For individuals and families who are already living paycheck to paycheck, the ongoing loss of a portion of their wages to garnishment is sure to be a devastating financial blow.
Garnishment is defined as a court order that directs wages (or other types of assets, such as bank accounts or property) to be seized for the express purpose of satisfying an outstanding debt. In addition to consumer debt, income and other types of taxes, child support, and student loans can also result in wage garnishment.
When your back hurts, it can feel as if your entire body is in pain. Almost every major muscle group and extremity has a connection to your spine and back so it's easy to see why back problems cause so many people to be unable to work at their jobs. Read on to find out how the Social Security Administration (SSA) views back problems when evaluating claims for benefits.
A Common Problem
While many interactions between motorists and the police occur when an officer on patrol pulls over a vehicle, there are times that you may find yourself speaking to a police officer after coming across a checkpoint. Different police departments take different approaches to checkpoints, but many use them to provide an opportunity to speak to unsuspecting motorists — and then see if there's a reason to write a ticket. If you've driven after consuming alcohol, it's possible that a checkpoint could lead to DUI charge.
Being at a construction site carries with it significant risks, but it's also important to remember that the folks responsible for the location have obligations to keep the location as safe as possible. Pursuing a claim under construction injury law, though, can be different than dealing with other types of cases. These factors play a role in many such claims.
Compliance and Regulations
By far the biggest distinction between construction injury law cases and other kinds of injury claims is that the building trades are highly regulated in most areas.
If you are just now in the beginning stages of a divorce, it is important to make sure that you are talking with an attorney about the divorce law in your state and how it will impact you. Some of the things that you need to be prepared to deal with include:
The Division Of Property
It might not seem fair, especially if you were the sole breadwinner or the property was bought with inheritance money, but depending on the divorce laws in your state, your soon-to-be ex-spouse may be entitled to half of everything.