Hopefully, you'll never be in a situation where you get into a car accident. Unfortunately, many people will be involved in at least one auto accident at some point in their lives, which is why it's so important to be as prepared as possible. There are a lot of mistakes you can make in the moments and days following your first car accident, so by making yourself aware of a few of the most common and avoiding them yourself, you can work towards a better outcome.
If you have children and are not living with the other parent, you will most likely have to pay child support. Even if the other parent says you do not have to pay, if you go to court for any reason that involves the children, such as a legal separation, custody, or divorce, the court will tell you both that the money is the children's', not the parent's. While this may allow for a lesser sum to be paid, it will not wipe it completely.
If you just went through a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, your credit score is not going to magically increase and get better. In order for your credit score to get better, you are going to need to take steps to move forward in your financial life.
Pay Your Bills
The first thing you need to do is make sure that you pay your bills on time. If paying your bills on time was part of your downfall before, set it up so that you put all of your bills on auto pay.
A typical workers' compensation claim doesn't delay because no proof of negligence or liability is required (as is the case with personal injury claims). However, this doesn't mean that you won't experience a delay, perceived or real, when pursuing a workers' compensation claim. Here are four tips you can use to hasten the process in such a case:
1. Be Prompt With Communication
A typical workers' compensation claim involves multiple parties, which translates to multiple communications channels.
The moment you announce to your friends that you're getting a divorce, everyone will start giving you advice. "Get a good lawyer." "See a counselor." You'll eventually feel like you hear the same advice again and again, which can be very frustrating. You want advice, but new and fresh advice! Well, here are six pieces of advice you may not have heard yet.
1. Don't share a lawyer.
You may think you will save money by sharing an attorney with your spouse, but even if the two of you are still on good terms, this is not ideal.