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Five Things You Need To Know If Your Wages Have Been Garnished

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Nearly one in ten working Americans between 35 and 44 are having their wages garnished for things like back taxes, delinquent child support payments and court judgements. When your wages are garnished, the court gets a portion of your wages before you even see your payroll check. However, there are strict rules governing how garnishments are handled. While every state’s laws regarding garnishment are slightly different, there are a few important things that are common to all states, things you need to be aware of if your wages have been or are likely to be garnished.…

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Understanding And Reducing The Hazards Of Texting And Driving

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Texting has become a primary means of communication in a society that uses mobile phones for a large percentage of daily tasks and information sharing. Unfortunately, texting while behind the wheel of a car can lead to disaster. Despite the fact that many states have laws prohibiting texting while driving, the practice is far more common than you’d think. Here’s a look at what you should know about texting and driving to help keep yourself safe behind the wheel and avoid an auto accident.…

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Four Specific Values Lawyers May Attach In A Personal Injury Case

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Most people are familiar with getting money from a personal injury case to pay for medical bills, but what else can the settlements cover? If you’re looking to bring an injury case against a defendant, check out some of these types of economic recovery that go into settlement values. Loss Of Consortium This more obscure type of settlement value involves the relationship between spouses or partners. When an injury impairs that relationship, lawyers may try to seek amounts for loss of consortium.…

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Common Myths About Criminal Law Cases

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If you’re currently facing a criminal charge, it can be extremely stressful, and you’re certainly worried about the potential charges you must be facing. Before you hire an attorney and head to court, there are several things you should know before the court date so you can be prepared. Here are some common myths about criminal law as well as the facts so you will be better educated and prepared. …

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Everything You Need To Know About Car Repossession Laws

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A vehicle is a necessity in almost every community; it is your livelihood. Unfortunately, with that huge responsibility comes a car payment, insurance, maintenance, and many other items. If you miss too many payments or do not have sufficient insurance, you may lose the privilege to drive. Whether you are leasing or financing your ride, you need to know what is involved in the repossession law in your area. Vehicle Seizure…

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Is Bankruptcy For You? What To Keep In Mind

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If you feel that you are drowning in debt and fear that you will never get caught up with your bills, filing for bankruptcy could be a possible solution for you. No one wants to declare bankruptcy, but this legal option for making a fresh financial start can allow you an opportunity to make a new and better financial plan for your future. Bankruptcy is not the right answer for everyone, however.…

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How A Family Law Attorney Can Help With Your Adoption Case

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If you are getting ready to start the adoption process, you might want to make sure that you are first hiring a skilled family law attorney. Take a few minutes to review the following information so that you can understand why it is so important to make sure that you are starting the process with a legal specialist by your side. Helps Ensure That Your Rights Are Protected It is important to make sure that you are not just being given rights to the child that you want to adopt, but that your rights can never be revoked due to some terminology in the paperwork that you originally signed.…

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Thwarting Sneaky Tactics During A Worker's Comp Claim

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If you are hurt on the job, you are likely entitled to worker’s comp money for your injuries and the time that you miss on the job. Unfortunately, not all employers will cooperate when you try to file a worker’s compensation claim. Here are some common ways that your boss can try to hurt your claim, and what you can do about them. Ask You to Come Back to Work…

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3 People You Might Be Able to Sue after Your Motorcycle Accident

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If you have recently been involved in a motorcycle accident, you could be dealing with major injuries and all of the problems that can go along with them. Along with dealing with potentially very serious pain, you might also be dealing with very expensive healthcare bills and a major loss of income because you are unable to work. There is a solid chance that a personal injury attorney can help you get some of the money that you need to cover your medical care and all of your household expenses, depending on the situation.…

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By Land Or By Sea, Field Sobriety Tests Are Making Waves

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Law enforcement officers have the discretion to administer breathalyzer and field sobriety tests if they suspect you’ve been operating a vehicle while impaired by alcohol. Courts continue to debate the admissibility of the field tests, while some argue against releasing field-gathered breath test results to the media. Field impairment testing is making the news in the following ways: DUI suspects should have protection prior to court, say Vermonters. In Vermont, prosecutors don’t want the state police to publicly post the results of roadside alcohol breath tests before charged individuals have their day in court.…

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