A divorce can be a very emotional and stressful process for a couple, but if you and your spouse are ending your marriage, it is important to react appropriately if you want the dissolution to go smoothly. Many people make mistakes during a divorce, which can make everything much more difficult. If you're getting divorced, avoid the following common mistakes: Not Hiring a Divorce Lawyer No one is legally required to have a lawyer during a divorce, but it is in your best interest to retain a divorce lawyer to work on your behalf. [Read More]
Drunk Driver Caused Accident, and Your Spouse Died? Tips to File a Wrongful-Death Lawsuit
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 28 people die every day in the United States due to motor-vehicle accidents involving a drunk driver. If your spouse was killed in an accident because of a drunk driver, you have the right to file a wrongful-death lawsuit. Below is some more information about this so you can get started with the process. What Is a Wrongful-Death Lawsuit? A wrongful-death lawsuit is filed against the drunk driver that was responsible for the accident and for causing the death of your spouse. [Read More]
What If You Are Injured On An Oil Rig?
Most employee injuries that occur on an oil rig are covered by the Jones Act. The act is designed to help provide compensation for workers who spend a considerable time working on a rig. If you were injured as a result of working on a rig, here is what you need to know. Is the Jones Act Similar to Workers' Compensation? Workers' compensation and the compensation that you could potentially receive through the Jones Act differ. [Read More]
A Quick Look At Common Reasons For Initial Social Security Claim Denial
If you are like a lot of people, when you decide to file for your Social Security disability, you will file the necessary paperwork on your own. While you don't have to have an attorney to file a claim, it is always a good idea to get in touch with one who can help you through the initial claim-filing process. Unfortunately, many of these initial claims are denied simply because of discrepancies or oversight. [Read More]