Social Security Benefits: How Do You Qualify?

The Social Security benefits program is a needs-based program, and while you may not have paid in enough to qualify for regular disability, there are other criteria. There are two things that will be considered: 1) you are unable to work five days a week; 2) you are...

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Filing for Bankruptcy

  The effects of Covid-19 are still being felt far and wide. Many businesses have had to shutter, and livelihoods have been affected. Sometimes, bankruptcy is your last resort, and it can be a scary thing. Filing for bankruptcy is not, nor should it be, a...

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Why You Need a Living Will

A Living Will is a legal document in which a person specifies what actions should be taken for their health if they are no longer able to make decisions for themselves because of illness or incapacity. It is similar in nature to power of attorney. Here are some...

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Your Questions LIVE! News 12 LawCall back in the studio July 11

Now, you can ask your legal questions LIVE once again. News 12 LawCall is returning to the live question and answer format viewers have enjoyed for a decade. After nearly a year and a half of Zoom-style programs using email questions, the legal call-in show is call-in...

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Prescription Drugs and DUI

  It is perfectly natural to assume that driving while under the influence is intended to mean driving while drunk after consuming alcohol. But, what about if you are driving while under the influence of a medication that your doctor has prescribed? Having a...

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Disability Insurance and Why You May Need It

  You may need disability insurance during your working lifetime if you ever become unable to work. While many people may think that the worst-case will never happen, sometimes it does, and that is where this type of insurance is important to have. Disability...

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Car Accidents and the Insurance Company

  Car accidents happen every day, many of them minor, in which you may not even feel injured. However, the pain may not come until several days later due to the accompanying adrenaline right after an accident.  Your neck hurts, you have unexplained headaches, or...

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Accidents in the Workplace: Are You Covered?

An accident in the workplace can be something as simple as bending over to pick up an item and injuring your back. Or stepping off of a curb in the company’s parking lot; these are things not necessarily the fault of the employer, but in both cases, you would have a...

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Planning for Your Future: 5 Steps to Begin

  When planning for your future, it is important to consider what may happen, and what you would prefer to happen after your passing.  The following are 5 legal instruments that you will want to use when estate planning. These include provisions for your worldly...

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Is Workers’ Compensation Your Only Recourse?

  If you are injured on the job, or acquire a work-related illness, worker’s comp will pay your medical expenses. And if you can’t work, it will also cover wage-loss compensation until you are able to return to work.  Workers’ Compensation is a form of insurance...

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