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5 Threats that are Common in Divorce Proceedings

It is widely believed and almost a universal fact that divorce proceedings are usually hard on both the spouses. There is often an underlying sense of lack of fulfillment regarding the distribution of assets, the money, or the custody of the child at the end of a divorce. Such situations can cause a large amount of bitterness between the spouses. With emotions already running high, an added dose of... 

Across the country, medical malpractice payments are dropping

A new study has found that the number of payments for medical malpractice claims has dropped sharply since 2002. The study also found that many doctors are seeing declining liability insurance costs and payment amounts. The study was published online in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers analyzed data from Illinois, California, New York, Colorado and Tennessee for the period... 

ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF STRUCTURED SETTLEMENTS

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., Esquire, CELA Advantages of Structured Settlements There are a number of potential benefits to an injured plaintiff in utilizing a structured settlement: Fiscal Restraint. The structured settlement prevents the injured plaintiff from squandering the settlement. Many clients receiving personal injury settlements have never had money, have never learned financial discipline,... 

Long-Term Care and Your Loved One: Plan Ahead for Best Results

It’s often a topic people prefer to avoid, but planning ahead for long-term care for your elderly loved one pays off. If you start the discussion early, you’ll have time to research and gain a better understanding of the long-term care options available today. Additionally, starting the discussion early allows you and your loved one to consider the costs involved in long-term care and... 

Make Your Retirement Plans Now Before It is Too Late

Everyone looks forward to retirement. It is a time when you can pursue what makes you truly happy, and spend a lot of quality time with your family. According to the United States Department of Labor less than half of the workers in this country have actually crunched the numbers to see how much they would need. Also, the average American spends 20 years in retirement. Put your money into retirement... 

Why You Should Rise Above The Self-Defeating Thoughts in Divorce

Going through a divorce can take a toll on your health and your mood. You don’t feel as energetic and full of life as you used to. Most of the time, you probably sulk around the house or apartment that you’re now living in wondering why this happened to you. Now, you’ll have to drag yourself to court each day to look him or her in the eye, something that you wish you didn’t have to. The end... 

How To Protect Your Inheritance When Married or Getting Married

Of all the assets that one might acquire over a lifetime, those that are inherited are often the most meaningful.  A bequest of a home or money often represents a special bond and hope for the future that were shared with a loved one. Whether planning to marry or already married, many individuals choose to plan for the future of inherited assets, especially in case something unforeseen should happen... 

Settlement reached in Florida brain injury case

All parties have reached a settlement in a lawsuit filed by the families of two teenage girls who suffered brain injuries after a parasailing accident at a Florida beach resort. Alexis Fairchild and Sidney Good were both 17 and vacationing in Florida in 2013 when their parasail broke loose from a motorboat, causing them to drift through the air, striking a condominium building and dropping onto cars... 

Family files wrongful death lawsuit against Kmart after woman dies from infected cut

The family of a woman who died from an infection after suffering a cut to her leg from a shelf in an Illinois Kmart has filed a wrongful death claim against the retail corporation. The lawsuit alleges that Dolores Thompson was using a motorized scooter provided by the store in November 2012 when she tried to avoid boxes stacked in a Kmart aisle and cut her leg on a metal shelf unit. David Thompson,... 

Secretary sues school district for discrimination and harassment

A Texas woman has filed a lawsuit against the school district that formerly employed her as a secretary at a public school. She alleges that she suffered discrimination and harassment during the time that she was employed there. Tesha Faith Garganta filed the lawsuit against the Spring Independent School District on February 6 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division.... 
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