Understanding Alimony

Alimony is often called spousal support. It's designed to provide an income for the non-breadwinner spouse in the event of a divorce. Although relatively common, it is also misunderstood. The following guide can help you better understand how alimony works and whether it is a viable option in your divorce. Is alimony only for those with children? No. Alimony is designed to replace some of the income loss of the non-working spouse during a divorce, it is not a form of child support.

Filing For Worker's Compensation? What You Should Know About Retaliation

Filing for worker's compensation benefits after a work injury shouldn't leave you questioning the security of your job. Unfortunately, there are no federal laws to prevent your employer from retaliating against you for filing a claim. As of 2012, fourteen states lack legal protection for employees who are treated unfairly or terminated due to a worker's compensation claim. If you are in one of the states or territories with laws that protect worker's compensation claimants, it's in your best interest to understand what can be construed as retaliation so that you know when to call a worker's compensation attorney for support.

Uncommon Reasons Why You Might Receive A Traffic Ticket

Most folks understand that they're at risk for a ticket if they're travelling at high speeds. What they aren't always aware of are the dozens of other violations that they might inadvertently commit over the course of a typical car ride. There are dozens of minor violations that you might not know about--all of which could earn you a fine or a trip to court. You probably won't be able to memorize the entire list of traffic laws in your state.

Why Would You Need A Workers Compensation Attorney?

Workers compensation pays workers for lost wages and medical care if they are injured on the job. Their families are compensated if their injuries result in death. Accidents or injuries that are not work related are not eligible for this compensation. Employers agree to pay for lost wages and medical bills and in return cannot be sued for damages or be held negligent for the accident or injury. However, there are cases in which an employer may refuse to pay all or part of a workers compensation claim.

Independent Contractor Or Employee: Why Does It Matter?

Every year around tax filing season, many workers will discover that their employment isn't quite what they thought it was. Companies, looking to save money, may classify a worker not as an employee but as an independent contractor. While this doesn't seem like a big distinction to the average person looking for work, it can have huge and expensive consequences to the individual.  So, why is it a big deal?  Because many employees who have been misclassified as independent contractors don't understand that they lose out on many benefits of being an employee.

You've Remarried, But It Turns Out Your Divorce Wasn't Final. What Now?

You're freaking out because you just discovered that your divorce was never actually finalized -- and you've been remarried for several years. What happens now? Unless your ex is likely to start fighting the divorce at this point, you shouldn't have any trouble overcoming this legal technicality. However, you may need to get legally married again. It's Not All That Uncommon You might be surprised to learn that finding out a divorce was never finalized happens relatively often.

3 Amazing Ways Normal People Get Arrested For Drug Possession

Average people assume they will never face drug charges. It's those guys caught in a back alley with a needle stuck in their arms or someone smuggling kilograms of narcotics across the border, who go to jail, right? In reality, everyday people come in contact with law enforcement on suspicion of drug possession. Here are three ways that normal Americans may unwittingly be arrested for possessing controlled substances. 1. Prescription Error