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Why Should You Sign a Marital Settlement Agreement?

Why Should You Sign a Marital Settlement Agreement?

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Marriage is a legal contract between two people who agree to share their lives together. A marriage is often considered to be the union of a man and woman, although same-sex marriages have been recognized in some countries. In many jurisdictions, a marriage may be dissolved by divorce; however, in some jurisdictions, the first step towards dissolving a marriage is a marriage separation agreement PDF. An MSA is not legally binding until both parties sign it. Here are some reasons why you should sign a marital settlement agreement. Sets out the terms of separation A marital separation agreement (MSA) is a written document that sets out the terms of a separation between spouses. Both parties work out the details of the divorce themselves. Makes all kinds of marital property distri...

When it’s time to settle your claim, know when to do it

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If you're tempted to utilize the typical bargaining strategy of rejecting the initial offer, countering with a higher offer, and hoping for a compromise, you're not alone. However, this isn't always the wisest course of action. Legal settlement guidelines in some states may even require that you pay. You may have to pay the defendant's legal fees and court costs if you reject a settlement offer, go to trial, and are awarded less than the settlement sum. Avoid rejecting a decent first settlement offer out of hand. Consider the Settlement Offer's Timing Another important consideration is the timing of the initial offer. If you accept a settlement offer before consulting with an attorney and building your case, you're likely to receive a lowball offer from the insurer. You may get a ...
Top 4 benefits of working with a Probate Attorney

Top 4 benefits of working with a Probate Attorney

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Creating or amending estate planning documents such as wills, trusts, health care directives, powers of attorney, and other tools is critical to ensuring your intentions are carried out when you die or become incapacitated. In today's digital era, estate planning is a do-it-yourself alternative. The seeming cheap cost of using an internet service provider to generate legal papers is normal. But doing so may cause your estate strategy to fail. There are many benefits to hiring an estate planning attorney to design and execute your legal paperwork. Four of these benefits are: ·       Changing Will: The paperwork must be changed if the nominee desires to leave money to their children or relatives. It's a long and challenging process that may drain you psychologically and physically. C...
Few Key Clauses That Every Business Must Include in Their Referral Agreement

Few Key Clauses That Every Business Must Include in Their Referral Agreement

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Any referral agreement is known as a formal agreement between two businesses in which one party pays the other for referring consumers or clients. As good referrals may be a lucrative and consistent source of revenue, many firms enter into referral agreements. You should have an agreement that protects your interests if you want to enter into a certain referral relationship with another company. Otherwise, you risk hurting the reputation of your company through bad referrals or dissatisfied consumers. I will always prefer to seek the services of any commercial business lawyer near me that I can get from a well-known legal firm called Vault Legal in Australia. The following are a few things that must always be included in a referral agreement document. Nature of the Agreement ...
How to File a Lawsuit for Nursing Home Abuse

How to File a Lawsuit for Nursing Home Abuse

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Before we discuss how to file a case against nursing home abuse, it is important to understand what constitutes nursing home abuse. A better understanding of the legal concept will help you determine whether what the patient suffered from can indeed be termed as nursing home abuse. For example, a procedural mistake, committed by the physician in charge would be classified as medical malpractice/negligence, even though the patient might be resident in a nursing home during the incident. Read on as we explain both the concept of nursing home abuse and the necessary steps to file a lawsuit against the offending institution or individual. What Constitutes as Nursing Home Abuse? Nursing home abuse can be properly defined as neglectful and/or abusive behavior by the staff at a nursing h...
4 Ways to Improve Your Chance of Winning a Personal Injury Claim

4 Ways to Improve Your Chance of Winning a Personal Injury Claim

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After a car accident or another event that led to you being injured or hurt through no fault of your own, dealing with the fallout can be a very difficult process. Every year, over six million Americans are injured on the roads alone and even more sustain injuries at work, home or in public places through no fault of their own. If you believe that your injury could have been prevented, it’s worth considering if you have grounds to sue for a personal injury case. Whether it’s because another driver crashed into your vehicle or you slipped and fell in an area that was poorly maintained, if somebody else’s carelessness led to your injury in any way, you deserve compensation for what you’ve been through. So, how do you improve your chance of winning? Hire a Good Lawyer: First of all, don...
Protecting Your Physical Health After an Injury

Protecting Your Physical Health After an Injury

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Everyone injures themselves at some point in their life, whether it be a severe and potentially life changing injury or not. Either way, it is important that you protect your physical health as far as you possibly can. This does not mean that you should not do anything fun in life in case you hurt yourself; rather, it is more about ensuring that you act appropriately should you have an injury. Here are some things to keep in mind. Not Worsening Your Injury When you have an injury, this can be a big shock and can make you feel discomforted during the healing process. It can feel very frustrating, particularly as injuries are often completely out of your control and were not your fault whatsoever. However, it is vital that you act as though you have an injury and do not simply neglect ...
Dog Bites and Knowing Your Rights If You’ve Been Bitten

Dog Bites and Knowing Your Rights If You’ve Been Bitten

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If you’ve visited a worksite, a colleague, friend, or even a family member and been bitted by a dog, it’s an upsetting occurrence. Sometimes, a bite is more of a nip that hasn’t broken the skin and is a warning by the animal. In more severe cases, a wound can become infected from a dog who is carrying a disease that affects humans too. So, what’s the situation with dog bites and how is it relevant to personal injury claims? Long-standing One-Bite Law The so-called one-bite law has been in place for decades. Certain states include it as state law whereas others do not. However, it’s quite common now. For the states that support this approach to dog bites, the owners accept liability for one or more dog bites when they had advanced knowledge that their dog might attack and bite some...
The Main Differences Between Truck Accidents and Car Accidents from a Legal Standpoint

The Main Differences Between Truck Accidents and Car Accidents from a Legal Standpoint

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If you’ve been recently involved in an accident with a truck, you may assume that the procedures are pretty much the same. However, there are some notable differences between filing a claim against a driver and a truck driver working for a company. Being aware of these differences will help you know what to expect, what you should be looking for, and how compensation will be affected. Let’s take a look at some of the main differences between truck and car accidents from a legal standpoint. The Different Levels of Liability One of the biggest differences with a truck accident is that there are many more parties involved, and by parties, we don't mean victims - we mean legal parties that could be held liable. The first level is the driver. If the driver was negligent or under the in...
Victim of a Bike Accident in Massachusetts? Here are 3 Important Things You Need to Know

Victim of a Bike Accident in Massachusetts? Here are 3 Important Things You Need to Know

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The greatest danger bike riders face are cars on the road. When a car hits a bike, the bicyclist will bear the brunt of the damage. The car hood may be dented, but the rider is likely to end up in the hospital. This is why you must know what you should do in case you're a victim and understand the law in your jurisdiction. If you’re a victim of a bike accident in Massachusetts, here are three important things you need to know. Treat It Like a Car Accident If you’ve been hit by a car, know that you need to treat the situation just as you would a typical car accident. Call 911 if anyone needs medical assistance. Try to document the names of drivers and any witnesses, along with their contact information. Record their driver’s license numbers and take a picture of their insurance car...