Jar Roberts

  • How Can You Safely Prevent Slips On Your Backyard Stone Pathway This Winter?

    Backyard stone pathways can get very slippery in winter, partly because the surface is uneven and that can make them difficult to shovel. Unfortunately, having a slippery pathway can make you liable for any injuries that occur from slips and falls. If you're hoping to use your backyard stone pathway this winter and want to ensure that it's safe for you, your visitors and loved ones, these tips will help.
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  • Keep Your Family Out Of Probate With These Three Tips

    Planning for your family's future is a responsible thing to do, but it can be easy to make mistakes that land your family in probate court after you pass away. Here are just some of the things you can do to keep your family away from a probate court in the future. Enter Into Joint Ownerships You may own property or part of a business and assume that when you die, those things will go to the right person.
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  • Understanding Your Personal Bankruptcy Options

    If you are considering personal bankruptcy, then there are a few things that you should know before proceeding. First of all, what are your options? The two main types of bankruptcy available to you are known as Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy. The other chapters tend to apply to more unique situations or to businesses. So what is Chapter 7? Chapter 7 is also known as liquidation, which should give you some idea of how the process works.
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  • Family Law: 3 Things To Know About Prenups

    A prenuptial agreement, also called a prenup, is a legal document that helps to protect your finances and personal property, as well as that of your future spouse. While completely optional, the prenup is recommended in many cases. Whether you want one to protect your current financial status, or you and your spouse both simply want that extra security before getting married, here are some things you should know about prenuptial agreements.
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  • Protect Your Future Through Engagement And Information - Questions To Ask Your Disability Lawyer

    If you suffer an injury or illness that makes you unable to work and provide for your family, you should be able to take comfort in knowing that social safety nets will provide you with a degree of protection. Unfortunately, the government tends to challenge a sizable portion of disability claims, and if you're struggling with maintaining your composure during the process, it's important that you find help anywhere you can.
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  • Constructive Possession Charges: When The Drugs Really Weren't Yours!

    Your college roommate seemed like an okay guy to share space with - until the night that the police raided your dorm room and you both ended up arrested because he's been dealing a few drugs to supplement his income. Why would you end up arrested along with him? It's called "constructive possession" and it's used to convict people every day for the possession of illegal drugs, even when they aren't the actual owners.
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  • How To Keep A Record Documenting An Unsafe Work Site

    Not all accidents are unforeseen at a job site. Some accidents you can see coming beforehand if the job site is kept in a dangerous condition. For example, you might be required to work on scaffolding to build a wall, and if the scaffolding doesn't have railings or is not properly stabilized, someone falling off the scaffolding is almost a foregone conclusion if the unsafe conditions aren't corrected. You should document the situation before you or another employee has an accident.
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  • 3 Things You Need To Know About Contingency Fees Before You Hire A Personal Injury Lawyer

    Before you hire a personal injury lawyer, it is important that you understand what a contingency fee is and how it works. The vast majority of personal injury lawyers are paid based on a contingency fee. Here are three things you need to know about contingency fees. No Payments Up Front If the personal injury lawyer you work with tells you that they will charge you based on a contingency fee, you should not have to make any payments up front for them to take on your case.
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  • Not Too Early And Not Too Late: When To Send An Injury Demand Letter

    Did you know that there is a wrong and right time to send an injury demand letter? Sending your demand letter either too late or too soon can cost you a lot of money. If you consult an attorney, then he or she will probably tell you that this is because of the issue of: Maximum Medical Improvement Your demand letter should include a detailed description of your injuries and medical bills.
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  • Divorce Assets In An Equitable Distribution State

    Forty-one states have "equitable distribution" (EQ) laws for dividing assets in divorce as opposed to the other nine which have community property (marital assets are divided 50-50) laws. To get some understanding of what this could mean for you, read on. E.Q. States If you live in a state other than:  Arizona, California, Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Washington or Wisconsin, you live in an E.Q. state. This is a more complicated legal set up, but the intention is to for assets to be divided up fairly according to various factors, and a percentage may be assigned to each spouse.
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