Personal Injuries: Basic Knowledge For You
Many people don't realize that not everything can be addressed in a last will and testament. If you try to make your will a catch-all for every little thing, you could end up invalidating the entire will. To be on the safe (and legal) side, allow a probate or estate attorney to assist in you creating a will that covers your property, debts, bequests, and anything else that fits there. If you are interested, read on to find about some issues that are best not addressed in a will.
Most people know that a serious crime like murder has no time limit for prosecution. That means that no matter how long ago the crime occurred, someone can be brought to stand trial and be sentenced for murder. Most other crimes, however, even serious felonies like rape and kidnapping, do have to abide by the statute of limitations in the state where the crime occurred. Many people have not paused to consider the reasons why states have these rules about prosecuting crimes.
Discussing all of your options with an attorney when you decide that you'll file a divorce petition to end your marriage is important. Now is the time to take a look at what other steps you need to take, and there may be some additional things that you want to do right away. Many people who file for divorce also file temporary orders for spousal support, for child support, and to prevent their spouse from selling jointly owned possessions.
Are you in debt? Has the amount of money you owe to creditors continued to increase as you are unable to make payments and constantly have late fees added to the total? If this is the situation you are in, it might feel like there is absolutely no way to get out of it, but there is a solution. You may benefit from filing chapter 7 bankruptcy. Although filing for bankruptcy does appear on your credit history for nearly a decade, it is still a great way to overcome this situation, get rid of the stress, and get that fresh start you need to get your finances in order.
If you're single and don't have any children, you should still talk to an estate planning lawyer. In the event of your death, especially if it's unexpected, estate planning will ensure that your financial assets go where you want them. Common ideas for individuals in your situation are to give your money to any nieces and/or nephews. Many people will simply leave the money to a sibling who can give it to his or her children when they reach adulthood.
I have worked as a legal office assistant for about 20 years. The office specializes in personal injury claims, and many clients are looking for settlements. I have great compassion for the individuals I see, and most people are looking for money to pay their bills. Unfortunately, insurance claims are difficult and clients often file the wrong paperwork. They don't see many doctors due to costs, and settlement offers are generally low. I know that lawyers can help to raise claims substantially. They know the law and they can offer advice to clients so good results are seen. I want you to learn some basic information about personal injuries, insurance settlements, and the general claims process. Your rights and needs are important, but it's difficult to secure a settlement if you know nothing about the law. Gain some knowledge today, so your personal injury decisions are the right ones.
Many people don't realize that not everything can …
Most people know that a serious crime like murder …
Discussing all of your options with an attorney wh …
Are you in debt? Has the amount of money you owe t …
If you're single and don't have any children, you …