Daily Archives April 20, 2015

Social Security Disability Claim: Who Can Avail?

Social Security Disability Claim: Who Can Avail?

by: Marlon D. Ludovice

Whenever we hear of the phrase “social security”, the words benefits or claim is always attached to it. Almost everyone is thinking about what they can get from social security benefits. But before anything else, we have to remember there are certain qualifications to be able to avail the social security claim. So the question now is who can really avail of the said claim?
It is said that social security disability is available to anyone who suffers mental or physical disability as long as the claimant have worked for a certain number of years and until a certain age. However, there are more considerations that should be followed that may vary for everyone...

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Legal Mistakes – Top 10 Women (and Men) Should Avo

Legal Mistakes – Top 10 Women (and Men) Should Avoid

by: Stuart Simpson

In today’s world and high divorce rate, men and women should be aware of some legal issues to protect not only themselves, but also their children and any assets you may have. I will explain some of the biggest legal mistakes people overlook. It’s much easier to prevent problems than to fight to fix them later.

Prenuptial Agreement. I know the words scare everyone. But what is it? Simply put, a prenuptial agreement is when a couple (before they marry) decides how to divide property if they divorce or one of them dies. Usually there is information in there about having a will that carries out the intent of the prenuptial agreement and waiving rights given by law, to stay in accordance with the prenuptial...

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Bugging and Tape Recording Conversations in Arizon

Bugging and Tape Recording Conversations in Arizona: Is it Legal?

by: Trent R. Wilcox

Lawyers often receive inquiries about the legalities of recording phone or other conversations in Arizona. In particular, the issue frequently arises in family law cases where child custody is at issue. Related to the recording issue is the “bugging” issue.
There are a number of variables that affect the answer to the central question, whether it is legal to either record or even bug conversations. First, bugging and recording are two different issues under Arizona law, often related, but also potentially very different under the law. Second, the laws regarding bugging and recording vary significantly by jurisdiction so what is legal in one state may be illegal in another...

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Do You Have a Case Against Your Stock Broker? Ten

Do You Have a Case Against Your Stock Broker? Ten ways to Tell

by: Jake Zamansky’s Blog for the Ordinary Investor

As an attorney who represents individual investors from around the Country in claims against their stock brokers, I hear a wide variety of complaints about brokers’ fraud and misconduct. If you believe that your broker has abused or harmed you, you may want to consider whether your complaint falls within any of the following typical complaint categories. If you fall into one of these categories, you may have a meritorious complaint against your broker.
Here are some guidelines to consider whether or not you have a case:
1- Unsuitable Investments – If you tell your broker that you are a “conservative” investor with a “low” risk tolerance and you are put into, for example, risk...

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The Polygraph as a Truth Detector

The Polygraph as a Truth Detector

by: William Trevino

1984
Summary
The B.C. Civil Liberties Association believes that there is convincing evidence to suggest that the use of the polygraph is arbitrary, subjective, biased toward accusations of guilt and claims of very high validity are scientifically indefensible. However, even if one is not willing to be persuaded by evidence on these matters, one must admit, at the very least, that there is no scientific opinion whatsoever concerning the validity of polygraph testing. In fact, there is extremely wide divergence over the validity of the test.
In these circumstances, the onus is clearly on the proponents of the polygraph test to establish a convincing scientific case for the claims of high validity that are made by polygraph operators...

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