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Single Fathers, Single Mothers, and Child Custody Statistics

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There is a lot of speculation out there when it comes to single parents – especially single mothers. For instance, most individuals tend to believe that most single mothers who choose to raise their kids on their own are either unemployed or receive government assistance. However, if you would look at the United States Census data obtained from 2015, the statistics concerning single mothers, single fathers, and child custody would most surprise you. Numbers Indicating Single Parents As per the reports presented by the Custodial Mothers & Fathers and the Child Support (2015), the statistics presented by the United States Census Bureau indicated that there are around 13.7 million single parents in the United States. These single parents are raising as many as 22.4 million children. The given number currently…
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A Complete Guide on Powers of Attorney Every Person Must Know

A Complete Guide on Powers of Attorney Every Person Must Know

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People often lose their ability to make decisions, whether financial or health, as they age. Respecting their independence and autonomy becomes a tough task, however, it’s also futile to secure their future. This security is created through what is called a Power of Attorney. The role Power of Attorney can be held by you, any other member of your family, or a third party member who will attach the right to make decisions on behalf of the individual who either needs help with making decisions or who needs decisions made for them altogether. What is a Power of Attorney (POA)? The Power of Attorney is a legal document that gives another person the authority to enter into certain agreements on your behalf. The main advantage of making a Power of…
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Checklist for Startups

Checklist for Startups

Business Law
It can be exciting to have the next great business idea, though an idea is only the first step toward success. There are many considerations an entrepreneur needs to address to ensure their idea becomes a lucrative reality, and the following is a brief checklist for  startups. To discuss the specific needs of your enterprise, contact a business lawyer in Nashville to schedule a consultation. Choose a name. A business name can make or break your success. Choosing the wrong name can result in limitations, confusion, or even trademark infringement accusations. On the other hand, the right catchy name can help skyrocket your company in the marketplace. Choose an entity. There are different choices for business entities, depending on your priorities. Do you want to limit the documentation you need…
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Personal Injury FAQ

Personal Injury FAQ

Personal Injury
Injuries can be costly in many ways, and some injuries can change your entire life. You should always learn about your rights from a personal injury lawyer in Nashville after suffering an accidental injury. The following are some frequently asked questions about our personal injury services. What leads to a personal injury claim? While personal injury cases are closely associated with car crashes, there are many different types of accidents that can lead to a case. Our legal team regularly handles cases arising from the following: Auto Accidents Slip and Fall Medical Malpractice Product Liability Different types of cases will have different legal issues and standards, so it is important to speak with a lawyer who handles your specific type of accident claim. Who is liable for my injuries? When…
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Nashville Estate Planning FAQ

Nashville Estate Planning FAQ

Estate Planning
What is Estate Planning? Estate planning is the process of making plans for the way that your assets will be distributed after you pass away and also making arrangement for how your affairs will be handled should you become incapacitated during your lifetime. Some of the specific goals of estate planning include avoiding probate whenever possible and minimizing tax liabilities. What Makes Up a Comprehensive Estate Plan? When many people think of estate planning, they think of wills. While it’s certainly true that any comprehensive estate plan will include a will, it will also include many other documents. Some examples of estate planning tools that your estate plan should likely include are: A living trust A will Powers of attorney Advance health care directive Beneficiary accounts How Often Should You…
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Did a Defective Product Injure Your Child?

Did a Defective Product Injure Your Child?

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As a parent, you know how many products are targeted toward babies and small children. While these products are not all necessary, they can make life with a child more convenient and can provide comfort and entertainment for your children. When you purchase a product meant for a certain age, you expect it to be safe for your child. Unfortunately, manufacturers make errors and sell dangerous and defective products for very small children, which can then result in serious injuries. If your child suffered injuries because a product malfunctioned, contact a products liability lawyer in Nashville right away. One recent example of a dangerous product that resulted in numerous injuries is the Rock n’ Play sleeper sold by Fischer Price and Mattel. Even though the incline sleeper stayed on the…
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Do You Have a Power of Attorney?

Do You Have a Power of Attorney?

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When you think of estate planning, you may first think of a will or trust, which help set out your wishes for your estate after you pass away. However, there are other highly important documents that are part of an estate plan that set out what will happen in the event you become seriously injured or ill and unable to make your own decisions. One such document is a power of attorney. If you don’t have a power of attorney or need to update yours, contact an estate planning lawyer in Nashville right away. You likely make many daily decision regarding financial accounts, contracts, legal issues, investments, and more. If you become incapacitated due to an accident or illness, who will handle these affairs? You want to ensure your taxes…
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Spring Brings New Injury Risks

Spring Brings New Injury Risks

Personal Injury
As the weather starts to warm in the Nashville area, more people will be looking forward to spending time outside in the sun. However, you may not consider the injury risks that increase during the springtime. Now is a good time to take steps to increase safety for you and your family. Luckily, there is an experienced personal injury attorney to help you if you do get injured. Talk to your kids about safe walking and bicycle riding. Kids love being outside and parents love to encourage their kids to spend time away from iPads and Netflix. Make sure you discuss traffic safety so your kids know how to safely cross the street, ride a bike, and more without getting hit by a car. Inspect your recreational equipment. As people…
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Preparing for a Divorce

Preparing for a Divorce

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January and March are two months with the most divorce filings. Perhaps spouses tried to make it through the holidays before splitting or the holidays helped them realize that divorce may be the right decision. Whatever the reason, there are steps you should take if you are planning to file for divorce in early 2019. Gather Information You want to gather as much information as you can about your household income, financial accounts, property, assets, and more. Take a thorough inventory of your possessions. Ensure you can access all financial accounts, including investment and retirement accounts of insurance policies. If you do this ahead of time, it will be easier to identify if your spouse is trying to keep information from you. Refrain for Social Media Opening up about problems…
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For the New Year, Think About Your Estate Plan

For the New Year, Think About Your Estate Plan

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As the New Year begins, many people assess their financial situation and set goals for the coming twelve months. However, many people fail to consider what will happen to their assets in the event that they become seriously or fatally ill or injured. This January 1st, make a resolution to consider what type of estate plan is right for your situation. No adult is too young to have a comprehensive estate plan - the reality is that the unexpected can happen at any age. You may also believe an estate plan is not necessary because you do not have substantial assets or property. It is important to realize that having an estate plan in place can make things easier on your family members should something happen to you. There are…
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