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Probate Court May Be Necessary To Obtain Medical Records For A Wrongful Death Lawsuit

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Wrongful death lawsuits can be filed by lawyers on behalf of family members who have lost loved ones due to someone’s negligence or intent. However, before a wrongful death lawsuit can be filed, your lawyer will need to review your deceased loved one’s medical records. However, due to physician-patient privilege and HIPAA laws, obtaining medical records can be challenging, even when the patient is deceased. Lawyers are able to get medical records, but the process can be a bureaucratic mess.…

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A Slip-And-Fall Victim's Guide To Appropriately Handling An Accident At An Acquaintance's Home

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When most people think of having to seek damages after a slip-and-fall accident, they think of public places and retail locations. While it is true that this is often the setting for such unforeseen accidents, it is just as easy to find yourself injured after taking a fall at the home of someone you know. While you may not want to cause friction between you and the person you were visiting, you know that you will have to do something to pay for medical bills and time off of work.…

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Preparing For Divorce Mediation - What To Bring With You

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If you are going through a divorce, you and your ex-spouse may be lucky enough able to separate amicably. This is the best possible scenario, and details and minor disputes can go through mediation instead of the courts. It is important to remember that agreements reached at mediation are just as binding as court outcomes, so you should take mediation seriously. In order to be prepared for an upcoming mediation session, here are four things you should be sure to have prepared to bring along.…

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Four Lesser-Known Questions You Should Be Asking Your New Divorce Attorney

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You already know that searching for a qualified divorce attorney means getting referrals, checking references, and verifying qualifications, but when it comes to the long run, how can you be sure that you’ve found the ideal fit for your unique situation? Bringing up questions that go beyond the basics during your consultation can help you determine whether you’re sitting across from your perfect legal match. Here are some lesser-known questions to put on your list of things to ask:…

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What To Do When The Life Insurance Company Refuses To Pay

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When a family member dies, you probably expect to rely on his or her life insurance to cover the funeral, pay debts, and possibly survive on for a while until you re-establish your life. You don’t expect the insurance company to deny the benefits, however. Why could it happen, and what should you do if it does? The Contestable Period The insurer can deny you payment for a number of reasons during the “…

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An Estate Planning Glossary Of Terms

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Estate planning can be a little confusing. Many people aren’t sure about what the legal terms mean and because of it, they can get into some trouble. That it is why it is important that you understand some important legal terms pertaining to estate plans and your estate. Here are some of the more common legal terms and what they mean. Intestate The word intestate means that a person died without an estate plan.…

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How To Fight For Your Rights After Getting Injured At Work

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After getting a severe injury at your workplace, your employer should give you time off work to allow your body to heal from the injuries. During this time, you should also be receiving worker’s compensation pay because the accident happened at work. If your employer is threatening to fire you if you will not work during this time, you may want to hire a worker’s compensation attorney to find out what your rights are.…

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Assaulted At Work? 3 Surprising Ways You Can Be Compensated For Your Injuries

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Unfortunately, some people resort to violence to solve a disagreement instead of talking it out like civilized adults. While most violent assaults happen outside of the workplace, they can occur at work as well. If you’ve been assaulted at work by a fellow employee, you might not understand all your rights when it comes to seeking compensation for your injuries. Not only can you pursue criminal charges against your attacker, you can seek compensation in several other surprising ways.…

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3 Tips For A Productive Estate Administration Process

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When a family member dies, it can be a a painful and trying experience in your life. However, that pain and stress can be compounded if you don’t properly handle your business when it comes to executing their will and administrating their estate. This can be a process that is either straight forward and logical or messy and emotional. If you want to be sure that you and your family receive the latter, follow these guidelines and tips to make it a smooth process.…

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Evidence You Need To Get Guardianship Of Your Grandchild

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As a parent you always want your son or daughter to be a great parent to your grandchild, but you need to step in when they aren’t capable of caring for their own child. If your grandchild is in danger because their parent can’t take care of them properly, it’s time for you to talk with a lawyer. It may be time for you to become the guardian of your grandchild, until your child can step up and be a good parent.…

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