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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 

Who Gets Fido? Pet Custody And Divorce

Child custody arrangements are often major issues in a divorce, but the disposition of pets are becoming increasingly common issues in divorce court as well. Many people think of their fur babies as children, so it's no surprise that who gets custody of the beloved family pet is so hotly contested. If you have a divorce in your future, read on for more information about how pet custody issues are decided. Read More