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Does workers' compensation cover secondhand smoke?

Workers' compensation coverage ensures that employees have their medical expenses and other losses covered when they suffer a work-related injury or illness. Regardless of the type of harm that an employee suffers, workers' compensation benefits usually offer some form of coverage, as long as the employee can document that the harm is real and is indeed work-related. In some cases, this may even extend to illnesses arising from exposure to secondhand smoke.

Is it possible to enforce a postnuptial agreement?

While a prenuptial agreement is generally preferable to a postnuptial agreement in terms of the strength of the protection it offers, postnuptial agreements are useful and enforceable if they remain within the scope of what they can actually protect. Prenuptial agreements offer far greater protections, but a postnuptial agreement that is carefully researched and constructed may provide significant protections in the right circumstances.

Protect your children from post-divorce custody disputes

Here in Louisiana, courts generally prefer to have divorcing parents share custody to the extent that it makes sense for the family as a whole. To this end, one parent very rarely receives full custody of children, meaning that it is usually necessary to work out an ongoing plan for protecting the children's best interests while accommodating the needs and preferences of the parents.

Pre-mediation contracts help streamline business disputes

When a business dispute arises, it can prove very difficult to solve fairly for both sides. Depending on the details of the conflict in question, both sides may have difficulty seeing the perspective of the other party or understanding how to fairly resolve the conflict, even if both parties wish to do so. Without the proper tools and guidance, all parties may suffer.

Disadvantages of uncontested divorce

Divorce is often much more difficult than it has to be, even when both sides want something simple and straightforward, and have no desire for an expensive, protracted battle over assets and child custody issues. For many couples, a simple solution like uncontested divorce may provide the straightforward resolution they need, provided that the matters at hand are simple enough to fully take advantage of the process.

Avoid including child custody terms in prenuptial agreements

Protecting your marriage with a prenuptial agreement, also called a prenup, is one of the most important decisions you can make as you approach a new life with person you love. However, if a prenuptial agreement includes terms that do not stand up to scrutiny in court, the agreement as a whole suffers.

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