Category Legal

The legal fiction of common law marriage

The legal fiction of common law marriage

by: Johnette Duff

During a radio-talk show appearance, a caller told me about his unfortunate brush with the legal fiction of common-law marriage. He had been living with a woman for several weeks when he came home one evening to find the woman, his TV and assorted other property missing. He called the police, who mistakenly informed him that the woman was his common-law wife and so they couldn’t help him.
What qualifies as a common-law marriage? Take your pick:

Leaving too many clothes at your girlfriend’s house?
Living together six months
Living together seven years?

Chances are you picked the third answer, but all three response are equally wrong. A common misconception is that the length of cohabitation creates common-law status...

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The Importance of Having a Lawyer

The Importance of Having a Lawyer

by: Paul Hood

Many people are not familiar on how to deal with lawyers. Odds are, they are not sure what they are supposed to do or how much will be the cost.
More than just problem solvers, a lawyer can help prevent problems from even coming into fruition. While most people seek the aid of these legal eagles only when problems arise, it would be wise to have a lawyer to provide you with all the legal you need.
In today’s world, legal issues spring up almost always on a regular basis. Most probably, you do not have the time to come deal with all of them. Having a lawyer to take care of all your legal affair is very much welcome and it is one sure way to free yourself from unnecessary headaches...

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All About Child Molestation

All About Child Molestation

by: Blur Loterina

Often we misuse the words ‘pedophile’ and ‘child molester’. We tend to use ‘pedophile’ to all offenders who sexually abuse children. But these two words are different in meaning.
A pedophile refers to a man or woman who has recurrent, intense sexually arousing fantasies, urges, or behaviors involving pubescent or prepubescent children. The offense must occur over a period of at least six months for a person to be called a pedophile.
Pedophile is one case of a paraphilia, a psychosexual disorder. Paraphilia is not a type of child sexual abuse crime. This disorder causes a person to fantasize children sexually. But fantasizing, although alarming, is not illegal...

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What To Do When Claims For Supplemental Security I

What To Do When Claims For Supplemental Security Income Are Disapproved?

by: Jinky C. Mesias

The supplemental security income is one benefit that can be considered as pro-poor benefit. But like any other Social Security Benefits, there are some requirements needed in order to qualify for the supplemental security income and these are as follows: a) must be living in the United States or the Northern Mariana Islands, b) must be a citizen of United States or is legally living in the United States, c) must be age 65 or above doesn’t matter if blind or disabled and must meet the required base level of income.
The required base level of income for supplemental security income depends on whether or not the recipient works...

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What To Do When You Get Into An Accident

What To Do When You Get Into An Accident

by: Paul Hood

Accidents are unexpected occurrences in life. These are traumatic events that nobody wants to encounter. Because of the shock an accident causes, people tend to lose their ability to think correctly resulting to serious injuries, even death, to himself or to another party.
How can we overcome shock during or after an accident? Presence of mind is very vital in situations like this.
There are several kinds of accidents. Examples are vehicular accidents, industrial accidents and aerial accidents. Different accidents need different approach.
Car accident is an example of vehicular accidents, which claimed millions of lives and caused many people to suffer...

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