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Why it’s important to prove paternity

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In this article1 Identity2 Father-Child Relationship3 Custody & Visitation4 Financial5 Medical6 Access to Information7 Lawyer for Establishing Paternity in Washington, D.C. While many child support and child custody cases are fairly straightforward, with both parents working out the finer details regarding a minor child’s care, that isn’t always the case. In situations where a child’s paternity may be in question, it’s important for the court, the parents, and the child to truly understand who fathered the child.  Often, before a child support or child custody case can proceed in court, paternity must be established. This is typically done through a…

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What happens if my loved one died in a Workplace Accident?

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In this article1 What’s Covered in Work-Related Deaths?2 What about death benefits?3 How long are death benefits paid?4 Workers’ Comp Attorney for Death Benefits in Washington, D.C. While much of the focus in workers’ compensation is on the worker who is injured, the sad truth is that workplace accidents sometimes result in someone’s death. In 2019, the most recent year for which there is data, OSHA reports more than 5,300 workplace deaths. If you know someone who has died as the result of a work-related accident, their family is entitled to compensation. What’s Covered in Work-Related Deaths? In all states,…

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6 tips for choosing the right Divorce Lawyer for you

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In this article1 1. Be realistic2 2. Know what You want3 3. Figure out what You can afford4 4. Ask around5 5. Interview a few Divorce Attorneys6 6. Look for red flags7 Skilled Divorce Attorney in Washington, D.C. You’ve decided you want a divorce, and you realize you need the help of a divorce attorney to walk you through the process. With so many options, it can be difficult to figure out which lawyer will work hard to get you the closure you deserve. Do you want a “shark” or someone who will stand in the background and let you…

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Impairment vs. Disability: Understanding the difference in your workers’ comp laim

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In this article1 What is impairment?2 What is disability?3 What does this mean for my case?4 Experienced Workers’ Comp Attorney in Washington, D.C. Two terms you may see or hear when pursuing your workers’ compensation case are impairment and disability. While these terms may seem to describe the same thing, they are very different and their use has different implications for your case. Here’s what you need to know about impairment and disability and how they relate to workers’ comp claims: What is impairment? Impairment is defined as a problem or damage to a vital structure of the body (an…

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How does cheating impact my divorce?

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In this article1 Adultery Isn’t Grounds2 Harm to Children3 Dissipation (of assets)4 Divorce Attorney in Washington, D.C. Infidelity on the part of one – or both – partners in a marriage is an incredibly common reason for divorce. By some estimates, 40 to 50 percent of marriages where there has been infidelity end in divorce. In the past, having a cheating spouse was often grounds for gaining the upper hand in the divorce. It meant you had a better chance to get what you asked for in the divorce, such as a larger portion of marital assets or sole custody…

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Does Workers’ Comp Cover Car Accidents?

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In this article0.1 Accidents During Your Commute0.2 Daily Driving Accidents0.3 Running Errands0.4 What Workers’ Comp Benefits Are Available for Car Accidents?1 Workers’ Comp Attorney for Car Accidents in Washington, DC If you drive frequently for work, whether you deliver packages and goods daily or you just run errands to take care of office-related needs, you may wonder if workers’ compensation insurance will cover any injuries you receive if you’re in a car accident. Like many workers’ comp injury cases, whether or not your injuries are covered depends on the circumstances of the accident. Accidents During Your Commute If you are…

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4 financial tasks to take care of when ending a long-term relationship

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In this article1 1. Split Accounts2 2. Change Passwords3 3. Start Your Own Accounts4 4. Set Aside Some Cash5 Skilled Divorce Lawyer in Washington, DC Breakups are never easy, but they can be messy and complicated if you and your partner have spent years building a life together. While you may not divide up property and finances as you split in the same way as a divorcing couple would, there are still some financial tasks you need to make sure to take care of. Here are 4 important financial tasks to handle when ending a long-term relationship: 1. Split Accounts…

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Hearing Loss & Workers’ Comp: What You Need to Know

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In this article0.1 Accident-Related Hearing Loss0.2 Progressive Hearing Loss0.3 Unsafe Working Conditions0.4 Prior Hearing Loss0.5 What Benefits to Expect for Hearing Loss1 Workers’ Comp Attorney for Hearing Loss in Washington, DC Hearing loss can occur slowly over time, making it difficult for you to hear certain noises or in certain situations. It also can occur in an instant, with a trauma to the eardrum taking away your ability to hear. In some cases, such as spending years working in a loud factory, this hearing loss can be a result of your working condition. If this happens, many people wonder whether…

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Is It Safe to Travel for Work During COVID-19?

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In this article1 Is the Travel Essential?2 Where Are You Traveling?3 Are You or Your Family at Greater Risk?4 If You Do Travel5 If You Get Sick While Traveling for Work6 Workers’ Compensation Attorney in Washington, D.C. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to sweeping changes in American households and workplaces.  Children are attending school at home, vacations were canceled, and employees are working remotely in vast numbers. And for people whose jobs rely on frequent travel, all the stay-at-home changes can be very unsettling. If you are an employee who travels, you may wonder: Is it safe to travel for…

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What Role Does a Divorce Lawyer Play in Mediation?

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In this article1 What Is Mediation?2 Why Choose Mediation?3 Can a Lawyer Help Me in Mediation?4 Experienced Divorce Attorney in Washington, D.C. The divorce process doesn’t always end up with two people in a court hearing, arguing who should get what in the separation. In many cases, the terms of a divorce are decided during mediation, far outside a courtroom. And, even if a divorce case ends up in court, chances are that the divorcing couple has spent some time in mediation, trying to avoid standing in front of a judge. What Is Mediation? Mediation is a non-courtroom setting where…

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