Three Possible Grounds For Filing A Motion Of Dismissal

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You probably know that a defense lawyer can file a motion to dismiss a case before it is concluded, or even before it starts. However, before you rush to steer your attorney in that direction, know that such a motion can only be filed under certain conditions. Examples of reasons for filing a motion to dismiss include: Insufficiency of Process/Service of Process When you cite insufficiency of process, you are saying that you were served with a defective summons.

10 April 2015

Annulment Or Divorce: Which Is The Right Legal Choice For You?

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In the terms of a normal divorce, no one will be able to erase the record of your previous marriage as far as the state is concerned. It makes sense that the state would still have a copy of your original marriage license in addition to your divorce certificate. When two married parties are involved in an annulment, however, all records of your previous marriage disappear as if it never existed at all.

30 March 2015

Settlement-Supporting Negotiations For Financial Security

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A settlement is a significant step forward when it comes to getting compensation for a personal injury, but it isn't the end of your financial concerns. The settlement may seem nice--especially if it's for a significant amount of money--but it may not represent your best interests if you look closely enough. Don't sign anything until you're able to assess the benefits in the settlement carefully against your life's needs. Consider a few negotiation points first and contact a personal injury attorney.

26 March 2015

Can You Get Social Security Disability For Anxiety Disorders?

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Social security disability benefits are in place to help people who have a medical condition that prevents them from working regular hours. Not only is it for physical conditions, but for mental ones as well. Anxiety disorders are among the mental disorders that may grant you benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA), though you should be aware it can be trickier proving why you need benefits. It is not in place for just anyone with anxiety, but someone who suffers severe symptoms as a result of their anxiety disorder.

26 March 2015

Can You Still Get Custody Of Your Children In A Divorce If You Have Bipolar Disorder?

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If you suffer from bipolar disorder, will it cost you custody of your children? Many people who suffer from the condition live in fear that their illness will be used against them if they seek a divorce. If this is your situation, here's what you should know. Having Bipolar Disorder Doesn't Mean You Can't Be A Good Parent More than 5 million people in the U.S. are affected by bipolar disorder, many of them parents.

25 March 2015

10 Signs That You Need A Workers' Compensation Lawyer

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Being injured on the job is stressful enough, even with a cooperative employer. Workplace injuries are usually covered through your employer's workers' compensation insurance. This insurance is provided and paid for by your employer to take care of your medical needs in the event of an on-the-job injury. You must do your part to help ensure that your rights are protected, so make sure you do these two tasks as soon as possible after the injury.

25 March 2015

Understanding The Innocent Landowner Defense

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Environmental contamination is a problem that plagues a variety of properties and can lead to severe lawsuits. However, there is a common contamination lawsuit defense that may help you avoid litigation: the innocent landowner defense. Understanding this defense can help you decide if it applies to you and your case. What is It? The innocent landowner defense argues that the defendant who owns the contaminated property was not responsible for the contamination or was unaware of it when they purchased the property.

25 March 2015