Daily Archives April 2, 2015

Lawyer Search

Lawyer Search

by: Renard O

When the need for a lawyer arises, it is important to be able to find a good lawyer who is knowledgeable in the area that is required and has a good reputation. Many people would prefer to find a local lawyer whether it is a Maryland lawyer, a New York lawyer or a Kentucky lawyer. A lawyer search can be an overwhelming and often frightening task for anyone who has never needed a lawyer before. Personal, business and criminal problems can arise for almost anyone at any time. From finding a Maryland lawyer to finding a Californian lawyer, there are some different ways a person can find a lawyer that will best suit their needs.
When looking for a lawyer in any state, it is necessary to determine what kind of lawyer will be needed. There are a number of different types of law that lawyers specialize in including family law, real estate law, estate law, family law, criminal law and many other types of law. Sometimes it might be difficult to begin a lawyer search when the issue doesn’t clearly fall into a particular category. It is a good idea to make a few calls to see what type of attorney would handle that specific case before continuing with a lawyer search.
Once the type of lawyer that is needed is clear, it is time to make a list of the lawyers that are in the area who deal with a particular matter from a local phone book. Once the list is compiled, ask friends, family and professionals if they have had any experience with a particular lawyer and if it was a favorable one. If that particular attorney is on the lawyer search list, he or she might be one of the first ones that are contacted...

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Settlement Loan

Settlement Loan

by: Wensley McKenney

The legal system in America is currently stretched with more personal injury lawsuits than it can comfortably process. Many insurance carriers are taking a stronger stand in the settlement process which increases the length of time to resolution in many cases. The victims of personal injury are being hurt the most by this reality because they are often out of work and have difficult time making ends meet until they receive a settlement or judgment in their case.
Fortunately, Global Financial Credit, LLC (http://www.glofin.com) offers low cost settlement loans against pending legal claims. A Settlement Loan is not actually a loan but rather a cash advance against any proceeds that may be received from the pending litigation. If you are injured and have hired a lawyer to represent you then you qualify for a settlement loan against the potential future proceeds you may receive from your lawsuit. You do not have to personally guarantee anything and there are no credit checks or income verifications.
Global will advance you a portion of your future settlement dollars today in return for a portion of your proceeds when the case settles. If the case is lost for any reason then no money is owed back to the funding company. The plaintiff would keep the money that was advanced from the Settlement Loan for free. Settlement Loan advances can be used for the necessary living expenses that so many injured people fall behind on when they have been in a major accident.
Global does not charge any application or upfront fees to apply. Once a plaintiff receives a settlement loan advance from Global there is a monthly fee of 3.99% that accumulates until the case is settled won by judgment...

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Protect Your Job & Wages

Protect Your Job & Wages

by: Susan Chana Lask, Esq.

When people call me about employment issues they don’t realize one important law- in almost every state you are terminable at will. That means that your employer can fire you anytime and for no reason at all. The only way you are protected from being fired on the spot without notice is if you have a contract of employment. A contract of employment must be in writing and should specify your length of employment, salary, terms of employment, vacation, bonus calculations, the basis of termination and any warnings to be given (make it at least 3 warnings if you can) prior to termination and must be signed by your employer, among other things.
Now, most people never get employment contracts because their employers do not want to lose the right to terminate you with or without cause. But there is a saving grace–if your employer wrote an intial offer of employment letter and you commenced employment based on that letter, you can use the terms in that letter as your contract of employment. Hopefully the letter spells out your salary and length of employment because there are cases where if your fired before the end of the term in that letter than you can be due the balance of your salary for that term. So, if your salary was $40,000 for the year and the offer of employment letter states your term is 1 year then if your fired in the first 2 months, your due the balance of 10 months salary. And if your employer has an Employee Handbook with rules and regulations therein (usually terms of termination, warnings, vacation pay) then that Handbook is also a binding “contract” of employment...

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Should I Appeal My Social Security Disability Deni

Should I Appeal My Social Security Disability Denial?

by: Gerald G. Lutkenhaus

YOU APPLIED FOR SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY AND YOUR CLAIM WAS DENIED AND YOU WONDER IF YOU SHOULD APPEAL?
The answer is if you are working you usually cannot obtain disabilty especially if you make more than $800.00 per month. Also, if your disabilty is temporary less than 12 months in duration then you cannot obtain disabilty. You also have to have a severe impairment in order to qualify. The impairment would be such that it prevents you from working. If you are under age 50, then it is difficult to obtain disability if you retain the capacity to any form of light work. If you are over 50 but yet 55, it can also be difficult to obtain disability if you can still do light work.
WHEN SHOULD I TALK TO AN ATTORNEY ABOUT MY CASE?
If you feel you have a meritorious case, then you should call an attorney who specializes in Social Security Disability. He will screen your case and will advise you if it is worthwhile to continue to appeal.

About The Author

Gerald G. Lutkenhaus has been representing disabled people in Social Security Hearings for over 25 years. He has been given Martindale and Hubbell’s highest rating for his legal work.

jervalaw@aol.com

This article was posted on November 07, 2003

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Divorce Lawyer in Houston

Divorce Lawyer in Houston

by: Carl Selesky

The practice of Family Law requires a firm that is familiar with both the complexities of family law and the family courts in which your family law issue will be addressed. Even the best family lawyer is at a disadvantage when dealing with a court that he or she is unfamiliar with. FamilyLawyerInHouston is the web home of The Selesky Law Firm, LLP. We specialize in family law matters in Houston.
Our goal at the Selesky Law Firm is to provide legal guidance and representation to establish and maintain strong, lasting client relationships. Service to clients is the basis for our practice of law and communication is the focus.
My website has been designed to provide you with enough information to determine if my practice can be of service to you. On my Family Law page, you will find helpful information regarding some of the key issues in family law. On the Resouces page you will find links to many federal, state, and county resources related to family law in addition to some links to site with general information regarding family law. Or simply call (713) 780-9595 for a free initial consultation.
Family cases in Houston, like many family cases in Texas, usually start when a divorce petition is filed by the family lawyer representing the party bringing the divorce. The petition for divorce is a formal legal document that contains background information (such as when the marriage and separation occurred and the names, ages, and social security number of any minor children), states the reason a divorce is desired, and requests relief (including child custody, property division, and other matters)...

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