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Child Support Deduction from Nevada Work Comp Benefits

Workers' compensation benefits, including final settlement awards, called permanent partial disability awards, are generally not subject to assignments or garnishments, and are not subject to attorneys liens or medical...more

Lifetime Lump Sum Workers' Comp Settlement Fully Allocable for Child Support

How is a worker's lump-sum settlement for a disabling injury -- a payment meant to compensate for lost income for the remainder of the worker's expected working life -- treated for purposes of calculating the non-custodial...more

Argument Report: How Should a Workers' Compensation Settlement Be Handled in Calculating Child Support?

Last week, the Illinois Supreme Court heard oral argument in Mayfield v. Mayfield, which presents several issues regarding the proper handling of lump sum workers' compensation payments for purposes of calculating a party's...more

A Busy Day of Civil Arguments at the Illinois Supreme Court

Tomorrow will be a busy day for the Illinois Supreme Court's civil docket, with five cases being argued, beginning at 9:00 a.m. They are...more

New Chapter 7 Means Testing Figures Effective November 1, 2012

New means test figures make it more difficult to qualify for Chapter 7 bankruptcy....more

Is a Workers' Compensation Settlement "Income" for Child-Support Purposes?

Workers’ compensation payments are excluded from income for purposes of federal income taxes. But are they “income” for purposes of calculating a party’s child support obligation? At the close of its September term, the...more

No-fault Divorces

Divorce is never easy but Illinois is one of more than 20 states that allow no-fault divorces as well as fault dissolution’s on the grounds of impotency, adultery, bigamy, desertion, cruelty or a felony conviction. Couples...more

Court of Appeals Issues New Decisions

Attorney Steven Getman reports that New York State’s highest court has issued a number of decisions this week on civil and criminal law....more

Does my Child Support Payment Automatically Adjust Downwards if I am Out Under Workers’ Compensation?

Under Georgia law, you are eligible to receive 2/3 of your average weekly wage with a maximum of $500 per week. The average weekly wage calculation is just that – an average. Your employer calculates your average weekly...more

#GoneClio: Rosengren Kohlmeyer

Meet Jason Kohlmeyer, a founding partner of the Rosengren Kohlmeyer Law Office, based in the region hub of Mankato, Minnesota. Learn how he transitioned from a Minnesota-large law firm to his own small law practice, and how...more

MD Attorneys - Legal Research Tools That Won't Break The Budget

With today’s technologies, legal research is quickly becoming accessible to many who could not previously afford the steep cost of access to services like Westlaw and LexisNexis. To a solo practitioner just hanging out...more

Helfand Highlights

Helfand Highlights Newsletter from January 2011...more

Legal Second Opinions

It never hurts to get a second opinion in your legal matter....more

Work Comp Benefits and Divorce

I asked Family Law attorney Stacy Rocheleau of Rocheleau Law Group to write a guest blog post for me on workers' compensation benefits and divorce. The Rocheleau Law Group handles divorce, child custody, and guardianship...more

Hiring a Private Investigator...what you need to know

Hiring a professional private investigator is not as easy as you might think, there are many things for you to know and take into consideration. This article outlines what to look for when you need a private investigator....more

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