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How To Recognize The Signs Of Domestic Violence And Sexual Abuse

The signs of domestic violence and sexual abuse don’t always announce themselves. In some cases, signs of abuse are in plain sight for everyone to see, especially domestic violence victims. However, sexual abuse often stays silent and can easily go unrecognized without looking closer and identifying the key warning signs. Emotional signs of abuse can go undetected. There are several signs that can help co-workers, families, neighbors, and friends to identify the different elements of domestic violence and sexual abuse in children and adults. If you suspect someone is experiencing domestic violence and sexual abuse you do something to help… Read More

What Is The Difference Between Legal And Physical Custody?

Divorce is a sensitive topic that affects everyone involved in it, the process itself is pretty lengthy on its own and it can be prolonged should there be a misunderstanding amongst the terminology used. When children are involved in the process “custody” is a word you will come across several times but, are you aware of the differences between legal custody and physical custody? Many believe that these terms are interchangeable when in reality, one of these gives you the ability to make important decisions for the child, while the other determines where the child resides. Legal Custody Legal Custody… Read More

Dangers of Using Template Forms & Contracts Found Online As-Is

Legal Self-help in the Internet Age The proliferation of self-help websites has certainly not left the legal sphere untouched. More than ever, it is tempting to use online templates, contracts or forms in an attempt to reduce the legal costs of business, and of life. To this end a variety of websites offer free or low cost access to a wide array of legal documents. They are literally a click away. Just ten years ago there was little option but to approach a business litigation attorney in dallas Texas to help you form an LLC, draft an employment contract, register… Read More

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Suffering Personal Injury After A Car Accident: What To Do

When a reckless driver speeds through oncoming traffic at 90 miles an hour and crashes into your car, your world is likely to turn upside down. An unpredictable car accident can be a life-changing event. The catastrophic consequences of the accident might include medical problems for you or fellow passengers, emotional trauma, costly car repairs and property damage. Fortunately, adhering to a few guidelines will help you receive the proper financial compensation for any personal injuries that result from the accident. The frightening moments in the immediate aftermath of an auto accident ideally should be followed by a sense of… Read More

How Should I Add My Personal Injury Settlement To My Estate?

When you try to talk to the average working American about estate planning, they usually dismiss it as something reserved for people with significant financial means. But if you have a family and you want to take care of that family after you have gone and you want to make sure that your assets are distributed in a certain way, then estate planning is a smart idea. In many cases, distributing wealth after you have passed on is easy because your life insurance policies and other investments have beneficiaries. However, what would you do if you suddenly received a large… Read More

How Technology Is Helping To Fight Digital Elder Abuse

Elder abuse is known to the public in several forms. Physical, sexual, and emotional abuse occur most often in nursing homes, but they can also occur to the elderly who live at home. Financial abuse occurs when someone takes advantage of the trusting nature of an elderly person and drains their bank account. However, highlights a new form of abuse that has been uncovered since the rise of social media and, it is called digital abuse. What Is Digital Elder Abuse? Digital elder abuse is most commonly committed when employees of nursing facilities share compromising photos of elderly patients through… Read More

How Can A Criminal Defense Attorney Help With Your Case?

Are you looking at some serious penalties and contemplating on how you might escape this hopeless condition? Maybe you were not so much at fault, but are being faulted about everything and confronting some genuine punishments, even lifetime detainment, for an act that you committed? Regardless of the fact that you have an extraordinary personality and a high intellect to win at any argument, speaking for yourself at a criminal trial is practically unthinkable. Therefore, you must seek help from the best criminal defense attorney with your case, depending on how much your pocket or salary can afford. Criminal defense… Read More

How To Get Compensated For Whiplash

Whiplash is number one injury that drivers experience when they find themselves in an accident. When a vehicle is hit from behind with considerable force, the driver is highly likely to suffer from whiplash. The driver’s body is pushed forward, but the seatbelt prevents it from being propelled further. However, the head continues moving in the given direction and is jerked back. This kind of movement can result in sprained and even torn muscles, tendons and ligaments in the neck and shoulders. Although whiplash is highly associated with car accidents, it is also very common as a workplace injury. If… Read More

California Divorce Law – What You Need To Know

When you make the decision to get a divorce, you are committing to a potentially lengthy and expensive legal process. The complexity of your divorce – and how long the process will take – will depend on a few different things. California is a no-fault divorce state. This means that either spouse can file for divorce on the grounds of “irreconcilable differences.” If you and your spouse are both committed to the divorce and can agree on most things – including property division, child custody, and spousal support – your path a successful divorce can be fairly straightforward. However, a… Read More