Some people associate hiring an attorney with being very expensive. In some cases, this is true. In some cases, though, people are able to use free or discounted legal services for a variety of different legal situations. These are a few tips for you to keep in mind when using free or discounted legal services. Know When It's Appropriate to Use One of These Services If you're dealing with a complex or very important legal issue, you may want to seek private representation rather than using a discounted legal service. [Read More]
Are Your Wages Exempt From Bankruptcy?
A chapter 7 bankruptcy filing can mean that some of your property falls into the hands of the bankruptcy trustee. Once you file, your home, car, money in bank accounts, and more become vulnerable to seizure. Items taken from filers can be sold, and the money used to pay back the creditors. Surprisingly, the money you earn by working (before you file) is considered part of your personal property. Read to find out more about how to protect your wages from seizure during a chapter 7 bankruptcy. [Read More]
Ways To Prove That You Weren't Suffering From Depression Before Your Current Job
While a lot of workplace-related health issues are physical in nature, perhaps resulting from a fall, a burn, or an equipment malfunction, others relate to mental health. You may feel as though you cannot continue to work for your employer because of how depressed you are, and this is a major concern if you feel that your depression has a direct link to your job. It's possible to hire a workers' compensation attorney and build a case against your employer, but you'll need to prove that you weren't suffering from depression before you started your current job — otherwise, your employer's attorneys will suggest that their client didn't impact your mental health, and you'll be unable to gain any compensation. [Read More]
Taking Advantage Of Social Security Legal Help
When a medical condition keeps you from working at your job, you might be qualified for Social Security benefits. Unfortunately, the time period between your application and the eventual approval (or denial) can last for months and months. If you've been turned down for benefits even though you felt you were qualified, you may have a solution. Read on to learn more. It's not the end of your quest to get benefits [Read More]