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What Are The Defenses To An Assault Charge?

Assault charges can be brought out of any number of unfortunate incidents including bar fights, arguments at sports events, and altercations in social settings. No matter what level of charge is brought and what the potential fine or jail time is, assault charges are very serious because they are considered crimes of violence that could be disqualifying for employment or apartments. If you've been charged with assault, there are a few defenses that you may have. Read More 

How To Avoid Being Drowned In Medical Debt

The most common debt that debtors suffer from is medical debt. If you are someone who is struggling with medical issues, there may be ways in which you can avoid medical debt to avoid bankruptcy. Avoid Cost Sharing One of the primary reasons for medical debt is cost sharing. This is the phenomenon where debtors are expected to pay for a portion of the medical costs that they face. Cost sharing has reached a level that is greater than most households have in savings. Read More 

Tips For Seeking Disability Benefits For Kids On The Autism Spectrum

If your child has been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, the condition can lead to some far-reaching struggles for many years to come. For kids who are unable to meet the demands of a standard daily routine, it can mean that the potential for regular school service and a productive job is minimal. In that case, you may be thinking about applying for Social Security Disability. Here's a look at what you should know about your options. Read More 

Four Things You Need To Do During The Estate Planning Process

Thinking about death isn't fun, especially if it's your own. However, creating a plan to divide your estate after you're gone relieves the burden from your family members, as well as ensures that all of your loved ones understand your wishes. However, you need to do more than write a will when you're creating a plan for your estate. You need to take numerous things into consideration -- at the very least you need to do these four things. Read More 

Is Mediation The Best Option In Your Divorce?

Divorce mediation is one of the options you and your spouse have for settling the division of your marital assets and debts. Mediation can be beneficial, but it is not always the best choice for some couples. To help you and your spouse determine if mediation is a viable option, here are some situations in which it does and does not work.  When Is Mediation Possible? If you and your spouse have mutually decided to divorce and there is no chance of reconciling, mediation can possibly work. Read More