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b2ap3_thumbnail_images-2_20160802-183449_1.jpgThere is a common misconception that if an individual is injured on the job and pursues a Workers’ Compensation claim, they are effectively filing a lawsuit against their employer for reimbursement of medical costs and lost wages.

Workers’ Compensation benefits are not the same things as suing an employer.

Work injury benefits arise from an employer paying into Workers’ Compensation insurance.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_images_20160802-180709_1.jpgDivorce often leads to child custody battles when both parents want the child for various reasons. These battles tend to lead to court dealings that may cause much time and money to resolve. These proceedings come about when the parents are unable to arrange times and a date to share the child or children and mediation has failed or is not considered be an option.

For the times parents are unable to agree, the court may decide which parent will have custody. Many factors are analyzed and among them, the child’s inclination may be an important consideration.

Child Preference

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b2ap3_thumbnail_mediation.jpgChoosing a divorce mediator is the first agreement divorcing spouses make together at the beginning of the divorce mediation process. It will be one of the most important decisions spouses reach during their divorce.

In divorce mediation, you will discuss issues that are personal, sensitive, and emotional. There will be times when you cover financial and legal issues. There will be times you communicate about important family issues. You will consider your thoughts and feelings as you reach agreements and create your own divorce terms. All the while, the divorce mediator you choose will guide you along the way.

There are many factors to think about when choosing the right family mediator. Below are five essential mediator qualities that spouses should consider before choosing a divorce mediator.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_images-3.jpgAs much as getting a divorce is an emotional decision, it is also a financial decision. Once someone has made the decision to pursue a divorce, he or she should immediately take steps to safeguard his financial and legal interests.

Gather Records

While an individual has access to records, he or she should gather anything that may be important. This includes a prenuptial agreement, will, insurance policies, proof of income, financial statements for accounts, identifying documents, mortgage documents and tax returns. This information should be kept away from the marital home and stored in a safe location.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_Property-Ownership--An-Estate-Planning-Basic-770x262.jpgInheritance laws are determined on the state level. These laws come into effect when the person who died left no will or his or her will is invalidated due to not following legal formalities, being the product of undue influence or duress, the testator lacking the requisite capacity or for other reasons as determined under state law. Additionally, some inheritance laws take effect even if a valid will was left and if the will says something that contradicts state law.

Rights of a Spouse

A spouse who survives his or her spouse often has several rights. The nature of these rights often depends on whether the decedent died in a state that recognizes community property or common law.

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