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Three Reasons To Avoid Filing For Bankruptcy Yourself

23 February 2018
 Categories: Law, Blog

If you have decided to file for bankruptcy and are also thinking about filing for bankruptcy yourself, you should reconsider. There are forms available at legal stores, so it would seem an easy thing to do. But there are many problems that you are likely to encounter. The following are just three reasons to consult with an attorney when filing for Chapter 7 or 13 bankruptcy. You may not qualify Read More …

Know Your Business Partner Is Stealing Money From The Company? Act Fast Now

24 January 2018
 Categories: Law, Blog

A business partnership can be straining when there is money missing or disagreements on spending and when you can't agree on how to manage the business together. If you are concerned that your partner has been stealing money from the profits and that they are withholding information from you, you'll want to talk with a lawyer right away. Before you confront your partner and give them a chance to hide any of the evidence you may be able to get, your lawyer will want information about the following. Read More …

Kung-Fu Panda And A Case Of Intellectual Property Fraud

3 October 2017
 Categories: Law, Blog

A seasoned artist brought a rather serious lawsuit against DreamWorks Animation -- one that actually survived the studio's request for summary judgment. That fact alone made it seem like the case had some unusual merits -- and then it took an unusual twist that should be a warning sign to trademark trolls everywhere: if you're going to try to sue for the theft of your original ideas or art, make sure that you didn't steal them from somewhere else. Read More …

Veterans, In Financial Trouble With Injuries?

24 February 2017
 Categories: Law, Blog

Transitioning to a civilian life can be difficult, especially if you have injuries and other conditions from your time in military service. Some issues are severe enough to make disability an obvious answer, but even the small aches and pains or mental unrest can add up over time. Don't grin and bear it; get the help you need from a multitude of support services. If you don't take it, the money and resources will just sit there unused--and not just waiting for a person in greater need. Read More …

Strengthening Your Social Security Disability Claim To Get The Benefits You Deserve

10 February 2017
 Categories: Law, Blog

When you are disabled and are no longer able to work, it's time to apply for Social Security disability benefits. While the process can be difficult, you can make your application stronger when you focus on providing accurate documentation and proof of your disability. Responding to all questions from Social Security is essential, and having your treatment team on board with your application will strengthen your application. If you are hurt, but you aren't going to any providers to try to recover from your illness or injury, you won't have anyone to back up your claim that you are disabled and unable to keep working. Read More …