Jar Roberts

  • 3 Advantages of Hiring Your Own Real Estate Attorney for a Property Closing

    Once you have found the property you want and the offer you make is accepted, all of the red tape comes out. This is when the legal contracts are made and all of the necessary arrangements take place so you can take ownership of your new home. Normally, the bank or lender you are working with will provide their own attorney to oversee the closing when you buy a piece of real estate property.
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  • Think You Know How Your Spouse's Mental Health Will Affect Your Divorce? Think Again!

    Mental illness is a tricky subject to handle when it comes to divorce proceedings -- and a lot of people really don't understand how the issue can actually play out in court. Instead, they operate on outdated assumptions about how mental illness is viewed by the legal system and that can backfire on them in a big way. If you're divorcing a spouse who has a mental illness, these are some of the things that you need to consider:
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  • Can You Sue A Doctor For Prescribing Medical Marijuana?

    Although marijuana has been found to be effective at treating certain medical conditions (e.g. chronic pain), it's not appropriate for every person. However, if you are injured from using the drug after your doctor recommends it, it may not be possible for you to sue the healthcare provider for your damages and losses. Here why that is and what your options are if you still want to pursue a case.
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  • Food Poisoning: Can You Be Compensated?

    You've worked hard this week, and now it's time to relax and go out to dinner with your family. Sometimes, this treat turns into a negative experience, especially if food poisoning crashes your party. Anytime you encounter a situation where food has been prepared by someone else, you have the potential to suffer from any number of food-borne illnesses. Salmonella, for example, is a leading cause of food-borne illnesses in the United States.
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  • Settle For More: Negotiating Personal Injury Lawsuits

    Suffering a serious personal injury can be devastating. Even a minor injury can rack up medical bills, lead to lost wages, and dramatically change your lifestyle. These factors are sure to weigh heavily on your mind when you're in the process of settling a personal injury lawsuit. Here's a quick guide to help you navigate the settlement process: Don't Settle--Negotiate One of the biggest mistakes you can make is settling for the initial offers presented by the other side; they want to pay as little to settle your lawsuit, as much as you want to garner the maximum payout possible.
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  • What Should You Be Telling Your Family About Your Estate Planning?

    Like many people who are planning what will happen with their assets after they pass away, you might be limiting many of your financial planning discussions to your estate attorney only. However, being able to talk to your family about the issues that will affect them when you die is important for many reasons. For one thing, they can start to process their feelings about what your plans are while you're still around to discuss them; they can also offer input and suggestions that will make everything easier for all of you.
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  • Back To School: Bankruptcy Educational Requirements

    If your financial situation has worsened and you are thinking about declaring bankruptcy, you should know that there are some additional requirements that attempt to ensure that you learn from your financial mistakes. Read on to learn more about these classes that you must take before you can get your bankruptcy finalized. The BAPCPA The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 was a powerful bit of legislation aimed at preventing people from having to declare bankruptcy again and again.
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  • Three Personal Injury Law Notions And Misconceptions

    Suffering accidental injuries can be a devastating experience for your physical and financial health as well as your quality of life. Sadly, misconceptions about personal injury lawsuits can discourage people from fighting for justice when they have been victimized by an accident that resulted in major injuries, expenses, or damages. Myth: You Must Accept The Offer From The Insurance Company For many major accidents, the person responsible will have insurance that should pay for the damages and losses you suffered.
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  • Getting Your Disability Benefits Back After You Lost Them

    Once you have Social Security disability benefits, you can remain on disability indefinitely or you can return to work. If you choose to return to work, you have to be very careful about the sum of money you make every month, or you could lose your benefits. If you lose your benefits because SSA now considers you "gainfully employed" and therefore no longer disabled, it may be even more difficult for you to regain your disability benefits in the future.
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  • Some Important Things to Know About Personal Injury Cases

    If you have experienced the death of a loved one due to an accident, you might be considering filing a wrongful death suit. This is a good way to send a strong message that this kind of behavior will not be tolerated, and to get some restitution for your pain and suffering. Here are some things you need to know about filing a wrongful death lawsuit. 1. Recognize the Difference Between Civil and Criminal Courts
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