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Can You Sue For An Unsavory Fictional Depiction Of Yourself?

Posted by on Jul 19, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Can You Sue For An Unsavory Fictional Depiction Of Yourself?

Many people read fiction stories or watch television shows to take a break from reality for a short time. Unfortunately for some individuals, a fictional piece of work can feel all too real. It’s not unusual for writers to base fictional characters on real people, but can you sue the creator if his or her depiction of you is defamatory? You can, but it may be very difficult to win the lawsuit. Here’s what you need to know about this issue. Characters vs. Real People There are two major elements involved in a libel-in-fiction case,...

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How Are Funds From A Wrongful Death Settlement Handled In Divorce?

Posted by on Oct 26, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How Are Funds From A Wrongful Death Settlement Handled In Divorce?

Litigating a wrongful death suit is challenging enough. Wrestling over the proceeds from the case in a divorce can be even more difficult. However, money from a personal injury lawsuit is treated the same as any other asset during a separation, and whether the court will order both parties to share the proceeds or allow one party to keep all the money will depend on a number of factors. Who Was the Decedent? Possibly the primary determinant of how the proceeds from a wrongful death suit will be handled is who the decedent was to the...

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Getting An Engagement Or Wedding Ring Back After Divorce

Posted by on Oct 15, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Getting An Engagement Or Wedding Ring Back After Divorce

When couples get divorced sometimes the question of who gets the engagement and wedding rings comes up. These rings often represent significant monetary and/or sentimental value, so it’s understandable the giver may want the recipient to return these items, especially if the marriage didn’t last very long. If you and your spouse are parting ways and you want to get the person’s wedding set back, here’s what you need to know about how the law handles this type of situation and a few tips on convincing your soon-to-be...

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