The Debate That Changed My Life

The Debate That Changed My Life

Frequently Asked Questions About Passports For Children From Divorced Families

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Summer is here and parents everywhere are planning vacations and travel. For parents who are either recently divorced or who are undergoing a divorce, this can be a tricky time. Getting a passport for your child either during a divorce or after a recent divorce settlement can involve getting the cooperation of your ex-spouse. The commonly asked questions and answers found below can help you get the passport for your child before your upcoming summer vacation.  Q: Will I need to get permission from my current (or ex) spouse in order to...

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The Consequences, And The Hidden Consequences, Of A DWI Charge

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The consequences of a DWI/DUI reach further than most people know. These types of charges can literally ruin someone’s life. They’re not the kind of charges that fade away after their court ordered consequences have ended. First Time Offense Penalties The penalties for a DWI vary by state, but in general, here’s what you can face for a first time offense. Fines – First offenses often come with a fine. That fine can range from a couple of hundred dollars to closer to one-thousand dollars. License Suspension/Revocation –...

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Preparing For Life After Workplace Injury

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Being injured on the job can create a lot of uncertain scenarios. Is the injury permanent? Could it come back in a few years? Will your employer be able to help years after you’ve left the company? The answer to those questions depends on the nature of the injury and how well the situation was negotiated immediately after the injury. If you’re dealing with a workplace injury condition now, make sure to think about a few issues that could come up later and ways to prepare yourself for future difficulty. Recovery Isn’t As...

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What To Do If Injured While Riding As A Motorcycle Passenger

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If you were injured as a motorcycle passenger, you could have a viable claim for a personal injury lawsuit (contact a local motorcycle accident attorney in that case). Liability could be on the person driving the motorcycle, another driver involved in causing the accident, or defective equipment. Here is what you need to know about each situation. Accidents Not Involving Other Vehicles Injuries that occur without another vehicle involved will put the blame on the driver of the motorcycle. To win your case, you must prove that the driver was...

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Using Your Right To Silence While In Custody

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If you have been arrested, you should know that you can invoke your right to silence at any time. This right exists primarily so you can have an effective defense against criminal charges by not incriminating yourself, and so that you can benefit from legal counsel. It Is Part of the Constitution The 5th amendment of the US constitution gives you the right to remain silent, and the 6th amendment gives you the right to have a lawyer present during questioning. Those two rights are extremely important to every citizen. Unfortunately, people...

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When Will My Partner Receive Benefits When I Die?

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When planning for what might happen if you pass away, you might be concerned about whether you have enough saved to make sure that your family will be taken care of. Your social security benefits that you have paid into your whole life may go to your surviving spouse, but only after he or she has reached a certain age. However, there are some exceptions. Knowing when your spouse will receive your social security benefits will help you plan for after your life. Social security survivor’s insurance exists because the loss of a spouse can...

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Sexual Harassment At Work Takes Place In Many Ways

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Sexual harassment is most commonly associated with unwanted touching or sexual advances by a superior. However, there are numerous other behaviors that can be considered harassment under the law. Once you have understanding of how this is viewed in the legal world, you will be able to identify it and work towards a resolution fast. What Can Be Considered Harassment? According to the Washington State Human Rights Commission, the following can constitute sexual harassment under the law: Repeated requests for dates or sex Indecent exposure...

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4 Components Of Being Successful With Negotiations In Your Personal Injury Lawyer Case

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When you have been injured in an accident that resulted in a personal injury case, there is a great deal of negotiations that are going to be made in order for you to receive the settlement you believe that you deserve. Trying to reach a negotiation on a settlement can be stressful and even time-consuming. In order to minimize the amount of stress and ensure that things run more smoothly, you will want to keep these four things in mind: 1. Be Organized with Notes When you meet with the adjuster on your case, you want to be sure that you are...

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4 Tips For Building A Strong Slip And Fall Case

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If you have endured a fall on another person’s property, this can be a devastating event. The extent of your injury will dictate how much medical care you will need. You may also be unable to work for a certain amount of time, and this could become financially costly for you. It may be a good idea to file a lawsuit against the property owner if you feel you can win. Knowing specific tips that will help you build a strong slip and fall case are imperative to your overall success. Tip #1:  Be legally responsible Did you have the...

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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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