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- Florida Enacts Collaborative Divorce Law
Florida Governor Rick Scott signed HB 967, which is entitled “Collaborative Law Process Act,” into law on March 24, 2016. In doing so, Florida joins an increasing number of other states who already have enacted legislation permitting collaborative divorces. Before the Act becomes effective, however, the Florida Supreme Court must approve and adopt Rules of Procedure and Rules of Professional Conduct to govern the collaborative divorce process.
- Will My Child’s Opinion Be Considered in a Custody Case?
Divorce often leads to child custody battles when both parents want the child for various reasons. These battles tend to lead to court dealings that may cause much time and money to resolve. These proceedings come about when the parents are unable to arrange times and a date to share the child or children and mediation has failed or is not considered be an option.
- Construction Workplace Accident Prevention
The estimated 130 million construction workers on jobsites across the U.S. face a potentially dangerous work environment on a daily basis. OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) cites there are approximately 150,000 construction accident injuries every year, with 5,000 of those injuries being fatal.
When you are injured on the job, you are entitled to file a Workers’ Compensation claim to seek monetary compensation for your lost wages while you are out of work to recover.
- Mistakes to Avoid After a Workplace Accident
If you are injured in an accident at work, the moments and days following it can be overwhelming. You might not know what to do after you are injured, which can cause you to make mistakes that jeopardize your ability to receive Workers’ Compensation.
- Power Lines and Farming Accidents
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, farmers and others who work in the agricultural industry are among the top ten types of workers most at risk for being killed in a work-related accident.
- Filing a Claim Is Not Suing Your Employer
There is a common misconception that if an individual is injured on the job and pursues a Workers’ Compensation claim, they are effectively filing a lawsuit against their employer for reimbursement of medical costs and lost wages.
- Fatal Accident at Recycling Plant
Last month, a 42-year-old worker at a Waste Management recycling plant in Holmesburg, Pennsylvania was killed when a bale of paper fell on him during a routine inspection of his forklift.
- Overexertion Leading Cause of Workplace Injuries
The Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index identifies critical risk areas in the workplace to help businesses better allocate their safety resources.
- Can a Victim Drop Assault Charges
First, it's important to understand that criminal charges are not filed in court by "victims." The government files criminal cases, including assault or domestic violence charges. Second, a person cannot drop a criminal court case against someone. Third, your best chance of getting the assault or domestic violence charges dropped is when working with an attorney defending the person accused.