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

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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 work during COVID-19? Is the Travel Essential? When the CDC released its guidelines for employers to decrease the spread of COVID-19, the group advised limiting all non-essential travel. While it can be easy in some cases to…

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What Role Does a Divorce Lawyer Play in Mediation?

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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 both parties in a divorce work with a mediator – often a lawyer or judge – who is an impartial third party…

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Is My Therapy Covered Under Workers’ Compensation?

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When you are injured at work, your doctor may recommend you for therapy. Depending on your injuries and your condition, this therapy may be physical therapy, where you work to heal from your injuries, or it can be mental health therapy to help you cope with a condition caused by your injuries. Some treatment for your injuries, such as surgery and doctor appointments, can be pretty cut-and-dried on whether it’s included with your workers’ compensation claim. But when it comes to therapies, the line can be a little more blurred. Let’s take a look at whether therapy – physical and…

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6 Tips for Co-Parenting During the Holidays

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The holiday season can be stressful for everyone, with gifts to buy, meals to plan, and decorations to hang. But for families with shared custody situations, the stress can be magnified. Whether this is your first holiday season co-parenting, or you’ve been doing this a while, taking some time to plan for a successful season while co-parenting is essential to getting through to next year with your sanity intact. Here are 6 tips for co-parenting during the holiday season: Make a Plan Your parenting agreement should include a specific schedule for holidays. This can be very helpful when it comes…

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Workers’ Comp Claim Denied? Take These Next Steps

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Being injured on the job can be stressful. And if your claim for compensation for your injuries and lost wages is denied, your stress level can skyrocket. However, if your workers’ comp claim was denied, that isn’t necessarily the end of the road. Here’s what you need to know if your workers’ compensation claim was denied: Know the Reason for Denial Sometimes, employers or their insurance companies look for any possible reason to deny a workers’ comp claim. These reasons aren’t always valid under the law, and knowing the specific reason your claim was denied – as well as whether…

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How Will My Health Insurance Coverage Change with My Divorce?

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Divorce brings about a lot of potential issues and everyday worries that need to be resolved, such as who lives where and who gets the bank accounts. One of the biggest worries for many divorcing couples is what happens to their health insurance once a divorce is finalized. How your divorce impacts your health insurance coverage depends greatly on your individual insurance coverage situation prior to your divorce. Here are some common scenarios: You Are Covered by Your Spouse’s Employer If you have health insurance coverage through your spouse’s employer, either because you aren’t employed, your employer doesn’t offer insurance…

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Can I Get Terminated While Out on Workers’ Comp?

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No one relishes the idea of losing their job, but the fear of being terminated is one of the things that keeps many injured workers from pursuing a workers’ compensation case. While your employer can fire or lay you off while you’re out on workers’ comp, they cannot fire you for being injured. In other words, if you are fired or laid off from your job, your employer must be able to prove that your termination was due to some other reason, such as poor job performance or company downsizing. These reasons cannot have anything to do with your filing…

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How to Deal with False Allegations from Your Ex

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Divorce and child custody cases are full of emotional decisions and the potential for heartbreak. And these possibilities can make a parent desperate enough to make false allegations. While most instances of false allegations in a family court case resolve without much trouble, the emotional impact of the allegations remains long after the case is resolved. Here are some things you need to do if you’re facing false allegations in your divorce or custody case: Understand the Motivation It may feel as if your ex’s accusations are made out of malice and a desire to “ruin your life.” And they…

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Do I Need a Prenuptial Agreement?

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Your plans are well on their way to being finalized, with a date set, venue booked, and menu chosen. Congratulations! You’re getting married! And while you have all sorts of romantic visions in your head for what your day will be like, you probably also are thinking of practical matters, such as whether or not you need a prenuptial agreement. Although no one wants to think about getting divorced before they’re ever even married, many couples find prenuptial agreements to be helpful documents that make them feel secure in their new lives, knowing they’ll face fewer disagreements down the road….

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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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