Immigration Forms: What Are The Available Options? – Each year more than 100 million immigration forms are filed with the United States Citizenship & Immigration Service (USCIS), which can be as life-changing as a citizenship application or as mundane as a simple change of address.
Medical Malpractice Payouts Not Driving Up Health Costs: Study – Efforts to lower health care costs in the United States have focused at times on demands to reform the medical malpractice system, with some researchers asserting that large, headline-grabbing and “frivolous” payouts are among the heaviest drains on health care resources. But a review of malpractice claims by Johns Hopkins researchers suggests such assertions are wrong.
10 Things You Want To Know About Medical Malpractice – Fact: According to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), medical negligence is the third leading cause of death in the U.S.—right behind heart disease and cancer.
Washington: Cancer Patients More Prone to Bankruptcy – A study of cancer patients in Washington State has found they were twice as likely to file for bankruptcy as people without cancer. The study, led by researchers from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, linked bankruptcy court records and information from the regional cancer registry on about 200,000 cancer patients, and compared them with a similar group of people from the same area who did not have cancer. Young people with cancer experienced the highest bankruptcy rates, the study found, up to 10 times the rate of bankruptcy filings among older age groups.
Five Best Choices You Can Make When It Comes to Your Divorce – If you are contemplating a divorce or are in a period of separation, it can be a scary time in your life. There are many uncertainties: What about the kids? Who gets the house or car? How will I be able to live? How does all of this work? In the past, it has been the case that a divorcing couple would each seek a lawyer, and go out to battle. A long, expensive, painful battle. It does not have to be this way. Many divorcing couples these days use mediation as a dignified, reasonable and affordable way to divorce, without war and disaster. You will be keeping your costs down (mediation is only a fraction of the cost of litigation), you will be keeping your conflict down, and together with your mediator you will both be able to make good decisions about your finances and your kids.
Mediation Myths and Misunderstandings – That May Affect Your Decisions in Divorce The decision to divorce is probably one of the most important — and most difficult — decisions one will make during the course of a marriage. The unknowns and avalanche of effects falling like dominoes are often too overwhelming for one person to handle: “How do I start the process? When is the best time for me to initiate the divorce? If and when I make the decision to divorce, should I litigate or mediate?” It can be mind-boggling.
You can apply for probate even without a copy of will – Probate may be granted of will’s contents if they can be established by evidence.
Mortgage Delinquencies, Foreclosures Fell in March – The latest data from Lender Processing Services Inc. (NYSE: LPS) shows that the total U.S. mortgage loan delinquency rate has fallen from 6.8% in February to 6.59% in March, and that mortgages in foreclosure have declined from 4.19% to 3.37%. A total of 4.997 million mortgages — 9.96% — are now delinquent or in foreclosure proceedings, down from 5.589 million in March of 2012.
Why Doctors Are Sued – Using the National Practitioner Data Bank, which records actions taken by state licensing authorities against health care practitioners, researchers found that 28.6 percent of malpractice payments are for diagnostic mistakes.
Is the Way We Divorce in America About to Change? – For more than four decades, Americans have by and large ignored the devastating consequences of divorce on our nation’s families. So in 2011 we launched the Coalition for Divorce Reform (CDR), a non-partisan coalition of divorce reform leaders, marriage educators, domestic violence experts, scholars and concerned citizens. Our goal? To increase awareness of the negative impacts of divorce, encourage debate about solutions, and most important, to support passage of divorce reform legislation.