” And while facing the prospect of being convicted of a crime is frightening, you don’t have to go through it alone. You should retain a criminal defense attorney in order to work with the prosecutor and perhaps come up with an agreeable plea bargain. Here is an overview on how plea bargains can be helpful for you. Plea Bargain Process Most criminal cases are...

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Key Exceptions To Worker’s Compensation Coverage

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The worker’s compensation system is designed to compensate injured workers without clogging up the court system with lawsuits by employees. Most employers are required to purchase worker’s compensation insurance and most employee injuries are covered by the system. Some crucial exceptions exist, however, and this article looks at situations where worker’s compensation coverage does not apply. Jobs Workers in certain jobs do not qualify for state-sponsored worker’s compensation programs. Federal workers have their own...

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3 Ways To Legally End Your Marriage

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If your marriage is heading in a downward spiral, you may want to end it. The challenges of living with another person who you are constantly arguing with may simply prove to be too much. Knowing the legal ways to divorce can help you prepare for this difficult time in life. Contested divorce When one of the spouses wants to end the marriage and the other doesn’t, this may facilitate the need for a contested divorce. This is one of the more complex types of divorces to obtain, but maybe you only option when the other spouse is not...

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Three Things You Need To Know Before Accepting A Settlement After A Car Accident

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As a driver, each time you slip in the seat behind the wheel you are taking a chance of being in an accident with another driver. You can be driving along safely one minute, and the next thing you know you are right in the middle of a car accident–because even when you do what you can to follow the rules of the road, you cannot account for other people. You are most likely familiar with the fact that after an accident, an insurance company will offer you a settlement for your injuries and the damages to your car. One of the biggest...

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