Divorces are rarely clean and easy. Add children to the mix, and divorces can get downright messy. This is particularly true when both parents want primary custody and both parents think they're doing what's best for the children. Unfortunately, messy divorces—and custody battles—usually end up hurting the children parents are trying to protect. If you're in the process of a divorce, and you're dealing with custody issues, you and your spouse need to work together to do what's best for your kids.
If you have been injured in an automobile accident that was not your fault, you probably already know that the other guy's insurance company should foot the bill for your car repair or replacement, your medical bills, and more. The total compensation package available to accident victims is known as the "settlement," and the amount offered to you depends on some surprising factors. To learn more about what you can expect from a personal injury settlement, read on.
If you have a permanent disability that precludes you from working, you need a way to provide for your own financial needs. That's where Social Security disability insurance comes. Social Security disability benefits are overseen by the Social Security Administration. If your disability is expected to last for at least one year, you need to apply for disability benefits. In most cases, your application will be denied the first time. Don't be discouraged.
When you default on a debt, it's not unusual for a creditor to sue for the amount owed. A court judgment lets the creditor take money from you via a bank or wage garnishment or by seizing other assets, so ignoring it is probably not a good option. If you were sued for a debt and lost, here are your options for dealing with the resulting judgment. Settle the Debt
Being named as the trustee of a loved one's trust is a serious responsibility. If you've never had any exposure to something like this, you may not really understand what it means for you. Here are a few things you should know about fulfilling your role as trustee once you've been contacted by your loved one's attorney. You need a copy of the trust document. It's the paperwork that your loved one drafted as part of their estate plan.