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Got A Student Loan And Not Paying It? What Can Happen To You

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If you have student loans and you are not making payments, you will go into default after a certain amount of time—which is generally over 200 days. During this default you will have the option to set up payments with the lender to get out of default. If you choose to ignore your student loan debt, however, there are many things that will happen, three of which are listed below.…

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Involved In An Accident With A Drunk Driver? What To Do Immediately After

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If you were involved in an automobile accident with another driver who you suspect may be drunk, you may find yourself stunned and unsure of what to do next. Knowing the steps you should take can help you if you ever find yourself in this undesirable situation. Here are a few of the steps that you should immediately take if you are involved in a car crash with someone you suspect may be drunk.…

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What A Workers Comp Attorney Will Need To Know About Your Case

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Workplace injury cases frequently hinge on a handful of key questions. If you’re getting ready to visit a workers comp attorney to discuss filing or appealing a claim, it’s wise to be able to address these four issues. Were You an Employee at the Time of the Incident? Claims are generally only considered in cases where an individual operated as an employee of the organization in question. Do not assume that being treated as an independent contractor excludes you from filing a claim.…

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3 Tips For Selecting The Right Workers' Compensation Attorney

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While most people are able to file workers’ compensation claims without any issues, there are situations that can be more difficult. If your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance company denies your claim or you are dealing with backlash from supervisors or managers for filing a workers’ comp claim, it is typically in your best interest to hire an experienced workers’ compensation attorney. A workers’ compensation attorney will not cost you any money out of pocket—instead, your attorney will receive a percentage of the settlement amount that you are awarded.…

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Not All Disabilities Are Visible: Fighting The Stereotypes That Prevent You From Getting Help

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There are stories aplenty of people parking in a handicapped parking spot only to be told that they cannot park there because they do not have a disability. Despite having stickers on the license plates, registered disability plates, and/or a rearview mirror disability card, it is often still assumed that you do not have a disability if your disability is not visible. However, not all disabilities are visible. If you have an invisible disability and believe you have been shown discrimination, consult a disability discrimination attorney.…

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Are Mistakes With Prescription Medication Medical Malpractice?

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You trust a medical provider to care for you, but more importantly, you trust their judgement to keep you safe where treatments are concerned, right down to whatever type of prescriptions they prescribe. If a doctor prescribes the wrong medication, it can have dangerous consequences for your health. Check out a few situations associated with prescription medications that could result in a medical malpractice claim.  You’ve been prescribed a medication that you are allergic to.…

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Owe Taxes to the IRS? Here Are Some Options

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Owing back taxes to the IRS is a very difficult situation to find yourself in. The IRS has extraordinary powers to obtain back taxes and can seize your property, garnish your wages and even take money out of your bank account. Naturally, you want to avoid having the IRS take any of these collection actions. Fortunately, you have several other options for resolving this issue. 120 Days If you are able to pay your back taxes in full but need more time to pay, the IRS has a program that allows you more time, giving up to 120 days to make your payment.…

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Setting Up Your Nonprofit's Board Of Directors

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If you’re in the process of formally creating a nonprofit corporation, then one of the legal requirements is that you create a board or directors. This board is going to have the power of running your nonprofit as well as deciding how funds are managed and spent. It is important that you choose a board that reflects your vision for your organization. Here are some tips on choosing board members who will work with your vision as well as provide good governance for your organization.…

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3 Mistakes To Avoid When Arrested For DUI

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Being charged with driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious offense that can have lasting implications if you are convicted. A DUI arrest should be taken seriously, and it is important to respond appropriately and promptly to the situation. Unfortunately, many people who are charged with DUI make a number of mistakes that can cause issues in the long run. Understanding the mistakes that many people make can help ensure that you take the proper steps if charged with DUI.…

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Should You File Bankruptcy Before The Holidays?

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The holiday season brings with it thoughts of food, family, and – for a lot of people – the specter of large credit card bills. If you’re already struggling with your debts and considering bankruptcy, you may be waiting until after Christmas and New Year’s Day to file. Here’s why that could be a very bad idea. You could rack up debts that can’t be discharged. Any new debts that you incur 90 days prior to the date you file for bankruptcy are likely to be heavily scrutinized by the bankruptcy court and they may be declared non-dischargeable unless they were necessities like food.…

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