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  • Coming To Terms: Trying To Work Out A Divorce Agreement Using Mediation

    When you are in the process of getting a divorce, negotiating a divorce agreement with your ex can be a daunting task. When you and your spouse are trying to divide assets and determine child custody, it's possible to work with a divorce mediation specialist instead of going to litigation. While the mediation process will still take some time and negotiation skills, a mediator will work with both parties to come up with an agreement that both are amenable to.
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  • Three Paths To Take When Your Child's School Isn't Following The IEP

    If you have a special-needs student whose school is supposed to be following an individual education plan (IEP) -- but isn't -- you have to do something. Often the first step involves you talking to the school and finding out why this is the case, but that doesn't always get you satisfactory answers. In fact, it can start you down a road of disputes and alienation. When faced with this situation, you have three immediate paths that you can take.
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  • Ease Your Way Into Divorce With A Legal Separation Agreement

    If you and your partner have made the life-altering decision to divorce, you likely are already well aware that the emotional, physical and financial impact on your life could be long-lasting and severe. You can help smooth the way for these changes by taking an interim step in the divorce process; a legal separation. With a legal separation document in place, you and your spouse can address vital issues ahead of the divorce decree, especially financial issues.
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  • What To Do When You Are Falsely Accused Of Shoplifting

    It's a scary feeling when you are out shopping, and suddenly a security guard escorts you to a back room over suspicion of shoplifting. You know you have done no wrong, but the store owner thinks you are guilty. A false arrest violates your 4th amendment rights. If you think you have been wrongfully been accused of shoplifting, here are some tips on handling falsely being accused of shoplifting. Dealing with the Shopkeeper, Guards, and Law Enforcement
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  • 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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