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For those individuals who are behind in making their mortgage payments, or who expect to become behind in those payments, there are several options that you can discuss with a skilled foreclosure attorney.  One such option is called a Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure, which allows the homeowner to offer a deed to the mortgage …

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Decades after the Vietnam War ended, Bill Casto is feeling the effects of Agent Orange, an herbicide he used to clear vegetation for the purpose of weapon disposal in Thailand. Fox 2 Now in St. Louis details the story here. Just 20 years old at the time, Casto was supporting his country and gladly taking …

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There are many reasons why a homeowner is unable or otherwise stops making their monthly mortgage payment: Laid-off from work, fired or unemployed. Employment transfer to another state. Unable to work as a result of illness. Unable to work as a result of family difficulties. Excessive debt. When a homeowner becomes late with their monthly …

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When a person dies with a proper Will in place, the administration of the estate usually proceeds without difficulty.  Unfortunately, some people die without a Will or with a Will that does not adhere to the terms of Missouri laws [1].  Another basis to dispute the terms of a Will involves the mental capacity of …

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Most employers are required by law to pay state and federal unemployment taxes1 in order to fund their state’s unemployment program. These programs generally provide unemployment benefits to individuals who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own or who leave their employment for good cause. An employer’s unemployment tax rate is in …

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If you suddenly find out that you have lost your job, you may not know how to react or where to turn to plan for the immediate future without your usual source of income. Avoid burning bridges – When you leave your former job, avoid saying anything that may result in a less than favorable …

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Collecting unemployment is a process many U.S. workers go through at some point in their careers. As of the week ending December 3, 2015, the United States Department of Labor reported that approximately 269,000 Americans in the labor force are collecting unemployment insurance benefits.1 Obtaining unemployment benefits can be relatively straightforward. For some, the process …

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Losing one’s job is a difficult time for anyone. Among others, employees that are laid off have questions regarding how long he or she will be out of work and how they will be able to afford this period without a steady income. Fortunately, workers have the opportunity to file for unemployment benefits. These benefits …

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Employers who are subject to unemployment taxes1 should be aware of the fact that their tax rate is based in part on how many former employees successfully claim unemployment benefits. For this reason, employers should do their best to retain employees whenever possible and not terminate employees except in cases in which they have violated …

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There are many reasons people considering quitting a job, including personal problems, conflict with coworkers or management, pursuing new opportunities, and health problems. While voluntarily leaving employment may be tempting for many people, it is important for workers to understand that the way in which they leave a particular position can have a significant impact …

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