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$4.3 Million Awarded for Wrongful Death Lawsuit

On December 30, 2010, Jon Jenson and his 20-year-old son, Tyler Jenson, went to the dealership, Imports of Lancaster County, in order to test-drive a 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer. The salesman who was driving the car, Michael D. Hershey, had a history of excessive speeding, careless driving, and…

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The Effect of Divorce upon Death

To prepare for inevitable death, many people create a Last Will and Testament to control how their property is to be divided and to express their last wishes after they are gone.  In most cases, a person simply leaves the majority of their belongings to their spouse and children.  However,…

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Child Support vs. Visitation Rights

In split families, a lot of times a mother will have primary custody of her children and the father has an obligation to pay child support.  What happens when the parent obligated to pay child support fails to do so?  The route some parents want to take is to deny visitation rights to the…

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Why Disability Figures are Good for Job Market?

In 2012, the number of applicants and approved applicants for disability benefits hit a multiyear low which could be an indicator of an improving labor market. Last year about 2.8 million people had applied for Social Security Disability Insurance which is the lowest number since 2009. 980,000…

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Intertwining of VAWA & Immigration Reform

This last week, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), was passed with a vote of 78-22 on the Senate level.  This shows a strong bipartisan support, at least at the Senate level.  This bill was created to strengthen protections for all victims of sexual and domestic violence, mainly Native…

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What is Marital Property?

You hear it all the time: Texas is a community property state.  But what exactly does that mean?  One common misconception is that as long as an account is in one spouse’s name only, it is that spouse’s separate property.  This is not always the case.  While Texas family law does not…

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Newest Immigration Developments

The current immigration scene is quite exiting at the moment.  On one side you have the “Gang of Eight” (senators and their staffs) and on the other hand you have President Obama.  Each side with their very distinctive ideas, which have created a conversation that, is rapidly…

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