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What Are the Rules About Collecting Child Support From Someone Who Receives SSI or SSDI?

Child support is collected from the parent that earns the most income. The amount and stipulations on what is considered part of this income may vary state by state, and various factors determine how much is garnered from the individual for spousal or child support. However, when a parent has limited income and is receiving government assistance like SSI and SSDI, meeting child support payments may be a financial strain for the supporting parent. In such circumstances, other options may be available, or child support may not be feasible with a lower income situation.

Small Plane Landed on My Private Property - Do I Have a Case?

It happens. You probably have seen news reports of small planes landing on roadways and farmland. When a small plane lands on the property of a private citizen, he or she is usually entitled to compensation for any damages incurred at the time or in the court of removing the plane from the location. However, if the airline or the pilot refuses to cooperate with this situation, it can lead to an eventual lawsuit.

The Importance of Properly Titled Deeds in Estate Planning

Estate planning is a critical process that ensures the smooth transfer of assets and property to your chosen beneficiaries after your passing. One vital aspect of estate planning is the proper titling of your deed. The way you hold title to your property can have significant implications for its management, transfer, and tax consequences.

Security Initiatives in the UAE: Impact on Crime Reduction

The UAE is committed to ensuring the safety and security of its citizens and residents through a series of strategic initiatives. These efforts encompass various aspects of law enforcement, public engagement, and legal reforms, all aimed at reducing crime and creating a secure environment. In this article, we will explore the key initiatives and their impact on crime reduction.

Economic Zones in Egypt: Opportunities and Tax Challenges

Economic Zones are among the prominent developmental measures taken by Egypt to enhance investment and stimulate the economy. Generally speaking, these zones combine regulatory and tax incentives with an investment-friendly environment that promotes the development of specific sectors. Let’s take a comprehensive look at the history, importance, and status of Economic Zones in Egypt.

ESG: From Soft Law to Hard Law

ESG stands for Environmental, Social and Governance and refers to three key elements, to measure the sustainability of a business. At European level, recent legislative initiatives regarding ESG were taken. The legislation is moving more and more from soft law to hard law. We further discuss this legislation and its consequences.

Tiger Pictures Entertainment Ltd v. Encore Films Pte Ltd: In Singapore, an Expedited Process in the Interest of Justice?

A recent High Court judgment was the first of its kind that concerned the “simplified process” for intellectual property claims in Singapore. The simplified process took effect in Singapore from April 1, 2022. It is a discretionary, streamlined process to expedite the management of intellectual property disputes to enable disputants (particularly SMEs) to save costs and time when invoking their rights.

Appeal for Italian Citizenship Recognition by Descent

Individuals residing abroad have the opportunity to file an appeal for the recognition of Italian citizenship by descent (iure sanguinis) with the assistance of legal representation and without the need to personally attend court hearings.

Egypt’s Transfer Pricing Laws: Balancing Fairness and Compliance

Value-Added Tax (VAT) is an integral component of Egypt’s tax system, levied on most goods and services, including imports. However, understanding the various VAT exemptions available can offer substantial financial benefits for companies importing goods into Egypt. This article outlines ways in which companies can potentially qualify for VAT exemptions on their imports.

The Impact of Joint and Several Liability on Your Nevada Personal Injury Claim

Explore how joint and several liability can affect your personal injury claim, understanding its implications for compensation.

Advancement of Employment: A Recent Legislative Enactment in Albania

The Albanian Parliament has already approved the law no. 47/2023, which is otherwise referred to as "Amendments and Enhancements to Act no. 15/2019: A Bill on the Promotion of Employment''. The new legislation will effort to renew and strengthen employment policies, where the focus will also be placed on the empowerment of young people or vulnerable groups, but of high importance to groups with limited abilities. This new legislation will be formally implemented on the 29th of July 2023.

Patent-Related Strategies for Start-Ups and Small Businesses in Singapore

In the current fast-paced and competitive landscape of Singapore's business environment, intellectual property (IP) protection could contribute to the success and growth of start-ups and small businesses. In particular, patents offer significant advantages by safeguarding novel inventions, processes, and technologies. This article explores patent-related strategies for start-ups and small businesses towards protecting their innovations and enhancing their competitive edge.

Transcription of Foreign Marriage in Italy

It is possible to proceed with the transcription in Italy of marriages contracted abroad if they are celebrated in a foreign location and one wishes for them to be registered in our country.

Abandonment and Desertion in Divorce

Generally, the words abandonment and desertion are used interchangeably. Each State, however, typically has its own definition of those terms. Oftentimes, the action comes without communication or warning to the spouse left behind.

Arizona Law About Backyard Pool Safety: 2023 Has Been a Deadly Year

A chilling increase in drowning incidents, including toddlers, has cast a foreboding, yet preventable shadow over the Greater Phoenix area this summer. Swim season is far from over. To date, 12 tragic drowning deaths and another 17 close calls have painted a grim picture, reminding every resident to sit up, take note, and prioritize safety.

