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9 Tips for Preparing for Your Divorce Deposition

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In some divorce proceedings, especially those that have become contentious or that involve a large number of financial assets, you may be asked to sit for a deposition. A deposition is your sworn, recorded testimony in your divorce case. In other words, it’s similar to if you would testify in court – and the penalties for knowingly lying are similar – but you’re giving your testimony in a lawyer’s office or somewhere that isn’t a courtroom. Attorneys use depositions to predict how a testimony would proceed if you were to sit in front of a judge, so you want to…

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5 Types of Benefits You May Get in Your Workers’ Compensation Case

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Getting injured at work means you’re entitled to compensation for your injuries and work you miss as a result. But workers’ compensation benefits don’t stop just at paying for your medical bills and your wages. Here are 5 types of benefits you may qualify for in your workers’ compensation case: Lost Wages When you’re injured at work, you are still entitled to receive a portion of your base wages for the amount of time you are recuperating. The exact amount varies based on where you live and how much you make, but you can expect to receive a portion of…

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I’ve Lost My Job. What Does That Mean for Child Support?

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Losing your job is always stressful, as you’re left wondering what will happen to your planned expenses, your health care access, and more. But if you pay child support, it can add another layer of stress to losing your job. Here’s what you need to know about paying child support if you’ve lost your job: No, Your Obligation to Pay Doesn’t Stop the Minute You Lose Your Job Some people (wrongly) assume that their obligation to pay child support is solely tied to whether or not they have a job. That’s incorrect. You are obligated to pay child support because…

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Is an Independent Contractor Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

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With the gig economy in full swing, many workers are moonlighting – or even working full-time hours – as independent contractors. From driving for Doordash and Uber to working as independent home healthcare workers, independent contractors run just as much risk of getting injured or sick while they work. Whether you’re injured in a car accident, a fall at a client’s home, or get ill as the result of your working conditions, you may wonder if you’re entitled to workers’ compensation coverage. Unfortunately, independent contractors are not eligible for workers’ compensation coverage. In some cases, employers misclassify – either purposely…

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When Should I Pursue My Workers Compensation Case?

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If you’ve been hurt at work, chances are you’ve been faced with some medical bills for your care and lost wages. To help compensate you for these expenses, you are entitled to workers compensation. Workers compensation can pay you for any wages you lost because you missed work for an injury, pay for your treatment, and even give you compensation for retraining for a new job. But when should you pursue your workers compensation case? You don’t want to look as if you’re just out to get money from your injury, but you’re also staring at an ever-growing pile of…

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Parenting Plan Considerations for Parents of Special-Needs Children

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Putting together a parenting plan isn’t easy under even the best of circumstances. You need to balance the needs of the child, the parents’ preferences, and keep any potential future circumstances in mind. As the parent of a special-needs child, however, your parenting plan takes on a whole new level of complication and worry. Regardless of the type and severity of your child’s disability, your parenting plan needs to take into account care plans, ongoing medical treatment, and a need for routine and stability. As you and your co-parent work through your parenting plan, here are some things you both…

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Permanent Total Disability: What You Need to Know

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If you’ve been injured at work, you may have heard the phrase “permanent total disability” used as part of your worker’s compensation case. Regardless of how serious your injuries are, having an understanding of what permanent total disability is and what it can mean for your case is important. Here’s what you need to know about permanent total disability: What Is Permanent Total Disability? The term “total disability” may conjure up the idea that you are completely disabled by your illness or injuries, perhaps bedridden or wheelchair-bound. While those levels of injury are certainly considered permanent total disability, there are…

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I Think My Spouse Is Spying on Me. What Should I Do?

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You may trust your spouse, but what happens if your spouse doesn’t trust you?  Thanks to modern technology, it’s easier than ever for people to spy on one another, and it’s more difficult to detect when someone has been able to access your devices and information.  Having a spouse spy on you, whether it’s digitally or by physically following you around and snooping in your things, can feel incredibly violating. Why Do Spouses Spy? One of the most common reasons one spouse spies on another is because they believe the other person is being unfaithful.  The spying spouse wants to…

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Can My Employer Deny My Workers’ Compensation Claim?

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If you’ve been injured in a work-related accident or have an illness you believe is related to your employment, you are entitled to compensation for your injuries. However, some cases – especially those regarding repetitive injuries or illnesses related to working conditions – can more easily be disputed by an employer. This leaves you wondering: Can my employer deny my workers’ compensation claim? Common Reasons for Denial of Workers’ Compensation Claims There are some cases where employers or their insurance companies seek to deny a workers’ compensation claim.  It’s no secret that workers’ compensation claims are expensive and can be…

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Do I Need to Help My Kids Maintain a Relationship with My Ex’s Family?

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Divorce and separation are never easy, especially when you’ve got kids involved.  And when you’re leaving your relationship, you’re also leaving behind your ex’s family, the people you’ve grown to know and love – or at least tolerate.  If you were the one to push your ex into spending time with their family while you were together, accepting all the party invitations, making sure everyone got to holiday gatherings, and setting up regular phone calls with your children, it may be a struggle when you’re no longer in that role. What happens if my children no longer talk with their…

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