Jar Roberts

  • Three Tips To Protect Your Loved One From Nursing Home Abuse

    If you have put your elderly parent or grandparent in a nursing home, you have to be mindful that while the nursing home may have appeared to be perfect the first day you took a tour, that doesn't always mean that it is perfect. In fact, there could even just be one staff member that is abusive and not helpful towards your elderly parent or grandparent. This means that not only are you not getting what you have paid for, but your parent or grandparent is not being treated with the respect that they deserve.
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  • Want To Get The Most Out Of Your Divorce Attorney And Get The Most From Your Divorce? Here's How

    Ivana Trump is credited with saying, "Don't get mad, darling, get everything." While that may work for the rich and famous, it does not work quite so well for the lower class and the middle class. In fact, it might work in reverse for you, simply because you could be viewed as immature or vengeful. Then there is also the question of your divorce attorney. He or she should have the years of experience needed to help you through a potentially long divorce process.
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  • Flipping A House? Why You Need A Real Estate Attorney

    Maybe you enjoy do-it-yourself projects and are ready for the challenge of fixing up and then selling -- sometimes called flipping -- a house. Or maybe you've spotted a real estate deal that's too good to pass up, and you think that a little elbow grease and some help from a knowledgeable contractor could make the house you've found a great candidate for making some money. Is a Home Flip Smart?
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  • Two Things You Should Know About Forgiving Debts In Your Will

    When you pass away, a debt someone owes you isn't automatically cancelled. In fact, the executor of your estate will be tasked with collecting the money from the debtor until the loan is paid off. If you decide you want the person's liability for the debt to end when you leave this mortal coil, you'll have to essentially cancel the debt in your will. However, there are two important things you must know to ensure your wishes are respected when you die.
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  • Surprised by Tax Debt from a Joint Return? The 4 Things You Need to Do Now

    When you discover that you owe back taxes from a joint return, it can be scary and overwhelming. Many spouses in this situation knew little or nothing about the tax situation, or even what was on the tax return to begin with. So, what can you do now that you find yourself facing the taxman? Here is a guide to help get through this time. Don't Ignore the Information. The worst thing that you can do at this point is to ignore what you've learned or disregard any notifications you have received.
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  • Suffer From An Anxiety Disorder? You Could Receive Disability Benefits

    Anxiety disorders are one of the most widespread mental illnesses in the United States. If you suffer from a social anxiety disorder or PTSD, you might not have been able to work and this will put an increased amount of stress on you. Did you know that you might be able to receive disability benefits? Here is what you need to be considered for disability benefits when suffering with an anxiety disorder.
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  • Can You Use Fighting Words In A Provocation Defense?

    People get into legal trouble for a variety of reasons and, depending on the severity of the situation, you could be looking at misdemeanor or felony charges. Sometimes, though, you can get a charge reduced or obtain a lighter sentence if you can show you were provoked in some way. One question many people have about this particular defense is whether or not fighting words constitute provocation. Fighting Words Fighting words are written or spoken words that are expressed specifically to incite violent backlash from the person or people targeted.
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  • Steps To Take After Your Spouse Has Died From Cosmetic Surgery

    If your spouse recently went under cosmetic surgery and then sadly passed away shortly thereafter, the loss can be hard to bear. After you've taken the time to make the final arrangements and grieve your loss, it's time to find out if someone else is responsible for contributing to their death. Speaking to a qualified wrongful death lawyer will help you gain an understanding into your rights as a surviving spouse.
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  • Understanding Intellectual Property And What You Can Do Protect Yours

    When you are trying to protect intellectual property, defining what the property is can be difficult. Unlike physical items, intellectual property is a concept or an idea that is unique to you. Whether you have developed a new brand for your business, or you have come up with an invention, understanding how you can protect this property is important. You first have to determine if you need to copyright your work, create a trademark, or apply for a patent.
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  • Buying A Home: A Primer

    Buying a home can be a difficult process. One of the most difficult parts about buying a home is ensuring that all of your legal ducks are in order. Throughout the course of this brief article, you will learn about the process of buying a home and how to make sure that you have all of your legal bases covered.   Are You Really Better Off Buying? It's difficult to determine whether you're better off purchasing a home or staying where you're at – whether you're living at home or renting.
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