ASEAN: Emerging Trends in Southeast Asia’s Autonomous Vehicle Patent Landscape

According to data by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the World Bank, there has been an unprecedented interest in Southeast Asia as a patent filing destination, with the percentage of applicants filing in the ASEAN member states increasing each year. However, the autonomous vehicle (AV) technology patent landscape in this region remains nascent, as detailed by a report from the TalTech Journal of European Studies (TJES). This infancy stage primarily results from the slow legislative development that has not kept pace with AV technology.

Italy: Transcribing Civil Status Records Issued Abroad

Transcribing civil status records formed abroad is possible for both Italian citizens and foreign nationals who have acquired Italian citizenship, as well as for foreign nationals residing in Italy.

UAE Gambling Laws: Prohibition, Consequences, and Exceptions

Gambling is illegal in the UAE, and there are laws that not only regulate traditional gambling but also deal with the blending of video games and gambling, which has become more common in the digital era. In this article, we explore the comprehensive framework that governs gambling activities in the UAE, its legal consequences, exceptions, and the challenges arising from the integration of gaming and gambling.

Detention of Shoplifters by Store Owner - What Are The Rules?

Shoplifting is a type of larceny or theft. Different states may refer to shoplifting in different ways, but a shop owner who suspects someone of shoplifting may detain them until law enforcement arrives if the shop owner has reasonable proof of the crime - either the owner/manager, a loss prevention associate or another employee personally saw the individual take or conceal an item or the store has surveillance showing the taking of an item. Any detention, however, must comport with any store policies and state law.

What Damages Can I Receive in a Telephone Consumer Protection Act Claim?

Damages for any civil lawsuit generally depend on what happened, the extent of the injury and the value of the claim. The damages are calculated by the plaintiff's lawyer alone or with another professional. Understanding what damages the affected person can receive may depend on how much the TCPA relates to the individual or if there are multiple incursions with different agencies.

Understanding the PFAS Water Provider Settlement: A Comprehensive Overview

On June 22nd, 2023, a defining event in environmental litigation transpired when 3M Co. agreed to a substantial settlement, amounting to an initial $10.3 billion due to allegations related to PFAS contamination. With the potential for this settlement to edge closer to $12.5 billion, it's crucial for water providers and municipalities to be well-versed with the details and implications.

What Factors Should You Keep in Mind When Filing a Trademark Opposition in Myanmar?

In Myanmar's dynamic and evolving business landscape, trademarks play a pivotal role in differentiating brands and establishing consumer trust. The country's recent enactment of the Trademark Law provides a robust framework for intellectual property protection, empowering businesses and individuals to safeguard their brand identities. A key aspect of this process is the ability to file an objection or opposition to a trademark application, ensuring that only eligible and deserving marks are granted registration. In this comprehensive guide, we explore the procedures, important considerations, and legal aspects of filing an objection to a trademark application in Myanmar.

Complying with Accounting Formalities is Necessary to Avoid Directors' Liability in Belgium

Directors can be held liable when their company goes bankrupt, except when the bankrupt company is a small business. But, the Supreme Court ruled recently that small companies are not always immune from this directors' liability. Only if they comply with the accounting formalities. We discuss this ruling in this article.

On-Call Working Arrangements in Malta

The relevant legislation on Working Time The EU Working Time Directive (2003/88/EC) was transposed into Maltese legislation by virtue of the Organisation of Working Time Regulations, Subsidiary Legislation 452.87, which sets out the minimum requirements for the organisation of working time.

The Role of An Employment Lawyer and Preventative Legal Advice

Employment law can often contain complex rules and regulations which play an important role in maintaining the relationship balance between employers and employees. With workplaces becoming more diverse and regulations continuously evolving, the advice of an employment lawyer can be crucial. This article will examine the role of an employment lawyer, and the benefits they offer to employers and employees.

Drownings in Arizona: Know the Law and Save Lives

The haunting trend of drowning accidents at Lake Pleasant has taken a distressing turn, with eight tragic deaths already recorded in 2023. Shockingly, five of these fatalities occurred after Memorial Day, indicating a spike over six weeks. Maricopa County Supervisor Thomas Galvin voiced his alarm earlier this summer expressing deep concern about the number of rising, fatal boating accidents transpiring on our cherished lakes.

Navigating VAT Exemptions on Imports in Egypt

Value-Added Tax (VAT) is an integral component of Egypt’s tax system, levied on most goods and services, including imports. However, understanding the various VAT exemptions available can offer substantial financial benefits for companies importing goods into Egypt. This article outlines ways in which companies can potentially qualify for VAT exemptions on their imports.

