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A Different Kind Of Community

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Did you know that the state that you and your spouse reside in when you get divorced has a great deal to do with how your property is divided when you divorce? States follow one of two divorce law models: either community property or equitable distribution. Most states follow the equitable distribution model. The community property model, though practiced in only a small number of states, is radically different from equitable distribution.…

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5 Convincing Reasons For Writing A Will

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Many people automatically associate the word “estate” when it comes to dealing with someone passing away with people who have an actual, well, estate. This misconception is widespread and could cause chaos after a loved one’s death. Everyone has an estate, though it might not be as grand as you envision. Every single thing you own and every single debt you owe makes up your estate, and not making plans to take care of those issues is a huge mistake, no matter how much you have.…

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A Checklist For Writing Your Will

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When you’re writing out your will, there are many things to have in mind before you put pen to paper. Here is a list of the items to collect or decide before writing your will.  What Are Your Debts? Create a list of all of your debts, the amounts that you owe, and the name of the creditor. This will help whoever is preparing your estate to speed up the process of closing out debts and distributing your assets as mentioned in your will.…

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3 Tips For A Successful Trademark Application

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In a world of repetition and copycats, setting yourself apart from the competitors is an important piece of the success puzzle. Business trademarking is how you help your organization stand out. From service marks, to symbols and even catchy slogans, a trademark keeps these key attributions of your business, all your own. Ensure your trademark application goes smoothly. Be Unique Want to receive an automatic denial? Present a trademark that isn’t unique.…

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It's Not Common Knowledge: What To Know About Common Law Marriage

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Many people believe that if a couple lives together for a certain length of time, they can say that they are “common law married”. This is a common misconception, however, since living together is just one of several requirements. To gain a better understanding of this legal relationship status, read on. Common law marriages must meet the requirements It should be noted that not all states legally recognize common law marriages, and the states that do recognize them require that the couple do some, or all, of the following, depending on the state.…

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Is Work Giving You Migraines? Will Workers' Comp Cover That?

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Migraines aren’t like ordinary headaches—they won’t go away with a couple of Advil and a glass of water. It’s estimated that 13% of U.S. adults have migraines and 2-3 million suffers have them as a chronic condition. All told, migraines rank as the 19th most common cause of disability according to the World Health Organization—but is it something that’s covered under workers’ comp? Are your migraines caused by your job?…

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Been In A Car Accident? Two Reasons Why You Should Hire An Attorney

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After you’ve been injured in a car accident, there are some important decisions that will need to be made. One of the most important of these decisions is how you’ll be compensated for your damages. The other party’s insurance company may be trying to get you to settle so that they can close the case. However, before you sign a settlement agreement, you need to hire a motor vehicle accident attorney.…

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Legally, Can The Power Company In Massachusetts Turn Off The Power If You Have A Baby?

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If you live in the state of Massachusetts and you have a baby in your home, you may be protected against having your electricity shut off. This is especially true if you are also having financial troubles and the disconnection is due to past due bills. This protection is because the state of Massachusetts has laws in place to protect low income families with small children from disconnection. If you are a low-income parent with small children, it is in your best interest to know more about how this works.…

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Social Media: How It Can Harm Your Persoanl Injury Case

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When you are planning to file a personal injury lawsuit, it is crucial that you carefully monitor what you are posting on your social media accounts. Social media is prevalent today, and much of what you post can possibly be used as evidence against you in court. The following are some things you should keep in mind when dealing with social media during a personal injury case: Access To Your Social Media Accounts…

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What Are The Legal Consequences For Bigamy?

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Bigamy is the act of getting married while you are already married to someone else. This act does carry legal consequences for individuals guilty of the offense. However, this will depend on the state where bigamy happened and the specific situation of the bigamist. Here’s all you need to know about the legal consequences for committing bigamy knowingly and unknowingly. What Constitutes as Bigamy? Bigamy only happens at the conclusion of a second marriage when the first marriage still stands and the former spouse is still alive.…

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