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8 signs you should skip mediation and hire a divorce attorney

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After a marriage draws to an end, the divorcing couple must begin the trying work of untangling their legal, financial and child custody lives. While some believe the process will go well enough to consider mediation, the rest must hire … Continue reading

Dealing with the shame some have of applying for disability

Robert Fowler worked for 20 years at Exxon, helped run a family business, managed a retirement community, and even worked as a security guard. But an ischemic stroke last November left him unable to work, and forced him to apply … Continue reading

You can crowdfund your divorce — but should you?

Crowdfunding to raise money through websites such as GoFundMe and Kickstarter are fairly commonplace. However, a new crowdfunding website not only helps raise money for honeymoons, but also for divorces. Plumfund.com allows newlyweds to ask for donations to help pay … Continue reading

Find out if you could immigrate to the US under RAISE act

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President Trump is supporting a new “merit-based” immigration bill that could cut in half the number of people who can legally immigrate to the US. The proposed system would rank applicants based on several factors, including a person’s age, education … Continue reading

The difficulty in proving age discrimination employment cases

While age discrimination remains an issue for millions of Americans, proving that their employers fired them because of their age is a difficult task for older workers. Nearly 21,000 people filed age discrimination complaints with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission … Continue reading

September DACA showdown brewing

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On September 5, the federal government faces a deadline on an ultimatum issued by ten attorneys general over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration program. The attorneys general are threatening to sue the government if it doesn’t rescind … Continue reading

ACLU offers help to immigrants

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What should an immigrant do if he or she encounters police or federal agents? How should they deal with discrimination? The American Civil Liberties Union has created guidance and videos for immigrants who face these situations. You can access the … Continue reading

How to divorce-proof your business

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Business owners who get divorces sometimes put their businesses in jeopardy. It’s possible to save the business in a high-stakes divorce if you take steps early. One common issue is that many business owners often start their marriages with little … Continue reading

More bankruptcies expected if Obamacare repealed

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If Congress repeals Obamacare without a replacement, leaving millions without healthcare, some expect a rise in the number of bankruptcies. The number of uninsured is predicted to rise between 10 and 30 million people, depending on whether repeal or repeal … Continue reading

The Immigration Effect

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How do President Trump’s immigration policies affect the US economy? Trump wants the nation’s economy to grow four percent annually, while his budget assumes three percent growth. The Congressional Budget Office and the Federal Reserve assume a more modest two … Continue reading