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A Guide To Understanding Probate

Probate is the process of liquidating an estate after the owner has passed away. This includes everything from paying off any outstanding debts to the disbursement of material goods as detailed by the will or state laws. The process can vary depending upon the state in which the deceased resided in, but the following guide can help you understand the basics. Does every death require probate? Generally, no. Probate usually only occurs when all the assets are only in the name of the deceased. Read More 

What Are Your Options For Dealing With A Probation Revocation Request?

Ideally, you should follow the rules of your probation so you can complete your sentence and move on with your life. Unfortunately, this does not always happen. If you have violated your probation terms, here is what you need to know.   What Consequences Could You Face? After your probation officer files a revocation motion with the court, a judge is tasked with reviewing the circumstances of your case and determining whether or not to grant the officer's request. Read More 

4 Tips for Resolving Investor Complaints to FINRA

As a financial advisor, you know that investors are going to complain whenever things don't go the way they expected. There is a big risk in investing money in the stock market, yet many people don't like to see their account balances go down. Since the inception of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in 2007, most investor complaints are settled out of court in FINRA's arbitration forum. Navigating the path of dealing with investor complaints can be daunting, especially without the help of securities lawyer. Read More 

The Logic Of A Slip And Fall Injury Case

Slip and fall injury cases commonly have a specific logic that they follow. In order to have a successful trial, you will need to work with your personal injury attorney to make sure that they key points of a slip and fall claim are met. Here is a guide to the parts of a great slip and fall liability claim. An Overview Overall, your first responsibility is to show that the defendant had an obligation to protect you at the time of the accident. Read More 

Can Your Employer Force You To Take A Polygraph? Can You Be Fired For Refusing Or Failing It?

When something important goes missing at work—whether it's money, merchandise, or intellectual property—can your employer demand that you take a lie detector test? If you fail it, can you be fired? These are the facts you should know in order to protect yourself from what essentially is little better than junk science. Polygraphs simply aren't reliable. While proponents of the test say that they're about 90% accurate, some rather reliable sources disagree. Read More