What Are The Different Types of Bankruptcy?

Bankruptcy is defined as a “legal proceeding in which an individual who cannot pay his or her bills can get a fresh financial start.” All bankruptcy cases are handled in federal court and filing for bankruptcy immediately halts those seeking to collect debts from you until your debts are sorted…READ MORE

How Social Media Can Affect Social Security Disability

In today’s day and age, virtually everything is available online. Want to connect with an old friend? Log in to Facebook. Interested in staying up-to-date with the day’s news? Follow a news account on Twitter. Want to quickly share a photo of your vacation with friends and family? Put it…READ MORE

What is SSDI?

It may seem like an intimidating acronym but SSDI really is not. SSDI stands for Social Security Disability Insurance. According to the National Academy of Social Insurance, “Social Security Disability Insurance pays monthly benefits to workers who are no longer able to work due to a significant illness or impairment…READ MORE

What to Do If Your Workers’ Comp Claim is Denied

You have unfortunately suffered an injury while at work, resulting in you not being able to work like you used to. Your first step was notifying your employer’s insurance company of the injury in the hopes of being granted workers’ compensation. Unfortunately, your workers’ comp has been denied, which can…READ MORE

When to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer

Have you recently suffered an injury because of the negligence of someone else? Are you struggling to get back to your day-to-day routine as you deal with recovery? Are the medical bills piling up as you cannot even make it back to work? If the answer to any of the…READ MORE

When Should I Claim Social Security Retirement Benefits?

Those nearing retirement age have several options regarding when they begin to claim their Social Security retirement benefits. Deciding which of these options to choose, however, can be confusing. Here, we discuss several options and their effect on benefits. Early Benefits Social Security allows retirees to begin claiming benefits as…READ MORE

On the Right Side of the Law: When You Need a Lawyer

There is more to the practice of law than television’s depictions of high courtroom drama and criminal behavior. In fact, most people in need of the services of attorneys are more likely to need professional representation when purchasing real estate or divorcing their spouses. Lawyers are also expert in the…READ MORE

Biting Commentary: Determining Dog Bite Liability in New Jersey

Laws determining liability for dog bites vary according to state and are of two general types: The “one-bite rule” focuses on whether the dog’s owner knew (or should have known) that his or her dog would bite. The important question asked in these cases is whether the necessary steps were…READ MORE

What Is SSI?

The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program makes payments to people with low income who are age 65 or older, or who are blind or have a disability. The Social Security Administration (SSA) manages the SSI program. Even though Social Security manages the program, SSI is not paid for by Social…READ MORE