Few people don't have at least one credit card in their wallet. When a person passes away, loved ones left behind may be puzzled as to how to handle balances on credit cards. Read on and find out more about how credit card debts are affected by death. Probate and Debts of the Deceased Unless your loved one has very little debt and property, the estate will have to go through probate. [Read More]
Is It Possible To Challenge A Garnishment?
The average person needs every penny of their paycheck to survive. Therefore, when a person receives notice that a garnishment request has been levied against their earnings, it can feel overwhelming. Garnishments are a legally authorized process that is typically the result of a judgment that was awarded to another company or individual against you. Although they are legal, it does not mean that you don't have any options; there are measures you can take. [Read More]
Understanding Recoverable Damages In Wrongful Death Cases
"Damages" is a term used in law to describe the compensation that's paid to plaintiffs if they prevail in their cases. An award of damages can be made if someone pursues a claim successfully through the insurance system, direct negotiation with a self-insuring party or a lawsuit. If you're planning to meet with a wrongful death attorney to talk about the possibility of bringing a claim, you should try to familiarize yourself a bit with the types of damages that can be recovered. [Read More]
Getting The Social Security Disability Benefits You Need When You Can't Work
A serious accident can lead to injuries that make it impossible for you to work. An illness can leave you incapable of fulfilling your job duties. A disability can come on suddenly or can be caused by a chronic condition that gets worse over time. If you are unable to work, social security disability benefits are supposed to help you remain financially secure. In more than 60% of cases, the initial application for social security disability benefits is denied. [Read More]