Law

What If You Receive An Overpayment Notice From The Social Security Administration?

When an overpayment of Social Security disability benefits occurs, you are expected to return the funds back to the Social Security Administration, or SSA. However, if the funds are not returned and the agency realizes its mistake, your benefits could be impacted until the agency receives the funds back. If you have received notice of an overpayment, here is what you need to know.  What Will the Social Security Administration Do? Read More 

3 Topics To Remember When Creating A Child Visitation Agreement

Mediation is an important part of the divorce process. If you and your spouse have agreed to work together to create a visitation agreement for your child, it is important that you ensure that most possible scenarios are covered to avoid confusion in the future. Here are some of those aspects to include in your agreement.  Pick Up and Drop Off For some co-parents, one of the most difficult parts of visitation is the pick up and drop off of the child. Read More 

What Is Workers’ Compensation?

Workers' compensation is a system that exists to provide for employees that suffered injuries on the job. In order to secure workers' comp, you will need to go through a fairly straightforward process that you might not be familiar with. To help you get started, here is a brief introduction to the subject: What is workers' comp? Workers' compensation is an insurance program that is heavily tied to the government. It varies by state, and some states require workers' comp while others do not. Read More 

Four Characteristics Of A Small Claims Courts

Small claims courts have been set up to handle minor disputes between individuals or individuals and businesses. Having special courts for these cases ensures that the cases do not clog up the other courts that handle more serious issues. There are some characteristics of small claims courts that set them apart from the rest. Here are a few examples of these unique features: Jury Trial is Not Common In almost every case brought before a small claims court, it's the judge who settles the dispute because juries are seldom used in these courts  On one side, this is good because the judge isn't likely to be influenced by emotions like jurors, and he or she understands the law well enough to make an impartial decision. Read More 

2 Effective Defenses For Drug Possession Charges

Drug possession is one of the more serious drug crimes that can land you in serious trouble with the authorities. Depending on the type of drug substance involved, as well as the amount, the charges you face could range from a misdemeanor to a more serious felony charge. If you have been arrested for drug possession, there a number of defenses you can employ to beat the charges against you. Read on to see if these 2 defenses may be relevant to your particular case. Read More