What Does It Take For A Family Member To Gain Refugee Status?

The process to be granted refugee status in the United States starts with the Refugee Admissions program and can take months to complete. Applicants undergo an intensive background search and must meet certain criteria before being admitted to the country. If you have a family member who is seeking refugee status, here is what you need to know.  How Many Refugees Are Allowed? Despite reports to the contrary, the number of refugees allowed into the United States is far smaller than many believe.

Is Social Security Your Only Option?

When dealing with a devastating injury, a disability that impedes your ability to work or a condition that interferes with your daily life, the Social Security Administration's (SSA) disability program can act as a social safety net to hopefully rehabilitate citizen in need of help. There are a few drawbacks to the path toward disability benefits, and the benefits themselves may not be all you need. Consider the social security system's benefits and other options that could support your treatment and hopefully your recovery.

Teenager Charged With DWI? 3 Steps To Prevent A Repeat

If your teenager has been arrested for DWI, you want to make sure that they don't become a repeat offender. According to statistics, 17% of all drivers between the ages of 16 and 20 who were involved in fatal car accidents had a blood alcohol count – BAC- of 0.08% or higher. To help keep your child from becoming a statistic, here are three steps you can take to teach them about the dangers of drinking and driving.

Four Main Factors That Courts Use To Award Primary Custody

If you are going through a divorce and there are kids involved, this can add a whole different layer to your divorce proceedings and outcome. If you are seeking out primary custody, it can help to understand what courts might be looking for (and hope to avoid) when awarding custody. Here are four main factors that might be useful to understand before your custody hearing begins. 1. The Best Interests of the Child

Two Ways To Show The Extent Disfigurement Has Had On Your Life

Sometimes victims suffer scarring and disfigurement as a result of an accident. While the law lets victims collect compensation for emotional, physical, or social pain caused by the disfigurement, it can be challenging getting a fair settlement or judgment, because plaintiffs must depend on other people's valuation of their pain and suffering. Here are two things you can do to show how much of a negative impact the disfigurement has had on you and your life, so you can get the compensation you're due.