If you've recently filed for a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you may be in the process of giving yourself a fresh financial start in life. However, because Chapter 13 bankruptcy can take years to complete, other circumstances in your life might change during the bankruptcy process.
If you're considering filing for divorce during a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, here are some things to keep in mind.
Creditor and Debtor Dilemma
If your divorce proceedings leave your spouse owing you money (or vice versa) and one or both of you are in the process of completing a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you are in a creditor and debtor dilemma.
From joint wear-and-tear injuries from retrieving heavy objects to lung damage from smoke inhalation, firefighters can be especially susceptible to the types of on-the-job injuries that are normally covered by workers' compensation insurance. But, until very recently, Montana — like many other states — had a far more stringent list of regulations governing the workers' compensation structure for firefighters, making it tough for firefighters to receive payment for cancer and other occupational health hazards, even when they hired an attorney.
Airbags can minimize injuries when a car accident occurs -- that is, when they deploy. Sometimes airbags fail to open when they're supposed to, which can result in drivers and passengers experiencing greater bodily damage than they would have if the airbags had worked like they were supposed to. It is possible to recover money for medical bills and other expenses associated with your injuries, but here are two issues that must be dealt with if you hope to win your case:
Not getting a job because of your age is completely unethical and illegal. If you believe this unfortunate event happened to you, waste no time in getting help from an employment age discrimination attorney. They can help you in the following ways.
Assess the Strength of Your Case
Taking a company to court over age discrimination is a lengthy and possibly expensive process. So that you don't waste your precious time and money, you need to be certain you were discriminated against because of your age.
Employees are the lifeblood of any company. A history of employers exploiting their employees has resulted in the federal government stepping in to establish basic guidelines to protect employees' right. These guidelines are referred to collectively as the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
Some types of employees are exempt from overtime provisions contained within the FLSA. Understanding these exemptions will allow you to better protect your rights in the workplace in the future.