Daily Archives April 19, 2015

Child Custody Evaluation

Child Custody Evaluation

by: Jean Mahserjian

A child custody evaluation can be ordered by a court if you are involved in a custody dispute with your spouse. The custody evaluation can be required in an initial custody case or in a subsequent case if one of the parents requests that the issue of custody be modified. If you are seeking primary custody of your child, you’ll want to know the guidelines for the child custody evaluation that you will have to undergo. To some extent, these guidelines vary from state to state, so you will need to discuss the child custody evalutaion process with your attorney or your state family court.
In general, a child custody evaluation involves a series of meetings between the parents and children and a professional who will assess the custody issue. Sometimes that professional is a psychologist. Sometimes it is a professional with an Masters and sometimes a Doctorate degree. In some states the professional simply investigates and reports the details of the investigation to the court. In other states, the professional doing the child custody evaluation actually gives the court a recommendation as to how custody should be determined.
The manner in which a child custody evaluation is used by a court can also vary from state to state. In some states, the judges put a higher priority on the wishes of the children and that issue is addressed in the custody evaluation. In some of those states, the child’s wishes are considered if the child has attained a certain age. InIllinois, the child’s wishes is a key factor. In other states, it is only one factor or not a factor at all...

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Pre-Settlement Funding

Pre-Settlement Funding

by: Afra AmirSanjari

ATTENTION ATTORNEYS: Your Client’s Case Was Worth $500,000 But They Were Forced to Take $200,000 Because They Couldn’t Pay Their Own Bills.
The Problem:
Your client is injured as a result of the negligence of others.
Did you know the plaintiff could get fast cash advances on:
Motor vehicles accidents

Ceiling Collapse

Other Premises Liability Cases

Medical Malpractice

Employment Discrimination

Police Misconduct

Toxic Mold

Seaman Claims

Attorney Funding

And Other Types of Injury Cases

Slip/Trip and Falls

Work Site Accidents

Faulty Products

Sexual Harassment

Wrongful Death

Wrongful Arrest/Imprisonment

Jones Act

Class Action Cases

Commercial Cases
It’s exasperating to see clients who have a good case but rush to settlement in order to relieve the terrible stress of personal debt. Insurance Companies continually take advantage of a plaintiff’s precarious financial position to obtain lower settlements. Also, it’s a constant drain on your time and the time of your staff, when your clients are continuously calling for money.
The Solution:
We advance capital toward pending litigation. Peacock Capital does not lend money. Usury laws do not apply because the advanced funds are contingent on the outcome of the case. The funding is non-recourse. If the case is successful, Peacock Capital gets its money plus pre-stated additional fees. If the case is not successful, Peacock Capital loses its entire advance plus any additional fees. If we deem the case acceptable, we will give your client a lump sum cash advance in less than 48 hours (not monthly like many others). This helps cover case expenses, personal costs and/or medical payments. Again, if the case is lost, we receive nothing, with no further obligations.
The only thing you shoul...

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Inexpensive Life Insurance To Protect What You’ve

Inexpensive Life Insurance To Protect What You’ve Earned

by: Mike Yeager

Adequate life insurance to cover your income producing ability is a product that is really needed today to give peace of mind. Life insurance was originally conceived to protect a man’s family when his death left them without income. Over time is has developed into a variety of policy plans. In a “whole life” policy, fixed premiums are paid throughout the insured’s lifetime; this accumulated amount, augmented by compound interest, is paid to a beneficiary in a lump sum upon the insured’s death; the benefit is paid even if the insured had terminated the policy. Under “universal life,” the insured can vary the amount and timing of the premiums; the funds compound to create the death benefit.
With “variable life,” the fixed premiums are invested in a portfolio (with earning reinvested), and the death benefit is based on the performance of the investment. In “term life,” coverage is for a specified time period (e.g., 5-10 years); such plans do not build up value during the term. Annuity policies, which pay the insured a yearly income after a certain age, have also been developed. In the 1990s, life insurance companies began to allow early payouts to terminally ill patients. In other words, a policy holder with a grave illness could now access some of their life insurance funds to use as they choose.
We’ve searched all over the web and have located a few quality companies that we feel are not only financially sound and secure, but which also offer competitive rates. You don’t need to even sit down and visit with an agent, all the information gathering and work can be done over the internet.
You’ll find the best life insurance for your needs that will comfortably fit into your budget...

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How To Make A Successful Road Accident Claim

How To Make A Successful Road Accident Claim

by: Mohammad Latif

Everyone is trying to discover a perfect solution for pursuing an accident claim that has no catches. If you learn the tricks before they’re made against you, what are the chances of success?
How long can you glue your eyes to the road for a long journey? It can be boring… very boring. Tired, exhausted, shattered but still driving towards your destination. You always plan for a safe journey, but somethings don’t always go according to plan. Your car breaks down or an accident occurs. Now this is more devastating on a motorway than on a normal street road and the last thing that will cross your mind is a road accident claim!
In the first instinct, you’ll think how could it have happened or how stupid that other person was. You wish it didn’t happen. Secondly, you’re injured, and thirdly, it’s going to take a couple of hours before your family finds out…
Anyway back to the scene, you’re concerned about other lives involved in the accident. Whilst this is happening, people at the back of the traffic don’t have a clue about what’s happened 3 miles up.
The police, fire brigade and ambulance crew have just zoomed past them and now they know it’s going to be a couple of hours wait. Windows go up, air conditioning is activated and the music plays…
Now this wasn’t planned
Accidents happen in the thousands that we don’t even know locally sometimes. But people are either seriously injured and are suffering. At the time they just want to recover peacefully. But that is not always the case. Once a claim management company hears about the accident, the who, what and where, they rush to investigate.
Then you’ll hear all kind of crap, to get you to sign some papers for your injury, car and recovery...

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Legal Debt Collection Tricks

Legal Debt Collection Tricks

by: Steve Austin

If a customer owes your local business money, it’s hard not to feel angry, like you want to do anything possible to get your money back. But the days of going all out to collect on a debt over.
The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, designed to protect consumers from harassment or intimidation, sets firm limits on what you can do to collect a debt from a consumer. The federal debt collections law even prohibits practices that were once standard, and that you might not consider harassment at all.
Besides, as a local business, you have an even more powerful reason to be especially careful about legal debt collection issues. You have something much more valuable at stake than a lawsuit: your business’s reputation in the community.
Legal Debt Collection Best Practices:
There are plenty of articles on the web that lay out in plain English what the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act says you can and cannot do. Just to give you some idea of the law’s requirements, here are some of the biggest:
– No telling any third party about the debt (except collection bureaus, collection agencies, or the debtor’s attorney).
– No calling on the telephone 9 pm – 8 am, or calling repeatedly in a way that is annoying.
– No postcards or envelopes that mention the debt.
– No threats to take actions you cannot or will not really take, such as seizing property, in the case of an unsecured debt.
– No misrepresenting yourself (e.g., “Hi! This is the Publisher’s Clearinghouse Sweepstakes. May I speak to John?”).
– No paying down the debt with payments the customer has directed be applied to other debts
Tips and Tricks for Legal Debt Collections:
With all these limits on what you can do to collect a debt, what can you do legally?
– Speak with the debtor ...

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