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A Beneficiary VS a Bequest

When preparing a will, life insurance policy, or retirement account, you designate an individual or organization, known as the beneficiary, to receive the benefits or proceeds when you pass away. A bequest is a gift of your personal property upon your passing to a person or entity by means of a will or trust.

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Damages Recoverable in a Personal Injury Case

A personal injury case begins with establishing negligence, which is the recognition of a legal duty and breach of that legal duty. Then, the injury case requires establishment of the second prong of causation. Finally, damages are the last part of a plaintiff's case that must be established. An injured party can potentially recover damages in a personal injury suit if he or she is able to prove three things:

Creating an Estate Plan

In an age of do-it-yourself legal services, it can be tempting to try and handle common legal matters ourselves, especially in a recession. When it comes to wills and probate issues, this can be a big mistake. After all, the cheapest option isn't always best. Would you want to jump out of a plane with a discount parachute?

Probating A Will

Wills and probate attorneys focus on issues associated with wills, disputes and the process of distributing a deceased person's property. This process is generally known as probate or "probating a will".

Labor And Employment

In the United States, workers and laborers are protected by a complex series of laws and regulations. Unfortunately, many people are unaware of their rights in the workplace; some get grossly taken advantage of, and others are mistreated without realizing that they have legal recourses at their disposal. If you work in the United States, it is critical to be aware of your rights, to protect them - and to seek the assistance of qualified legal counsel when you are unable to do so on your own.

Joint Custody Rights: The Basics

Parents often wish to assert joint custody rights when going through the divorce process. Joint custody results in both parents sharing in the upbringing and responsibility for rearing children in some fashion. This arrangement differs from sole or full custody, where the decisions are made by one parent or party. Courts determine whether to award joint or sole custody depending on the "best interests of the child."

Child Custody Advice for the Recently Divorced

When parties to a divorce have children, they must work out a parenting plan outlining who has custody or visitation of the children and when. If the parents cannot agree to a custody arrangement, then either parent may petition the court for custody. Parents must petition the court which is overseeing their divorce, or if they are unmarried, the family or juvenile court in the county and state where the children reside.

Read the article: http://www.attorneys.com/child-custody/

Virginia DUI Penalties

Like several other states, Virginia uses a multi-tiered system to set DUI penalties. Under Virginia DWI law, the higher a driver's blood-alcohol content is over the legal limit, the more severe the penalty.

If you have been arrested for committing DWI, also known as DUI, in Virginia, you will want to reach out to a Virginia DUI attorney. Virginia DUI lawyers are knowledgeable about the law and can help you understand your rights and legal defenses.

How to Hire a Virginia DUI Lawyer

It is illegal to drive a car, truck, boat, motorcycle, or any other motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs in Virginia. Driving under the influence (known as DUI) is a crime in Virginia.

In other states, driving under the influence may also be known as driving while intoxicated (DWI), operating under the influence (OUI), or operating a vehicle under the influence (OVI).

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