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2014

Tips For The Family Of A Homicide Victim During The Trial

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If you have had a person in your family become the victim of a homicide, you are likely going through a complicated grieving process. It might seem like too much to deal with the court proceedings on top of trying to pick up your life and move on. However, you might need or want to stay active in order to make sure that you are able to get justice for your loved one.…

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Protect Your Wages: 3 Tips On Avoiding Garnishments

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Garnishments are legal orders that allow plaintiffs to collect money from your paycheck each pay period in order to pay off a debt. Garnishments can occur from back taxes, child support, student loans and court judgments against you. When the court orders a garnishment, your employer withholds some of your pay and sends it directly to the creditor. Only a certain percentage of your disposable income may be garnished, and if you currently do not make enough to cover your current debts plus your garnishment, the debtor may have to wait until previous debts are paid before the garnishment begins.…

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Gift Cards And Disability Recipients: What You Should Know Before You Give

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The holiday spirit tends to make people generous and it’s becoming increasingly common to express that generosity through gift cards. More than 70% of people in the U.S. give gift cards during the holiday season. However, if you know someone who is receiving disability benefits through the Social Security Administration, hold back on your generosity until you know for sure how your gift card might affect that person’s benefits. Here’s what you need to do:…

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