Understanding the Basics of Consumer, Financial and Personal Injury Law

Keeping Your Settlement: Your Rights with a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Are you receiving a settlement but are planning to file Chapter 7 bankruptcy? As you may already know, this type of bankruptcy will require you to turn over many of your assets and property in order to settle your debt, including any settlements you receive. However, there are some instances in which you may be […]

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3 Tips To Potentially Help You Avoid Bankruptcy

Retail therapy. Everyone has heard about it, and almost everyone has indulged in it at least once in their lives when life got a little messy. However, this can get extremely expensive, especially when you continue to do over and over, and can lead to the need to file bankruptcy. If you are able to […]

Three Things That Are Protected When You File For Bankruptcy

When your debt keeps going up each month, even with regular payments, it may be time to consider filing for bankruptcy. Bankruptcy helps you restructure or eliminate your debts so that you can get a fresh financial start. But if you’re afraid of losing everything you own, know that it is a fallacy that you […]

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Should You Be Worried About Getting Fired For Filing A Worker’s Compensation Claim?

After getting injured on the job, many employees must take time away from their position to heal. Most people worry about how they are supposed to pay for incoming bills and food while taking time away from work. If you file for worker’s compensation to help you through this rough patch, does it mean you […]

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If You Own A Dog In Oregon You Need To Understand The One-Bite Rule

If you own a dog, not only are you responsible for taking care of your dog, but you are also responsible for all the actions that your dog may take against others. If your dog ever injures someone, you will be held responsible for your dog’s actions. Here is how the one-bite rule generally works […]

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Families with Children: Know Your Rental Rights

As a parent with children, you are protected by the Fair Housing Act, and you can fight housing discrimination problems in court. Do you think that your landlord is placing unfair restrictions on your family because you have kids? Here are some scenarios common to renting families in which the landlord is actually acting illegally.  […]

Can You Sue If You Fall and Get Hurt in a Hospital?

According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), there are between 700,000 and 1,000,000 patients that fall in hospitals each year. If you are a hospital inpatient, and you fall and get hurt, whether or not you can sue the hospital will depend on the circumstances. There are some instances where a fall […]

3 Things To Do If Your Dog Is Accused Of Biting Someone

Every year, many people get bitten by dogs. There are also dogs that are accused of biting people even though they didn’t. This is especially true for breeds that are considered vicious, like pit bulls, rottweilers, or German shepherd dogs.If you have one of these breeds or any kind of dog that has been accused of biting […]

Answering A Couple Of Questions About Workplace Discrimination

When you are unfortunate enough to have encountered discrimination in the workplace, it is important for you to understand your rights as a victim. Sadly, there are many people that may not be particularly well-informed about this area of the law, which can make it difficult for them to make sound choices for addressing these […]

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Should You Let Your Child Be Emancipated?

Child emancipation occurs in some truly tragic situations when parents can’t or won’t fulfill their parental duties. In other cases, emancipation can be a process that is done with your cooperation and even approval. If your child wants to be emancipated, should you agree to their request emancipation? Emancipation Basics Most states agree that the […]