Lopez Law Firm DC
Blog

Parenting Plan Considerations for Parents of Special-Needs Children

Posted on:

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…

Read More »

Permanent Total Disability: What You Need to Know

Posted on:

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…

Read More »

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

Posted on:

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…

Read More »

Can My Employer Deny My Workers’ Compensation Claim?

Posted on:

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…

Read More »

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

Posted on:

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…

Read More »

Carpal Tunnel & Workers’ Comp Claims: A Guide

Posted on:

You’ve felt the tell-tale pain and numbness in your wrists and fingers, causing you to give up certain activities or reach for the painkillers daily. You suspect you have carpal tunnel syndrome, and you believe your job is the cause of your condition. If you can trace the development of your carpal tunnel syndrome to your employment, you may be entitled to have your treatment covered through workers’ compensation insurance. However, getting carpal tunnel surgery, treatment, and recovery covered through workers’ compensation insurance is complex and can be a lengthy, frustrating process. Here’s what you need to know about carpal…

Read More »

Where Should I Live During My Divorce?

Posted on:

When you’re in the midst of a divorce, you can expect a lot of changes to happen rapidly. If you didn’t work before, you suddenly have to find a job and adjust to a new schedule. You have to share time with your children. And that person who you thought would always be there for you suddenly isn’t. One of the first – and biggest – life changes to come with a divorce is deciding where you should live.  If your divorce process is quick and easy, this decision may not be an immediate necessity. However, many divorces take several…

Read More »

What Is an IME, and Do I Need One?

Posted on:

You’ve been injured at work and have spent a lot of time working toward getting better. You’ve attended all doctor and therapy appointments, you’ve had surgery or other procedures, and you’ve taken things easy while you recuperate. Now your employer’s insurance company is saying you need to have an IME before your case can proceed, and before you can continue to receive your workers’ compensation benefits. What is an IME, and do you really need to have one done? What Is an IME? An IME – independent medical examination – is part of workers’ compensation cases where the insurance company…

Read More »

I Suspect a Child Isn’t Mine. What Should I Do?

Posted on:

No matter how hard you try to fight them, the doubts are still there. You aren’t sure that a child presented to you as yours actually is yours. Of course you’re confused, upset, and hurt, wondering whether or not this child you’re caring for is your blood. What should you do now? First, Get a Lawyer If you even have an inkling that a child isn’t yours, whether or not the child has been born yet, speak with an attorney. An attorney can help guide you through the steps you need to take to determine paternity and go through any…

Read More »

5 Family Law Issues All Same-Sex Couples Should Know About

Posted on:

While the widespread legalization of same-sex marriage in 2015 was a huge step forward for many couples, there are still a variety of unique challenges that same-sex couples face. They may be able to get married and start families, but many couples still face an uphill battle against generations of institutionalized prejudice. Because of this, here are 5 family law issues all same-sex couples should be aware of: Adoption For many same-sex couples, adoption is the route they choose to round out their family. Unfortunately, the options open to same-sex couples are far more limited than those available to heterosexual…

Read More »

Get started today by scheduling a free consultation.

Schedule Consultation
Website By 270net Technologies Scroll back to the top.Lopez Law Firm DC - Scroll back to top