Monthly Archives: July 2015

What to know when Considering Adopting a Child

Becoming a parent is a rewarding experience, and though the job is demanding, it can open your heart in ways you’ve never imagined. Before starting the process, it’s important to honestly examine your reasons for adopting a child, since adoption is a permanent decision that requires a lifelong commitment by everyone involved. Once you’ve come to your final decision to move forward, be aware that every family is unique in their adoption process, but adopting a child typically follows these … Read More

Are you an Attorney? Join our Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) Today!

The Maricopa County Bar Association has been in existence for over 100 years, and is the largest voluntary bar association in Arizona. Since 1964, our lawyer referral service program has been in place to provide the citizens of Maricopa County with a valuable legal resource and to provide practicing attorneys a means of building their professional practice. Regardless of your area of practice, the lawyer referral service is a valuable resource for connecting you to clients who need your services. … Read More

How do I Get a Green Card?

Although they’re not actually green anymore, the holder of a green card is deemed a lawful permanent resident who is entitled to immigration benefits. This means that you can reside and take employment in the United States. As it now stands, the correct procedure for becoming a permanent resident of the United States is as follows. Steps for Adjusting your Status 1. Determine Your Eligibility to Immigrate The federal laws stated in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) stipulate that … Read More

Who is Eligible for Social Security Disability

The Social Security Act has been in effect since 1935, when President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed it into law. In 1956, disability benefits were added to the program. Since then, millions of people have become beneficiaries of disability claims. The Social Security Administration does have strict rules and definitions regarding eligibility for the program. In order to be deemed “disabled” the following must apply to you: You are unable to do the work you did before. Your medical condition prevents … Read More

How Can I Protect My Business from Legal Issues

If you’re a business owner, you’ve spent a lot of time building and promoting your business. Being an entrepreneur can often demand longer hours than a full-time position and its success is more personal because it’s your creation. That’s also why it’s important to protect the business that you’ve spent so much time and energy building. Here are ways you can ensure that such a major part of your life is protected. Have it Insured. Liability insurance protects you against … Read More