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Understanding the Chapter 7 means test

If you are one of the many in Rossville that is (for whatever reason) struggling with debt, then bankruptcy protection may be your best bet at halting the harassment you are having to deal with from creditors and providing you with a fresh start. A Chapter 7 bankruptcy allows you to discharge many eligible debts and re-establish yourself on firm financial ground. It is for this reason that Chapter 7 is typically the most requested filing option for those considering a personal bankruptcy. However, many clients come to is here at The Harriss and Hartnab Law Firm, P.C. expecting to file for Chapter 7, only to be surprised to learn that they first must pass a means test. 

Why are seniors more prone to falling?

If you are a senior living in Georgia, you may not face the same fall risks as older Americans in other parts of the country, where snow and ice make winters particularly dangerous. You still, however, are more likely to take a tumble than those in other age groups, and there are a number of reasons why this is the case.

How can I expunge my criminal record?

If you have a criminal record, you realize it can make your life difficult. It can be hard to get a job or find a place to live. Not having that criminal record would be nice. The state recognizes that you deserve that second chance and created the process of expungement, also called record restrictions. According to the State of Georgia, when you expunge your criminal record, you will seal it so it cannot be accessed by certain groups. Law enforcement and the courts can still access the records, but employers and other non-legal entities cannot.

Who is eligible for Workers' Compensation?

If you are injured on the job in Georgia, you are likely eligible for benefits under Workers' Compensation. According to the State Board of Workers' Compensation, you are covered by Workers' Compensation from the day you begin your job. This is an insurance that is purchased by your employer to be used when workers are injured or killed on the job. Benefits include payment of medical bills and reimbursement for lost wages.

Know what types of legal fees your attorney plans to charge

On an average day, expenses for navigating the civil justice system isn't likely at the forefront of your thoughts; that is, unless you were recently injured in a motor vehicle accident caused by another motorist's negligence and you are considering filing a claim against that person. In that case, you might be thinking a lot about legal things, such as how exactly to go about filing claim as well as where the best place to turn for support might be if you need it.