Digital Court Recording Vs. The Traditional Court Reporting: Which Is Better? The Answer Might Surprise You

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Which is better: a traditional court reporter or a digital replacement? If you're thinking that the digital replacement is the better, cheaper option, think again. When you rely on a digital court recording over a live human, you lose out in surprising ways. Here are two reasons that people think that a digital court recording is better than a traditional court reporter (and why they are wrong): 1. The services of a digital recording tech cost less than those of a traditional court reporter.

15 December 2015

Early Retirement: Understand the Benefit Reduction & Preparedness Tips

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You are planning to retire early, but there are a few things you should do to be prepared. You could talk to your social security attorney regarding what you can expect regarding your benefits. The following guide will enlighten you on what you can expect and how to better prepare for early retirement.  Understand the Reduction The first thing that you should be aware of is how the reduction works regarding your benefits.

28 November 2015

The Big And Small Of It: 3 Reasons You Need A Corporate Lawyer

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You own a small business, not a big corporation. You don't need to hire an attorney. Right? Wrong. Whether your business is a small mom and pop enterprise or a multi-million dollar corporation, you need the services of an attorney, such as Ashley West. For one thing, you never know when a lawsuit is going to rear its ugly head. Once you're hit with a lawsuit, the damage might have already been done.

10 November 2015

What Your Lawyer Wants You To Know During A Divorce Process

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A divorce is just about one of the hardest things a person can ever go through. It is possible that you may lean on your lawyer more than you would like to, and it is also possible that you might be hindering yourself more than helping. These are certain things your lawyer wants you to know during the divorce process that might not have crossed your mind. Too Many Calls

23 October 2015

Nailing Down A Number In Personal Injury Settlements


In many personal injury cases, a particular amount of money in a court award or settlement is the ultimate goal. Here are some ways that personal injury lawyers evaluate settlement offers. Adding Up Costs One of the things that an injury lawyer might do when called upon to advance a client's interests in court is to add up all of the likely or potential costs of an injury over time and present these to the client to try to figure out a meaningful amount of settlement money to request.

7 October 2015

3 Types Of Divorces

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When it comes to the end of your marriage, this may be a difficult time. The numerous amount of changes that will occur can be overwhelming. Some of these may include financial changes, living arrangements and child custody problems if children are involved. It's ideal to prepare for a divorce as much as possible beforehand and by knowing some of the most common ones selected may be beneficial to you. 

21 September 2015

Military Technicians And VA Claims

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The Veterans Affairs claim system can be difficult to work through with so many different requirements for injuries and conditions. Although all military risks should be treated equally, some conditions that aren't overtly damaging may not be believable unless you've had the foresight and luck to complain about the issue while in the military. If you feel that the VA isn't taking your complaint seriously because of the nature of your condition, take the time to understand similar situations and ways to boost your claim's potency.

1 September 2015

Proving You Are Disabled May Be Harder Than You Think: Getting From Denied To Approved For Social Security Disability Benefits

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When you are no longer able to work, you can apply for social security disability benefits. While you may feel terrible, and be unable to complete any meaningful work, proving that you are disabled may be harder than you think. If the disability is recent, or you have not sought treatment for your disability, it is likely that you will be denied benefits when you first apply. Medical Treatment is the Key to Proving You are Disabled

12 August 2015

Steps To Take Before Filing For Bankruptcy

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No one really enjoys filing for bankruptcy, but in certain instances it may be necessary if you find you cannot pay for bills, finance charges, or interest rates that are piling up. Before you take the plunge in filing, make sure there are no other alternatives that can be put into motion to help you get a handle on your debt. Here are a few steps to take to try getting your finances in order before you take the step in deciding bankruptcy is the action needed.

29 July 2015

3 Things That Can Hurt Your Car Accident Case

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Car accidents are no fun. Whenever you are involved in a car accident that someone else causes, you may find that you need to file a lawsuit against them in court. However, most cases like this are never easy wins for the plaintiff. Here are three things that can hurt your car accident case. 1. You are found to share responsibility for the accident. Your ability to collect any money for damages or injuries can be greatly impacted if the court finds that you share in the fault for the accident.

15 July 2015