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Working through divorce matters must be a priority

People who are going through a divorce might be shocked to know that these things take time to adjudicate. One reason is that you have to negotiate with your ex over terms of property division and child custody or you have to go to court. We know that some people who are divorcing might be ready to get things finished quickly. For these individuals, mediation or collaborative divorce are likely the best options.

Working with your ex might not be easy. One of the most productive strategies is to put your feelings about the past aside so that you can make decisions based on the current situation. Also, consider how each decision might impact your future. This can help you evaluate your options.

Repayment is part of a Chapter 13 bankruptcy

Filing for Chapter 13 bankruptcy means that you are going to have to make regular payments to a bankruptcy trustee who will divide those between your creditors. The payments will last three to five years. For the duration of the case, you will have to live off only the remaining income you have because you can't take on new credit while you are in the midst of a bankruptcy.

When a repayment plan is determined, there are several factors that are considered. One of these is your income. Your necessary expenses, such as utilities and housing costs, are also factored in. The amount of your debts and the value of certain assets will also come into the picture.

Negligence is the basis of personal injury lawsuits

During the winter months in Maryland, outdoor surfaces like sidewalks, parking lots and roads might be slick due to snow and ice. The slippery conditions can lead to accidents, including car wrecks and slip-and-fall accidents. The victims in these cases might decide to seek compensation when this happens.

One of the necessary components of these cases it that you have to show that the defendant was negligent. This is a big deal because it is the entire basis of your case. Without showing this, there is a good chance that your case won't be successful.

Plan for career success during your divorce

Divorce impacts every aspect of your life. While you might want to focus primarily on how it affects your social and personal life, you also have to think about your professional life. Ideally, you will be able to take steps so that your career continues on as smoothly as possible through the legal process to end your marriage.

If you aren't self-employed, let your boss know what's going on. This gives them a heads up about what you will need in the upcoming months. You don't have to go into the details about the divorce, but you should share the basic details like upcoming court dates.

Child custody and property division must be thought out carefully

Divorce and child custody are two family law matters that often go hand-in-hand. When you know your marriage is over, you need to think about what you are going to do now. If you have children, your top priority has to be making sure they are being cared for in the best way possible.

For many parents, the child custody arrangements are difficult to establish. You are accustomed to being around your child all the time, so having to think about the parenting time schedule might be disheartening. This is especially true when you start working out a holiday plan for when the children will see each parent.

What are some benefits of bankruptcy?

When you hear the word "bankruptcy," you might think of someone who has spent their money without thinking. Some people assume that they got to the point where they are because of their own mistakes.

The reality is that everyone who files bankruptcy has a different reason and different story. Some ended up in deep medical debt. Some have disabilities. Others spent in ways that weren't wise. The most important thing to take away from this is that bankruptcy can happen to anyone.

Dressing the part plays a role in success in family court

When you have a court date or hearing with a judge, it's important that you present yourself appropriately even if you don't expect an argument or difficulties that day. The way you present yourself makes a difference in all aspects of your life, even in a family court setting.

No judge is going to blame you for not wanting to wear a new suit with a bottle-fed baby in tow, but the reality is that appearances are the first thing on which people judge you. If you come to court in baggy, torn clothing, the judge may think you are less capable of caring for your child than an ex-spouse wearing a pristine suit.

4 top causes of bankruptcy in America

Financial calamity can happen to anyone. Everything from sudden emergencies to poor spending decisions can put you in trouble. If you are considering filing for bankruptcy because of your money problems, you are not the only one. Over 700,000 people and businesses are likely to declare bankruptcy in 2018

What is causing so many Americans to go bankrupt? Here are the top culprits for bankruptcy.

Pedestrians and car crashes: These common injuries can be deadly

No one likes to get hurt, and for the most part, people usually don't suffer serious injuries. They may get a cut here or there or suffer from a bump to the head, but the majority of injuries require only a day or two for recovery. Even with more serious wounds, like a simple fracture, pain is typically minor and recovery doesn't take long.

The problem emerges when people suffer serious injuries as a result of a collision in a vehicle or because of other incidents. For example, if you are walking along the side of the road and get hit from behind by a drunk driver, you will likely have significant injuries that require medical care.

Supermarket enters into Chapter 11 bankruptcy for protection

Bankruptcy is often seen as a problem, but if you're struggling with money, the reality is that bankruptcy is actually a solution. It is one way that you can resolve your financial woes and get back to a stable place.

Business is always changing, so it's not unusual to see popular stores go bankrupt. Depending on the kind of bankruptcy filed, it may mean the end of an era for businesses or just a few months of restructuring.

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