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The Responsibilities And Rights Of Parents After A Divorce

Once a divorce is finalized and the custody of your children is decided, you should be aware of the responsibilities you and your former spouse will have as parents. Non-custodial and custodial parents have titles that imply who the child is living with, but the responsibilities go beyond that. Make sure you understand the responsibilities and rights of both parents. Your Responsibilities Your responsibilities as husband and wife may have been very clear, but it can easily be complicated after a divorce. Read More 

Employment References: What Employers Should Know Before Providing Feedback For Former Employees

In general, employers are not legally prohibited from providing true information about a former employer to a new company they are applying to. The law provides protection from providing honest feedback about work performance of those who worked for them. However, a line can be crossed if a former employer is misrepresentative about that person's work performance or is dishonest about reference information. Doing so can result in a defamation lawsuit if you are found to be untruthful about your former employees. Read More 

Top Things People Can Hire Paralegals To Do Instead Of An Attorney

It is important to know that there are some legal matters that you can receive assistance with by simply hiring a licensed paralegal. Take a moment to review some of the following situations where a professional paralegal may be able to help you. Drafting An Uncontested Divorce Petition Since paralegals are not legally able to provide legal advice or counsel, they cannot help with divorce cases where one person will be contesting one issue or another. Read More 

Don’t Make These Common Mistakes after Being Arrested

If you get arrested, regardless of the type of crime and whether or not you committed the crime, there are some things you should not do. Unfortunately, these actions seem harmless to someone who doesn't know any better, so they are quite common among people being arrested for the first time. Here are three very important things you should avoid doing if you get arrested. 1. Telling the Police What Happened Read More 

Will Your Child Lose Disability Benefits After Turning 18?

Every one to six years, the Social Security Administration, or SSA, conducts a redetermination of people who receive disability benefits. Certain events, such as your disabled minor child turning 18 years of age, can trigger a review. If you have been notified that your child is due for a redetermination, here is what you need to know.  What Is the SSA Looking For? To prepare for the redetermination, it is important to understand exactly what the SSA is looking for. Read More