Leave No Debt Behind: An Old Mantra Made New Again, And What It Means

13 December 2018
 Categories: Law, Blog

Once upon a time, it was considered a shameful thing to leave any debt behind after you had passed away. That was because the debts were then passed to your spouse and children to pay off, leaving them and all future generations penniless and facing hardship unless they managed to pay off your old debts and theirs. When legal systems did away with debtor's prisons and workhouses, the practice of making living relatives pay the debts of deceased relatives eventually fell away, too. Read More 

Working In The United States

5 November 2018
 Categories: Law, Blog

If you are traveling to the United States for employment, then you may be confused by the variety of eligibility and paperwork requirements necessary to obtain a work permit. In many cases, your employer will have already taken care of these requirements or will help you to understand the process, but it can still be useful to learn the details yourself. In general, you will need a visa if you are not an American citizen or permanent resident and you intend to do any work (even temporary work) within the United States. Read More 

What To Do After Being Denied Disability

27 September 2018
 Categories: Law, Blog

When you are waiting to receive a response back from the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) office concerning whether or not you will be able to receive disability, it's easy to feel like you are on pins and needles. You're injured and unable to work, so the money that you are hoping to get from SSDI could be your only hope of supporting yourself and handling your financial responsibilities. If you've recently been the recipient of a denial letter, you need to know that there are still options. Read More 

Workers Compensation And Telecommuting

22 August 2018
 Categories: Law, Blog

If you're telecommuting for your employer and are injured on the job, then you have the same rights to workers compensation as any on-site employee. That means that if you're injured while engaging in the course of your work, then you are entitled to benefits. The law doesn't differentiate in regards to the location of the accident, but it may be difficult to prove whether or not your injuries are work-related when you're working at home. Read More 

Where’s My Inheritance? Understanding Ademption

19 July 2018
 Categories: Law, Blog

Where there's a will there may not always be a way to get your inheritance. Wills are meant to present a way for property to be distributed after a death, but what happens when that property no longer exists? If you have a will or are about to have one, read to learn more about the problems that could occur if you fail to update it. Life happens and wills get stale Read More