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How to Appear and Behave in a Criminal Justice Courtroom

When you are charged with a crime, you will need to appear in court. In most cases, you will need to appear even if you are represented by a criminal defense lawyer.  While the outcome of your case should be based on the facts and the law, how you conduct yourself in court can certainly affect your case.   Creating a good first impression for any circumstances is essential (even in a courtroom). You have this opportunity to either... ❯❯❯

Protect Your Peace of Mind With Advance Health Care Directives and Living Wills

Protect Your Peace of Mind With Advance Health Care Directives and Living WillsDo you want to ensure that your wishes and beliefs are upheld in your medical care? Advance health care directives instruct others about your wishes concerning medical treatment, should you become unable to communicate them yourself. Documenting your plans can give you greater peace of mind and make decisions easier for your loved ones in potentially stressful situations. Here are some steps that will help you create these important... ❯❯❯

Essential Steps for Setting Up a Trust Fund

Essential Steps for Setting Up a Trust FundHave you considered setting up a trust fund but were intimidated by the process? A trust fund doesn’t have to be complicated and your attorney or bank can guide you through the process. Follow these steps: 1. Determine why you want or need a trust fund. Depending on your needs, the trust fund process can change. You don’t need a high income with a large number of assets to benefit from a trust. Trusts can be an important... ❯❯❯

5 Ways to Use Technology to Protect Your Finances During Divorce

If you’re going through a divorce, it’s important to stay aware of any actions that occur on your financial accounts. Technology can be a useful part of your plan to keep your money safe. Use these strategies to take advantage of technology to protect your accounts:   1. Change your personal account passwords. If your ex knows your passwords, it’s essential that you change them immediately. 2. Monitor accounts with online tools.... ❯❯❯

Beware of These Top 6 Estate Planning Mistakes

Beware of These Top 6 Estate Planning MistakesMost people view estate planning in the same way they view a root canal: Put it off until the pain is too great to ignore any longer. Also, those with little income or net worth believe that estate planning doesn’t apply to their situation. But estate planning is much more than just the allocation of cash, real estate, and other assets. There are other things to consider, too. There are many errors that occur again and again in estate... ❯❯❯

5 Warning Signs to Recognize Senior Abuse

5 Warning Signs to Recognize Senior AbuseNo one thinks about ABUSE until it rears its ugly head... and usually after it has been going on for a while. And no one wants to think it can happen to their parents. After all, they are in a reputable nursing facility where it is well maintained and has a very friendly staff. It does. And the more you know the "warning signs" the faster you will be able to stop it from happening to your loved ones. Allow me to share a story with you... ❯❯❯

What to Know Before You Plan Your Estate

What to Know Before You Plan Your EstateWhat is Estate Planning? In short, estate planning is the transfer of your estate and wealth in the most cost-effective and efficient way. The Living Trust becomes an integral tool in doing this since no other planning device offers the same level of flexibility, control and management while you're alive and when you depart. In 2015 $2.6 Billion Dollars was lost in Probate Courts nationwide. This because people failed to understand... ❯❯❯

What You Need to Know About Family Leave

Whether you are sick, injured, or pregnant it is important to know the basics of family leave. The two most important statutes are the Oregon Family Leave Act ("OFLA") and the Family Medical Leave Act ("FMLA"). The OFLA is specific to Oregon and is similar to the FMLA, which is the federal version. The following are answers to commonly asked questions: Am I eligible to take leave? To be eligible under the FMLA you must have worked 12... ❯❯❯

Situations When You Need to Take Help of An Employment Lawyer

The employment lawyer will help you to resolve any workplace disputes. The lawyer has a specialization in solving any of your legal rights. They will also handle the case related to human rights issues. If you want your lawyer to help in your cause, then they will ask for certain information (evidence) that can support your case. They hope you will be a bit realistic about the outcomes. Helping them in a right way saves you money and... ❯❯❯

10 Signs to Detect If Your Employer Is an Abuser Before He Beats You

Abuse is not an old headline at all among overseas Filipino workers. Serious cases of employer's abuse from the tale of Flor Contemplacion, to the executed Jakatia Pawa, to the most recent, Joanna Demafelis, the lady kept in a freezer, had marked ailing scars in our history and which had cast fear among aspiring OFWs. The government has already imposed measures to protect OFWs abroad, even deployment ban to countries with ill... ❯❯❯

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