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How to protect your children from domestic violence

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It has been documented that the impact of domestic violence on children and young people can last into adulthood (and may even be replicated later in their new families). There are domestic abuse prevention services that can offer emotional and practical support from staff who specialize in these issues.

Basics on domestic violence: What should I look for?

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If you have experienced domestic violence during or after a divorce proceeding, it is important that you have the answers to some questions you may have asked yourself so that you can hire a specialized attorney to handle your case and obtain an outcome in your favor.

5 ways to ruin your workers’ compensation claim

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A divorce is not only the process that legally ends a marriage, but it also is the process of effectively separating the joint life of a couple into two separate lives. Today, you will learn about some things you need to take into consideration when preparing a divorce settlement agreement.

What should I ask for in a divorce settlement?

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A divorce is not only the process that legally ends a marriage, but it also is the process of effectively separating the joint life of a couple into two separate lives. Today, you will learn about some things you need to take into consideration when preparing a divorce settlement agreement.

Are my workers’ comp benefits taxable?

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In this articleShort answer – No, workers’ comp benefits are not taxableException to tax-exempt statusWhat to do if You receive workers’ comp paymentsAttorney for workers’ comp cases in Washington, D.C. If you’ve been injured at work and are receiving workers’ compensation benefits, you may wonder what you need to do when tax time rolls around. Your whole working life, you’ve claimed income from your job on your taxes, paying extra or receiving a refund accordingly. But now that you’re injured and are receiving workers’ comp benefits, the situation is a little more confusing. Do you have to claim workers’ compensation…

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Why it’s important to prove paternity

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In this articleIdentityFather-Child RelationshipCustody & VisitationFinancialMedicalAccess to InformationLawyer 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 DNA test, where samples are taken from…

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

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In this articleWhat’s Covered in Work-Related Deaths?What about death benefits?How long are death benefits paid?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, workers’ compensation pays at…

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6 tips for choosing the right Divorce Lawyer for you

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In this article1. Be realistic2. Know what You want3. Figure out what You can afford4. Ask around5. Interview a few Divorce Attorneys6. Look for red flagsSkilled 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 and your ex work things out? Do…

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

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In this articleWhat is impairment?What is disability?What does this mean for my case?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 organ, limb, or body…

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How does cheating impact my divorce?

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In this articleAdultery Isn’t GroundsHarm to ChildrenDissipation (of assets)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 of your children. Adultery…

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