A living trust operates in much the same way that a trust does, except that a beneficiary to oversee the affairs of your estate and property is named and given reign while you are alive. You can even name yourself as the beneficiary of a living trust. There are a few questions that you might have about living trusts, however. Read on, and a few of the more common questions will be answered for you.
Accidents that happen on a playground can be relatively harmless or traumatic if it causes a very serious injury. If the injury occurred at a school, daycare, or local park, it's possible that you can receive compensation for the damages. Know when you should contact an injury lawyer to help with a personal injury claim.
The Playground Is In Disrepair
A playground should be maintained with working equipment for safety reasons. If the playground you were at had equipment that was clearly broken and in need of maintenance or an inspection, the blame could fall on another party for not doing their job.
It's possible for a divorce to leave you without much money when everything is finished. While some reasons for this are inevitable, some reasons can be avoided. Here are 3 of those avoidable reasons.
Giving Away Assets
A common mistake you can make during a divorce is giving your spouse assets that you do not care about. This could be from having an emotional association with the item from that marriage, and simply not wanting to be reminded of it by having that item after the divorce.
Divorce is never easy, but it can be especially difficult if you and your spouse are engaged in a dispute about child custody. These disputes can sometimes turn ugly, and they may put children in difficult positions. Very often, courts and attorneys advise couples to engage in child custody mediation, which is a private negotiation with a third-party serving to facilitate the conversation and encourage a settlement. If you opt for mediation, it's important that you enter the process prepared.
A lot of workers compensation cases are handled on a contingency fee basis. This means, if you win your case and receive a settlement, then your lawyer gets a portion of that settlement. This also means that if you lose, your lawyer receives nothing. Unfortunately, not all workers comp cases are handled this way. Other times, the lawyer can charge you a fee based on what they deem necessary. The expenses you can accumulate during a workers comp case can get rather high, especially if you find yourself in a lengthy legal battle where your employer is fighting your claim.