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  • Mold Awareness Month

    September is Mold Awareness Month, a time of year to raise awareness and educate others about the adverse health effects that can result from exposure to mold. Mold and mildew tend to form in moist areas of the home. Asthma and allergic reactions are just some of the health problems that can be caused by mold and mildew, especially among seniors. Common symptoms of mold exposure include: ...
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  • Three Reasons to Hire a Probate Attorney

    Although it is never pleasant to think about the matters your loved ones will have to handle when you die, it is important to take the time to review your estate and make sure it is prepared for probate. The probate court will decide how all of your personal property should be divided and distributed. Here are three reasons why you should hire an experienced probate attorney to guide you through ...
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  • The Transportation Department Wants to Change Trucking Safety Regulations

    The Transportation Department has been looking into the possibility of changing regulations that require truckers to take specific breaks throughout their shifts. Under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s “Hours of Service Regulations,” truck drivers are only allowed to drive 11 hours a day without a break. Once they hit the 11 th hour of driving, truckers must stop and rest for at ...
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  • How Do I Plan My Estate for Minor Beneficiaries?

    If you are a parent, you know how important it is to ensure your minor children are taken care of if something happens to you. Although you might have the best intentions, poor estate planning on your end can result in your loved ones losing out on the assets you left behind. If you have minor children, you should consider using the following estate planning tools : Revocable Living Trust: A major ...
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  • Is Worker Fatigue a Problem at Your Workplace?

    Employers must grapple with numerous challenges that impact workplace productivity and the wellbeing of their employees. One factor that is becoming increasingly important to employers is workplace fatigue. Many adult Americans have difficulty getting the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep each night. According to one NSC survey , 43% of Americans reported getting less than seven hours of ...
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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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