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2016

Overexposure: When Potential Juror Bias Makes a Change in Venue Possible

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What happens when almost everybody in your local area has heard about your case, watched details of it unfold in the news, seen online videos of the defendant at the crime scene, and heard the matter discussed pretty much everywhere they went for months? It seems like getting a fair trial could be next to impossible to achieve without some drastic intervention—usually a change in venue, or location, of the trial.…

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It's A Community: Debts And Assets In Divorce

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If you are divorcing, you likely already know that there are specific rules about how your marital debt and assets are divided. In fact, the state you live in when you divorce has a great deal of influence on how these issues are treated. Debts and assets are handled differently in equitable distribution states than they are in community property states, and the majority of states now use the equitable distribution model.…

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What To Do When You Have A Work-Related Repeated Stress Injury

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A repeated stress injury in the workplace can be a frustrating and painful experience. Approaching your employer and getting the care you need adds to the stress of this injury. Here are some steps for dealing with a developing repeated stress injury.  Acknowledge Your Injury The first step is to diagnose your repeated stress injury. These are common for typists and they can come with hand, finger, wrist, or arm pain that is severe.…

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Can You Collect Social Security Disability And Workers' Comp Benefits At The Same Time?

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You likely know that a workplace injury can call for workers’ comp benefits, but if your injury turns out to be permanent, you may be wondering if you can collect both Social Security disability (SSD) and workers’ comp at the same time. The quick answer to that question is “yes,” but read below for more details. Social Security Disability SSD and workers’ comp are very different programs and qualifying for one does not mean you’ll qualify for the other.…

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Partially Disabled: What To Know About Workers' Comp And Partial Disabilities

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If you’ve been hurt at work, you are very likely covered by workers’ comp benefits. This valuable perk ensures that no medical expenses related to the accident come from your pocket and even allows you paid time to stay home and recuperate. There are several levels of workers’ comp coverage, and one of them is partially disabled. Read on to gain a better understanding of what this means and how to qualify for it.…

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Refute, Rebuttal And Redirect: How Your Criminal Defense Attorney Uses These Tactics

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Most people who have not studied criminal law do not understand how a criminal trial actually works. When they are the ones who stand accused, they believe the system will clear them. The truth is, it is only the skills of a good lawyer who can clear them, and only if the lawyer is really good at using refute, rebuttal, and redirect tactics. Here are the three R’s of legal defense, what they mean and how they are used to get you your freedom back.…

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Reasons to Renegotiate Your Visitation Agreement

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If you’ve just hammered out your first visitation agreement after a custody battle and divorce, you might be thinking that things are done and dusted. But they are not: life goes on, and people and situations change. Some situations are almost guaranteed to come up, so it may be a good idea to start thinking about how you’d handle something like what you will do if your child wants to change the schedule or if someone moves away.…

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3 Tips For Adopting Your Niece Or Nephew

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While many people adopt children who are not biologically related to them, there are situations where an aunt or uncle adopts their niece or nephew. Adoption within a family can be a great thing, but it can also have unique challenges. If you are interested in adopting your niece or nephew, use the following tips: Make Sure Both Parents are Willing to Terminate Their Parental Rights There are many situations that may cause a parent to realize that he or she is not able to properly care for a child.…

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3 Facts You Should Know About Your Rights To Grandparent Visitation In California

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If you are a grandparent and you would like to have guaranteed visitation with one or more of your grandchildren under the age of 18 in the state of California, it is important to know that you may be able to ask the courts to order that you be allowed to do so. Fortunately, California is one of the more liberal states in regards to grandparent visitation. Therefore, it is important for you to be aware of the following facts that could impact you.…

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4 Ways A Lawyer Can Help The Victim Of A Collision

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Are you depressed because you had to stop working after getting injured in a collision? If you are now stuck with no income and a lot of medical needs, the best thing to do is contact a lawyer to get compensated by the other party. You should be able to receive enough money for your needs as long as you have sufficient evidence and you were not in the wrong. Below, you will discover how services from an accident lawyer can work out in your favor.…

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