Three Reasons You Should Run a Background Check Before Applying for a Green Card

13 July 2017
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When you work with an attorney on obtaining your green card, one of the first things he or she may recommend is to run a criminal background check on yourself. Although the United States Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS) only requires applicants to submit criminal records if they've have been convicted of a crime, here are three reasons you should follow your attorney's advice and get a background check. To Verify You Weren't Convicted of a Crime Read More 

When You Get Hurt In A Grocery Store: Falling On A Wet Floor And Your Right To Sue For Personal Injury

13 March 2017
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If you are walking through a grocery store and you suddenly slip and fall on a wet floor, chances are you will have the right to sue the grocery store for any personal injury that you sustain. When you fall but there isn't an injury, you don't have a viable case to file in court. When you sustain a serious injury that keeps you out of work for a number of weeks, you will have damages that you can potentially seek compensation for. Read More 

Tips for Dealing with a Slip-and-Fall Injury in a Retail Store

26 January 2016
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Falling in the middle of a retail store is dangerous, both for you and the other shoppers. If you fell in a retail store and got hurt, you may be eligible for compensation from the store. In order to collect anything you're owed, you're going to have to build a solid case. Most courts will need to see that whatever caused you to fall was a hazard and that it should have been recognized and addressed by the employees at the store. Read More 

What Happens To Your Social Security Disability Benefits When Government Funding Runs Low?

30 December 2014
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As more Baby Boomers enter their retirement years, the Social Security trust fund has begun to run low. And some economists have predicted that payments made from Social Security (including Social Security Disability payments) may be reduced as early as 2016, with an up to 20 percent cut in benefits. What will happen to your Social Security Disability payments when the trust fund runs low? Read on to learn more about how these economic factors can affect your monthly income, as well as steps you can take to help lessen the financial impact on your lifestyle. Read More 

Should You Include Loans From Family Members On Your Bankruptcy Petition?

29 December 2014
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People who are struggling with debt often take out loans from family members to help cover some of their expenses. However, if the debt load gets to be too much and they decide to file for bankruptcy, they may not know exactly how to handle loans obtained from their relatives. If you find yourself in this situation, here's some advice on what you should do. Bankruptcy Law Requirements When you file for chapter 7 bankruptcy, you are required to list all of your creditors on schedules D, E and F. Read More