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  • Why Does Social Security Ask About Your Work History When You File For Disability?

    The application process for Social Security Disability benefits can seem daunting -- and just when you think you've finished all the forms, more start coming in the mail. One of those forms asks about your prior work history, in detail, over the last ten years of your life prior to becoming disabled. Why does any of it matter? Here's what's happening and why you have to be both careful and specific when answering the Social Security Administration's (SSA) questions about your past jobs:
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  • Locked in a Legal Dispute? The Benefits of Using an Alternative Dispute Resolution Service

    Being locked in a legal dispute can be stressful. You may not know what the outcome is going to be or when the case will be going to trial, and the entire process can be costing you money in legal fees. One of the alternatives to waiting for your case to go to trial is to use an alternative dispute resolution service. An alternative dispute resolution service offers mediation services to help you and the other party come to a resolution.
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  • What If A Parent Violates A Parenting Plan?

    Putting together a parenting plan is a beneficial way to improve your parenting relationship. When you put together a parenting plan, both of you agree to specific terms. You agree to participate in getting your child where he or she needs to be or ensure that you are abiding by rules put forth by the judge. Are you afraid you may have violated your parenting plan? Did your child's other parent violate the plan?
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  • Should You Find An Attorney After A Vehicular Accident?

    Have you recently been involved in an accident on the road? If the answer to that question is yes, then you may need to see an attorney. In fact, seeing an attorney to talk about what happened and to determine if any action needs to be taken is never a bad idea. However, there are some instances in which you most definitely should not skip out on this step. If You Had to Head to the Hospital
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  • Your Requested Sentencing Of DUI School Could Be A Challenge In These Situations

    When you and your attorney look at the sentencing options that are possible following a guilty verdict in a DUI case, one of the more favorable ones may be to attend DUI school. Sitting in a classroom and learning about the risks and consequences of driving drunk isn't particularly difficult, and when you compare it to jail time or a fine, DUI school may seem like the best outcome of this difficult situation.
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  • SSDI: Know The Facts Before You Apply

    When a medical condition means having to leave to your job, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has a solution for you. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a government program that provides some workers with a monthly financial benefit. You can improve your chances of getting approved and perhaps reduce the wait time if you plan ahead. Read on for some useful tips on preps to take before you apply for SSDI.
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  • What Does It Mean When The Court Imputes A Parent's Income?

    Most parents do right by their children and contribute in every way to their care and well-being, including financially. As the $32.9 billion in child support arrears can attest, however, some parents don't want to foot their fair share. The court has many tools available to get parents to pay what they owe, and one of those is to impute their incomes. Here's more information about this legal maneuver. Deciding Your Income for You
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  • Civil Litigation: Why This Is The All-Encompassing Grab-Bag Of Legal Cases

    When you think of court cases and lawsuits, you probably think of divorce court or personal injury and car accident lawsuits, right? Maybe you think of murder cases or cases where a jury is required to decide someone's fate. Each of these examples is governed by a specific branch of law; family law for divorce, personal injury for car accidents, and prosecution law for murder cases. However, a vast majority of cases, all of which are a little bit of everything, fall under civil litigation.
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  • Formulate A Plan Of Action After A DWI Arrest

    If you were arrested for driving while intoxicated and were recently released on bail, it is time to formulate a plan of action that will prevent you from serving jail time if you are found guilty during your trial. The guidelines that follow will help you make your way through the legal system while keeping your sanity and moving forward in your life in a dignified manner. Accept What Has Happened And Seek Legal Aid
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  • Courtroom Success Through Attention To Appearance

    If a courtroom encounter in your future, you would do well to attend to how you look. While your dress for the day may not be the first thing on your mind, you might be surprised at how important first impressions are. Opinions are formed, almost unconsciously, in the first few seconds of an encounter. No matter what the reason is for your "day in court", looks count. Why not make your appearance a success with proper dress?
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