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You may have grounds to challenge your prenuptial agreement

Creating a prenuptial agreement is typically a wise choice for any partners entering into marriage. In broad strokes, this is because the law views marriage as a business partnership, and achieving divorce is very similar to dissolving a business. Whereas getting married only requires signing a few documents before a clerk, getting divorced involves dividing assets and liabilities in a way that is acceptable to a court. This does not even deal with the issues surrounding children, which courts don't allow prenuptial agreements to address.

Still, many spouses find that the prenuptial agreement they signed before their marriage no longer suits their needs, or may be unfairly restrictive. This is particularly true for spouses who did not carefully consider the terms of their agreement, or spouses who married each other when neither party had many assets or liabilities. Large life changes tend to shift our priorities, which a prenuptial agreement may not address fully.

Are homeowners liable for slip-and-fall injuries in their homes?

As we finish out the calendar year of 2018, the last several months are often filled with dangerous weather and house parties to celebrate holidays and professional achievements. Without fail, some of these parties involve someone slipping on a hazard and hurting themselves.

Most people may assume that the homeowner automatically bears legal responsibility for the injury, since the harm occurred in their home. While this is true sometimes, it is not true all of the time.

Do you have a work-related repetitive stress injury?

Work-related injuries can come in many shapes and sizes, and may even build up over time rather than occur in a single incident. In fact, repetitive stress injuries, such as bursitis or carpal tunnel syndrome, are among the most common work-related injuries, accounting for one out of every five on-the-job injuries in the country.

Unfortunately, many people assume that they cannot file a successful workers' compensation claim for a repetitive stress injury, because it is not always clear how or when their work caused it. In most cases, workers' compensation does not cover injuries a worker suffered previously, but repetitive stress injuries can qualify for compensation if a job aggravates an injury that the worker already had from another job. Unless state laws say that repetitive stress injuries are noncompensable, these injuries generally justify workers' compensation claims.

3 tips for guiding your children through a divorce

If you have young children, odds are that they are not fully going to understand why you are getting divorced. Some children blame themselves. Some feel insecure in a changing world. Knowing how to get them through this process is critical.

To help, here are three tips that psychologists say can make the whole thing far easier for them, focusing on their well-being:

What are the penalties for a breach of contract?

Running a business is challenging, even for the most prepared owners. Whether you have a small business or run a large corporation, you will need to enter into various contracts with employees, clients, vendors and other entities. If someone involved in those contracts breaks the contract, there are ramifications for doing so. Let's take a look at the penalties for breaching a contract.

There are two options that the party involved in a contract can use when the other party breaches the agreement. The two options include having the terms of the contract enforced in court or recovering compensation for the damages done by the breach of the contract.

Commonly asked questions about Family and Medical Leave Act

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a law that protects employees in Louisiana and across the country. The law prevents employers from replacing employees who take leave for the birth or adoption of a child, caring for an immediate family member who is ill or taking time to recover from an injury or illness themselves. Let's answer some commonly asked questions about FMLA in today's post.

What does the FMLA offer? Eligible employees can take unpaid leave for no more than 12 weeks in a year under FMLA. It also protects the employee's health benefits, which must be continued by the employer while the employee is on leave.

Setting aside money for your child's education with child support

Receiving child support payments is an important part of life as a parent. Whether you receive large monthly payments or small ones, you should put them away for a rainy day if they are not needed now to pay for bills related to your child. One way to put them away for a rainy day is to save for your child's education. Here are some tips to make this happen.

One of your first options is to open a simple savings account that earns interest. You won't earn a lot of interest but you can at least put the money away in an account that you know not to touch, even in your toughest times.

What are my rights as a disabled employee?

In order to be viewed as disabled by the government, especially under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) you need to have a disability, either physical or mental, that limits at least one major activity in life.

The ADA is enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) if the employer has more than 15 employees on the payroll. So, what are your rights as a disabled employee?

Reasons you should update your will throughout life

The creation of a will can help relieve a lot of stress in life. You know that there is a legally binding document with your name and signature on it that will protect your assets from falling into the wrong hands upon your death and ensure that your children are taken care of once you are gone. Let's take a look at the reasons why you should update your will throughout life.

First and foremost, a will should be updated when you get married. You have now added a beneficiary to your life that should be recognized in the will and vice versa.

Louisiana votes to block banks from road project

Officials in Louisiana have voted to block the involvement of two of the country's largest banks from a road project in the state. The State Bond Commission, by a vote of 7-6, will not allow Bank of America and Citigroup to take part in a $600 million road project. The banks are not permitted to serve as underwriters on the project, which is for highway resurfacing.

The reason for the vote and subsequent ban from the project stems from the banks' policies that restrict gun sales and manufacturing of firearms for their commercial clients. The ban was supported by Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry and Treasurer John Schroder. Governor John Bel Edwards and his administration opposed the ban on the banks.

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