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What's New In Real Estate Law - New Laws For 2017

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The great recession of 2008 can be shown to have been primarily caused by carelessness, greed, and loose underwriting within the residential real estate market. Lawmakers have continued to pass new laws intended to more tightly regulate this necessary but potentially volatile market. Each year a number of new laws are passed for the purpose of limiting imprudent or unethical practices within the market, 2017 was not different than other years in that there were some new real estate laws that are of interest to people who live in their homes and people who rent them.…

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Saving Your Relatives From Probate Problems

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As someone who is concentrating on working hard and accumulating wealth that you can pass on to children, a spouse and other relatives, your death may not be a regular topic of thought. You may have completed a lot of insurance documents and feel confident that nothing further should be done, assuming your relatives will all work together to smooth out financial issues when you die. You might not even imagine probate problems could plague loved ones; to ensure that’s not the case, attention to these pointers could save them legal problems and trouble.…

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Paper Chase: Understanding Estate Paperwork

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Being appointed as the personal representative (or executor) of an estate is an extreme honor, and a big responsibility. You can help yourself get up to speed quickly by learning about some common estate-related documents ahead of time. Read on for a quick look at some commonly used pieces of documentation. What you will encounter and when If you understand where these important documents fit into the estate process, it can give you a platform to predict what you will encounter and when you will come into contact with certain documents.…

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Don't Jeopardize Your Social Security Disability Claim

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If you can no longer work at your job because of a medical or mental condition, you may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. This government-run program uses funds that you and everyone else has had deducted from their pay checks to provide you with some financial relief on a monthly basis. The application process for benefits can be long and complicated, however, and even when things go perfectly it can seem to take a long time to finally be approved.…

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Pre-Crime And Punishment: How Spot-On Is "The Minority Report"?

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In the movie, The Minority Report, crimes are predicted by “pre-cogs,” three special individuals who can see the future. Tom Cruise plays a future cop that arrests and delivers punishment for “pre-crimes,” as foretold by these pre-cogs. Yet, there is a ring of truth to this story, as there are already punishments available for pre-crime crimes. Let’s see how a criminal defense attorney and these pre-crime crimes fit into both the present and the story of this well-known movie:…

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Watch Out For These 4 Reasons Your Worker's Compensation Case Could Be Denied

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If you are getting ready to hire an attorney and file a case with your employer’s worker’s compensation insurance carrier because you were injured on the job, then it is important that you watch out for these four common reasons worker’s compensation cases are denied: Denial Reason#1: The Insurance Company Claims Your Injury Didn’t Happen During the Course of Your Workday In order to be able to file a claim against your employer’s worker’s compensation insurance, your injury must happen during the course of your workday.…

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Own A Business? How An Employment Attorney Can Help You With Employee Problems

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If you own your own business and have employees on your payroll, you never know what will happen. For example, there may be times an employee makes a complaint or does not agree with how you do something. Because employment laws are very difficult to understand and they change quickly, you need to hire an employment attorney in certain situations. Below is some information about this so you will know what to do:…

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Employers and Legalities: Questioning Interview Applicants About Disabilities

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If you are an employer, it is crucial that you know what you are allowed to ask potential job applicants about with regard to disabilities. The following are some guidelines to follow so that you are legally protected: Questions You Are Not Allowed to Ask In addition to restricted questions about disabilities, you are not allowed to ask for a pre-offer medical exam. When interviewing candidates, you cannot ask about whether or not they will need specific accommodations in order to do his or her job.…

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The Taxman Cometh: Dealing With Taxes On Your Personal Injury Settlement

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This year’s tax deadline is just days away, and if you haven’t already filed your taxes, chances are you’re making a mad dash to get everything squared away. If you’ve recently received a personal injury settlement, then there’s good news and bad news. The good news is that most of your settlement may be exempt from taxes. The bad news? Some portions may be subject to federal and state taxes.…

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Worried About How Bankruptcy Could Affect Your Financial Future? What You Should Know

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When you are struggling financially and are unable to keep up with your debts and other financial obligations, you may be facing the difficult decision as to whether or not bankruptcy is the right choice for you. One of the biggest concerns you may have is what filing for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy is, what effect doing so will have on your financial future, and what major purchases or financial steps you may want to make.…

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