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Monthly Archives: May 2019

Can My Car Accident Injury Be Attributed to Another’s Negligence?

If you are injured in a car accident, you must consider whether or not the injury could be attributed to another’s negligence. Determination of negligence is essential because anyone who receives an injury in a car accident that was caused by another person’s negligence has the legal right to be “made whole.” If you are this situation, take steps to preserve your rights to compensation …

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Why You Should Use an Attorney for Medicaid Planning

There are many seniors and families of seniors who do not turn to an attorney for their long-term care or Medicaid planning. Many are afraid of the costs and feel that doing it on their own is the more economical method. But working with an experienced Medicaid planning attorney can help save a lot of money in the long run while making sure that …

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Do You Qualify for Veterans Aid & Attendance Benefits?

The Veterans Aid and Attendance (A&A) Pension offers benefits that reduce the costs of care for veterans and surviving spouses of veterans who require assisted living. The A&A Pension can provide up to $1,794 per month to a veteran, up to $1,153 per month to a surviving spouse, and up to $2,127 per month to a couple.

Who is Eligible for Veterans Aid and Attendance

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In the News: TPS Extension Affects Foreign Nationals from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Sudan

On Friday, March 1, 2019, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced the automatic extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) documentation for beneficiaries under the TPS designations for Sudan, Nicaragua, Haiti, and El Salvador through January 2, 2020. The extension applies to TPS-related EADs (Employment Authorization Documents), Forms I-797, Notice of Action (Approval Notice), and Forms I-94 Arrival/Departure Record from TPS beneficiaries from designated countries. All …

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Seeking an Immigration Visa Based On a Family Relationship

According to U.S. immigration law, certain foreign nationals are allowed to become lawful permanent residents of the United States based on specific family relationships with U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents. The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) divides the immigration visas for family members of United States residents into two categories: Immediate Relative immigrant visas, and Family Preference immigrant visas. 

Immediate Relative Immigrant Visas: U.S. …

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Federal Court Consulting: When is it Beneficial to Retain a Consulting Expert?

The use of experienced consultants and experts is commonplace in the modern courtroom. Retaining a consulting, or non-testifying, expert to assist during litigation is beneficial in some cases. It can be critical to the outcome of the case. Consulting experts can be beneficial to a case by helping counsel come to a more thorough understanding of the facts of the case, for instance how a …

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Tips for Fighting a DWI Charge

If you are facing DWI charges, you should get in touch with an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible so they can discuss the details of your situation with you and determine if it is possible for you to fight the DWI charge.

Was There Probable Cause for the Stop? An officer must have probable cause to stop, detain or arrest you for …

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Purchasing a Home After Bankruptcy

After you file for bankruptcy, you receive a fresh financial start, but the new beginning doesn’t come without any consequences. Bankruptcy does hurt the filer’s credit report that will stick around for years after the date of the discharge of debt. Depending on the type of bankruptcy you file, the bankruptcy can stay on your credit report for up to ten years. But you don’t …

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How Are Settlements for Slip & Fall Cases Determined?

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Many people experience a slip and fall. Sometimes it happens at work. Sometimes it happens at the store. Slip and fall accidents just happen. Common causes of slip and fall accidents include slippery floors, obstructions in walkways, loose carpets, etc. No matter what caused your slip and fall, if the injury is due to a slip and …

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In the News: State Farm Bank FCRA Lawsuit Settlement Announced

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When State Farm Bank allegedly obtained consumer reports without a permissible purpose, they were in violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and Regulation V. In late 2018, a settlement was announced to resolve the suit. According to the settlement, State Farm Bank, a federal savings association agrees not to violate the FCRA or Regulation V. They …

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