If you get hurt in a car accident with a mail truck or another United States Postal Office or USPS vehicle, you may be wondering whether your car accident case is different than a typical one. Since the USPS is a federal government agency, there are different laws that apply to car accident cases that involve them. Let’s dive deeper into what these laws are and how they may affect you.
Reviewing and updating your estate planning documents should be one of your top priorities after completing your divorce. Your documents likely name your former spouse as your primary beneficiary upon your death, as well as giving him or her power of attorney in case you are incapacitated. If you do not have an estate plan, it is vital that you create one. A living trust or will can dictate what actions should be taken after your death or incapacitation and protect your surviving children.
Divorce can be difficult for children. Living in two households, watching parents date and remarry, and getting introduced to step-siblings and half-siblings are several of the many changes divorce can bring to your children’s lives.
If you are going through a divorce and have children, child support is likely at the top of your mind. Since there are many misconceptions about this topic, we have compiled this list of common questions about child support in Illinois. Once you read through the answers to these questions, you’ll become more familiar with the basics of child support and how it may affect you.
Divorce is a stark financial adjustment for people who are stay-at-home parents or spouses. Women have traditionally been the ones to take the domestic role in a marriage, though an increasing number of men have become stay-at-home dads and husbands. The domestic spouse is likely financially dependent upon the working spouse, and this will initially continue after the divorce. Child support and spousal maintenance help but do little more than keep someone afloat. If you are a stay-at-home parent getting a divorce, there is no avoiding that you will need to find your own source of work income.
Sometimes, couples opt for a long-term separation rather than a divorce. If you are unsure of which option is right for you, it is important to understand the true definition of a long-term separation as well as the pros and cons it offers.
If your divorce has not turned you off to relationships altogether, you may eventually feel the urge to start dating again. A new relationship can be healthy and give you a type of happiness that you have missed ever since your marriage fell apart. However, entering an ill-advised relationship can hurt you if:
Some expenses are necessary as part of the divorce process, but others are avoidable if you make the effort. Identifying the difference between the two is more complex than trying to cut down on your largest expenses. For instance, finding the cheapest attorney may cost you more during the divorce if that attorney cannot help you negotiate a favorable divorce settlement. There are several sensible ways to save on divorce expenses while still obtaining the divorce agreement you need:
If you are involved in a car accident, you will have to file an insurance claim for any damage to your vehicle and injuries you sustained. You may come in contact with an insurance adjuster and be unsure of what to tell them. In order to increase your chances of collecting the fair and full compensation you may be entitled to, adhere to these five tips for dealing with an insurance adjuster.
You likely use Facebook on a regular basis. Although it may be tempting to vent about your soon to be ex and discuss your divorce on Facebook, doing so can do more harm than good. While you are going through a divorce, you should be careful about what you share on Facebook and keep your personal life private. Here are four ways Facebook can be used against you in divorce:
Also known as clear ice, black ice is a thin coating of glaze ice on roads. It’s virtually transparent and often seen in the colder months. It usually forms on bridges, overpasses, the bottoms of hills, and anywhere where there is no sunlight. If you get into a car accident that was caused by black ice, you may be wondering who is at fault. Read on to find out.
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