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Defamation law focuses on what constitutes a “false statement.” A Facebook post that accuses someone of abusive behavior would be defamatory. However, even if the statement is partially true, it can still be deemed defamatory. There are several ways to sue for defamation. A business owner, for example, can sue...
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If the insurance company is presenting you with a lowball offer, it may be because the insurer hasn’t done a thorough investigation and feels pressured to settle as quickly as possible. In addition, the insurance adjuster may downplay your injuries, saying that the offer is fair, or the insurer may...
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There are several ways to support a disabled child, including putting money into a trust. This way, you can protect your child’s inheritance while still ensuring that the money goes where it is needed. Another option is to disinherit the child altogether and increase the share of a trusted family...
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When drafting an estate plan, it is important to include all of your financial assets and documents. These should include bank and credit card accounts, mortgages, annuities, retirement benefits, and investment portfolios. You should include instructions for identifying beneficiaries and accessing your financial accounts. You may even want to include...
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The penalty for a third DWI in New York is permanent license revocation. A driver’s license is automatically suspended for one year following a third conviction. However, there are ways to avoid the automatic revocation of a license. One option is to request a hearing with the DMV. During this...
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A first-offense DWI in New York can carry serious consequences for its offender. While most first-time offenders are granted a lenient disposition, not every first-time offender is so fortunate. In New York, a person who is arrested for a first-offense DWI will have their license suspended for a certain period...
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A conditional license is a temporary driving permit that allows you to drive in specific circumstances. If your license is suspended, you may qualify to obtain one if your driving privileges would be impossible to obtain without driving. However, you must prove that your loss of privileges would cause you...
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So what is a non-disclosure agreement? It is a legal contract between two parties that specifies what information or materials are confidential. The purpose of a non-disclosure agreement is to prevent the disclosing of confidential material, knowledge, or information. Non-disclosure agreements are important for protecting the rights of both parties,...
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A common mistake made by lawyers is referring to the law of contracts of tort as civil. These two types of law are different, and the difference is sometimes so stark that lawyers have to consult a lawyer to understand them properly. In reality, a civil contract is no more...
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If you’re asking yourself, “What is chapter 13 bankruptcy?” you’ve come to the right place. Chapter 13 bankruptcy is a repayment plan that can help you eliminate your debt. You will probably be paying creditors a fraction of what you owe them, but you can start rebuilding your credit faster....
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Wills are important documents that relay what happens when someone dies. They tell your family what your intentions are in regards to your property and assets. Often, assets pass outside of a will, such as life insurance policies and retirement accounts. If you’ve never made a will, you should do...
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The first question to ask yourself is, “Is our marriage void?” There are several reasons why your marriage may not be a voidable one. You may have an unenforceable contract that the court may not recognize. If that’s the case, your marriage may be voidable. If it is, it may...
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If you are facing a DUI charge, you are likely wondering: which is worse? DUI stands for driving under the influence of alcohol. While both are serious criminal charges, the difference is subtle. The DWI offense is more serious than the DUI charge, but there are several ways to prove...
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A trust is a legal document that holds the assets of an individual. They can be used as an alternative to a will in many cases. For example, if Taylor, a parent, passes away, his estate is transferred to Taylor’s trustee. The trustee then manages the assets of Taylor for...
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According to international studies, the top reasons for divorce are unmet expectations and growing apart. Some spouses are at odds with each other because of personality conflicts, glaring political differences, or incompatibility. Other reasons include inability to communicate or agree, lack of love and commitment, or childlessness. These factors are...
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