If you are about to divorce, you may already be aware of the financial impact. The bulk of financial issues can be summarized in four main ways. Read on so that you can be ready to protect your financial interests when you divorce.
1. Property and Debts
Divorcing couples live either in a community property state or an equal distribution state. When it comes to what the couple owns and what the couple owes to creditors, these two models dictate how things are divided.
Were you injured in an auto accident with a semi truck? If so, this accident is a bit more unique than an accident with a regular passenger vehicle. Here are three things to know about what you should be doing to help ensure that you get the compensation you deserve.
Call The Police Immediately
A semi truck accident will require a lot more investigation afterward to determine what happened. That is why it is in your best interest to call the police immediately.
Personal injury law protects you if you sustain injuries due to someone else's ignorance or intentional actions. Different situations can yield a lawful personal injury claim, but bear in mind that not all injuries amount to legal liability. You usually are required to provide financial, psychological, or physical evidence to show that the plaintiff is responsible for causing your injuries due to negligence. A personal injury lawyer will help you collect and present the evidence in the form of medical examination reports, police reports, or videos from the accident scene.
If you are single, one of the last things you might be thinking about is your estate plan. However, something will happen to your assets when you pass away and you will want to have control over the process. If you're not sure what you can do with your estate, an attorney can help.
How Your Assets Are Distributed as a Single Person
If you pass away while single, your surviving parents and siblings will inherit equal portions of your estate.
If you have been applying for SSDI and you have just gotten turned down for the first time, you have an appeals process that you can go through. You may think that it's easier for you to just drop your application and then pick it up again and reapply later, but you should actually continue the application process by going through the appeal. It's going to be easier for you to continue with the process you are already in, and you will get back pay, which is calculated using the date of your application, so if you drop it, you will have to start that clock all over again.