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What Is Included In An ALJ’s Determination Letter For A Disability Claim Appeal?

21 October 2015
 Categories: Law, Blog

If you request an appeal of a denied Social Security disability benefits claim and lose the appeal, a hearing with an administrative law judge, or ALJ, is scheduled if you want to continue the appeals process. The judge will review the evidence and make a decision. You will receive a determination notice that provides a look into what factors the judge considered. To help you understand the judge's decision, here is an explanation of three areas which should be included in the notice. Read More …

3 Reasons You Need A Lawyer When Developing Your Estate Plan

24 September 2015
 Categories: Law, Blog

Can you truly say you have it what it takes to draft your own estate plan? For most of you, you probably can't. There is a lot more to an estate plan than listing your assets and deciding who gets them once you pass. Things can get a lot more complicated. Here are three reasons that you should consider hiring an attorney to handle your end-of-life plans: 1. A Lawyer Can Help You Accurately Craft and Customize a Will. Read More …

Tips for Hiring Your Criminal Defense Lawyer

14 September 2015
 Categories: , Blog

Going to court unprepared can give you a rude awakening, especially if you are facing criminal charges. You'll need to be sure to put some time and energy into hiring a credible criminal defense lawyer so that you are able to develop a strategy that will help you to either walk with an acquittal or receive a lesser sentence via a plea bargain. When you're going through the process of hiring a professional, highly reputable criminal defense lawyer whose business you trust, consider these guidelines. Read More …

3 Reasons A Judge Would Grant A Fault Divorce

28 August 2015
 Categories: Law, Blog

If you are filing for a divorce, chances are that you are filing a no-fault divorce. This means that one person in particular did not cause the end of the marriage. Instead, both spouses for their own reasons decided that they no longer wanted to be married to each other. However, in some cases you may have grounds to a fault divorce, meaning that one spouse did something that caused that made the marriage unsalvageable. Read More …

What Documents Do You Need for a Medical Malpractice Case?

12 August 2015
 Categories: Law, Blog

Medical malpractice is an area of personal injury law that states a medical professional was negligent and that negligence led to an injury, loss, or more severe illness on the part of a patient. If you believe your illness or injury was worsened due to neglect from a surgeon, doctor, nurse, or member of hospital staff, you might be able to sue them for damages. Here are some documents and records you need to have for this type of case. Read More …