Daily Archives April 18, 2015

Social Security Attorneys: At Your Service!

Social Security Attorneys: At Your Service!

by: Marlon D. Ludovice

It is a normal practice that most of the people claim for their social security benefits alone. With no personal knowledge on how to file the said claim and follow the right process that will facilitate his/her case, the claimant technically suffers from difficulty preparing for the necessary evidence that will support his claim and request for approval.
In cases like this, Social Security lawyers are needed to help the claimant file for his social security benefits. If a claimant has been denied of his benefits, an attorney can assist him in his preparation and submission of pertinent evidences to have his claim reconsidered for approval...

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DOJ Ruling on Disabled Rights in Cruise Ships

DOJ Ruling on Disabled Rights in Cruise Ships

by: Lala C. Ballatan

It is interesting to note that many disabled persons, instead of slinking away and being embarrassed by their conditions, are asserting their rights. They already educate themselves with the basics of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, a law which protects them against discrimination and rules that establishments and such give proper accommodations for them.
Adopted to remove the barriers that prevented the society from benefiting from the participation and contributions of individuals with disabilities, the ADA took effect in July 26, 1990...

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Types Of Wills

Types Of Wills

by: News Canada

(NC)-Should I Write my own Will?
A Will prepared in your own hand is called a holograph Will. A holograph
Will is written entirely in your own handwriting and signed by you. This type of Will is not recommended as it may leave your family with a legal minefield to negotiate, as the interpretation of how you expressed your wishes may well differ from what you had in mind. If your holograph Will is ambiguous or capable of more than one interpretation, or it you neglect to dispose of a portion of your estate in the Will, the Will may be partly or entirely ineffective. These are very common mistakes in holograph Wills. And not all provinces recognize them as valid, and requirements, such as witnesses, may differ from province to province...

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The Implications of Income Tax Charge on Estate Pl

The Implications of Income Tax Charge on Estate Planning

by: Miss Janine Byrne

Overview
In the Pre-Budget Report of December 2003 the Chancellor Gordon Brown announced proposals to levy an Income Tax charge from 6th April 2005 in those circumstances where the transferor of an asset retains and interest or continues to benefit from that asset. In the instance of real property, the ‘benefit’ envisaged is the transferor continuing to reside in the property he/she has allegedly given away.
How the Charge Applies
The Government refer to such assets as ‘pre-owned assets’ and, broadly speaking, its intention is to tax the ‘annual value’ of such assets as a benefit-in-kind on the former owner still enjoying the use of the asset...

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The New Drug Recall Lawyers

The New Drug Recall Lawyers

by: Richard Martin

Given the monstrous size and profitability of drug companies, some plaintiff lawyers are considering focusing more of their practice on drug litigation. In fact, shortly after Merck’s announcement of the Vioxx recall, some large plaintiff firms started aggressive media campaigns aimed at bringing in prescription drug injury victims. The media blitz has been non stop. Billboards, TV, web marketing, radio, and direct mail are just some of the marketing vehicles that attorneys have used to try and find new cases for them to work on. Many plaintiff law firms are no longer focusing on chasing run of the mill car accidents...

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