Protecting and Preserving Geographical Signs Indication in Turkey

Discover how Turkey protects and preserves its unique local products through Geographical Indication, ensuring the authenticity and quality of traditional goods.

Family Status Discrimination: Recognizing and Addressing Workplace Challenges in Ontario, Canada

In today’s fast-paced world, individuals often find themselves juggling the demands of their careers alongside the responsibilities of caring for their families. The intersection of work and family obligations can be particularly challenging for those caring for children or elderly parents. Unfortunately, this can lead to friction in the workplace, where an employee’s work capabilities and priorities can be questioned. This can lead to cases of family status discrimination. This article will explore what family status discrimination is, how family status discrimination can occur, the duty employers have when it comes to family status accommodation in Ontario, and how a lawyer can help.

Navigating Customs and Import VAT in Egypt

Customs and import Value-Added Tax (VAT) form an essential part of any country’s economic structure, with Egypt being no exception. They influence the cost of imported goods, impact international trade, and play a crucial role in the national revenue. This article dives deep into the understanding of customs and import VAT in Egypt, providing crucial insights for businesses looking to engage in commercial activities in the country.

The Practical Implications of the Regulations on Digital Services and Markets

In this contribution we examine the main pratical implications of the Digital Service Act (DSA) and the Digital Market Act (DMA). In a previous article we discussed the rationale behind these regulations and the rules in general they introduce.

Litigation Funding Agreements – Are They Valid in India?

Several prominent third-party funders have been approaching clients in India to offer funding services, primarily, in relation to cross-border arbitrations seated outside India. However, are such arrangements valid in India. Please read our update on this subject.

Understanding a Personal Guarantee in a Commercial Lease

When leasing commercial property, several conditions must be met - including finances - in order for the lessor (landlord) to be assured they will receive monthly rent. When the lessee (tenant} of the commercial property has less than good credit, the landlord may require a personal guarantee that funds will be available.

Can I Be Required to Pay Child Support If the Child Isn’t Mine?

The obligation to pay for a child's needs applies to both parents. When parents end their relationship, the support obligation to the child continues, and oftentimes, that support is ordered by the court. However, if a father later finds out that the child is not biologically theirs, the process may not be simple to try to remove the father from the obligation of supporting the child.

Buying Land in Rwanda as Foreigner

Buying land is Rwanda is very easy for foreigners if one follows the right procedure. Ministerial Instructions determining modalities of the possession of residential land by foreigners issued recently by Ministry of Environment in Rwanda indicate that a foreigner can own land in following ways: The Law states that a foreigner has rights to emphyteutic lease for a residential house. The same law further provides that a foreigner may possesses a plot of land for single family residential house in residential area not exceeding the size and standards in accordance with relevant laws.

The Curious Case of Bill 55 in Malta

A snapshot of the controversies around the recent amendment to Malta’s Gaming Act On 21st June 2023, the Maltese Parliament approved amendments to the Gaming Act (CAP. 583) (hereinafter referred to as “the Act”) which were submitted to Parliament on the 24h April 2023, through Bill 55. The objective of Bill 55 is ostensibly to legally enshrine Malta’s long-standing public policy principle of preserving the framework for remote gaming operations, a policy that has been implemented since the early 2000s when the first Malta remote gaming licences were issued.

DMDC Bill 2023 in India: An Attempt at Modernizing the Regime Governing Medical Products

The Drugs, Medical Devices and Cosmetics Bill, 2023 (Drugs Bill) seeks to replace the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 as the law governing the manufacture, sale and distribution of drugs, medical devices and cosmetics. The Drugs Bill aims to adapt to the changing landscape of medical products, considering a growing global focus towards health and medication, and an advancement in technology. In this update, we have analyzed the key features of the Drugs Bill.

New Law Broadens Reach of California’s Non-Compete Restrictions to Those Signed Out of State

On September 1, 2023, Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill (SB) 699, which enhances the current state law that voids contracts that restrain an employee from engaging in a lawful profession, trade, or business.

Strategies to Limit a Director’s Personal Liability

Directors have significant responsibilities when overseeing a corporation. It is crucial for directors to prioritize the company’s interests and adhere to their fiduciary duties and legal obligations. Failure to do so can result in personal liability for their actions or omissions. To safeguard themselves and limit personal liability, directors must steer clear of certain actions and behaviours. In this article, we will explore the top important actions directors should avoid to minimize personal liability.

The Cambodian Pension Scheme

The National Social Security Fund (“NSSF”) has long been established to provide security for employees in Cambodia. Whilst initially focusing on health insurance, in recent years it has expanded into also providing pension provisions. Sub-Decree No. 32 on the Social Security Scheme on Pension for Persons Defined by the Provisions of the Labour Law, promulgated on 04 March 2019 initiated this shift, and its provisions have been clarified in further Sub-Decrees and Prakas. This newsletter will explore the requirements of employers, the benefits of employees and the implementation of the law.

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