Archive for August, 2018

6 FAQ About Social Security Disability

Construction site accidents, medical malpractice, and slip and fall accidents at work in your many people every year and Social Security disability is one way of getting help if you have been injured in this way. It can be difficult to understand all the nuances of Social Security disability, so here are some frequently asked questions to help you learn more.

What Is a Disability

A disability, according to the Social Security administration, keeps you from being able to do enough work to survive. The impairment can be medical, psychological, or psychiatric. To qualify as impaired, you can’t have been doing any substantial work for the last year and experts must be able to verify that it is unlikely you will be able to do any substantial work for the coming year. So, for example, a severe back injury could easily keep you from being able to work for a year. A sprained ankle would not.

What is “Substantial Work?”

Every year the Social Security administration identifies t

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5 Important Benefits of Mediating a Divorce

Many couples throughout the United States get a divorce. Statistics show that a divorce occurs once every 36 seconds in the United States. While there’s nothing wrong with divorcing, it’s important to handle this situation the right way. Certain couples feel the need to get lawyers involved and begin a litigated divorce. Before contacting your lawyer, you might want to think about divorce mediation. With that in mind, here are five important benefits of mediating a divorce.

  1. Experiencing a Less Stressful Divorce
    Divorces can be stressful experiences. When you have lawyers for each party arguing with each other, it can make anyone feel stressed out. Fortunately, mediating a divorce is often a much less stressful process. Instead of having lawyers present, each party gets to speak on their own behalf. In fact, over 66% of couples mediating a divorce were satisfied with the outcome of the entire process. This isn’t something you’ll often hear both parties

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Five Ways A Criminal Defense Attorney Can Help You

In 2016, the FBI estimated that there were more than 1.5 million arrests for drug law violations in the United States. Of those arrests, more than 80 percent of them were for possession of a controlled substance.
For those facing drug charges, not knowing what steps to take may result in penalties and maybe even a jail sentence. It’s important to act quickly and do two things immediately.

  • Stay sober: Those facing drug charges are likely to be drug tested several times, so it’s in a person’s best interest to stay sober if they are facing a drug charge. Passing sobriety tests can help someone’s case, but it is also an important step in the addition recovery process.
  • Contact a lawyer: If someone is facing drug charges, an important step in their defense is contacting a criminal defense attorney. A lawyer can help guide a person through the legal process and can also help negotiate an agreement to help a person avoid jail time.
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Getting Your Will In Order

It’s never easy to talk about death, whether it’s in front of your kids, your family, friends or any other loved ones. Preparing for such an inevitability is hard and there’s so much that goes into it, both on the preparation end and on the personal end. Hopefully it doesn’t happen for a very long time but there’s never a bad time to start thinking about preparations in case the unforeseen happens. It’s always better to get that preparation underway than be taken by surprise later and then everything has to be done at once. On the personal end, there’s having to talk to your loved ones about what will have to be done once you, or they, are gone, a conversation that can lead to all sorts of places both good and bad. Perhaps the conversation turns to explaining death to your children which is hard but necessary or maybe the conversation turns to home or job matters that will need to sorted out once things come to pass. On the professional and financial end, there are a whole h

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Three Ways A Personal Injury Lwayer Can Help Car Accident Victims

No matter where you are or what you’re doing, there’s always the potential for an accident to occur.
More than 37,000 U.S. residents die in road crashes annually according to the Association for Safe International Road Travel (ASIRT). In 2015 alone, more than 32,000 fatal motor vehicle crashes occurred in the United States.
According to Statistica, there were more than 200 million licensed drivers in the United States and with so many drivers, the probability for an accident increases, particularly with distracted drivers. In 2016, the percentage of drivers using cell phones and other electronic devices decreased from 3.3 percent compared to 3.8 percent in 2015.
Drugs and alcohol play a factor in driving as well. More than a million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol in 2015. Drugs other than alcohol factor in as well and are responsible for 16 percent of motor vehicle crashes.
No matter where you travel, the average person ex

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