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Prioritizing Debts During Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

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In 2014, the aggregate household debt of Americans was $11.71 trillion with the average household carrying $6,500 in credit card debts. With debts continuing to rise, many Americans are seeking alternative options available to them financially in order to achieve financial freedom. In 2014, there were a total of 619,069 chapter 7 bankruptcy filings. Chapter 7 bankruptcy is perhaps the easiest option. Under chapter 7, applicants can receive a clean financial slate if they are to surrender all of their assets to be paid to debtors.…

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The 3 Main Roles Of A Bankruptcy Trustee In Chapter 13 Cases

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When you file for Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you will need to hire a lawyer, but your lawyer is not the person that will be handling most of the case. A bankruptcy trustee will actually handle most of the duties of your bankruptcy, and a trustee is someone that is appointed to you by the bankruptcy court. Your trustee plays a huge role in your case and here are three important things the trustee will do.…

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Your Teen Driver: Tips For Preventing Accident, And What To Do After One

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, car accidents are the leading cause of death among teenagers in the United States. If you’re a parent, this is a scary statistic, but unfortunately, you cannot stop your teen from enjoying the independence and fun that comes with getting their license. Instead, what you can do is educate yourself about how to keep your teens safe behind the wheel—and what you need to do if your teenager is in an accident.…

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Can You Adopt If You Are In A Same-Sex Relationship?

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If you’re involved in a same-sex relationship, you may be interested in expanding your family through adoption. However, whether you’re planning to adopt from the U.S. or abroad, there are a number of additional legal hurdles you’ll need to clear as compared to the adoption process for a heterosexual couple. Read on to learn more about the special considerations you’ll need to know when considering adoption. What should you know about adopting from the U.…

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Can The State Really Take Your Vehicle From You For A DUI?

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When it comes to DUIs, the state’s primary concern is keeping intoxicated drivers off the road and it will use any number of tools at its disposal to achieve that goal. One consequence you may face as a result of a DUI charge or conviction is having your vehicle impounded, confiscated or otherwise rendered unusable. Here’s what you can do to avoid having the state take your car or truck.…

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What To Do When Your Insurance Company Denies A Claim?

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When it comes to any type of accident, you expect your insurance company or that of the responsible party to offer due compensation for your damages. However, it’s never guaranteed that an insurance company will respond in a favorable manner. Understanding the steps you can take in light of a denied claim can help you receive the compensation you deserve. Reasons for Denial There are plenty of reasons why a typical entry claim may be denied by a claims adjuster.…

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Battling For Workers Compensation: Should You Settle Or Go To Court?

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If the workers compensation insurance companies deny your claim or give you a counteroffer after an injury, you have two options: settle your case out of court or take it all the way to the judge. Both options have their benefits, and you’ll need the help of a skilled attorney no matter which route you pick. What Are The Benefits Of Settling? Settlements are typically much quicker to resolve than court cases for a number of reasons:…

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Own A Small Business? Ways To Decrease The Likelihood Of Slip And Fall Accidents This Winter

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If you own a business, you have a legal responsibility to keep your customers and clients safe when they are at your place of business. If they get hurt on your premises because you failed to maintain safe conditions, they may be able to file suits against you and recoup money for their medical expenses, lost wages, and for any permanent injuries that sustain. One of the most common types of accidents that occurs within a business is a slip and fall accident.…

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Motorcycles And Road Debris - A Deadly Combination

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When you drive a motorcycle, you have to be extra aware of the hazards that exist on the road. While some of these hazards are easily avoidable, others are not. Hazards that would have very little impact on the driver of an automobile can prove to be fatal to you. One of the main things that often appears out of nowhere is road debris. When you have an encounter with debris, if you are not careful, you can be badly injured or even killed.…

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Insurers, Drivers, And Bars: Who Can Be Held Liable After A Drunk Driving Accident?

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If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident involving a drunk driver, you may be entitled to compensation. You may be able to get compensation for the cost of car repairs, medical bills, lost time at work, and pain and suffering. In order to be compensated, however, you need to prove that someone’s negligence caused your injuries. In most cases, the drunk driver is liable, but there are other entities that may be liable as well.…

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