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  • Summer Vacation Tips for Divorced Parents

    If you are divorced and have to share custody of your children with your ex, you already know how difficult summer can be for both parents. As parents, it is important that you both do whatever you can to help your children get used to living with separate parents. Effective communication is crucial if you want to be good co-parents, which is why we give you a few tips below that help you manage ...
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  • 3 Factors that Can Impact Your Personal Injury Claim

    After an accident, your primary concern should be recovering from your injuries, not focusing on a personal injury lawsuit. However, the steps you take immediately following a serious accident can have a major impact on the outcome of your case. In this blog, we talk about three factors that can affect your personal injury lawsuit . #1: Failing to Seek Medical Attention If you have been involved ...
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  • Residential Property Insurance Claims

    Although filing a property insurance claim can be a significant, life-altering moment in your life, it is just routine business for your insurer. When you file a property insurance claim, it is important to remember that you are entering into a business negotiation, which means you need to treat this process like you would any other business transaction involving large sums of money. Below, we ...
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  • Estate Planning for a Pretermitted Child

    Of all the villains to appear in Batman movies over the years, it is often Heath Ledger’s version of the Joker that audiences rave about. While Jack Nicholson is another top pick for memorable performance in a Batman film, Ledger’s exceptional acting and dark portrayal of the character earned him the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Sadly, Heath Ledger died of an accidental drug overdose ...
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  • Fisher-Price’s Rock ’n Play Sleeper Recall

    In light of recent lawsuits against Fisher-Price and its parent company, Mattel, doctors and safety groups are now saying more should have been done to fix the risks associated with the Rock ’n Play sleeper. While the Fisher-Price recalled 4.7 million Rock ’n Play sleepers from shelves, the company maintains that it was not at fault for the more than 30 infant deaths linked to the product. ...
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  • Workplace Deaths from Assault

    According to Injury Facts® , there were 18,400 injuries and 458 fatalities caused by workplace violence in 2017. Workers in healthcare, education, and other service providers are more likely to be assaulted than workers in other professions. For example, OSHA reports that taxi drivers are more than 20 times more likely to be murdered on the job than other workers. Even if you don’t work in an ...
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  • What Is Attorney-Client Privilege?

    When you’re dealing with a legal matter, whether it’s the difficulty of a family law issue, an elder law or estate planning matter, or even a criminal law case, having an attorney you can openly and honestly discuss your issue with is vital. However, some of the information you may need to discuss with them is sensitive, embarrassing, or even potentially incriminating. How do you know that your ...
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  • What is Eminent Domain?

    Public works projects are everywhere around us. In fact, you more than likely rely on them every single day in the form of roads and highways. However, this can also include things like parks, water storage facilities, and so much more. However, the thing is the government didn’t necessarily own the land that these projects are now built on to begin with—in fact, there’s a strong chance it didn’t, ...
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  • What Is a Trust?

    When it comes to estate planning, avoiding the probate process is arguably the most important goal you have. Probate takes a long time, can cost thousands of dollars, and lead to a lot of stress for your loved ones who you wish to take care of. To do this, you have a number of estate planning tools that you can use to set up your estate to pass on to your loved ones how you would like, and do so ...
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  • What Are Connecticut's Dram Shop Laws?

    In normal cases, when one person injures another, the person who caused the injury is liable for the damages and losses that the injured person suffers. However, that’s not always the case—when alcohol is involved, the establishment who initially sold it to the intoxicated individual could also find themselves facing a lawsuit from the injured person. This statute is known as Connecticut’s “dram ...
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  • Why Was My CT Workers' Compensation Claim Denied?

    In the event of suffering an injury while performing job duties, Connecticut employees can recover workers’ compensation benefits to pay for medical expenses, lost income, disability, and even vocational training. Having these benefits help workers recover from injury, help them transition into another role in the company or another job entirely, or provide compensation for the rest of their ...
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  • What is a Construction Defect?

    A house is typically the most valuable financial and emotional investment in a person’s life. Not only is it a place to live comfortably, but it is also where families are raised, gatherings with loved ones are held, and memories are made. However, many unsuspecting homeowners learn sooner or later that their new homes suffer from one or more construction defects, resulting in thousands of dollars ...
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  • Understanding the Essential Documents in Your Estate Plan

    A comprehensive estate plan is comprised of several important legal documents that work together to protect your interests and end-of-life choices. Each document serves a specific purpose, and is intended to reflect your current personal, medical, and financial circumstances. For this reason, it’s important to update your estate plan every few years or after a significant life event. After all, a ...
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  • Pursuing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Connecticut

    If your family member passed away due to the negligent actions of a person, corporation, or government entity, you may be able to recover damages by pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit. In Connecticut, a wrongful death claim can only be filed by an executor who is acting on behalf of the decedent’s estate. If necessary, the court can appoint an executor if one isn’t already listed in the decedent’s ...
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  • Four Things You Need to Know About Private Mortgage Insurance

    Buying a home can be one of the most rewarding lifelong goals you can ever achieve, but with home prices surging across the country, it may seem further and further out of reach for many people. This is because the typical 20% down payment is just too much for many young and first-time homebuyers to handle. And it’s easy to see why: with living costs also rising, finding $60,000 to put down on a ...
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