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Things People Don’t Know About Divorce Mediation

Divorce mediation can be a better choice than engaging an attorney to represent you individually at the court. In a divorce mediation, two parties discuss their terms reasonably, without having to enter into court battles. Mediators can ensure that negotiations happen in a congenial atmosphere and in as amicable a manner as possible. All mediators are not the same Different mediators may have different... 

Seeking Temporary Restraining Orders During Divorce

Not all divorces are an amicable parting of ways. In fact, in cases where domestic abuse either physical or emotional is involved, things can be far from pretty. Sometimes, if one spouse – usually the woman – feels that her life is endangered by continuing to live in the same home as her estranged spouse or even interact with him on any level, she may file a TRO or temporary restraining... 

What You Need to Know About Family Law

Divorce isn’t the only part of family law. It includes laws of custody, domestic partnerships, stepparent adoptions and many other things one ought to know about. Here we’ll take a look at some of the matters that are included in family law. Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements Sometimes when a couple decides to get married, they sign a contract stating the terms of what should happen if the... 

Who Needs Litigation Funding?

Accident victims often suffer injuries that result in high medical costs as well as lost income. Receiving a settlement can take months, even years to work its way through the courts. In the meantime, many plaintiffs struggle to pay even the basic necessities of life such as the mortgage/rent or daily living expenses. Unless there are substantial savings to fall back on, plaintiffs often need financial... 

What to Do if You Move to a New Home Outside Your Medicare Advantage Plan’s Service Area

If you are relocating to a new home that is within your Medicare plan’s service area, you will be able to keep your plan. However, if you are relocating to a place outside of the service area of your Medicare Advantage (Part C) or Part D plan, you will have to make changes. You will also need to make changes if the new location is covered by your plan, but you have access to other plans. The period... 

HOW MUCH MUST BE SET ASIDE FOR MEDICARE IN A THIRD PARTY LIABILITY CASE?

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., CELA Once a Medicare Set-Aside Arrangement (“MSA”) has been considered, the next question is how much is necessary to fund it. If future medicals have been plead or claimed and future medicals are specifically released in a Release signed in connection with the third party liability (“TPL”) settlement, then it is likely that Medicare’s interests must be considered.... 

The Right To Vote For Individuals with Disabilities

The Right To Vote For Individuals with Disabilities By Stacy M. Sadove, Esq. March 25, 2016  is the last day to register to vote for the New York Presidential Primary Election (The last day to register to vote for general election should be postmarked by October 14, 2016 and received by October 19, 2016; or handed in-person by October 14, 2016). With this date quickly approaching, many parents of... 

The Right To Vote For Individuals with Disabilities

By Stacy M. Sadove, Esq. The last day to register to vote for the New York Presidential Primary Election (held on Tuesday, April 19) is March 25, 2016. With this date quickly approaching, many parents of adult children with special needs question whether their child will have the opportunity to vote when they turn 18. In the last election cycle, 15.6 million people with disabilities voted, according... 

Divorce Mediation vs. Collaborative Divorce: What’s the Difference?

Divorce mediation and a collaborative divorce may sound similar but the mechanics of these two approaches can be quite different. If you are unsure on which one is better suited to your situation, here is a look at how they work and what to expect. Alternative to court trial While there are some ways in which collaborative divorces and divorce mediation are starkly different, there are a few basics... 

MSHDA grant offers hope to Detroit’s homeless veterans

One of the biggest problems that veterans face today is homelessness. In an effort to reduce homelessness among the state’s veterans in 2016, the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) approved two grants on January 29. The Michigan Veterans Foundation will receive a Housing Development Fund grant of $2 million. The funds will go toward the construction of a new facility to deliver... 
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